Blogmas Day 12: Films on TV Christmas 2016

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Can you believe it’s the last day of Blogmas?! I’ve had such an amazing time working on these blog posts and sharing them with you. I definitely think I’ll be doing the full 24 days next year.

Following from yesterday’s post, because there’s so much on over Christmas, I decided to dedicate a separate post to what films are on. So for the final post, here’s what movies you need to know about being on this Christmas.

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A Christmas Carol

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Jim Carrey’s animated take on the Charles Dickens’ classic magically transports you back to the 19th Century to tell the tale of miserable old Ebenezer Scrooge and his pure hatred for the festive period. While a story many of us have come to know, it’s one you can never grow tired of, especially with the fantastic animation of this movie version.

Airs 11:30AM on BBC One 

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

This fantasy sequel of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ sees the Pevensie children summoned to return to Narnia to help Prince Caspian fight the dark forces of the despotic Lord Miraz.

Airs 2:15PM on BBC One

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

My favourite Disney film! The Disney 1996 animation is what made the breed so popular and well loved (and is the reason behind my huge love for them… and owner of four in my 21 years.) Join Pongo and Perdita in an extraordinary journey to find their beloved puppies after the evil Cruella De Vil captures them for her no good selfish plans involving fur fashion.

Airs 4:20PM on ITV

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Disney Nerd: A gift guide for the Disnerd in your life

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It’s been so long since I’ve done a Disney Nerd post, but after roaming around the Disney Store in Cardiff and all the Christmas products out, I’ve decided to revive the series with a brand spanking new post to help you this festive season!

Christmas is rapidly approaching and while Disney is a fairly obvious choice for many young ones, it can also be great for gifts for older people, too. Because whether you agree or not, Disney is not just for kids! Walt himself even said it. So, if you have a Disnerd in your life, I have some perfect gift ideas for you and they’re all in this blog.

 

Mickey Mouse Icon Necklace – £39.00

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This beauty is from the ‘Arribas Jewelled Collection’ which features Swarovski crystals. It’s perfect for the typical Disney classic fan who loves a bit of jewellery in their life.

Available from the Disney Store

101 Dalmatians Glazed Mug – £6.99

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I love a good Disney mug and this one seems to be a decent size, especially for the price! 101 Dalmatians is also my favourite from Disney, so it’s no surprise that my friend bought this for me for my birthday!

Available from the Disney Store

 

Alice in Wonderland Book Print Cushion Cover – £12.95

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This isn’t officially Disney, but perfect for those who are wandering in Wonderland. I think this is a beautiful cover which I’d have in my room – that is, if my mother doesn’t nick it for herself to put in the living room!

Available from Etsy

Disney Inspired Candle Holders – £5.99 each

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These are so beautiful and I’d really love to collect all of them. There’s quite a few to choose from on the site and I really think it shows off your Disney side without it being too OTT.

Available from Etsy

Kinkade Disney Dreams Calendar 2017 – £9.99

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I bought the 2016 version of this for my mother and she loved it so much that she plans to save some of her favourite images and frame them. The artwork is simply stunning and perfect to add into the home of any Disney lover.

Available from Calendar Club

Dumbo Vintage Disney Wash Bag – £7.99

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I love vintage Disney so much! This cosmetics bag is perfect for storing make up or for a travel wash bag or even a pencil case. Whatever your recipient uses it for, it’ll be sure to look adorable.

Get it from Truffle Shuffle

ASOS Disney iPhone 6 Case – £6.00

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This saves your phone from being damaged and just looks super adorable. What’s not to love? A perfect stocking filler.

Available from ASOS

Disney Don’t Be Grumpy Be Happy Wash Bag Set – £14.99

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Ideal for the Grumpy in your life! I’ve actually been eyeing this up for my stepdad because we always get him Grumpy stuff because he kind of looks like him and he also loves bath stuff. I thought I should point out there are a ton of more Disney gifts such as this and the Dumbo bag on Truffle Shuffle – it was difficult not putting every item in this guide!

 Available from Truffle Shuffle

Disney Princess A5 Diary 2017 – £8.99

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Because there’s always someone who could pass for a Disney princess! Great for keeping your year in order and just adding a bit of Disney magic to your daily life.

Available from Calendar Club

Once Upon A Dream Novel – £7.99

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If you’ve got a bookworm in the family, this is perfect. I’ve seen a few in this series in various stores including Tesco and Waterstones. I have every intention of getting the entire collection once I track it down, but plan to start with this one as Sleeping Beauty is my favourite princess, besides Pocahontas.

Available from the Disney Store

POP! Disney Mickey Mouse – £9.71

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Funko Pop figures have proven to be fairly popular, especially with Disnerds. These pop culture pieces are the perfect ornaments which aren’t too easy to break. They come in many characters but I absolutely adore this retro Mickey. Now I know these are available in many places, including some Disney Stores, but the only link I could find is on Amazon.

Available from Amazon

Disney Traditions Winnie the Pooh Figurine – £10.99

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The Disney Traditions figurines are a classic collection and have a lot to choose from, but I cannot get over the cuteness of this Pooh Bear figure – just look at him! My mother has a cupboard in our living room dedicated to Disneyana (the name for Disney memorabilia) and has many of these. I think she’s caught wind I’ve bought her one for Christmas, though!

Available from the Disney Store 

Disney Bambi Boxed Pyjama Set – £13.00

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Primark are currently best known for their incredible Disney nightwear range and this gorgeous set is no exception. It’s boxed, which makes it the perfect present to wrap. And who doesn’t love Bambi?

Available from Primark*

What’s your favourite from this gift guide? Comment below and let me know what you think!

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*Primark currently do not sell online, but just showcase their items. 

 

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Disney Nerd: My top 10 Disney films

 

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Disney films are without a doubt my favourite films of all, but to narrow it down to a top ten has been a very difficult task for me, as a Disnerd, to accomplish. However, after a long thought (and discussion with my mother), I’ve managed to pick a top ten.  I’ve based this on the Walt Disney films and not included live actions or Disney Pixar. These are in order and took a LOT of thought, so without further ado…

10.Lady and The Tramp

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This canine love story is one that definitely pulls at my heart strings and as someone who prefers dogs over people, this is such a lovely film I enjoy curling up to watch. The soundtrack is beautiful, with ‘Bella Notte’ being my favourite song from the entire film.

9.The Aristocats

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Even if you’re a dog > cat person, it’s impossible to not love the tale of this feline family as they try and venture home to their mansion in Paris. The songs are catchy and the entire storyline is full of family friendly comedy and a plot to win you over and really make everybody want to be a cat.

8.The Lion King

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A true classic. The Lion King is a beautiful and emotional film but has the equal balance of comedy for it not to break your heart too much (Mufasa’s death anyone? Still gets me going even today.) The scenery of the film is gorgeous with the African colour scheme and beautiful wild animals. Of course, another film full of songs which will be etched in your mind for many years, including the famous ‘Circle of Life’, it’s no wonder the film inspired a Broadway/West End show.

7.Aladdin

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Starring the late Robin Williams, this is definitely one of his most finest pieces of work with the chucklesome Genie really being what makes this movie what it is. Of course, we can’t forget about the leading Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, who both share a beautiful love story, but where would a Disney film be without a splash of laughter?

6.A Goofy Movie

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To me, this film is highly underrated. A member of the classic Disney films, Goofy, takes his son Max, on a trip of a lifetime, which can only go wrong in true Goofy style. Another film with a great soundtrack full of toe-tapping hits, this film is one that any person who considers themselves a Disney fan needs to see in their lifetime.

5.Pocahontas

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I used to watch this film every Sunday at my Gran’s without fail. Differing from most Disney princess fairytales, this tells the story of Powhatan Indian princess Pocahontas and English explorer, John Smith. Coming from two different worlds who are against one another, Pocahontas and John Smith are brought together during John’s search for a New World before falling for one another. The beautiful animation really introduces a historic native culture to the world and shares the love story of the diverse love interests. Definitely a classic almost forgotten from the Disney films.

4.Beauty and the Beast

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Who couldn’t be in love with Beauty and the Beast? From the hearty characters and the well known songs, not to mention the beautiful animation by Disney. Another wonderful story which teaches that love is love and not defined by a person’s looks. Plus, how amazing is Gaston? One of the best villains going. As much as he isn’t a feminist, you just love to hate him and his selfishness.

3.Sleeping Beauty

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Another Disney princess film I adore is Sleeping Beauty. The magic and thrill of it all is so enticing and I’m absolutely in love with the three good fairies.  The fact that even though they are unaware of who the other person is, Aroura and Phillip are willing to fight for one another’s love, though it ends up they were destined to be together all along. Thank goodness they were actually going to be set up with each other the entire time, right?

2. Peter Pan

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A definite close second, the entire story of Peter Pan and the idea of Neverland has had me in awe since a little girl. A world where growing up doesn’t exist and adventure awaits is truly something I admire and long to exist. Although the music, animation and characters were what appealed to me most as a child, perhaps now at an older age where I’m becoming a young woman with many responsibilities and fear the future is the reason I truly have fallen in love with Neverland.

1. 101 Dalmatians

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Of course, having owned four dalmatians of my own, it’s no surprise that this is my number one Disney film of all time. I’ve been obsessed since I was quite literally a baby and owned more than a fair few hundred of stuffed Dalmatian toys. The thought of that many dogs actually does excite me, despite being a lot of work and for some reason unknown, the breed has always been one I’ve been most attracted to when it comes to dogs. I love to hate Cruella and following the puppies as they prove that dogs are in fact smarter than you think is such an exciting and entertaining story which I love to relive again and again.

 

What are your top 10 Disney films – are any of them mentioned above? Comment below because I love to talk Disney!

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.