Tag Archives: Holidays

Banksy Installs Two Stenciled Reindeer Next To Bench To Raise Homelessness Awareness

In the spirit of the holiday season, the mysterious Banksy stenciled a couple of white reindeer directly next to a bench in Birmingham, England, so it appeared like they were attached. The reindeer look like they’re ready to take flight and bring both the bench and the sleeping man along for the ride.

The artist stated that this installation was to bring awareness to the homelessness issue that has been growing around the area.

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The 2019 LEGO Employee Christmas Gift Has Been Revealed

Since 2008 LEGO employees have received a surprise gift at Christmas time in the form of an exclusive set.

Matthew Ashton, VP of Design, tweeted a picture of this year’s set which is  Star Wars themed. Employees will receive a 1,038 piece Christmas X-wing set!

LEGO is paying tribute to the legendary Star Wars X-wing Fighter as it celebrates the debut as an official LEGO tie-in set 20 years ago. This current, festive version of the iconic Rebel starfighter comes in as a larger, upscale model decked in red and white just in time for the holidays.

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Gallery 1988 Announces Pop Toppers Art Show By Blain Hefner Opening On November 15

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles announces their upcoming exhibit Pop Toppers (Christmas 2019) from Blain Hefner. Blain created the Die Hard tree topper awhile back and now we have learned that he was working on 17 more!

Some of the toppers are based on Christmas movies, some are not. There is a nice variety of genres represented in the show. They’ll all debut Friday, November 15th at Gallery 1988. Join them from 7-9 PM and start your Christmas shopping early!

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Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House Kit 

Get the family together this winter for some afternoon fun! This kit includes everything you need to build and decorate your very own Oreo holiday chocolate cookie house. It comes with pre-baked chocolate cookie pieces, pre-made icing, Oreo Cookies, Oreo Mini Cookies, fruity gummies and candy jewels. Just open the box and start building!

The kit, which has already been spotted at several stores, retails for about $10. The kit is available online at Big Lots and can be ordered HERE.

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Funko Announces 2019 Marvel Holiday Pop! Figures

Deck the halls and fill the stockings with these 2019 Marvel Holiday Pop! figures arriving soon in stores. 

Take your pick from Apron wearing Deadpool with turkey in hand, Captain America Snowman, Ugly Sweater wearing Thanos, gun toting Rocket on a snowmobile or Baby Groot decorated like a Christmas tree.

   

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Harry Potter Fans Will Be Spellbound By This Magical Hallmark Hogwarts Castle Musical Tree Topper

Whether sorted into Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, every young witch and wizard earns their place in the world of magic through their studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Bring the enchantment of Hogwarts to your holiday celebrations with the Harry Potter Collection Hogwarts Castle Musical Tree Topper with light.

Plug it into the included power adapter for constant illumination, then press the button—either on the included Hogwarts crest remote control or on the back of the tree topper—to start a sound and light show scene featuring music from Hedwig’s Theme.

Connect one or more Harry Potter Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately for $29.99) to unlock additional exclusive performances from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that you can’t access with the ornaments alone!

– Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree topper. Connect this tree topper to the power adapter (included) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button on the remote control or on the back of the tree topper to watch it illuminate and hear music from “Hedwig’s Theme.” No batteries necessary.
– Artist crafted by Orville Wilson, this Christmas tree topper comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2019 in copyright.
– Add other Harry Potter Collection ornaments to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
– Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.
– Plastic Christmas tree topper is lead-free and measures 8.4″ W x 9.5″ H x 6.9″ D.

Available July 13, 2019 at Hallmark for $119.99.

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Home Alone Again With The Google Assistant

Twenty-eight years ago, we met the precocious Kevin McCallister in “Home Alone,” the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time. Now, Macaulay Culkin has reprised his role as the ever-resourceful Kevin.

Add aftershave to your shopping list, set reminders, and fend off bandits, hands-free with Google Assistant.

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A Giant Red Boombox In New York City That Starts A Massive Holiday Dance Party When Plugged In

Improv Everywhere in partnership with Target, placed a 10-foot tall boombox on Pier 17 in Manhattan and waited for unsuspecting people to plug it in. 

Real New Yorkers worked together to carry the 160-foot long cord across the pier to an oversized outlet. Once the boombox was plugged in, everyone was surprised by a massive holiday dance party with 100 acrobatic dancers, thousands of Christmas lights placed on two historic ships, and 10 hidden snow machines.

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Lil Jon Featuring Kool-Aid Man – All I Really Want For Christmas 

Lil Jon appears to be in a jolly mood joining the Kool-Aid Man for the release of the Christmas song, “All I Really Want for Christmas.”  The Atlanta based rapper regales the listener with what he really wants for the holiday, while the Kool-Aid Man serves his trademark “Oh Yeah!!!” phrase.

What’s more festive than the peaceful tones of Lil Jon and that cherished holiday beverage, Kool Aid?

You can stream and download the song HERE.

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The Upside Down Christmas Tree

The online Christmas tree retailer Treetopia is selling a tree that faces upside down. This unique shape saves space and offers more room for presents 

Fall head-over-heels in love with Treetopia’s 7-foot Knocked Upside Down Christmas Tree. It features a full shape and 100% classic PVC needles with hand-strung clear lights that cast a warm glow during the holidays. Its unique shape makes it a whimsical backdrop for your beloved ornaments while providing ample space for presents.

The tree comes in either a trimmed or untrimmed version.

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