Since the appearance of JibJab, the Venice, California-based digital entertainment website in 1999, similar sites have popped up all over Internet with one of the most popular being OfficeMax's ElfYourself website. Like JibJab.com, the site allows users to create hilarious holiday videos starring friends and family members for free.
One of the front-runners in the digital entertainment business, JibJab, founded by Evan and Gregg Spiridellis, gained its public presence during the U.S. Presidential election campaign season when it produced and posted a video that featured then President George W. Bush and candidate John Kerry in a war of words to the music of "This Land is My Land." The video went viral.
Since then, dozens of digital entertainment websites have sprung up. Sites like cracked.com or markfiore.com offer volumes of entertainment; others offer free e-card services that allow you to share custom e-cards with friends.
Some other free websites that are similar to JibJab are: