Friday, November 30, 2018

5 Beloved Original Christmas Specials On DVD - #GIVEAWAY

Five of some of the most timeless holiday films come together on Blu-ray™ and DVD in The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition available now from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring all-new bonus features and unforgettable characters, experience these five classic holiday specials with your whole family.

‘Tis the season to enjoy the timeless holiday classics in The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition featuring 5 unforgettable stories.  Produced by the legendary Rankin/Bass, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and The Little Drummer Boy feature iconic Animagic™ stop-motion animation and Frosty the Snowman and Cricket on the Hearth are beautifully illustrated.

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). Along with The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town are also available in individual new Deluxe Editions on Blu-RayTM and DVD.

The 411: 

These classics are a must at Christmas time. We watch Rudolph, Frosty and Santa Claus is Coming To Town every year but I have not seen The Little Drummer Boy or Cricket On The Hearth for years.  The kids loved these movies and it gets us all a little nostalgic. My kids loved watching two "New" movies (The Little Drummer Boy and Cricket On The Hearth). I wrap 24 gifts on December 1st (our movies and books) and every night one of the kids pull on out of the basket. We open it and watch or read whatever it is. This will be added to the mix next year. Here is my original post talking about our tradition.

Santa Claus is Coming To Town is probably my favorite of this bunch if you twisted my arm to pick on. I love the story of a baby left at the Kringles home who eventually becomes Santa by making toys for all the girls and boys who are not allowed toys by Burgermeister Meisterburger. 

Frosty always made me cry when he melted. That little girl crying over Frosty's puddle when Jack Frost locks her and Frosty in the greenhouse was always so sad.

The stop animation of The Little Drummer Boy is LOVE! My sisters and I loved this movie so much. We cried during this movie too. When the little boys parents died and he was left an orphan. It sounds so sad but it is a story of promise and love. AND that little lamb!

Cricket on The Hearth is also sad at times. Why are all these movies my favorites when they use to make me cry. I think it has all the feels. Sadness, hope, love and made me feel good. PLUS Roddy MacDowall was in it and we loved him.

Last but far from least is Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer. WHO doesn't love Rudolph and all his reindeer games. My sisters and I love these movies as do my kids. These movies are for all ages and are truly timeless classics. 

·        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!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

5 Tips To Marketing Yourself To Gather More Online Shoppers

For many online business owners, it is a challenge to get more online shoppers, especially with the 
high rate of competition in the online industry. But, this does not mean that you cannot increase the 
number of online shoppers and make sales. The online industry is growing fast and as an 
entrepreneur, you need to develop better ways to get more customers.
Although you can include high-quality photos, videos, and product descriptions to boost your business,
sometimes this is not enough. You need to stand out among your competitors. Here are five tips to 
marketing yourself to gather more online shoppers.

Add social proof with reviews

Many customers understand the level of untrustworthiness in the online market. Due to this most
are cautious about who they buy from and the products they buy. Most shoppers need social proof 
from previous customers. Reviews are a great way to get more shoppers, especially if you have
 many positive reviews.
Always ensure that you have good ratings and reviews from your happy customers. When you 
receive unbiased facts and opinions from previous customers, new customers use this information 
to make their decision. Get credible reviews from the top10bestpro website.

Promote through blogging

Promotion through blogs is a great option since the content can also be posted and shared on 
social media and drive traffic through search engines. This enables them to build trust in your brand. 
It is also a cost-effective strategy for reaching a huge number of online shoppers. Create an enticing
 blog where shoppers can visit and get a glimpse of your content. With the right information on your 
blog, you can keep your shoppers engaged and build your sales.

Utilize Google analytics

Even with your store up and running, a list of great products, and incoming orders, you should find
 other ways to promote your business. Google analytics provides an easier way to analyze your sales
 data and draw conclusions by showing you your best selling products and most visited pages 
within the last 6 months. With clear information about what shoppers want, you can easily plan 
the next steps that will boost your business.

Add product videos

Apart from information, you can spice up your data with visual online tools. Create attractive videos
 that explain more about your product or services through a video. But, not any video will do. Always 
make sure the video is clear and well made, especially the first 20 seconds to keep your customers 
interested to keep on watching. Outline the benefits of the product or service in the very beginning of
 the video.

Use tools

There are different tools that you can use to market yourself and get online shoppers to shop more
 from your shop. Tools such as email marketing are essential in ensuring that the shoppers you are
 targeting know more about your products. They can also be used to carry out promotions that meet 
the specific needs of your target customers.
Through email marketing, you can engage your shoppers by offering them discounts that serve their
 wants. This is quite beneficial since you can target first-time buyers and if they love your products,
 you will be gradually creating a list of loyal shoppers.  
Combine different tactics to increase your chances of gathering more online shoppers.

What to Get the Man Who Has Everything this Holiday Season

The Fishing Caddy makes a perfect gift for the man who likes to get outdoors

OLATHE, Kansas – (November 29, 2018) – According to the Pew Research Center, 80 percent of people engage in online shopping today, and this holiday season that trend will continue. People love the convenience of online shopping, but there is a downside, too. Narrowing down the right gift, especially for the man who has everything, can be a daunting task. Type “gifts for men” into Google and you get over 1 billion results to choose from. The Fishing Caddy helps make the decision simple, affordable, and ensures that the person receiving the gift is going to love (and use) what they get.

“Everyone wants to find a great and functional gift for the man on their gift-buying list,” explains Joe Pippins, creator and founder of The Fishing Caddy. “With the Fishing Caddy there is simply no reason to look further. It’s been designed to be something that pleases nearly all men, and a lot of women and families, too.”

The Fishing Caddy is a popular gift this holiday season because of the simplicity, functionality, and the fact that people love it so much. It has been designed to make their time spent fishing more enjoyable and easier. The device is an all-in-one organization system that those who fish take with them anywhere. In fact, it’s been dubbed the “Swiss Army knife of fishing tools,” by the Outdoor Foundation. 

There are numerous reasons why The Fishing Caddy makes a perfect gift this holiday, including:

  • It’s all made in America and comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee and a two-year warranty.
  • It offers complete organizations for anglers. Everything they need is at their fingertips. The Fishing Caddy features a built-in cup holder, two rod holders, LED lights, a live well for fish that are caught, and more. It puts all the tackle in one easy-to-carry device. Plus, it won’t tip over due to water weight. 
  • The device has been designed to help people detect bites faster. The rods are kept closer by, which makes it easier to detect even the slightest movements.
  • The Fishing Caddy gives someone a gift of enjoyable outdoor time. They will have more time being organized while they do what they love. It helps to take the stress out of fishing, making it easier to carry everything they need.
  • It’s an affordable gift that won’t sit in the back of a closet. Not only will people want to use it all year long, but prices for them start at only $69.95 and range to $129. 

“Anyone who loves to fish will love The Fishing Caddy,” added Pippins. “They can grab their caddy and head out for some peace and quiet as they drop their line in the water. It’s the gift that will give to them all year long.”

The Fishing Caddy is a device that can be used all year long, including for ice fishing, bank fishing, and kayak and boat fishing. It’s suitable for adults and children, as well as makes for a great family gift. The caddy is an all-in-one fishing system.

The Fishing Caddy was successfully launched in 2017 after Pippens, who grew up poor and was once homeless, developed the idea. He was able to raise $15,000 in seed money through a Kickstarter campaign, and then won the product competition on the Steve Harvey “FUNDERDOME” show, where he was awarded a prize of $20,000 seed money. 

Billed as the world’s first all-in-one fishing system, it has been designed to help make fishing more enjoyable and give people more time to fish, rather than track down and organize their tackle and supplies. The Fishing Caddy is available online at Amazon, at select Scheels locations, Etsy, and at the company website:

About The Fishing Caddy
The Fishing Caddy is the world’s first all-in-one fishing system. Created by Joe Pippins, the caddy offers anglers an easy and simplified way to head out fishing. Features on the caddy include two rod holders, a cup holder, live well for storing fish, tackle box, and a padded seat option. The Fishing Caddy is made in the USA and comes with a two-year warranty. For more information, visit the site at:

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I am truly loving this idea. I live near a lake and while my husband doesn't fish I know a ton of friends who do. This is a wonderful gift!