Friday, December 2, 2016

Moana Lego Sets

Photos courtesy of Lego
Have you seen the adorable new Moana Lego sets? There are currently two sets available.

Moana's Ocean Voyage includes several characters: minifigures of both Moana and Maui, Hei-Hei the chicken, and two Kakamora. You can build Moana's boat as well as a transformable Te Fiti island, and a Kakamora launcher. This set retails for  $39.99.
Moana's Island Adventure includes a Moana minifigure and Pua the pig. You can build Moana's house as well as a waterfall and cook fire. There are lots of little accessories like pineapples, shells, and a map of Te Fiti. This set retails for $24.99.

These sets are for ages 5 and are available from multiple retailers. These sets would make great gifts for any Disney Lego lover. I know they're on my Christmas list.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

More Christmas Commercials

In the past few weeks, U.S. retailers have released some pretty amazing Christmas commercials. I love the themes of inclusion, togetherness, and love.

Frankenstein's Monster may seem like an odd choice for a Christmas ad, but the result is quite heartwarming. As Apple says at the end of the commercial "Open Your Heart to Everyone."

While not specifically a Christmas commercial, I love this Amazon Prime ad featuring the friendship between a Priest and an Imam.

Macy's "Old Friends" is a fantastic tribute to the 90th anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And I've always loved their "Believe" message.

I hope you enjoy these holiday commercials as much as I do.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Disney Christmas Inspiration

Are you looking to add a little Disney flair to your Christmas this year? Here are a few of my favorite ideas from Pinterest.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Olaf Marshmallow Treats How-To

Photo courtesy of Disney
Do you wanna build a snowman? Well if you want to build one with gooey marshmallows and white chocolate, you're in luck. Just follow along with this tutorial from Disney.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Quote of the Week

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

- Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Pentatonix Christmas

I love the a capella group Pentatonix. Their arrangements are outstanding and their voices blend and harmonize beautifully. So its always exciting when they release a new album. Their latest, A Pentatonix Christmas, features songs to celebrate the season. The eleven tracks include:

  • Beloved carols - "O Come All Ye Faithful", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Coventry Carol"
  • Classic Christmas favorites - "White Christmas", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Up On the Housetop"
  • Two covers of newer songs - "Coldest Winter" and "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"
  • Two original songs - "The Christmas Sing-Along" and "Good To Be Bad"
  • And their take on the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah." (While I don't consider "Hallelujah" to be a Christmas song, I do love the way it sounds.)
Here's the official video of Hallelujah by Pentatonix.