The 4th of July is great, but every holiday is improved by explosions. Every. Holiday. And slow motion? Even better. So here, for your Yuletide pleasure, are some Christmas baubles blowing up in festive slow-mo.

The concept is simple: you put a little water in a standard globe-shaped Christmas ornament, and then you heat it up until something fun happens. From behind cover of course. Silent night? Pfffft. I'll take explosions any day. [The Royal Institution]