Top Christmas Movies Under $10 Each!


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Top 10 Christmas Movies

Check out this list of the Top Christmas Movies all priced under $10!

51sS9+3HwwLThe Polar Express Blu-ray only $7.99! (reg $24.98)

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Elf Blu-ray only $7.99! (reg $24.98)

91S0NTwYgdL._SX466_National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Blu-ray only $7.99! (reg $24.98)

912A7r9sn6L._SX466_A Christmas Story DVD only $7.86! (reg $19.98)

download (11)Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Deluxe Edition DVD only $7.12! (reg $19.97)

download (9)A Charlie Brown Christmas Remastered Deluxe Edition DVD only $8.96! (reg $19.97)

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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special DVD only $4.99! (reg $7.98)

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Disney’s A Christmas Carol DVD only $6.99! (reg $19.99)

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Arthur Christmas DVD only $3.99! (reg $19.99)

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Disney’s Sing Along Songs – Very Merry Christmas Songs DVD only $8.99! (reg $14.99)

Prices on Amazon can change at any time. Make sure to check the price before checking out!

2015 Holiday Hot Toy List


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This is the 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List.

Click on each link below to read our reviews, to help you decide which toys are the right fit for your budget and your family.

Please note that these are not in any specific order :)

Star Wars R2-D2 Interactive Robotic Droid Review

LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack Review

Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Review

LEGO The Elves Treetop Review

Star Wars The Force Awakens Battle Action Millennium Falcon Review

Fisher Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space Review

Furreal Friends Starlily Magical Unicorn Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Playset Review

Doc McStuffins Vets n Pets Care Center Review

Vtech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway Review

Frozen Sing-a-long Elsa Doll Review

Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS Review

Journey Girls 2015 Italy Holiday Doll Review

Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex Review

Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Review

Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse Review

Fisher-Price Smart Toy Bear Review

Little Live Pets S3 Clever Keet Review

Paw Patrol Paw Patroller Review

Guitar Hero Live Review

Doc McStuffins Take Care of Me Lambie Review

Star Wars BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber Review

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo Review

Shopkins Fashion Boutique Playset Review

Target Wonder Packs (Limited Supply)


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Target Wonder Packs offer holiday experiences which range in price from $25 – $95.

There are twelve different Target Wonder Packs available while supplies last this holiday season.

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Mistledrone Mischief

Siberian Winter Party 

50496030Ugly Sweater Mug Makery

Backseat Boredom Blaster

Snowman Selfies

Moonlight Hill Hoppin’

50496039Couch Camping

Lumberjack Spa Night

50496031’90’s Throwback Party

Long Distance Posada

Disco Bath Time

Full Velocity Face-off

Looking for a gift idea that is not the same ole thing?

Try one of the Target Wonder Packs for everyone on your list this year.

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Christmas S’Mores + Free Printable Tags


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Christmas Smores



This Christmas S’Mores Gift is perfect to give to anyone!

And because they are so easy to make, these make great gifts for kids to make themselves and give away.

Print the Free Christmas S’Mores Gift Tags.

Christmas smores ingredients

INGREDIENTS
4 Graham Crackers
8 Snack Size Hershey’s
8 Marshmallows
Clear Cellophane Bags

DIRECTIONS
Place graham crackers, then Hershey bars, then marshmallows in cellophane bag.
Tie with a ribbon, twine, etc and attach printable gift card.

Checkout the other Homemade Christmas Ideas for more great inspiration for the holiday season.

Snowman Cupcake Recipe


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Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients:

1 1/3 C flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 C sugar
2 eggs, room temp
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 C whole milk

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
1 bag of marshmallows
1 bag of orange mini M&M’s

Royal Icing Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Black and red gel food coloring 

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Chocolate Cupcake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake tins with paper liners.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt stirring together. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.

Beat the eggs one at a time, after each addition, then add in the vanilla.

Alternating add the flour mixture  with the milk; beating  well.

Fill the lined cupcake tins 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool in cupcake tin for 10 minutes.

Move to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

Frosting Directions:

Cream the butter and powdered sugar until it looks light and creamy.

If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.

Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….

Add more powdered sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.

If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large round tip.

Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.

Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.

 

Royal Icing Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)

If icing is  not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.

Spoon 2 TBSP of white icing into a bowl to use as glue.

Divide the remaining icing in half. Add several drops of red gel food coloring in the first half of the icing.

Add several drops of black gel food coloring into of the half icing … stir well to mix the color.

Scoop the icing, red, white and black, into piping bags with small tips.

 

Building the Snowman:

Before placing the marshmallow on the cupcake.

Using the black icing make two tiny dots for the eyes on the marshmallow.

Add the black icing make 5-6 tiny dots in a half circle shape for the mouth.

Apply a small dot of the white icing to the center of the marshmallow just below the two tiny black dots for eyes onto the mini orange M&M for the nose of the snowman.

Set the Snowman marshmallow on top of the frosted cupcake.

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Printable Nativity Papercraft


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I found this super cute and easy Printable Nativity papercraft set several years ago and wanted to share it with you because my family and I enjoyed making ours so much I kind of thought yours might enjoy it too :)

I printed ours on cardstock and both of my kids worked together to color all of the pieces and cut and assemble the nativity.

I thought it was nice that they did it together, however this is a project that all of your kids can do because it really isn’t difficult at all.  The most challenging part might be cutting the pieces out.

I love the idea of each kids having their own nativity to display in their bedrooms.

Print your FREE Nativity here.