Little Mariah Demonstrates a DIY Santa Hat Headband


The holidays are in full swing! If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your family or last-minute stocking stuffer for your kids, look no further than Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You DVD and Blu-ray!

Narrated and executive produced by Mariah Carey, the animated family film follows little Mariah as she chases her dream of having a puppy of her very own, making her ultimate wish for Christmas come true! The film features an original song written just for the release and also includes 3 of her Christmas Classics!

Check out the following clips featuring a star from the film, Breanna Yde who voices Little Mariah, as she demonstrates how to make a cute Santa Hat Headband (also included in an activity button below) and gives pet adoption tips.

Santa Hat Headband Video

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Pet Adoption PSA

DOG ADOPTION TIPS:
Have you ever wanted to adopt a dog but weren’t sure if you were ready for the responsibility or even sure where to start? Adopting a new dog or puppy can be so exciting! As the holidays approach, many kids and families will scribble “puppy” onto their holiday wish list but it’s important to remember that taking care of another life comes with lots of responsibility! In support of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You we talked with The Vanderpump Dog Foundation to get the top tips and tricks you should consider before you bring a new furry friend into your home! Be sure to check out the film on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, and On Demand to see how little Mariah handles her new responsibility!

VANDERPUMP TIPS:

    1. What are some questions potential pet owners should ask themselves or their children before adopting?

    Being a pet parent is a full time job. Some things to think about: Do I have enough time to dedicate to acclimating and training. You need to think about if you are financially equipped to deal with the many things that come along with caring for a rescue. Do all the members of my family support this decision? It’s a team effort so everyone should be on board.

    2. Do you have any numbers of how many pets are adopted during the holidays each year? Of those adopted about how many are returned, brought to shelters, or neglected due to the new owners not being ready?

    We don’t have numbers but it is well documented that adoptions spike during the holidays. Many people adopt dogs for their kids or loved ones. As a result, we also see a spike in returns and surrendered animals. People make quick, impulse decisions for the holidays and later realize the responsibility is too much.

    3. Where should someone look to adopt pets?

    We highly encourage that potential adopters look in their local shelters and research rescue groups in their state. There are so many homeless animals in need of a good home. Adopt and don’t shop.

    4. What are some benefits for adopting vs buying from a pet store?

    Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. When you adopt and don’t shop you not only save the life of the animal you adopt but so many other lives. Adopting a dog is typically much more affordable than buying from a pet store or breeder.

    And most importantly remember, dogs are family!!!


DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2 Premieres Today!

Part 2 of DreamWorks Animation Television’s Emmy Award-winning TROLLHUNTERS, from Guillermo del Toro, debuting Today exclusively on Netflix! In Part 2 of the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters, ordinary teen-turned-Trollhunter Jim Lake Jr. faces new challenges in his continued battle to protect his hometown of Arcadia and the fantastical Troll world he inherited. Jim’s risky decision to enter the Darklands unearths startling discoveries, forcing him and his friends to face gripping consequences as they race to end the battle against evil.
Check out the trailer below for a quick preview.

This global family viewing event from acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will bring viewers of all ages together, debuting only on Netflix, Today.

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Part 2 features new voices Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley, who join Kelsey Grammer in his Emmy-winning role as Blinky, Steven Yeun (Steve), Anjelica Huston (Queen Ursurna), Jonathan Hyde (Strickler), Amy Landecker (Barbara) and Charlie Saxton (Toby). The late Anton Yelchin, who completed recording through Part 2, voices the lead role of Jim Lake, Jr.

The Netflix original series premiered on Dec 23, 2016, with the first-ever 26-episode debut, which lead the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys with six wins, more than any other program, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim), directing (Rodrigo Blaas, del Toro), casting (Ania O’Hare, Mary Hildalgo) and a voice acting win for Grammer.

DreamWorks Trollhunters is created and executive produced by del Toro with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma) and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) serve as co-executive producers.


Printable Star Wars Porg Paper Snowflakes DIY

December 15 marks the release date for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It is common knowledge for many of us super fans out there. The funny thing is, most of us are probably just as excited to see those little fluffy Porgs just as much as we are to see the whole movie. These little penguin-like creatures have really waddled in to the hearts of several fans, mine included.

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In anticipation of Star Wars: the Last Jedi coming to theaters, Anthony Herrera Designs has made it possible for every fan out there tp decorate their home in all things Porg with two fantastic designs of Porg snowflakes! And to make it even better, he provides the patterns for free. All we have to do is Download, print, and create!!

To download these wonderful snowflake patterns simply head over to Anthony Herrera Designs click the links and save the Porg designs to you computer. Be sure to also check all the other awesome Star Wars snowflake designs Anthony has on his blog. It is a wonderful collection!

The Porg snowflakes come in two designs: Calm and Excited Porg as shown below.

Images from Anthony Herrera Designs


This DIY Porg Stocking Is Perfect for a Jedi or a Sith


Images and craft from DisneyFamily.com

There is nothing that says “Holidays” Like a fluffy Porg…well there might be other things, but Porgs are the best. This year, Disney is helping us deck the halls with all things Porg starting with this adorable Porg Stocking! Of course, this DIY teaches us how to make cute pom-pom Porgs, so now we can put them everywhere. “Deck the halls with Porgs and Holly, fa la la la la la la la la”

To make this stocking follow the instructions below or check them out on DisneyFamily.com. They also have many other star wars Crafts that are sure to put this holiday into hyperspace.

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What You’ll Need

  • White, orange, and gray felt
  • Scissors
  • Large white pom pom
  • Medium gray pom pom
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Felt tip marker
  • Black buttons
  • String
  • Small pom poms
  • Tassels
  • Stocking
  • How To Make It

    1. Start by cutting out the felt: 1 orange eye piece, 2 white circles (a little larger than the buttons), 1 white nose/mouth piece, 2 gray wings, and 2 orange feet.
    2. Glue the orange felt piece onto the gray pom pom.
    3. Draw the mouth and nostrils onto the larger white piece and glue over orange piece.
    4. Glue white circles, then black buttons. Next, glue the two wings onto the top sides of the white pom pom.
    5. Glue gray pom pom to white pom pom. Then, glue the little feet onto the white pom pom. Let dry completely.
    6. Cut a long string that will attach the pom pom porg to the stocking.
    7. Carefully spread both the white and gray pom poms a little apart, lengthwise, until you hit the center. Then add glue and string to the middle of both and close back up. Let dry completely.
    8. Use the same technique to glue mini pom poms to the string, above the pom pom porg. Then, cut two more pieces of string and attach mini pom poms.
    9. Glue or tie tassels to the end of all 3 pieces of string. Then gather them at the top and tie them around the hook of your stocking.

    Notes
    All cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.


    Free Coloring Page featuring Madame Hamilot from Disney’s Princess Palace Pets

    Princess Snow White has a new palace pet named Madame Hamilot. This little light yellow hamster has brown eyes and a small pink nose.
    She wears a gold bow withe a red heart that sports Snow White’s style.

    Madame Hamilot’s Story:
    She was found in the bushes snacking on the strawberries by Berry. So Berry brought Madame Hamilot home to Snow White where she could snack on lots of delicious treats.

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    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Princess Palace Pet Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.


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    To download The Madame Hamilot Coloring Page:
    1. Click the image below
    2. Save the PDF to your computer
    3. Print, color and enjoy

    You can download more free printable Disney Princess Palace Pets on my blog here:

    Once the page has been colored, please share. I would love to see the art and share some of them on my facebook page.


    Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship Recipe


    Photo and recipe from family.disney.com

    My childhood is filled with memories of my family building Gingerbread houses for the holidays. As kids, the idea of being able to play with our candy was brilliant. Of course, half the candy would end up in our mouths instead of on the gingerbread house.

    As I have grown up, I have discovered that there are way more creative gingerbread houses than the 4 walls and a roof. There are some people who have a talent to create extraordinary gingerbread houses in all different shapes and sizes. I will admit, my gingerbread skills would never match u to the masterpieces I have seen. Thankfully, family.disney.com has created a wonderful template to take the four walls and chamge it to something one would see in a Galaxy Far far away. My family and I will be able to create sour very own Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship piece of art!

    Take your holiday to light speed with this Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship. Not only is it super fun (and delicious) to create, but it’s also the perfect way to combine your family’s love of the holidays with their love of Star Wars. And with the addition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi figures, they can go on interstellar adventures to get ready for the film, in theaters on December 15. family.disney.com

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    The recipe below includes the recipe for the dough, the sticky icing, and a few tips to make the best Starship this side of the galaxy. And with the free printable Millennium Falcon template, the gingerbread ship is a snap to create.

    Millennium Falcon Gingerbread Starship

    Ingredients

    • Millennium Falcon Templates
    • Cardstock
    • Scissors
    • DOUGH:

    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • Small paring knife
    • ICING:

    • 1 egg white
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
    • DECORATION:

    • Zip-top bags
    • Scissors
    • Candy of your choice

    Photo and recipe from family.disney.com
    Directions

    1. Download and print the templates on cardstock. Then cut each shape out.
    2. Next, make your dough. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
    3. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix the dry into the wet, about 1 cup at a time, mixing as you pour. Finish mixing with your hands and knead dough until combined completely. Chill for approximately 2 hours or more.
    4. Preheat oven to 375° F. Remove from refrigerator and roll out onto a floured surface, to 1/4” thick.
    5. Use your templates and small paring knife to cut out the shapes from the dough. Follow the templates to know the number of shapes to cut out. (Tip: Use a floured, plastic cutting board to transfer the pieces — like a giant spatula!)
    6. Place parchment paper on all trays. Once all the pieces have been cut from the dough and placed on the trays, bake smaller pieces for 7 minutes and the larger pieces for 10-15. (Tip: It’s much better for the construction if they’re over baked, rather than under baked!)
    7. Remove from oven, then let the trays and gingerbread pieces cool a little. Then slide the whole parchment paper with baked pieces onto a flat surface and let them cool completely.
    8. Make your icing while the pieces are cooling. In a large bowl add the vanilla and egg white. Using a whisk, mix in a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar at a time — only adding the next 1/2 once the first is fully mixed in. Keep adding powdered sugar until mixture is quite thick. (It should not easily drip off the whisk.)
    9. Divide icing into two zip-top bags and place in the refrigerator. Let it chill for at least 20 minutes.
    10. Take your icing bags and cut different size holes in a bottom corner — a larger one for “gluing” the gingerbread pieces together (about 1/8”) and a very small tip for the details. Now you have piping bags!
    11. Use the templates as your guide, while you construct the ship. Start by gluing ship piece #1 to #2. This will be the bottom of the ship. Repeat with your other #1 and #2 pieces — this will be the top of the ship.
    12. Next, use the icing to attach the rectangle pieces (sides A, B, and C) all around the edges to create your sides. These will hold up the top. Then pipe outlines around the edges and any small details.
    13. Attach the cockpit (piece #3). Then start decorating the Millennium Falcon! Use frosting to outline the ship, add details, and attach cookies, chocolate wafers, peppermints, chocolates, and candies


    Ben Schwartz Eight Days of Latkes Song & Recipe


    The Holidays Are Here!

    Time for some BRAND NEW magic from your friends at DreamWorks Animation Television with Home for the Holidays! Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, the Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland. When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!

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    Kelly Clarkson plays an animated version of herself and sings “Oh Holy Night” as well as “Christmas is a Feeling.” Ben Schwartz joins the merriment as an animated version of himself, singing “Eight Days of Latkes” spreading the joy of Hanukkah. Through unforgettable Christmas classics in addition to new holiday songs – Tip and Oh learn that what matters most during the holidays is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by your loved ones! DreamWorks Home for the Holidays is coming exclusively to Netflix this Friday, December 1st!!

    To help us celebrate the holidays, Dreamworks has provided a brand new clip “Eight Days of Latkes” and a fun recipe to make your own delicious Latkes at home!

    Eight Days of Latkes


    Whisker Haven Tales Coloring Page of a Critterzen

    This puppy is a fun little Critterzen from Whisker Haven. I really tried to find any details on who this might be but came up with ziltch. To make matters worse, I could not determine the career of this adorable puppy. In an effort for clarity, I decided to question my family. Perhaps a greater number of heads will make it all clear….NOPE! Instead I was given several different answers.

    His possible careers include:

  • Puppy Scout (Boy Scout)
  • Hot Dog Vendor
  • Assistant Chef
  • Baker
  • If you have a guess at his career, share it in the comments below.

    Whatever his career might be, he is a cute Critterzen from Whisker Haven in the spin off of Princess Palace Pets.

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    My coloring page of the Critterzen features this pooch in his uniform, which feature the Whisker Haven Paw Print and bone.

    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Whisker Haven Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.


    Amount you wish to Donate




    To download The Critterzen Coloring Page:
    1. Click the image below
    2. Save the PDF to your computer
    3. Print, color and enjoy

    You can download more free printable Disney Princess Palace Pets on my blog here:

    Once the page has been colored, please share. I would love to see the art and share some of them on my facebook page.


    MLP: The Movie – Discover A New Breed of Hero

    The Mane 6 are Joined by Fun New Friends Voiced by an All-Star Cast in the Magical Adventure, My Little Pony: The Movie, Arriving on Digital December 19 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on January 9 from Lionsgate

    SANTA MONICA, CA (November 13, 2017) – Join the “truly magical adventure” (Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend) of the Mane 6 and their new friends when My Little Pony: The Movie comes home on Digital December 19 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 9 from Lionsgate. Best friends Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Rarity team up in their most epic adventure yet!

    This new installment of the global phenomenon features the Mane 6 voices of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” accompanied by Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Into the Woods, 2015), Primetime Emmy® winner Kristin Chenoweth (Best Supporting Actress, “Pushing Daisies,” 2009), Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber (Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama, “Ray Donovan,” 2017), Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-Man franchise), Sia, Taye Diggs (Chicago, “Private Practice”), Golden Globe® nominee Uzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress – Television, “Orange Is the New Black,” 2016), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise).

    When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and exciting challenges along the way.

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    Directed by “My Little Pony” veteran Jayson Thiessen (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and including original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth, and Emily Blunt, My Little Pony: The Movie is full of music, fun, and laughter for the whole family. The My Little Pony: The Movie Blu-ray and DVD include all-new special features, including a deleted scene, a music video, three featurettes starring the Mane 6, an exclusive Equestria Girls Short and a Hanazuki short, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.95 and $39.99, respectively.

    BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scene
  • Equestria Girls Short
  • “Baking with Pinkie Pie” Featurette
  • “Making Magic with the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” Featurette
  • “The Journey Beyond Equestria” Featurette
  • “I’m the Friend You Need” Music Video (Sung by Taye Diggs)
  • “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” Featurette
  • In Anticipation of this films release, MLP has released a wonderful Poster and a fun little maze for all their fans to enjoy. Simply save the images below to add these My Little Pony: The Movie digital items to your collection.


    Home for the Holidays Coming Exclusively to Netflix

    Time for some BRAND NEW magic from our friends at DreamWorks Animation Television with Home for the Holidays! Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, the Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland.

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    When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!

    Kelly Clarkson plays an animated version of herself and sings “Oh Holy Night” as well as “Christmas is a Feeling.” Ben Schwartz joins the merriment as an animated version of himself, singing “Eight Days of Latkes” spreading the joy of Hanukkah.

    Through unforgettable Christmas classics in addition to new holiday songs – Tip and Oh learn that what matters most during the holidays is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by your loved ones! DreamWorks Home for the Holidays is coming exclusively to Netflix on December 1st! Check out the Trailer Below!