Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review: Country Dance 2 for Wii



As I mentioned earlier, we've really been enjoying Country Dance for the Wii. We also just got to try out Country Dance 2, and we're enjoying it just as much!

Since it's starting to get cold and yuck out, here in the midwest, I've been trying to find ways for the kids to burn energy inside. The Wii has definitely been helpful for that! I don't like them just sitting on their bums playing video games all day, so I'm a big fan of any game that gets them moving & Country Dance 2 does just that!

This game features many of country music's stars including: Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, George Strait, Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler, and many more! This would make a wonderful holiday gift for the country music fan on your shopping list!


Country Dance 2 is the ultimate country music video game experience featuring more than 30 tracks from the biggest names in country. The Country Dance 2 star-studded lineup includes music from Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and many, many more. Building upon the simple gameplay loved by fans of Country Dance, Country Dance 2 amplifies the fun with an all new sing-along features, duet dancing and a new calorie-counting exercise mode. Whether you’re cutting the rug on your own, line dancing side-by-side with your partner, or taking on friends and family in a dancing duel, Country Dance 2 will transform your living room into an energetic dance floor with today’s hottest country songs from America’s best-selling country artists.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Country Dance 2 for the Wii on Amazon for only $39.99!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Review: Country Dance for Wii



My family loves trying out new Wii games & I love it when the kiddos can join in. We just received Country Dance & we are loving it!

My husband and I appreciate that it's a game that we can both enjoy together & the kids are loving that they can follow along (even if they don't have a Wiimote, they don't know the difference, they just love to dance!) I really enjoy that it gets us up off the couch and gets us moving together as a family!

This game is VERY fun! Over 25 hit country songs are included in this game. Artists include: Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, and many more! My whole family loves this game! I love learning all of the dances and trying to beat my high score! Country Dance would make a great gift for any music lover on your holiday shopping list!


Country Dance features more than 25 smash hits from country music’s biggest stars including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Johnny Cash, Miley Cyrus, Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw and more. With integrated friendly cooperative modes, anyone can pick-up a Wii Remote™ and get moving along with their favorite dance partners. For more experienced players, the perfection mode assesses each dancer’s skill and gives a score only when their move is a perfect hit! Country Dance makes for the perfect party game in your living room this Fall.


This Holiday prepare to turn it up a notch with Country Dance 2 for Wii, featuring more than 30 all new country hits, an all-new sing-a-long feature, duet dancing, a new calorie-counting exercise mode, brand new choreography and more! With support for up to four players and songs from chart topping artists including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and more, Country Dance 2 is sure to get you on your feet and shaking it country-style with friends and family as you transform your living room into an energetic dance floor.

Country Dance is developed by High Voltage Software and is rated E 10+ by the ESRB. For more information about the Country Dance franchise of games, please visit: www.game-mill.com.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Country Dance for the Wii on Amazon for $27.99!


Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Review: Cars 2 on DVD/BluRay Combo Pack

Cars 2 was just released on BluRay and DVD! My boys were super excited when this showed up on our doorstep to review! We of course saw it in theater, and they've impatiently been waiting for it to arrive on DVD so they can watch it whenever they want (& they've definitely been taking advantage of that!)

This DVD/Blu-ray combo also include two adorable shorts - Cars Toon "Air Mater" and Toy Story Toons "Hawaiian Vacation". This is a great family movie and a definite must have for your Disney/Pixar Cars fan!


From the creators of Cars comes a new, laugh-out-loud, heart-warming adventure geared for the entire family. Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship on the road from Radiator Springs to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage! It's turbo-charged action and thrills and "even better than before," raves Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.

BUY IT

You can purchase the Cars 2 BluRay/DVD Combo Pack on Amazon for $24.99!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.


Review & Giveaway: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure DVD



Disney has recently released Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure! My kiddos love this show and I love the preschool skills they learn while watching. This DVD would make a great gift for any preschooler on your shopping list!

It’s Adventure Day and Professor Von Drake is sending Mickey and pals into the far reaches of outer space. The team blasts off in their Clubhouse Rocket in search of Treasure Stars that will point the way to the Out-of-this-World Treasure, their ultimate goal. The interplanetary trip takes preschool viewers first to the Moon, Mars and the Rings of Saturn. Along the way, the gang gets help from friendly space aliens Moon Men Chip and Dale, Martian Mickey and Pluto from Pluto but they also encounter sneaky Space Pirate Pete, who wants the Treasure all for himself. Eventually the Clubhouse Rocket’s crew and Space Pirate Pete manage to become friends, and they all follow the trail of the Treasure Stars to the mysterious Planet Mickey where they discover the location of the Out-of-this-World Treasure. It turns out to be a futuristic, space age version of the Clubhouse -- the perfect meeting place for all pals across the universe!



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Review: The Littlest Angel DVD


Recently released to DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment is The Littlest Angel. This movie is based on the 15th best selling children's book of all time! We received a copy of this DVD to review and we just loved it. All the kids all enjoyed it and so did I!

The Littlest Angel is a heartwarming story of a young boy who arrives in heaven before his time. He must return to Earth in order to earn his wings. I love the message of this movie. This would make a wonderful gift for any little ones on your list this holiday season!

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Some Angels soar the skies, and some fall a little short. Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the DVD release of the new animated feature film, The Littlest Angel, heading to retail on Tuesday, November 15th. A colorful adaptation of the fifteenth best-selling children’s book of all time, The Littlest Angel takes us on a rousing adventure with a young, and sometimes mischievous, Angel, who must return to earth and earn his wings, a task that doesn’t prove to be easy. Experience the love, laughter and magic of one of the most popular children’s stories of all time. From the classic book by Charles Tazewell, comes this lively CGI animated version filled with both humor and heart.

The Littlest Angel tells the story of a young boy who arrives in heaven before his time. Home-sick and lonely, he will travel back to earth, with his friendly pup Halo, to retrieve a most selfless and precious gift for The Baby Jesus. First released in book form in 1946, The Littlest Angel became popular for its ornate words and phrases paired with beautifully muted oil paintings. Tazewell’s book was adapted into a TV musical in 1969 starring Johnny Whitaker, and theatrical versions continue to be done by schools and church groups today. The author would follow-up with another childhood favorite, "The Littlest Snowman," that would be read annually on the “Captain Kangaroo” show.

“This is a story that has made so many people happy over the years,” says Lance Thompson, one of the producers of the film. “We’ve added some new elements to this production, but this is still The Littlest Angel everyone remembers from their childhood, and one that parents will enjoy introducing to their kids. I think Tazewell would enjoy knowing his work lives on.”

It’s a modern twist on the timeless tale of an Angel that discovers the greatest gifts in life are faith, friendship and doing the right thing. This new version of The Littlest Angel features wonderful animation and great vocal talent, including Ron Perlman (“Beauty and The Beast,” Tangled), and is sure to become a holiday favorite, much like the book it’s based on. The Littlest Angel is a motion picture that will put a smile on everyone’s face, and what better gift is there than that.

For more information about The Littlest Angel, click here.

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You can purchase The Littlest Angel on Amazon for only $12.49!


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Disney's Prep & Landing is on DVD TODAY! Check out these bonus clips!



In anticipation of Disney's November 22nd release of Prep & Landing on DVD, check out these film and bonus clips that are sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit!


Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Beauty & The Beast: Belle's Magical World Recipe Cards, Crafts, & Videos!

In anticipation of today's release of Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Beauty & The Beast: Belle's Magical World on Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack, DVD and Movie Download, check out these clips and fun activities & recipes that are sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit!


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SPY KIDS: All the Time in the World is on BluRay & DVD Combo Pack TODAY!

In celebration of the November 22nd release of SPY KIDS: All the Time in the World on Blu-ray & DVD, we offer you these tips for creating your very own Time Capsule! Collect your favorite artifacts and memorabilia and mark a moment in time. Don't have time for this project? Share the legacy of a treasured family heirloom with your readers telling them where it originated, how it was passed down, and whom you will be giving it to next!

Here's a clip from the movie from a scene where Marissa gives her mother's necklace to her step-daughter, Rebecca:

Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Beauty & The Beast: Belle's Magical World is on BluRay & DVD Combo Pack today!

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Review & Giveaway: Timmy Time: Go Kart Timmy DVD


New to DVD TODAY, Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment bring us Timmy Time: Go Kart Timmy! My toddlers love to watch Timmy Time, so they were very excited to receive this DVD!

This DVD features 5 episodes of Timmy Time! I like that there is no dialogue & the kids love to watch the barnyard animals get into mischief and work through their problems! This would make a wonderful holiday gift for the preschooler on your list.


DVD Synopsis:

Hold on tight for more fast-action fun with your pal Timmy and his preschool classmates! Enjoy the ride as Timmy speeds off in a brand new go-kart and runs into a big smelly problem. Then it’s off to the races at the nursery’s Sports Day, helping Otus with football and learning that winning isn’t everything. Surprises and laughter shift into high gear in these five delightful adventures the whole family will love!

Episodes Include:
  • Go Kart Timmy
  • Timmy on Wheels
  • Timmy Wants to Win
  • Timmy Plays Ball
  • Timmy's Train

Bonus Features:
  • Timmy's Tune #1
  • Shaun the Sheep Episode: "Big Top Timmy"


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Review & Giveaway: Lionsgate & HiT Entertainment Friends and Family DVD



HiT Entertainment and Lionsgate bring us Friends and Family - a great compilation of episodes of your child's favorite shows! My kiddos loved this DVD. Sometimes they get sick of watching just one character all the time on a long DVD, so this compilation is great when you want to mix it up a little bit.

This great DVD contains episodes from Thomas & Friends, Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Timmy Time, Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder and more!


Enjoy quality time with friends and family with these warmhearted tales. Share birthday surprises with Thomas and the Percival Twins, while Angelina and Polly choreograph a special show for their parents. Then join Bob the Builder™ and Barney™ as they show their friends how to be the best big brother and sister they can be. Siblings, friends and parents alike will delight in these stories celebrating love, friendship and fun!

Episodes Included:
  • Thomas & Friends: "Duncan and the Hot Air Balloon"
  • Fireman Sam: "Danger by the Double"
  • Bob the Builder: "Dizzy in Charge"
  • Barney: "Big Brother Rusty"
  • Angelina Ballerina: "Angelina and Polly's Two-Hour Show"
  • Kipper: "Cousins"
  • Roary the Racing Car: "Zizzy Spectacular"
  • Timmy Time: "Timmy's New Friend"

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Review: Thomas & Friends: Steam Team Collection

I'm sure you all know by now that my little guys are big Thomas & Friends fans. We love all our Thomas & Friends DVDs, so we were excited to receive the Thomas & Friends Steam Team Collection 4-DVD Set! This collection was just released from HIT Entertainment/Lionsgate on November 15th!

This 4 DVD set contains the following DVDs: Splish Splash Splosh!, The Lion of Sodor, Creaky Cranky, and Thomas & The Runaway Kite! This collection comes at a great price for 4 DVDs at only $19.99 on Amazon! This would make a wonderful holiday gift for any Thomas & Friends fan!


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
It's the perfect holiday gift for your little engineer at an incredible price! Enjoy a trainload of fun and adventure with Thomas and his friends in stunning CG animation when this new collection of DVDs pulls into stores just in time for the holidays. The all-new release Thomas & Friends™: Steam Team Collection 4-DVD Pack, arrives November 15, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment for only $24.98. Sixteen fun-filled tales - including exclusive content never before seen on TV - take you once again to the Island of Sodor to ride along with Thomas and all his engine friends as they play in the rain, make special deliveries, work together and celebrate friendship and good fun.

DVDs Include:

Thomas & Friends: Splish Splash Splosh!
Even when it's wet outside you can still have plenty of fun, especially when you share your adventures with Thomas & Friends! Grab your galoshes and join your favorite engines as they prepare for rainy-day visits, sudsy spills, snowy situations and more in these stories from the Island of Sodor.

Thomas & Friends: Splish Splash Splosh! Bonus Features:

  • Lift and Load Crane Game
  • Counting with Thomas
Thomas & Friends: The Lion of Sodor
Join Thomas as he roars down the tracks with his most special delivery yet, the Lion of Sodor. But can the other engines convince Thomas in time that his special is not a real lion? Hop on board and learn the importance of listening to others in these lionhearted tales.

Thomas & Friends: The Lion of Sodor Bonus Features:

  • Determination Karaoke Song
  • Party Train Match Game
  • Timmy Time™ Bonus Episode: "Timmy's Plane"
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
Crank up the fun as the Island of Sodor prepares for the Spring Party. There are engines to mend and decorations to deliver, and Thomas is on the fast track to finish in time. But when there's too much heavy lifting to do, Thomas realizes it takes a team of friends to reach his true destination.

Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky Bonus Features:

  • The Sound Song Music Video
Thomas & Friends: Thomas & The Runaway Kite
High-flying fun waits ahead with your favorite engine friends! Get ready to rescue buzzy bees, catch a runaway kite and unwrap the biggest present of all. Thomas is on track to reach new heights in these exciting railway adventures.

Thomas & Friends: Thomas & The Runaway Kite Bonus Features:

  • How Many Shapes Do You See?
  • Find What Doesn't Belong
BUY IT:

You can purchase Thomas & Friends Steam Team Collection on Amazon for only $19.99!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

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The winner of the Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter giveaway is:

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review: Shaun The Sheep: We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas


My kids love the Shaun the Sheep shorts on Disney Junior. They always get mad when it's over, so they were excited to receive We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas, which includes BRAND NEW adventures with Shaun and his friends!

This DVD include 7 great episodes to get you and your kids into the holiday spirit! This is a must have for your little Shaun the Sheep fan!

Program Description:

Celebrate with Shaun the Sheep™ as he revels in his first holiday-themed DVD in Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas arriving on DVD October 18, 2011 from
Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. The sheep make sure The Farmer isn’t alone on Christmas, help to free him from his snowed-in house, take care of Bitzer, find him the perfect new hat and make merry in these seven hilarious episodes -- the perfect way to join Shaun and his barnyard buddies in ringing in some holiday “shear”!

Five minute shorts of the series currently air in the U.S. on the Disney Channel and the series ranks in the top five animated shorts on the network!

DVD Synopsis:

‘Tis the season to be woolly, with Shaun the Sheep and his farmyard friends. Frolic with the flock as they decorate the farmhouse for The Farmer, watch Bitzer and Pidsley battle for a spot by the fire, join a massive snowball fight and much more in these seven hilarious episodes from the Oscar®-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit™.

Episodes include:

  • We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas: Shaun discovers that The Farmer will be spending Christmas Day alone. The animals work through the night festooning the farmhouse with decorations so that The Farmer wakes up to the most magical Christmas that he has ever experienced.
  • Snowed In: Shaun and his buddies awaken to find the farm covered in snow. But while the sheep enjoy themselves in a massive snowball fight, they are all unaware that The Farmer is snowed inside the farmhouse and trying desperately to escape.
  • Fireside Favorite: Bitzer has caught a cold and The Farmer decides to tuck him up in the house to recover. In doing so, Pidsley the cat is ousted from his favorite spot next to the fire. The mean cat attempts various ways to remove the snotty dog while the sheep do their best to keep Bitzer where he needs to be.
  • An Ill Wind: The Farmer receives a huge electricity bill and decides to build his own wind turbine to power the farmhouse. As soon as The Farmer’s back is turned, Shaun and the flock adapt the noisy new contraption into something much more fun - a ferris wheel. It’s not long before The Farmer blows his fuse.
  • Bitzer’s New Hat: The Farmer gives Bitzer a horrible new hat. Bitzer is very upset, as he treasured his old hat. The flock rally round to try and cheer him up with a selection of dashing alternative head-gear. Meanwhile, Shaun heads off on an adventure to find out what The Farmer did with the old one.
  • Chip Off The Old Block: The Farmer has taken up sculpting, but unintentionally drops a huge slab of stone on top of Timmy’s teddy. Shaun and the flock must struggle and strain to lift the heavy block and retrieve the precious toy.
  • Shirley Whirley: In a bid to help move Shirley around the farm, Shaun has the idea of fitting up Shirley with wheels. Using a remote control, Shaun can now maneuver his large friend around easily - until The Farmer’s TV remote interferes with the signal, causing Shirley to run amuck.
DVD BONUS FEATURES
• Sheep Shearing Game
• Timmy Time™ Sneak Peek -Timmy’s Tune #1

BUY IT:

You can purchase Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas on Amazon for $10.99!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD



If you are as big of a Harry Potter fan as me, then I'm sure you're super excited that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was released today! Good news! I have a copy to giveaway to a lucky Giveaways for Mom reader!

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.


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Review: Angelina Ballerina Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set

If you have a little girl on your Christmas shopping list this year, I have a great gift idea for you!Any little girl is just sure to love this Angelina Ballerina Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set new to DVD from Hit Entertainment and Lionsgate!

We received this awesome DVD set to review and my girls just love it! We have several other Angelina Ballerina DVDs and they love those too! They really enjoy all the songs Angelina dances to & it's so cute to watch them dance along.

ANGELINA BALLERINA™: HOLIDAY FAVORITES 3-DVD GIFT SET DESCRIPTION:


Give the gift of dance and good cheer this holiday season with Angelina Ballerina™: Holiday3-DVD Gift Set, a collection of delightful DVDs waltzing into stores October 18, 2011 fromLionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Celebrate the season with Angelina and all her friends as they prepare for the holiday showcase and learn all forms of dance at Camembert Academy. With games and karaoke, it’s the perfect present for little ballerinas everywhere!

DVDs Include:

Angelina Ballerina: Nutcracker Sweet:

Waltz into the land of sugar and spice with Angelina as she excitedly prepares to perform the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the holiday showcase. But when too many candy canes and fruitcakes give her a tummy ache, she learns that sharing with friends is a lot more rewarding.

Bonus Features:

  • “Prima Ballerina” Puzzle Game
  • ”Front Row Seats” Karaoke Song

Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance:

Take center stage with Angelina Ballerina on her first day at Camembert Academy as she learns about new forms of music and dance like jazz, tap and hip-hop. Angelina also discovers that becoming a prima ballerina requires collaboration, compromise and commitment.

Bonus Features:

  • “Angelina Says” Game
  • “Get Up and Dance” Karaoke Video

Angelina Ballerina: Ballet Dreams:

Join Camembert Academy’s shining star, Angelina Ballerina, as she finds her way in a new school, puts together her own show and tries to land a leading role in the Mouskinov Ballet. Angelina blossoms as she adjusts to her new teacher’s style and learns the importance of being a patient big sister.

Bonus Features:

  • “Create Your Own Dream Routine” Game

BUY IT:

You can purchase Angelina Ballerina Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set on Amazon for only $17.99

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Review: Barney Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set

I've been trying to get my kids into the Christmas mood lately, so we were excited when Barney Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set showed up at our door! They just love Barney; they love the fun songs and dances & I love the educations and moral lessons they pick up just from watching.

They loved this 3-DVD gift set. They were extra excited when we realized the third disc even contains episodes of Thomas and Friends, Kipper, Bob the Builder and Pingu! Barney Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set would make a great gift for all the preschoolers on your Christmas shopping list!

BARNEY™: HOLIDAY FAVORITES 3-DVD GIFT SET DESCRIPTION:

Have a holly jolly holiday this year with everyone’s favorite purple T-rex as he and his friends ring in the joy of the season in Barney™: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set, unwrapping in stores October 18, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Spend the night before Christmas at Santa’s Workshop, search for the perfect gold star to top the Christmas tree and welcome fellow preschool favorites Bob the Builder™, Kipper™, Thomas & Friends™ and Pingu™ for additional frosty, festive fun. Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television and through digital media, live events, home entertainment, toys, and publishing. The Emmy® award-winning series, Barney & Friends™ is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®.

DVDs Include:

Barney’s Night Before Christmas Movie:

Barney and his friends spend the most wonderful time of the year on a magical journey to the North Pole as very special guests of Santa’s workshop. With music in the air, and laughter everywhere, it’s a dream come true as Santa unveils a holiday treat - his secret toys for Christmas!

Bonus Features:
  • 2 Holiday Read-Alongs - “Barney’s Christmas Surprise” & “Barney’s Wonderful Winter Day”
  • 10 Sing-Alongs Songs
  • 5 Christmas Songs
  • 8 Interactive Games
  • “Behind the Scenes” - kids in the cast, the dinosaurs, producers and educational guide

Barney: Christmas Star:

'Tis the season to be jolly with Barney and his friends! The festive fun begins with a joyful journey to find a shiny gold star for the Christmas tree and includes loads of magical, musical merriment along the way. From little drummer boys to “The Night Before Christmas,” it is a holiday adventure that features ten festive songs that the whole family will enjoy!

HIT Favorites: Frosty Friends:

Bundle up with your favorite preschool pals in these playful, wintertime tales. Learn the true meaning of Christmas with Barney, build a snowman with Bob, go sledding with Kipper, whistle down the snowy tracks with Thomas and laugh along as Pingu plays hilarious tricks on his winter wonderland friends.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Barney Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set on Amazon for only $15.99!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Review: Thomas & Friends: Holiday Favorites 3 DVD Gift Set

As you all know by now, my little guys love Thomas & Friends! They just love when we get a new Thomas & Friends movie in the mail. They were extra excited when we received Thomas & Friends: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set to review, since it was three times the Thomas & Friends fun! They have loved this gift set and it has definitely gotten them in the Christmas spirit!

A very, merry holiday is right on track when you present your little engineer with the Thomas & Friends™: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set, a new collection of adventurous, holiday- themed DVDs featuring Thomas and his engine friends, chugging into stores on DVD October 18, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Whether reveling at the Misty Island Christmas Party, sharing holiday cheer with the Sodor townsfolk or ringing in the holidays with smiles, laughter and song, Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.

DVDs Include:

Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish:

Thomas has a special delivery for the holidays - the festive and magical Star of Knapford! From building snowmen and preparing holiday surprises to attending the Misty Island Christmas party join the fun and celebrate the season when wishes really do come true!

Bonus Features:
• Sir Topham Hatt’s Frosty Friend Game

Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas:

This wonder-filled collection of seasonal favorites is a chance to experience the joy and magic that the holiday season brings to Sodor. Whether it’s the engines thinking they’ve seen Jack Frost or Thomas and the gang extending Christmas kindness to stranded villagers, all the fun arrives just in time.

Bonus Features:
• 2 Sing-Along Songs
• 4 DVD Games
• Read-Along Story

Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express:

All aboard for an unforgettable holiday! When you ride the rails with your jolliest friends, you can expect exciting adventures filled with lucky trucks, surprise parties, adorable snowmen and much, much more. Join Thomas, Henry, Emily and Percy for trainloads of fun and festivities!

Bonus Features:
• Sodor Sounds Game
• Cargo Challenge Game

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS™

Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son over 65 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation.

Thomas & Friends is the Number One preschool toy property in the UK, a position it has held for the past 11 years. It remained the Number One preschool toy license in the US for 10 straight years and has been the Number One preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009. The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas also being the Number One preschool toy license in Germany and Australia, as well as the Number One foreign preschool brand in China, Japan and Korea.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Thomas & Friends: Holiday Favorite 3-DVD Gift Set on Amazon for only $15.99!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon When You Take the North "Poll"

Melissa & Doug want you to tell them which of their educational toys you think is the best! Just click on the image below to place your vote in the North "Poll!" You'll Get a Melissa & Doug 25% Off Coupon** to use at MelissaAndDoug.com just for voting!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spooky Buddies winner!


The winner of the Spooky Buddies DVD giveaway is:

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Review: Wholesale Halloween Costumes



Halloween is our family's favorite holiday! I love choosing my kid's costumes with them & dressing them up! This year I was on the hunt for quality, affordable costumes for all the kids and I found them at Wholesale Halloween Costumes!

Wholesale Halloween Costumes also has many accessories if you aren't looking for a specific Halloween costume. They sell hats, wigs, masks, makeup, etc. This is a one stop shop for all of your costume needs! I've noticed that their prices are much better than other costume shops.

Wholesale Halloween Costumes has super cute boys Halloween costumes. My oldest son wants to be a police officer just like Daddy, so he was ecstatic to receive the Junior Police costume!




This costume was very realistic! It came with lots of great accessories that definitely made the final touches! My little guy loved wearing it and felt just like daddy!

Dressing up isn't just for Halloween! I was also super excited to see that Wholesale Halloween Costumes offers more than just Halloween costumes! They have Thanksgiving & Christmas costumes, too! Even Santa suits!



I love this Lil Gobbler Costume! I think I'll be dressing the kids up in Thanksgiving & Christmas this year. I can't wait to see how adorable they'll be!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.
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