Videos

2 Must-Watch Videos for “Frozen”-Obsessed Kids

Written on February 24, 2014 at 10:00 am , by

Disney’s Frozen—a haunting but happily-ending tale of sisters Elsa and Anna, one of whom possesses icy powers that have seemingly condemned the city of Arandel to a Forever Winter— has been the Big Thing in my house since the weekend it opened. We’ve seen it in 2D, 3D and, most recently, the Singalong version. (As if this were somehow inadequate, my kids, 9 and 6, ask regularly about getting the DVD, which isn’t even out until March 18.)

To get her daily Frozen fix, my daughter is loving Alex Boye’s tribal-inspired cover starring 11-year-old Lexi Walker, who seems poised to become a huge star. Her other current fave is ThePianoGuys’ amazing mash-up of music from Frozen with Vivaldi’s “Winter.“ Their obvious passion and the spectacularly icy setting make this a slam dunk. Watch and enjoy.

Tell me in the comments if your kid loves these as much as mine!

 

Holiday Cocktails: Spiced Hot Toddy

Written on December 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm , by

A Spiced Hot Toddy is a festive drink perfect for holiday gatherings. It’s simple too! See how to make this classic drink in four easy steps.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Wild Turkey Spice Bourbon
2 teaspoons of Honey
1 Orange
Hot water

For garnish
Cinnamon sticks
Cloves
Orange peel

VIDEO: WestJet Surprises Passengers with a Christmas Miracle

Written on December 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm , by

Air travel during the holiday season can be stressful—long lines at check-in, delayed flights, overcrowded planes … just thinking about it puts a damper on my holiday spirit.

But the video above reminds me just how much the holiday season brings out the best in everyone, even airlines.

Canadian carrier WestJet is spreading a little Christmas cheer and taking the edge off travelers with their “Christmas Miracle” stunt. If you haven’t watched the video already, here’s what happens:

The airline sets up virtual kiosks at Hamilton and Toronto international airports for two Calgary-bound flights. Passengers scan their boarding pass, prompting a video of a WestJet Santa asking what passengers want for the holidays. Unbeknownst to passengers, there are more than 150 volunteers recording their requests who then run out to buy, wrap and deliver all the presents to the airport upon the flight’s arrival. Passengers are surprised when wrapped boxes with name tags fall out of the luggage carousel.

It gets better. According to the airline, once the “Christmas Miracle” video hits 200,000 views, the company will give out free flights to the Ronald McDonald Charities for families in need. The viral video has already surpassed this goal.

It’s wonderful to see Christmas wishes come true, big and small.