Santa HQ

‘Tis the season to be jolly.  How could I refuse an invitation for the exclusive Santa HQ event at Deptford Mall?  It is an interactive experience  with a Naughty or Nice O’Meter, an observatory of Santa’s world, Elfie photo opportunities, holiday entertainment, a special visit with Santa Claus  complete with photos.  I have to tell you that my grandson AL told me it was the best ever, and that is saying a whole lot. He knows about Santa Claus .  He even visited visited him last year  in North Pole, Alaska.  The best thing was hearing him say he wanted […]

P. King Duckling, Discovery Duck * DVD Review

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. P. King Duckling, Discovery Duck DVD Release Date: December 12, 2017 Run Time: 132 minutes Number of discs: 1 Studio: Shout! Kids ASIN:BO75DSLVRS SMRP Price: $14.93 Available online Official Shout Synopsis: Discover the web-footed world of P. King Duckling! Spend some time in Hilly Hole with your favorite day-seizing duck … P. King Duckling! […]

P. King Duckling, Seize the Day! * DVD Review

The product featured in this post was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. P. King Duckling, Seize the Day! DVD Release Date: September 14, 2017 Run Time: 154 minutes Number of discs: 1 Studio: Shout! Kids ASIN: B071G3WGK5 SMRP Price: $14.93 Available online   Official Shout Synopsis: Adventure takes flight with the plucky P. King Duckling! Meet P. King, a slightly hapless but intrepid young duck, and […]

Christmas Memories and A Boy and a Dolphin

I grew up in another world–a gentler one full of common courtesies, togetherness, kindness. How the world changed in the generations who followed me! Common courtesies like “please” or “thank you” are less spoken. Families share few meals and less family traditions together. Cold hearts echo Ebenezer Scrooge’s “Bah humbug”. There is too much ME FIRST in most people. Luckily some innocents still bless us. About a week ago a random act of kindness touched me. In Sea World for its Winter Wonderland on Ice, I stopped to pick up a special annual pass holder holiday ornament. It turned out […]

DVR Review * Digimon Adventure Tri, Confession

Digimon Adventure Tri, Confession Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Download Release Date: December 5, 1917 Studio:  Shout! Factory Genre: Animated Rating: NR Run Time:  105 minutes Discs: 2 ASIN: B075DXZSCH SMRP: $24.97 Available on line Official DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. — CONFESSION Movie Synopsis: Upon seeing Meicoomon’s abrupt transformation, Tai and the DigiDestined search for answers about Meicoomon’s infection. Izzy seeks answers from Meiko but she’s lost all emotion. Izzy quarantines Agumon and the other Digimon in the office so that the infection can’t spread any further, but Patamon starts to show signs of the illness. Agumon and the others use […]

Holiday Gift Guide * GoGo squeeZ

Christmas has changed within my own lifetime.   Thanksgiving and the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade ushered the holiday in.  Decorations appeared almost magically  not months before the holiday season.   We joyfully celebrated traditions — live tree trimming, Christmas Eve supper,  midnight mass, Christmas Day rounds.  Our Twelve Days of Christmas ended with the Feast of the Magi.  Believer  me eagerly made my wish list for what I wanted most.  Then I went to see Santa Claus.  I remember whispering, “Doll.” City families had chimneys but, most often, no fireplaces.  Accordingly my stocking was placed in the kitchen near the […]

Holiday Gift Guide * Maria Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD with Ultray Release Date: November 14, 1917 Studio:  Universal Studios Home Entertainment Genre: Animated comedy Rating: G Run Time:  182 minutes Discs: 2 ASIN: B075F9ZH2K SMRP: $14.96   Official Synopsis: When Little Mariah (Breanna Yde) sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas.  Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the whole county! […]