Saturday, November 10, 2018

New on Blu-ray and DVD: "The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition"! Giveaway Included (2 Winners)


I have always loved Christmas shows, so I was really excited to hear about the release of The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition! These are the classics that I grew up with and looked forward to watching every year. When I became a mother, I couldn't wait to share these timeless holiday films with my kids! Now these 5 unforgettable stories come together on Blu-ray™ and DVD, available now from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, with all-new bonus features.

Starring the voice talents of Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, Burl Ives and many more, these favorites also feature some of the most beloved songs of the season and are sure to entertain audiences of all ages for generations to come!

The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition includes:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)
The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
Cricket on the Hearth (1967)

Bonus features include:

· The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass: An all-new documentary celebrating the legacy of the holiday specials created by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass including interviews with filmmakers and historians.
· Restoring the Puppets of Rudolph: Discover how the puppets from the beloved special were restored.
· Reimagining Rudolph in 4D: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer attraction film.
· Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Attraction Film: A short stop-motion film originally created for a Rudolph 4D experience.
· T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games: A video storybook including the untold story of the Reindeer Games
· Frosty the Snowman Original Pencil Test
· Commentaries on Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
· And much more!

Which story is your favorite? For me, it's hard to choose, but I have to say that I have a particular fondness for Santa Claus Is Coming to Town because it tells the story of how Mr. and Mrs. Claus met, and explains how many of our Christmas traditions came about. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is definitely a close second in my book of favorites, especially the parts with my favorite character, Herbie the Dentist!

I hope you'll pick up a copy of The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition on DVD or Blu-ray to share with your family. Watch them while you're making cookies or just enjoy them on Family Movie Night!



GIVEAWAY

Two (2) lucky winners will receive a copy of The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

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Disclosure: I received no products or compensation for this post. I just wanted to share these wonderful programs with my readers! This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (November 10-16, 2018)

November is the month to be thankful, and despite all of the craziness going on around us, it's still important to count our blessings! Let's celebrate this season of gratitude by entering some giveaways! Visit this page daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as the right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. Don't forget to give this page a shout-out on your social media sites so lots of people can join in the fun!







Sunday, November 04, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES
Now available on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray

About the Movie: It seems like all the superheroes are getting their own movies -- everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! Determined to be a star, Robin vows to change this. If only they could get Hollywood director Jade Wilson (Kristen Bell) to notice them! With a few madcap ideas and musical numbers (of course), the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town. But when Supervillain Slade (Will Arnett) messes with their plans, the Teen Titans will have to become true superheroes to save the world!

My Thoughts: If your kids are fans of the Teen Titans GO! TV show, then they won't be disappointed in this movie, which stays true to the formula that makes the show such a hit. This movie also appeals to adults who love superhero movies as it pokes gentle fun at the whole genre and even has a cameo by Stan Lee! And it has a good message for kids: "Even though you're small, you can do great things! Don't let others tell you that you're not good enough because you're perfect just the way you are." With lots of humor, music and action, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies is fun for everyone.

BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

• Lil Yachty Music Video: “Teen Titans GO! Rap”
• Sing-a-long with Silkie “DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” Mini-Movie
• Red Carpet Mayhem
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies: WB Lot Shenanigans
• “Everything Is Fake”: Exclusive song not in the movie
• “Teen Titans GO!: Translated”
• Storyboard Animatics:
o Storyboard Animatics: Time Cycles
o The Final Battle

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
• Storyboard Animatics: Time Cycles
• The Final Battle



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a Blu-Ray combo pack of Teen Titans GO! to the Movies! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (November 3-9, 2018)

Welcome to November! Here in south Florida, the humidity is leaving and the seasonal residents (we call them "snowbirds") are arriving! Let's celebrate the new season by entering some giveaways! Visit this page daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as the right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. Don't forget to give this page a shout-out on your social media sites so lots of people can join in the fun!







Saturday, October 27, 2018

CD Review and Giveaway: HOLY ROAR by Chris Tomlin

HOLY ROAR
Chris Tomlin

 "HOLY ROAR is the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship." ~Chris Tomlin

HOLY ROAR is one of those albums that feels good right away. The songs are uplifting, catchy, and worshipful. They will remind you or convince you that Jesus loves you just the way you are. They are about establishing a very personal relationship with God and finding what might be missing in your life. Chris Tomlin shows us that his life was completely changed by faith, and yours will be, too. I love all of these songs. Particularly moving is "I Stand in Awe," featuring Nicole Serrano, which reminds us of all that God has given to us and suffered for us. (Listen to the song through the video below. I guarantee you'll get chills....) Every single song sings God's praises and expresses gratitude for His great love for us. Add these songs to your music collection and be inspired!



Download HOLY ROAR here or get the CD below.



Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles. Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 billion digital radio streams. Others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. The Grammy® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Chris’ concert tours have sold-out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks in Denver, among others. This spring, Chris marked another career milestone by launching his own imprint record label, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive the new CD, HOLY ROAR, by Chris Tomlin! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on sales made through this link.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (Oct 27- Nov 2, 2018)

Happy Halloween! This is the first year that my kids won't be trick-or-treating, which makes me kind of sad. On the good side, I don't have to come up with any costume ideas! We'll just sit back and enjoy the costumes that come to the door. Let's celebrate the holiday by entering some giveaways! Visit this page daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as the right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. Don't forget to give this page a shout-out on your social media sites so lots of people can join in the fun!