Jingle All The Way 2, Free activity sheets & Blu-ray Giveaway #JingleInsiders

Fill your stocking with a new holiday classic that will have the whole family laughing when Jingle All The Way 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD December 2 from WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film franchise.

Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry (Larry the Cable Guy; Cars, Tooth Fairy 2) is having a bear of a time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his eight-year-old daughter, Noel. The season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, and Noel’s new stepfather wants to keep it that way — so he can be the one to make her holiday wish come true. When Larry learns all Noel wants for Christmas is the bear, he’ll stop at nothing to make his little girl happy and get her the toy of her dreams…Co-starring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Jingle All The Way 2 is heartwarming and hilarious fun for the whole family!

Jingle All The Way 2 is directed by Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, The Tooth Fairy 2) and produced by Michael Luisi (Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Christmas Bounty, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown) and Vicki Sotheran (The Sandlot 2, The Sandlot: Heading Home).

In celebration of this release I have a few fun holiday activity sheets to share with my readers!

Just click on each image to enlarge, print and enjoy.




The Blu-ray Combo and DVD bonus features including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a mock Public Service Announcement from Larry and Santino advising how you can stay safe while shopping this holiday plus a special Harrison the Bear TV commercial and an exclusive interview with the hottest toy of the season.


The holiday cheer continues… enter to win a free Jingle All The Way 2 Blu-ray Combo here on Five Dollar Shake!

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 12th. winner must be 18+ and live within the confidential U.S or Canada. No PO boxes please.

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Watch for more Jingle All The Way 2 fun to be shared including a viewing party, and movie review.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.


1. Enjoyed an over night visit with friends.
2. Had to decline an offer to attend an exciting Hollywood press trip, due to bad timing.
3. Baked yummy Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
4. Had our carpets and furniture cleaned.
5. Gave our dog a bath at a do-it-yourself grooming place.
6. Cleaned out and organized our linen closet.
7. Pulled our Christmas tree and decorations out of the attic.

Hallmark: Northpole Toys Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

All the myths and stories from your childhood are true… Northpole is real and it’s bigger and more fun than you can imagine. This year, Hallmark is specially delivering products that help families connect to Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Don’t miss the first look into Santa’s magical city called Northpole: watch this behind-the-scenes video and discover the winter wonderland at Northpole1820.com!

We recently received two of Northpolians’ favorite holiday activities to review here on on Five Dollar Shake.


Avalauncher – Walmart exclusive: With this snowball launcher, kids can practice their snowball skills even when the weather isn’t frosty.

Magic Snowball: No Snow? No problem! Play indoors with these magically-lit, color-changing plush snowballs.

Both toys have been a hit with our girls. Definitely adding to their excitement of the up-coming holidays. I believe there are plans to take their Papa by surprise when he enters the house Christmas morning, and there might have been talk of a hostage or two. With our family being so tech driven, it’s nice to see the girls using their imagination, and having so much fun.

The toys are very well made. The Avalauncher shoots a good distance, and the Magic Snowball is really soft, like snow. Both have been a lot of fun, and make great gift ideas. Which is why we’re happy to have them on the 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

For more information on these and other funderful ways to bring home a little bit of Northpole magic visit http://shop.northpole1820.com/.
For lot’s of free Nothpole online fun visit http://www.northpole1820.com/.

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Magic Snowball, and Avalancher of their own. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 9th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the continental U.S. No PO Boxes.

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Please look after this bear, Paddington is headed to the big screen #PaddingtonMovie


From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman. Paddington will be in theaters January 16th.


In celebration of this adorable release, I have a few coloring and activities sheets to share with my readers. Just click each link below to print!

Paddington - ConnectDots

Connect the Dots, Paddington Memory Game, Printable Gift Tag. Paddington Coloring Pages here and here.

Visit the Official Paddington Websites

Like Paddington on Facebook

Follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest


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In theaters January 16

Seeing Paddington brings back so many sweet memories! Both of my girls loved to be read the book, while they held onto their own stuffed Paddington bear. After enjoying the book for so long, I’m really looking forward to seeing Paddington come to life on the big screen. Only this time I’ll be sharing Paddington and his adventures with my granddaughter.

What about you? After watching the trailer above, do you think you’ll be seeing Paddington?

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Our How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Night #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2

A couple of weeks ago I let my readers know that we were planning a fun How to Train Your Dragon movie night. What I didn’t know to tell you was that it would be a whole week-long celebration.

First our party pack was delivered…


Inside was enough How to Train Your Dragon fun for the whole family. We also recently receive How to Train Your Dragon tattoos, toys, a hat, and a really cool Toothless mug.


We were so excited about this release that we celebrated all week long. We did dragon arts and crafts, and colored our How to Train Your Dragon coloring sheets. Then on Friday we added the digital code to our account and enjoyed the movie together as a family. The kids loved eating dinner on their How to Train Your Dragon plates, napkins and cups. The week long celebration was fun, but nothing beats time spent together for a family movie night.


The movie was fantastic! We watched it via Digital HD, and the animation was truly stunning. It’s funny, action packed, but also has a sad twist. I don’t want to give anything away, but I can tell you my teenager (a big fan of the first movie) was not real happy with the sad twist and how it went down. There was some complaining. Other than that, How to Train Your Dragon 2 was enjoyed by the whole family, and is one we’re happy to have added to our movie collection.

The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature hours of bonus materials that I highly recommend. The features explore the beautiful world of dragons. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD contain four exclusive featurettes, deleted scenes and a 60-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film. We really enjoyed all the bonus features.

Don’t forget between now and December 3rd, you can enter to win a free How to Train Your Dragon Blu-ray Combo pack here on Five Dollar Shake!

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MasterChef Junior airing Tuesday nights on FOX #masterchefjunior

How fun is this show! Master Chef Junior is a culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook, as part of a new multi-year deal with award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. The junior chefs each compete by preparing their own versions of one of Gordon’s favorite dishes. It’s amazing how some of the kids handle the competition and thrive. The pride, the heartbreak! We love watching and talking about this show. It’s always entertaining.

Our granddaughter Becca recently received a fun package from FOX, and MasterChef Junior to test out her own cooking skills.


The package included everything she needed for DIY gourmet popcorn. Even her own measuring spoons and chef hat!


Our teenager and Becca handled this one on their own, while I was under the weather. It sounded like a lot of fun, and the house sure had a delicious aroma. I heard that Becca created a tasty, spicy popcorn and that she handled things in the kitchen like a real MasterChef. The girls enjoyed sharing their gourmet popcorn with the rest of the family while watching the premiere of MasterChef Junior.


We’ve been watching MasterChef Junior weekly since the new season began, and really enjoying it. Each of us trying to guess the out come of each dish. The kids are amazing! Very talented, determent and inspiring. I know I wouldn’t go up against any of them!

You can watch MasterChef Junior airing on Tuesday nights at 8/7C on FOX!

Get social and catch some behind the scenes fun by following on Facebook, and Twitter.

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Grab the snack that gives back #ThisBarSavesLives

Every year, severe acute malnutrition claims the lives of 2.6 million children. That’s one child every 12 seconds. But here’s the thing…it’s preventable. If we each made even a small effort, this could be a reality of the past.

That’s where This Bar Saves Lives comes in (founded by actors and activists Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel). They’re the makers of 3 delicious, non-GMO snack bars packed with superfoods.


Whole Foods brought them in stores to bring awareness to their buy-one, give-one movement. For each bar you purchase, one life-saving packet of Plumpy’Nut®—a nutrient-rich paste—is donated to a malnourished child across the world.

Learn more about the bars, the cause, and ordering at http://www.thisbarsaveslives.com/pages/faq

This morning, I’m not just enjoying my snack while at work – I’m saving lives!


Okay, it’s great that they make a difference, but how do they taste? I think they taste great! In-fact they have replaced my usual morning granola bars. The Wild Blueberry Pistachio is by far my favorite. I plan to continue buying them when my case is gone.

How about you? Tell me, where do you save lives?

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Trailer Park Tuesday, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 #BlartRidesAgain

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

Directer: Andy Fickman

Cast: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough, David Henrie

In theaters: April 17, 2015

ATTENTION: Blart is back. REPEAT: Blart is back… he he he. I have to admit this make me happy. The first movie is a guilty pleasure of mine. Even though I’ve seen it a dozen times, I still laugh at some of the scenes. Hoping the sequel is just as funny.

How about you? Will you see Paul Blart Mall Cop 2?