Sunday, December 31, 2017

Pentatonix: Bohemian Rhapsody

What better way to end the year, than by sharing one of my favorite songs as performed by one of my favorite groups?

Saturday, December 30, 2017

That's Tsum Present Delivery

The Tsum Tsums are hard at work delivering gifts in this adorable Christmassy Tsum Tsum short.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Early Man: The Trailer

Aardman Animation
I absolutely adore the animated movies and tv shows from Aardman Studios. I've been a huge Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep fan for years. So imagine my delight when I discovered they have a new story in the works: Early Man.

Here's the official synopsis from Aardman Animation:

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home. 

Early Man arrives in US theaters on February 16, 2018.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Quote of the Week

It's not until you lose everything
that you can truly appreciate everything.

- Belle, Beauty and the Beast

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Black Panther TV Spot - A King Will Rise

Time for another glimpse of Black Panther, which arrives in theaters on February 18.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

That Time of Year

Since I first saw Olaf's Frozen Adventure a few weeks ago, I've had one of the songs running through my head. Olaf sings "That Time of Year" as he sets off to find holiday traditions to share with Anna and Elsa. It's so cute!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

This Snowman's Christmas Journey Is Delightful

John Lewis
I love a good Christmas commercial, especially one that touches your heart. This John Lewis commercial about a snowman's journey is absolutely adorable.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Carol of the Bells

Lindsey Stirling
How about a little music to put you in a holiday mood? Here's violinist Lindsey Stirling's magical rendition of the Carol of the Bells from her new album, Warmer in the Winter.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Olaf's Frozen Adventure As Told By Emoji

Olaf's Frozen Adventure is the latest Disney movie to get the "As Told By Emoji" treatment. It's too adorable!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Teaser Trailer

Disney is taking on a classic Christmas tale for their next holiday film. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms follows Clara and her prince on a journey through a mysterious world.

Here's the official synopsis from Disney:

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. In theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Iconic M&Ms Christmas Commercial Now Has A Sequel

We all remember the 90s M&Ms commercial where Santa and Red faint.

This year, 21 years after the original "Faint", there's a sequel, "Faint 2: A Very Yellow Sequel". See what happens when Yellow decides it's up to him to save Christmas.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Quote of the Week

Jim Henson Company

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

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Porg Marshmallows

These Porg marshmallows from Disney Family are so CUTE! Just follow this link to the recipe and you can make your own Porg cocoa.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

O Christmas Tree

My tree is finally decorated, if a bit eclectically, with many of my favorite decorations. I haven't had a tree this big in ages, so it was fun putting on a random assortment of ornaments I've collected over the years. There are ones from my childhood and ones that represent places I've been or things I've done, and many that feature my favorite Disney characters. Opening up the ornament boxes and unwrapping each treasure is like taking a long walk down memory lane. I look forward to it every year.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pentatonix - Deck the Halls

Here's a lively and cheerful version of "Deck the Halls" from my favorite a capella group, Pentatonix.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Quote of the Week

As long as there's Christmas 
I truly believe
That hope is the greatest
Of the gifts we'll receive
As long as our guiding star
Shines above
There'll always be Christmas 
So there always
Will be a time
When the world
Is filled with peace
And love

- Belle, 
Beauty and the Beast:
Enchanted Christmas

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Olaf's Frozen Adventure is Coming To ABC

After a brief run in theaters, Olaf's Frozen Adventure is headed to TV. This Thursday, December 14, the 22-minute short will debut on ABC at 8PM EST.

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Here's the official synopsis from Disney:

When the kingdom of Arendelle empties out for the holiday season, Anna and Elsa realize that they have no family traditions of their own. So Olaf sets out on a merry mission to bring home the very best traditions and save Christmas.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Retro Christmas at Hollywood Studios

I love the retro decorations around Echo Lake in Hollywood Studios. The lightpoles each have a lighted retro panel and lots of tinsel.

In front of 50s Prime Time Cafe, you'll find these absolutely adorable reindeer.

As well as a wonderful tinsel wreath.

Even Gertie the Dinosaur is decked out for the holidays with a Santa hat and an ornament.

And the umbrellas over the outdoor dining have been transformed into Christmas trees.

Finally, this year, the tree is in the middle of the lake, surrounded by floating, glowing ornaments.

All together, it's awesomely retro Christmas!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spot

Have you seen the latest TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? It debuted yesterday, when it was just eight days until episode eight. Caution: The clip contains spoilers.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time Posters

The latest A Wrinkle in Time character posters feature Storm Reid as Meg Murry and the three celestials: Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who.

Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which

Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit

Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who

A Wrinkle in Time arrives in theaters on March 9, 2018. Here's the official synopsis:

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Directed by Emmy(R) winner and Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas

Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas is back with a ton of Christmas favorites to get you in the spirit.

Wednesday, December 6

  • 2:05PM Eloise at Christmastime 
  • 6:45PM The Polar Express 
  • 8:50PM Elf
Thursday, December 7
  • 11:00AM Snow Day
  • 1:00PM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 2:35PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 4:45PM A Christmas Carol 
  • 6:50PM Elf
Friday, December 8
  • 7:00AM Little Drummer Boy 
  • 7:30AM A Dennis the Menace Christmas 
  • 11:00AM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 12:40PM Eloise at Christmastime 
  • 2:45PM A Christmas Carol 
Saturday, December 9
  • 7:00AM Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
  • 9:05AM Eloise at Christmastime 
  • 11:10AM Arthur Christmas 
  • 5:55PM Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • 6:25PM The Santa Clause
  • 8:35PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • 10:45PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
Sunday, December 10
  • 7:00AM Jack Frost
  • 8:00AM Snow Day
  • 10:05AM Richie Rich's Christmas Wish
  • 12:10PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
  • 2:15PM A Christmas Carol 
  • 4:20PM The Santa Clause 
  • 6:30PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 8:40PM Elf
  • 10:50PM Four Christmases
Monday, December 11
  • 7:00AM The Bells of Fraggle Rock
  • 7:30AM Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 
  • 11:00AM Little Drummer Boy 
  • 11:30AM A Christmas Carol 
  • 1:35PM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
  • 2:40PM The Year Without a Santa Claus 
  • 3:40PM Four Christmases 
  • 5:50PM Elf
  • 8:00PM Disney's Fairytale Weddings: Holiday Magic 
  • 9:00PM The Polar Express 
Tuesday, December 12
  • 7:00AM Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 
  • 7:30AM Eloise at Christmastime 
  • 11:00AM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 
  • 12:10PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 2:20PM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 6:40PM The Polar Express 
  • 8:50PM The Santa Clause 
Wednesday, December 13

  • 7:00AM 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 
  • 7:30AM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 11:00AM Rudolph's Shiny New Year
  • 12:10PM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 4:30PM Elf
  • 6:40PM The Santa Clause 
  • 8:50PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
Thursday, December 14
  • 7:00AM Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
  • 8:30AM Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic 
  • 11:00AM Mickey's Christmas Carol 
  • 11:30AM Christmas Cupid
  • 1:30PM Elf
  • 4:40PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
  • 6:45PM Four Christmases 
  • 8:50PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Friday, December 15
  • 7:00AM Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • 9:00AM The Little Drummer Boy 
  • 11:00AM Eloise at Christmastime 
  • 1:00PM Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 
  • 3:00PM Angry Angel
  • 5:00PM Four Christmases 
  • 7:10PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • 9:20PM Elf
  • 11:30PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
Saturday, December 16
  • 7:00AM The Little Drummer Boy 
  • 7:30AM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
  • 9:35AM Mickey's Christmas Carol
  • 10:05AM Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
  • 11:35AM Mickey'sTwice Upon a Christmas
  • 1:05PM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 2:45PM The Polar Express 
  • 4:55PM The Santa Clause 
  • 7:05PM Elf
  • 9:15PM How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
  • 11:55PM Christmas with the Kranks
Sunday, December 17
  • 7:00AM Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
  • 8:30AM Christmas with the Kranks 
  • 10:40AM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 12:20PM The Polar Express 
  • 2:30PM Prep & Landing
  • 3:00PM Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice 
  • 3:30PM The Santa Clause 
  • 5:35PM How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
  • 10:45PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
Monday, December 18
  • 7:00AM Little Drummer Boy 
  • 7:30AM Santa Claus is Comin' To Town 
  • 8:35AM Four Christmases
  • 10:40AM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 3:25PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
  • 8:00PM Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic 
  • 9:00PM Elf
Tuesday, December 19
  • 7:00AM Frosty's Winter Wonderland 
  • 7:30AM Arthur Christmas 
  • 12:20PM Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic 
  • 1:20PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
  • 3:30PM The Year Without a Santa Claus 
  • 4:30PM Elf
  • 6:40PM Christmas with the Kranks 
  • 8:50PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
Wednesday, December 20
  • 7:00AM Mickey's Christmas Carol 
  • 7:30AM The Mistle-Tones
  • 9:30AM Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic 
  • 10:30AM Angry Angel
  • 12:30PM Eloise at Christmastime 
  • 2:30PM The Year Without a Santa Claus 
  • 3:30PM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 
  • 4:35PM Christmas with the Kranks 
  • 6:40PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 8:50PM Elf
Thursday, December 21
  • 7:00AM Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
  • 8:00AM Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 
  • 8:30AM Jack Frost
  • 9:30AM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 
  • 10:35AM Eloise at Christmastime 
  • 12:35PM Holiday in Handcuffs
  • 2:35PM Christmas with the Kranks 
  • 4:35PM Four Christmases 
  • 6:40PM Elf
  • 8:50PM The Polar Express 
  • 10:55PM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 
Friday, December 22
  • Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer 
  • 8:00AM Christmas with the Kranks 
  • 10:05AM Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic 
  • 11:05AM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 1:15PM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 
  • 2:20PM The Year Without a Santa Claus 
  • 3:20PM Arthur Christmas 
  • 5:25PM The Polar Express 
  • 7:30PM The Santa Clause 
  • 9:40PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
  • 11:50PM Elf
Saturday, December 23
  • 7:00AM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 9:10AM Four Christmases 
  • 11:15AM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 12:50PM Elf
  • 3:00PM The Santa Clause 
  • 5:05PM The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 
  • 7:10PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 9:20PM How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
Sunday, December 24
  • 7:00AM A Dennis the Menace Christmas 
  • 9:05AM Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 
  • 11:05AM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
  • 12:10PM A Christmas Carol 
  • 2:15PM The Polar Express 
  • 4:25PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 
  • 6:35PM How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
  • 9:15PM Elf
  • 11:25PM The Santa Clause
Monday, December 25
  • 7:00AM Frosty's Winter Wonderland 
  • 7:30AM Prep & Landing 
  • 8:00AM Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice 
  • 8:30AM Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 
  • 11:00AM The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • 12:35PM The Polar Express 
  • 2:35PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • 4:45PM The Santa Clause 
  • 6:45PM Elf
  • 8:50PM National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Review

I saw Thor: Ragnarok last week and I absolutely loved it! It's a rollicking adventure with a lot of comedy to lighten up the darker moments, and all about family, which makes for a fun film. Caution: Spoilers Ahead.

The film starts with Thor travelling around the galaxy, trying to prevent the coming of Ragnarok, which will bring about the downfall of Asgard. He quickly defeats the giant Surtur and returns to Asgard. There he discovers an odd tableau.

Odin is lounging around, watching a play featuring the overly dramatic death of Loki (who is humorously played by Matt Damon, opposite Luke Hemsworth's Thor and Sam Neill as Odin.) Thor quickly assesses the situation and forces Loki to drop his Odin disguise. They head to Earth in search of the Allfather and run into Doctor Strange, who helps them on their way.

In Norway, Odin reveals that he has another child, Hela, his eldest, goddess of death. She has been imprisoned for centuries, but as Odin'  power fails, she will soon be released. When she appears, Thor and Loki attempt to stop her. Hela destroys Mjollnir, and Loki attempts to flee to Asgard, with disastrous results.

Thor finds himself in a junkyard on an unfamiliar world, surrounded by people who want to eat him. He is captured by Valkyrie,  who presents him to the Grandmaster as a champion for his arena. Thor finds that Loki has also landed on Sakaar, but is looking out for his own interest. Thor then prepares to meet the Grandmaster's champion. (Love the cameo by Stan Lee as a crazy barber.) Of course, the champion is the Hulk, who has been the big green for two years, with no sign of Bruce Banner reappearing.

Thor now has to battle his way from Sakaar to Asgard, build an army, and save his world. You'll have to see how it ends for yourself, but the battles are pretty epic. I can't wait to watch it again!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pop Icon Posters

The latest posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi feature icons from the movie, pop art style. There are 17 posters total: nine for the Light side and eight for the Dark side. Love the Porg!

First up, the Light side, starting with a Resistance Pilot Helmet.

The hilt of Rey's lightsaber

The Millennium Falcon

An X-Wing 




And finally, a Caretaker from Ahch-To. 

On to the Dark side... 

The red helmet worn by Supreme Leader Snoke's guard

A First Order Stormtrooper executioner's helmet

A First Order shuttle pilot helmet

Kylo Ren's lightsaber hilt

And his Tie Silencer

First Order Tie Fighter

The Dreadnought

And finally BB-8's evil counterpart BB-9E. Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15.