5 Disney Movie Rewards Points Each Day Thru Christmas

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It’s that magical time of year! DMR is partnering with Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas to give you Bonus Points. Starting today, visit 25daysofchristmastv.com to collect your code, & then enter it in Disney Movie Rewards for a nice holiday treat.

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Hello Kitty Digital Advent Calendar Available November 30

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Celebrate the Holidays With the

Hello Kitty Advent Calendar

Hello Kitty is putting a new digital spin on the Advent Calendar with the Hello Kitty StoryGIF Advent Calendar by Zoobe Messenger Entertainment. This special countdown to Christmas runs from December 1st to 25th where Kitty-fans can unlock a adorable free GIF each day they come back. (Or purchase all 25 at once.)  The app will be available in apps stores on November 30, 2016 – on iOS $.99 and Android $.79.

The Advent Calendar is a Christmas tradition that has been around since the early 1900’s that acts as a special countdown the big day with 24-25 doors or windows with chocolate or other special little surprises when opened each day leading up to Christmas.  The Hello Kitty Advent Calendar is a digital experience that gives fans the same effect via their mobile phones with a new-adorable image to collect each day to express themselves, spread the holiday cheer and message to friends. Super cute !

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Disney’s Pete’s Dragon on Digital HD, Blu-ray , DMA, DVD and On-Demand Nov. 29

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Pete’s Dragon, a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film centered on an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Families will be captivated by this magical movie followed by never-before-seen bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers and actors and hilarious bloopers. Today’s announcement also ushers in tomorrow’s World Dragon Day and the heartwarming adventure arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand on Nov. 29; just in time to entertain the entire family this holiday season.

Families will be captivated by this magical movie followed by never-before-seen bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers and actors and hilarious bloopers.

You can preorder your copy HERE. And because of the Amazon Pre-order Price Guarantee, you can order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.

Bonus features include…

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

  • Notes to Self: A Director’s Diary – Director David Lowery narrates the personal diary he kept through the filming of “Pete’s Dragon” in this intimate and fascinating look at the movie’s making.
  • Making Magic – Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.
  • “Disappearing” Moments – The director shares a montage of the film’s “lost” scenes.
  • Welcome to New Zealand – Experience the wonders of New Zealand and learn why it’s a magical place to visit … and to make a movie.
  • Audio Commentary – Gain an insider perspective from director David Lowery, co-writer Toby Halbrooks and actors Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence.
  • Music Videos: “Nobody Knows” by The Lumineers and “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  • Bloopers

DVD:

  • Making Magic
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Disney’s The BFG on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere November 29

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Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, present the fantasy adventure film “The BFG,” the first-ever motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahl’s resonant tale of childhood, the magic of dreams and the extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a big friendly giant. This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras will brighten the holidays for the whole family! “The BFG” comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere November 29.

“The BFG” brings to life the classic tale of a courageous little girl named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and a gentle and charming Big Friendly Giant (Oscar®-winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg employs a new, hybrid style of filmmaking blending live-action and performance-capture techniques, resulting in genuine, heartfelt performances and super-photorealistic animation.

Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delight in extensive bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The BFG” hosted by Ruby Barnhill and featuring Steven Spielberg; a charming, all-new short; a fun and whimsical tutorial on the Big Friendly Giant’s unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (“E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”); and more.

You can preorder/buy your copy HEREAnd because of the Amazon Pre-order Price Guarantee, you can order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.

Bonus features include…

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

  • Bringing “The BFG” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of “The BFG.” This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.     
  • The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn’t the first “bean” in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie.  This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.
  • Gobblefunk:  The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in “The BFG.”
  • Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in “The BFG,” along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits.
  • Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of “The BFG” and “E.T.,” whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in “The BFG.”

DIGITAL/VOD:

  • John Williams: Scoring A Dream – A journey through the film’s concept art and memorable moments, interwoven with the sights and sounds of legendary composer John William’s scoring session.

DVD:

  • Gobblefunk:  The Wonderful Words of The BFG and Melissa Mathison: A Tribute

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Double Dip Deals on Liquor

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Here is a fantastic deal on these two liquors…. both of them have $3 cashback on Ibotta and Bevrage.  I went to the BJ’s wholesale liquor store which does not require a membership !  I always look for the gift sets when I buy Baileys because it doesn’t cost any more than buying just the bottle. :)

Paid $39.74 after tax and will get back $12.  Plus I gots $5 bonus for redeeming one offer before 11/27 @ midnight making it $22.74

If you are new to either cash back app, I would appreciate you using my referral link/code…

  • Ibotta – http://bit.ly/1Rx6cYv
  • BevRage – use code SMNRXJEF
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ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort Featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz

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Once again, ICE ! is back through January 1 at Gaylord Palm Resort in Kissimmee Florida. This year it is featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz.

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Guests will join Charlie Brown while he rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas as this beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays.

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Two million pounds of ice are hand-carved to create iconic scenes with the Peanuts gang including their holiday play rehearsal, Snoopy’s decorated doghouse and Charlie Brown choosing the perfect Christmas tree, all inside a frosty 9-degree environment!

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Plus make sure you look for the On the Blocks ICE bar, the exclusive bar inside ICE!  Enjoy three select beverage samplings:  The Jolly Mint specialty drink featuring Jackson Morgan Southern Cream and Hangar One Vodka; a Goose Island Beer; plus a Merry Margarita featuring Milagro Tequila. Ambient lighting, music and fun photo opportunities set the mood for this unique VIP experience.

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms wouldn’t be complete without indoor snow tubing. Alpine Rush is back this year along with Cosmic Snow Tubing and new Down with the Decades. Guests will be able to zoom down an eight-lane tubing hill that’s fun for all ages and covered in real snow. Cosmic tubing turns up the fun with flashing LED lights and high-spirited holiday music while Down with the Decades blasts popular music from past decades.

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The resort’s stunning atrium will welcome guests to experience A Christmas Wish, a new six-minute light show where narration, classic holiday music and dazzling visual effects converge to create a spirited seasonal celebration. This free show is centered around the new, incredible 60-foot LED-lit Christmas tree towering above Emerald Plaza.

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Photo op with the cast after the show

Along with these new holiday offerings, guests can delight in the return of Cirque Dreams Unwrapped. Back by popular demand, Broadway director and Cirque Dreams Founder Neil Goldberg brings his famed entertainment brand to Orlando for the second year in a row. In a show created exclusively for Gaylord Palms, this year’s captivating production “unwraps” an exciting new experience with breathtaking artistry from around the world.  All ages will enjoy this uniquely inspired 25-minute Christmas fable presented with Cirque Dreams renowned theatricality, spectacle and imagination.

Packages are on sale today. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to ChristmasatGaylordPalms.com.   Gaylord Palms Resort is located five minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

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Create a Delicious Candy Buffet with Oriental Trading Co

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One of my favorite things to do each holiday is create a candy buffet for friends and family that visit.  It always seems to cheer people up when they can grab a piece of candy on the way in or out of my house.  This year I used 5 candy jars from Oriental Trading and all of the Christmas candy was from there as well.  With yummy chocolates including Nestle® Crunch® Jingle Bells, Hershey’s® Christmas Kisses®, Hershey’s® Candy Cane Kisses®, Reese’s® Peanut Butter Bells, Rolo® Holiday Chocolate and Holiday Twist Lollipops, you are sure to please everyone.

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I absolutely love the 3 piece glass jar set and actually have 2 sets of them because I like them so much. They are the perfect size for display tables. Jars come in 3 sizes: 8 5/8″ 16 oz., 9 1/2″ 21 oz. and 11″ 24 oz (pictured below).

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Whether you need party supplies & decorations, an ugly Christmas sweater, holiday baking needs, crafts and more, Oriental Trading is THE place to order from.

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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$10 Frost-free Jackets at Old Navy

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