Christmas Classics the Whole Family can Enjoy


Do you remember when Reindeer were made fun of for having red noses? Do you recall how Kris Kringle became Santa Claus? Was it only once upon a time that snowmen could come alive and dance through the streets? Perhaps all these stories only happened in our dreams as visions of sugar plums danced through our heads. Or maybe, they are memories of some of the most classic Christmas Movies the holiday has ever seen. Hold onto your elf hats because you are about to be snowball pelted with the biggest Christmas nostalgic moment you will ever have this side of the North Pole!

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That’s right, avalanching to the shelves this Christmas is the Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collectors Edition! Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, the Little Drummer Boy, Cricket on the Hearth, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, and Frosty Returns are all collected together in one Christmas Classic Bundle. All those childhood stories once again come to life for a whole new generation on Blu-Ray! That is, if the new generation can pry it from my fingers.

I will be honest, the moment I received the blu-ray collection, I tore off the plastic faster than Rudolph could light his nose in a fog of peanut butter. I grew up with these films plastered all over the VCR every Christmas. We always had one Christmas Classic or another playing. So when this blu-ray collection landed in my hands, I couldn’t wait to restart the tradition of Christmas movies playing in the background or the family gathering around the TV, drinking hot cocoa and watching some of my favorite movies.

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I could continue my ramblings of my love for these Classic Christmas movies, but it would probably become more long winded than Yukon Cornelius. So let me make it clear and simple: I love these stories. The adventures each character goes through to grow and become something more than just an image on the screen is far beyond what we see today…Or at least I think so. Take Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, it is a perfect movie to show what bullying can do to someone who is just a little different. It also shows how one needs to be strong because a brilliant light could be around the next iceberg. Frosty the Snowman teaches us to share and be kind, Santa Claus is coming to Town teaches us that a little kindness can melt even the coldest hearts and that everyone needs a little fun in their life. No matter how old you are, these films not only have a message, they are entertaining and contain the most lovable Christmas Characters.

This collection comes in a two disc collection with the seven timeless Christmas Stories and wonderful bonus features.
The Christmas Classics included are:

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • the Little Drummer Boy
  • Cricket on the Hearth
  • Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
  • Frosty Returns

Each of these films have been Digitally remastered for wonderful sound and crisp vibrant images. They have been dusted off, cleaned up, and repainted so that a whole new generation can enjoy the masterpieces of the Christmas Classics. All I can say is, Beautiful. To see my favorite films reborn made my Christmas Season glow brighter than Rudolph’s nose.

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With a line up like that, you may already be thinking this is the greatest thing since the downfall of the Burgermeister Meisterburger, but it gets better. Not possible? Oh but it is. Try adding epic bonus features that will engage the audience, child or adult, for even more Christmasy fun! You can become an artist, make toys read the facts, sing-along to some of the most classic songs and more!
Bonus Features include:

  • Be an Artist & create
  • Learn to draw Rudolph, Santa, Frosty and more from a professional animator. Plus fun craft activities for the whole family.
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  • Santa Special Delivery
  • Enjoy 45 jolly notes about Santa and what makes the holidays so special.
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  • Rudolph unwrapped
  • Gift boxes are unwrapped to reveal 50 magical facts about Rudolph and all his friends
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  • Magical Melody and Kringle Jingle
  • Sing along to the memorable holiday tunes, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
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  • Frosty Snowflake Surprises
  • Magical snowflakes reveal 45 fun facts about everyone’s favorite snowman
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  • Sam the Snowman’s Sing-alongs
  • Join the fun and sing along to Holly Jolly and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You too can share the wonder and the joy of these seven timeless stories with your children and grandchildren and create new memories and holiday traditions that you will cherish through the years. Simply purchase Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collectors Edition from Amazon.com and begin the magical Christmas Journey with Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Claus and more.

Be sure to check out all the cool Christmas Crafts that dreamworksholidays.com features on their Holiday Website. Build Toys, print activity pages, solve mazes, connect the dots, write a letter to Santa and so much more can be found ready to print for you and your family to create. You can even build a rocking horse, make some delicious REESE’S PIECES COOKIES, or make Popcorn Snowmen (click the images below to fly over to the craft). How cool is that!?!?
Rocking Horse

REESE’S PIECES COOKIES

Popcorn Snowmen

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Free Shaun the Sheep Movie Activity Pages

Shaun the Sheep Movie Final Poster

Shaun The Sheep Movie is now available on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment! This baaaa-rilliant movie will have you grazing at the screen with anticipation as you watch Shaun the Sheep combat boredom by taking a day off for some fun in the Big City.

In celebration of Shaun The Sheep Movie blu-ray and DVD release, we have a handful of new clips from the bonus features you can watch an enjoy! Lean about the Voice of Shaun, Importance of the Music, Meet Shaun the Sheep, and see how some of the models were created.

VOICE OF SHAUN:

IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC:

MEET SHAUN:

CREATING THE MODELS:

Once you have finished watching the bonus features, download the printable Activity Pages. They are fun for the whole family with adorable Christmas Ornaments, Printable Cupcake Toppers, paper crafts, party decorations, coloring pages and more! Simply click the images below to start your own adventure!

Shaun the Sheep Activity pages

Shaun the sheep free movie printables

Purchase Shaun the Sheep The movie from Amazon.com and begin your own adventure.

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Disclosure: SKGaleana receives products in order to conduct reviews. Unless noted otherwise, no monetary compensation was provided. I only share and recommend products or services I think will be a good fit for my readers. All the opinions are 100% my own. In exchange for referrals, some posts may contain affiliate links that I may receive commission for payment. (See more here)
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What Rights Are You Most Thankful For?

19 Days of Suffragette 17

Before the shopping, the mad rush for the stores and the best deals, before people go insane for sales and Black Friday door busters, I would like to take a moment and remind everyone that this week is much more than consumerism. This week is a time to reflect on what we have, what we have gained and what we are most thankful for. Like so many, I will admit that I sometimes forget to look at what I have and give thanks. That is why we need this day. Sure the food is wonderful and the shopping is…chaotic.. but there is nothing like family and friends getting together to spend time with each other and being thankful for everything we have and the blessings we receive.

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Being thankful is not limited to physical items, it can also be for something not necessarily tangible but just as important. For example we can be thankful for the love in our lives, our health and even the rights we posses. It wasn’t long ago when women were not considered equal to men. Women had to fight for their rights and make their voice heard. That is why it is so important to recognize what we have and what we need to do to keep moving forward.

I have spent most of the #19DaysofSuffrage asking all of you to think about what it means to you to be a woman, what changes need to occur to make it better and how these changes can be made. There have been some amazing answers from many of you! Here are just a few that I find incredible.

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These comments are awesome and I would like to continue this amazing momentum. Therefore, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week I want to change it up a bit. I want all of us to reflect on what rights we are thankful to have. Comment your answers below. Is it the right to vote? The right to free speech? Or perhaps you are simply thankful for the right to choose?

Day 17 What Rights are you most thankful for

I will start with my personal thanks. I am most thankful for the right to speak my mind through writing and/or speaking. There was a time when women were seen and not heard. Women suffered in silence and scorned if they spoke. With my loud voice and my love of writing, if I had lived in that time, I think I would have died a little inside each day. I say, “Thank You” to the women before me, who struggled and fought to give me and the women of today a voice.

Unfortunately, not all women enjoy the rights much of us have. So While you are thinking of the rights you are most thankful for, remember that many women are still struggling for even the most basic rights the #fightsnotover yet!

“Sisterhood”

Suffragette will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD February 2, 2016. Pre-order your copy from Amazon.com

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Hotel Transylvania 2 Goes Digital for Christmas!

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The Drac Pack is back and coming to Digital HD when Hotel Transylvania 2 arrives Dec. 22! That is just in time for Christmas! It will be released on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment! Special Features Include Fifth Harmony’a Music Video, Sing-Along Scary-oke, Deleted Scenes, and more!

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Culver City, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, will debut on Digital HD Dec. 22, just in time for holiday viewing and on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

The record-breaking film, which scored the best September opening of all-time previously held by the original Hotel Transylvania and was the #1 family film internationally for eight consecutive weeks, also features Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), David Spade (TV’s “Rules of Engagement”), Steve Buscemi (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Keegan-Michael Key (TV’s “Key and Peele”), Molly Shannon (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Fran Drescher (TV’s “The Nanny”). HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 marks the return of 3-time Primetime Emmy winning director Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars), along with producer Michelle Murdocca (Hotel Transylvania). The screenplay is by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel (TV’s “SNL”).

The Blu-ray combo pack and DVD are full of extras, including Fifth Harmony’s “I’m in Love With a Monster” music video, a character sketch gallery, an inside look at how the filmmakers and animators created Hotel Transylvania 2 and director commentary with Genndy Tartakovsky. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are interactive featurettes on how to throw the ultimate monster party and draw your favorite characters from the film, a special Monster Scary-oke, which gives viewers the chance to sing along with Dennisovitch to spooky versions of three classic songs, must-see deleted scenes and much more.

Synopsis: In this all-new monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

DVD Special Features (also on Blu-ray & Digital*)

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusives*
All DVD Bonus Features Plus…

  • Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Make the Scary, Silly Sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2
  • How to Throw The Ultimate Monster Party
  • How to Draw Your Favorite Characters
  • The New Guys: Meet Vlad, Dennis, Kakie and More

* Digital Extras only available with iTunes Extras and Vudu Extras+

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

Buy Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 from Amazon.com

Grab the FREE Hotel Transylvania 2 Printables here. There are Recipes, bookmarks, masks and more! Get the free printable Cubeecrafts I made of Mavis, Johnny, Denis and the Drac Pack to help celebrate the epic release of Hotel Transylvania 2 by clicking the image below!
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Three Fun Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Crafts

Thanksgiving Printable Paper crafts by SKGaleana

Thanksgiving is almost here! Are you ready? I should probably admit to myself that I’m not ready but then the panic of the holidays will set in. I think, for now, I will continue to live in a delusion and skip down the yellow brick road of procrastination. It will all kick in Nov. 25th when I realize I don’t even have the turkey. Until then, crafting is always fun. At least the brings about family time during this family occasion.

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I created three different Thanksgiving paper crafts that are fun to make and display for decorations. Not only are they cute but they are gobblicious! And free to download as well.

The first craft is the Cone Turkey. Simply make a brown cone, glue on the eyes, beak and feathers and TA DA, a Cone Turkey. Display this little guy on the mantel or make it a table centerpiece. It’s festive and easy for the little ones to create. An adult should cut out the pieces to keep the little kids safe.

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While Thanksgiving is a great day to be thankful for what we have, a wonderful time for families to get together, and the sharing of delicious food, there is no denying that it’s also about football. Thanksgiving and football go together like Potatoes and Gravy. I thought it would be fitting to create an adorable Football Turkey paper craft. It is a craft that is great for the little one in the house but also the big kids that are football fans. It is certainly another way to create family fun! Adults should cut out the pieces for the kids.

Football Turkey Paper craft by SKGaleana

Of course, Thanksgiving is also about food. With that in mind, I thought it would be adorable to make a little Turkey food art. Take this printable and cut out the Turkey heads. Glue or tape these heads to clear plastic cups. Slice up carrots, celery, cucumber, zucchini, and other vibrant vegetables and place them in the cups to look like feathers. Place the now-filled cups on the table and let people grab them to snack on while they wait for the feast. Healthy and fun!

Veggie Turkey Food Art image by SKGaleana

To download these Paper Crafts click the images above and save the PDFs to your computer. From there, you print and create for Thanksgiving fun! Happy Thanksgiving!

Free Jurassic World Activity Pages

Indominus Rex Display

I was walking through the electronics store the other day looking at the latest tech, games and new releases. My goal was to buy Jurassic World on Blu-Ray. After seeing the movie on the big screen, I had to own a copy. Not to mention that, for now, it completes my Jurassic Park collection.

The setup for Jurassic World was EPIC! It consisted of a large Indominus Rex and it was so large I could practically see it from he other side of the store. I certainly had no trouble finding my much needed movie in this store. I think I probably admired the cardboard decoration for a good minute thinking about how cool it would be to display a large Indominus Rex in my home. Imagine this beautiful cardboard setup greeting my visitors. Yeah, a girl can dream.

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After my moment of awe, I scanned the Blu-Rays quickly looking for the perfect one. I like to be sure I am getting the complete set with digital copy and DVD. It’s a good thing I looked through each shelf for my perfect movie because sitting in a neat little stack on the bottom shelf of the Cardboard Indominus Rex Display were these awesome Jurassic World Activity Pages that the store was giving out for FREE. Oh I was not gonna pass this up! Let me just say they are in color and on glossy paper; high quality for an activity page and the real deal. I will admit I grabbed a few. I knew there were other members in my family that would love to get a copy as well.

Of course, when I started telling my friends and family about these awesome activity pages, many of them told me they have never seen them. Heartbreaking. I couldn’t leave them activity-less, so I scanned my copy and sent them a PDF. That started an explosion. I was getting emails with tons of requests for the little PDF I made. I figured the best way to handle this was post the PDF and let anyone who needs a copy download it for themselves. Easy and Quick.

To grab a copy, click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. The activity pages include:

  • Isla Nublar – Word Solve
  • Creation Lab – Color The Dinos
  • Park Cam – Spot the Difference
  • Raptor Training – Maze
  • Know Your Park; Know Your Dinosaurs, Know Your Facts – Crossword

Printable Jurassic World Activities

Be sure to grab the Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide to learn all about the dinosaurs and be ready for the movie! It has wonderful Dinosaur facts and illustrations that any dinosaur fan will enjoy.

Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide
Buy It Now From Amazon.com

And Check out my other free printables by heading to my other blog post Free Jurassic World Printables, Activities and Crafts!

The New 10 Dollar Bill Will Feature a Woman #TheNew10

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Throughout American History, our currency has featured images of great leaders and landmarks that express our American values. For example, the last theme created on our currency was “The Symbols of Freedom.” The State of Liberty’s Torch ($10), the Great Seal of the United States ($5), the Eagle ($20), the American Flag ($50) and the Declaration of Independence ($100) are all symbols of America and the freedom we posses. While this theme has been a part of our currency since 2003, it will not be for much longer. It is time for a change to a new theme and a new look.

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According to the The New 10 website, the new currency theme will be “An Era of Democracy.”

Over the last few years, Treasury staff has worked to identify potential themes reflective of the values of our current era. After historical research and reviews of previous designs and themes, democracy was chosen by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew as the theme for this next generation of currency.

From the founding of the nation, democratic ideals, and our striving to make those ideals a reality, have defined the United States of America. Our continuing efforts as a nation to form a more perfect union are something we plan to use the next family of Federal Reserve notes to celebrate thenew10

In 2020 we will see one of the most dramatic changes to our U.S. Currency. The $10 Bill will be introduced with a new face, and not just any face, but the face of a Notable American Woman. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is currently in the process of deciding which inspiring American woman will appear on the $10 bill.

What Woman do you want on the 10 dollar bill

This week during the ‪#19daysofsuffrage campaign, I would love for you to think about the women through history who have inspired you. Who do you think would be a worthy candidate for #TheNew10? There are many to choose from!

  • women’s rights leader Susan B. Anthony,
  • civil rights activists Rosa Parks & Harriet Tubman,
  • mental health rights activist Dorothea Dix,
  • disability rights activist Helen Keller
  • and so many more

State what notable women you would like to see On #TheNew10 in the comments below. Share the image above with hashtag #TheNew10 with your choice to make your voice heard. Use #TheNew10 hashtag to tell the U.S. Department of the Treasury your ideas, symbols, designs or any other feedback that can inform the Secretary as he considers options for the $10 redesign.

Then be sure to enter for a chance to win our ‪#19daysofsuffrage Giveaway. The prize is a Suffragette Tote Bag, Journal, Bracelet and Mini Poster by clicking the image below.

Christmas Presents for that Geek in Your Life

Geeky Christmas Gifts

The easiest people to buy for are usually the geeks in the family. As long as it’s in our fandom, you will hit a home run. Take me for instance. My family knows I love all things Star Wars (minus Jar Jar). They also know I don’t mind having duplicates because I like to have one to display and one to keep Mint in Box (MIB). Trust me, this is a trait most collectors have and we are often misrepresented as hoarders. However, during this time of year, no one thinks twice about watching our collections grow; I love this time of year.

This trait is not limited to Star Wars Fans. Doctor Who Fans (Whovians), Star Trek Fans (Trekkies), Gadget Geeks and other fandoms are all pretty simple to buy for. Of course, there is that occasional fan that has double of everything and sometimes triple of everything. Those geeks can be difficult to buy for if you are hoping to get them something new and unique. I have some tips that will help you through this Christmas Season with the “hard to buy for” geeks.

  1. Have them make a Christmas List.
  2. Let’s face it, you can’t read minds. A list with a few details about the items they want will ensure they get the correct gadgets/toys. This is especially important with gadgets and their comparability with computers and other forms of technology. When in doubt, ask. Your geek will apperciate it.
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  3. Have your geek make a wish list at ThinkGeek, Amazon, or their favorite shopping location.
  4. This will ensure they get the correct gift because they have marked it as wanted. This will also prevent duplicate presents because the items will be marked as purchased.
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  5. Make them something
  6. Nothing will be more unique than a DIY gift made from the heart. A Geeky Quilt, shirt, dessert, or anything else you have in mind will be geektastic. For Geeky food ideas, look up your fandom’s cookbooks such as the Star Wars Cookbooks, Star Trek Cookbooks, the Doctor Who Cookbook, or the Geek Cookbook, which contains recipes from Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and more.

I have also included a list below of many of the geeky toys on the top of the Geek list. Perhaps the list will help you with ideas or provide the exact item you need. 😀

HoverBoard
Amazon Echo
Motorola Moto 360
Smart-watch Sweatproof Smart Watch Phone
Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid
Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda, Collector Box Edition
Star Wars The Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber
Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set (Exclusive and Officially Licensed)
LEGO Star Wars Rey’s Speeder 75099 Building Kit
LEGO Star Wars 75095 Tie Fighter Building Kit
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LEGO Star Wars Poe’s X-Wing Fighter 75102 Building Kit
LEGO Star Wars First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter 75101 Building Kit
LEGO Star Wars First Order Snowspeeder 75100 Building Kit
Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Space Mission First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch First Order Stormtrooper
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Kylo Ren
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Rey (Jakku) and BB-8
Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker and Wampa 6 Inch Figures
Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Desert Mission Finn (Jakku)
Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Forest Mission Kylo Ren
Star Wars The Force Awakens 12-inch Kylo Ren
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Black Series 6 Inch Captain Phasma
Exclusive Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker – Officially Licensed Waffle Iron
Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula – Boldly Flip Food Like No One Has Flipped Before
Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter (Stainless Steel)
Star Trek Spock Oven Mitt – Live Long And Don’t Burn Your Hands
Star Trek Next Generation Command Robe [One Size]
Star Trek Spock 8GB USB Drive
Doctor Who Tardis Table Lamp
Doctor Who Tardis 8GB USB Memory Stick
Doctor Who Blanket – Large Dr. Who TARDIS Micro Raschel Throw – 50″ x 89″
Doctor Who – Personalize Your Own Sonic Screwdriver – Over 80 Combinations
Doctor Who River Song’s TARDIS Journal
Yahtzee: Doctor Who Collector’s Edition

There are also awesome Star Wars Pop! Bobble-Head Figures for The Force Awakens

The Good Dinosaur Printable Activities & Crafts

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The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

In this Pixar film, the theory is that dinosaurs become the dominate intelligent species on the planet and humans become more like pets. We see the story of a boy and his dog but in a humorous and interesting twist. Who is the dog you ask? None other than the Human Boy, Spot. Spot is a wild, tough and tenacious human buy who has lived alone in the wilderness for much of his life. When Arlo and Spot find each other, they go on an adventure and along the way, Arlo develops an unlikely friendship with Spot who helps him realize he is capable of much more than he ever thought.

In anticipation of The Good Dinosaur being released in theaters November 25, 2015, Pixar released several fun printables that the kids and adults in the family will enjoy. The printables include:

  • Several Coloring Pages
  • Connect the Dots
  • Maze
  • Hexadlexagon paper craft
  • Memory Game
  • and Spot the Difference

All of these printables were found on The Good Dinosaur Activities and Printables Page

The Good Dinosaur Printables and Crafts

To download these printables click the images below and save the PDF to your computer. The just print and create for awesome family fun!

Arlo and Spot coloring page
Arlo and Spot coloring page
Arlo Coloring Pages
Butch Coloring Page
Nash Coloring Page
Ramsey Coloring Page
Connect the Dots
Maze
Make a Hexadlexagon
Memory Game
Spot the Difference

Grab a few of the awesome The Good Dinosaur Books. They make excellent gifts for the little ones in the family.

Frosty Pumpkin Smoothie from R. W. Knudsen Family

Libby's Pumpkin Puree

I had just finished making my famous Pumpkin Cookies for all my friends and family and I look down to see I had a little less than half a cup of pumpkin puree left. It is a conundrum that happens every year when I am baking, I always have a small amount of left over Pumpkin Puree. I could never bring myself to throw it out because it is so darn delicious. So every year, I started finding random recipes that took a small amount of pumpkin puree and making them. It has since become something of a tradition in my family as everyone gets to try new pumpkin treats every year.

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Of course with every new recipe, there is a chance of the, “I should never have tried that shock” baking it’s ugly face into existence. My family has been a victim to a few of the crazy pumpkin recipes out there. But for the most part, we have enjoyed the delicious taste of pumpkin especially in Pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin ice cream. This year we decided to try something even more different. I was told about a Pumpkin Smoothie (yeah, it scared us at first as well) that took very little time and included one of my favorite holiday spices, nutmeg. With the right amount of pumpkin puree needed and the nutmeg ready, I quickly made this rather easy concoction.

Frosty Pumpkin Smoothie

Let me just say, Delicious. Who knew that apple juice and pumpkin puree could blend so well? I didn’t. I did change a few things within the recipe. My family is allergic to soy so I used 1/2 cup of VAT milk instead. It makes it creamier. I also baked the pumpkin seeds and then chopped them. I find that pumpkin seeds taste so much better when they are cooked. but other than that I kept the rest the same. I am sure you can choose your own organic apple juice for the recipe, but since the recipe comes from the R.W. Knudsen Family®, they suggest their apple juice. Who can blame them.

This recipe was found on R.W. Knudsen Family® website. They have many more recipes that are worth a try! I suggest going over there and checking out what they have to offer. In the mean time, here is the Frosty Pumpkin Smoothie recipe that is worth a try.

Frosty Pumpkin Smoothie from R. W. Knudsen Family

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups R.W. Knudsen Family® Organic Apple Juice
  • 1/3 cup pure canned pumpkin (I suggest Libby’s)
  • 1/2 cup milk or plain soy milk (I used VAT milk)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons raw hulled pumpkin seeds, chopped (I baked mine)
  • 2 to 3 fresh apple wedges
Frosty Pumpkin Smoothie
Image from http://www.rwknudsenfamily.com/
Directions

  1. BLEND juice, pumpkin, milk, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and crushed ice in blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 to 3 glasses. Sprinkle a few pumpkin seeds on top of each if desired. Decorate rim of glass with apple wedge.