15 #YouTube Videos To Get You Out Of The Winter Blues

By Francine Fluetsch on January 12, 2015

Are you having a bad day? Have the winter blues got you feeling down? Being sad is never fun, so this article is here to hopefully help you feel a little less sad and possibly crack a smile or two.

image via Florian Straub on flickr.com

Below you will find a few videos that will more than likely be able to turn your day around for the better. And yes, many of them are animal videos, but check them out! You won’t be sorry.

1) Starting off our list strong, we have the Sail Cat video (don’t worry, the cat is fine). My boyfriend showed me this video over Skype while I was in my freshman year of college. I was Skyping him in a dorm hallway, and as it started, he was already cracking up because he knew what was coming.

I raised an eyebrow as I waited to see what would happen. No joke, at the end I laughed for five minutes straight, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the video at least 10 times. It’s one of those that never seems to get old!

2) Continuing on with cats, we have the Keyboard Cat. The poor cat makes this so funny because he doesn’t seem to give a crap that he is indeed wearing a shirt and being forced to play the piano by his owner.

I attempted to have my cat be a keyboard cat as well, and got bit as soon as the shirt was on her. This is an oldie but a goodie.

3) I’m pretty sure I found this koala video on Facebook, and it too had me laughing on the floor. I know the intro doesn’t seem all that promising, but watch it all the way through. The sounds they make are priceless! Who knew koalas could be so feisty?

I also love how the person filming is saying how they don’t really do much and right when he says “this is the most boring fight I’ve ever…” the koalas start going at it.

4) I’m a lit major so I love geeking out about this stuff, but I’ve shown it to other people and they’ve found it funny as well so I think anyone could appreciate it. This guy has tons of these videos, so definitely check out more if you like what you see.

I think the voices he does while reading are so hilarious, and the fact that people can send bad grammar is such a cool concept.

5) Well we got some cat videos in, so here’s one for you dog lovers. This dog gets threatened by his own leg, and as  you can see, is hilariously protecting his bone by actually attacking his own leg. My sister and I found this video a while back and thought it was so weird and yet super funny at the same time.

How weird would that be if you thought your leg was going to steal your food? That would be a scary world my friend.

6) Here’s one about a mama duck and her babies who get blown away by the wind. It’s one of those videos where you feel bad but find yourself chuckling. And they’re all okay in the end so that’s good.

7) This bird is absolutely awesome. My favorite part is at the end where he keeps repeating “put the ball in the basket” just as his owner is saying. Who else really wants a trained bird right now? *slowly raises hand*

8) Out of all the Harlem Shake videos, it’s safe to say that this is one of my favorites. Note the guy falling out of the window, which I’m pretty sure was not intentional! And also the guys in the sleeping bags are working it in the front.

9) React videos are awesome, especially this one. The woman in pink is my favorite of the reactors, especially when he’s taking a dump in the music video and she laughs really hard, and after when she is demonstrating the dance moves (at 3:15). My roommates and I rewatched that part countless times, dancing along with her.

If you like this video, there are countless other react videos by elders, teens, and kids, that cover all sorts of media.

10) This baby sure knows how to rock. I love this video because the song is awesome and because the baby is simply a cuteness overload! As soon as the song comes on, he seems to forget how tired he is, and even had the fist pump going. Those parents must be so proud.

11) Okay, okay. So I know many of you are really over the whole Frozen hype, but this video is not one to miss. These parents are enjoying the song more than their little daughter in the back, whose total obliviousness to what her parents are doing makes the video so much better. I love the dad’s reaction at the very end. What cool parents!

12) I’m not sure what this man is saying, but the goat definitely doesn’t like it. This video is really funny because it looks like two people having an argument, the goat being the stubborn type and not wanting to listen to reason. He snorts at the man, which is really gross but the man’s reactions are so funny!

13) I’m sure we can all relate to these animals who desperately need to take a nap. Not that any of us would nod off like this in class or anything … (guilty). I especially love the kitties at the end who just kind of boop their faces into the floor and just stay there. Too cute!

14) How cute are these animal friendships? I can’t even get my dogs and cat to get along, but these animals have got it down. I love when the camel tries to eat the goat’s tail!

15) Here’s another one where the animals are getting along. The crow is actually feeding a cat and a dog! How cute is that?

I hope these videos were able to make your day a little bit better. As you can tell, I am one of those people who mainly watches animal videos when I go on Youtube, but no shame in that, right?

Hi! I'm Francine and I'm a fourth year Creative Writing major at UC Santa Cruz. I am one of the Campus life columnists on Uloop's National Team and also the campus editor for UCSC. I enjoy reading, writing, and taking selfies with my cat.

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