Review — ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas DVD

'Twas the Night Before Christmas DVD Review

I think most people are familiar with the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas movie. This movie has played on television every Christmas season since 1974. But what you may not know is it was digitally remastered and re-released in October!

For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children of Junctionville. It seems some resident has angered St. Nick, calling Christmas “a fraudulent myth!” Skeptical Albert Mouse has to be brought to his senses “and let up a little on the wonder why.” How Albert is persuaded to change his tune paves the way for Santa’s jolly return to town – and the joyous finale of the animated fable inspired by Clement Moore’s poem and produced by the merrymaking conjurers of Rankin/Bass Studios. The voice talents of Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver and George Gobel make this festive fable even more fun.

My Opinion:
It was fun to watch this movie with my daughter. It brought back memories of my childhood when we would watch this movie whenever it came on television. Now that there are so many television channels available, I can’t keep up with all the holiday programming, so I like having this movie available to pull out each holiday season to watch it when we want.

Buy this DVD
Keep an eye out at stores for this DVD, as you might find it on sale after the holidays. You can also buy Twas the Night Before Christmas at for $13.99.

The Dallas Public Library carries four copies of this DVD and, not surprisingly, all copies are checked out!

Visit the Official Website to learn more about the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas DVD.

Disclosure: I received a copy of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to review. The synopsis, images and movie clips were provided by Warner Bros. All opinions are my own.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from

If you are celebrating Christmas today, I wish you and your family a very merry one!

BBC America Shop Prize Pack Winner

Congratulations to Jessica, who won the BBC America Shop Prize Pack. She has confirmed via email.

If you haven’t already entered the two gift card giveaways (Kroger and Safeway/Tom Thumb), there’s one week left!

Free flu shot at four DFW Kroger stores today (12/20)


If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet and plan to, you may be in luck.

Today, from 2-7PM, you can head to one of these Kroger stores in Dallas/Fort Worth (and other cities) to get a free flu shot ($20 value):

9140 Forest Lane — Dallas, TX 75243
752 Wynnewood Village — Dallas, TX 75224
1050 Bridgewood – Fort Worth, TX 76112
1305 S. Hwy. 121 — Lewisville, TX 75067

Up to 10,000 free shots will be given to adults and children (7 years old and older). This year’s flu shot will protect against three strains: H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B virus.

Whole Foods Market One Day Sale (12/17): Satsuma Mandarins

Whole Foods Market Friday Deal

On Friday, December 17, stop by any Whole Foods Market to get Satsuma Mandarins for only $0.69/lb! They are regularly $1.99/lb.

They’re seedless and grown in California. Yum!

For Dallas readers, stay tuned…. In January, the Richardson Whole Foods Market will be hosting a special event each Friday that you won’t want to miss! I will share details closer to January 7, 2011.

New Cellfire Coupons & Giveaway on 12/16 Santa Savings and Loadable coupons is running another giveaway on Thursday, December 16 from 12PM – 4PM Central and since I was late to announce the last one, I thought I’d post it a little early so you can mark your calendar.

Just log into your account (or create one if you don’t have one already), and you will see a coupon for either $0.50, $1.00, $2.00 or $5.00 off your next shopping trip to Kroger. Everyone will win one of these coupons! Just load it and any other coupons to your card and then scan your card at checkout, and the money will come off automatically. coupons

Here are the new coupons that you can load starting at 2:01PM Central on 12/14/10:

Save $1.00 when you buy any two bags of HERSHEY’S KISSES chocolates 7.5oz. or larger.

Colgate® Wisp®
Save $0.75 on any Colgate® Wisp® 4 count or larger.

PILLSBURY® Rolled Pie Crusts
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO packages of Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts.

PILLSBURY® Frozen Grands!
Save $0.75 when you buy any TWO Frozen Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables
Save $0.60 when you buy THREE any variety Green Giant® Frozen Boxed Vegetables.

Just for One®
Save $0.50 when you buy any variety Green Giant® Just for One® vegetables.

PILLSBURY® Sweet Rolls
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls.

Pillsbury® Crescents
Save $0.50 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Crescent Dinner Rolls.

PILLSBURY® Refrigerated Grands!
Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits.

PILLSBURY® Italian Meal Bread
Save $0.40 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust).

PILLSBURY® Cookie Dough
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough.

Progresso® Soups
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO CANS any flavor Progresso® Soups.

Nature Valley® Granola Bars
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars (excludes Nature Valley® Granola Thins).

Betty Crocker® Fruit Snacks
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® fruit flavored snacks.

Chex® Cereals
Save $0.75 when you buy any ONE BOX Chex® cereal listed: Rice Chex® Corn Chex® Wheat Chex® Honey Nut Chex® Chocolate Chex® Multi-Bran Chex® Cinnamon Chex®.

Fiber One® Chewy Bar
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars OR Fiber One® 90 Calorie Chewy Bars.

Honey Nut Cheerios
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal.

Lucky Charms® Cereal
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Lucky Charms® cereal.

Green Giant Bagged Vegetables
Save $0.40 when you buy any variety 19 OZ. – 24 OZ. ONLY Green Giant® Frozen Bagged Vegetables.

Betty Crocker Cake Mix/Frosting
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties).

PILLSBURY® Holiday Cookies
Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies.

Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers®
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any variety Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers® frozen vegetables.

Chex Mix® Treats
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Chex Mix® Treats, Golden Grahams® Treats OR Milk ‘n Cereal Bars.

Betty Crocker® Potatoes
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker® boxed Potatoes (Except Potato Buds® and Betty Crocker® Pouch).

Redbox Groupon Extended through Tuesday

If you didn’t get in on the Redbox $1 for 3 rentals Groupon, you still can. It has been extended through Tuesday, December 14.

AMEX Small Business $25 Credit Extended through 12/31

Small Business Saturday from American Express

On November 9, I wrote about the $25 credit you could get on your American Express Card if you enrolled and participated in Small Business Saturday on November 27. If you didn’t see this or you didn’t participate, you still have time! American Express has extended the program through December 31.

This means you can shop at any local (not online) small business that accepts American Express between now and December 31 and receive a $25 credit on your American Express card.

Use this free money to buy teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, food for holiday parties, etc.

I stopped by T. Hee Greetings & Gifts in Dallas today and saw many items for under $25 that were adorable. They have two east Dallas locations. If you need monogrammed items, stationery, holiday cards, ornaments or other gifts, and live in the area, you might check them out. I am trying to decide if I want to buy items there or at a local coffee shop or at another small business retailer in my neighborhood.

Be sure to enroll your card and read the terms & conditions before you use your card.

See details on Facebook too (look for the extension announcement from Amex on November 28).

Free Shipping Day at Participating Online Retailers is December 17

Free Shipping Day

If you are planning to make online purchases in the next few weeks, check out

You may be able to get free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve if the online retailer is participating on Friday, December 17.

More than 1000 online retailers are participating, with more than 60% of them offering free shipping on all orders. Codes will be posted at 12AM Eastern on December 17 at

I vaguely remember hearing about this last year, but had forgotten about it until I took an online survey a few days ago that asked if I planned to participate in ‘free shipping day’.

KitchenAid Professional 610 Stand Mixer – Williams-Sonoma’s Deal of the Day

Today’s deal of the day at is a KitchenAid Professional 610 Stand Mixer for $299.95 with a $50 rebate, making it only $249.95!

I think this is the best price I’ve seen for a 6 quart KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer since I started pricing them. I checked all the cash back sites I belong to (,,, as well as, but I couldn’t find any with a cash back option for Williams-Sonoma. You can get 2 points per dollar at though.

There’s a limited quantity available and you only have four color options to choose from, but I hope this helps someone who is looking to buy one!