Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stores Open on Thanksgiving 2014 Morning - Kmart First Opening Doors at 6 a.m.


Thanksgiving



A Baby Boomer Point of View

Back in the day not ONE store was open on Thanksgiving because the general feeling was this was an American holiday when just about everyone believed it was meant to be spent with friends and family either watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in person or on TV, playing football and board games, and eating a traditional turkey dinner together.  What a difference several decades makes: Thanksgiving 2014 will see at least a dozen major retailers opening their doors ahead of midnight on Black Friday.


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Stores Open Thanksgiving Day & Night - So When's Dinner With Family and Friends? 

K-Mart is leading the pack with their 23 year-old "tradition" of opening the doors to shoppers at 6 a.m. today, a full 24 hours before Black Friday technically starts. Not far behind are Radio Shack and Walmart, both opening at 8 a.m. way ahead of when it's time to even put the turkey into the oven. 

Consumers will then have the better part of the day to spend shopping those early bird retailer's deals before the next stores, The Gap and Old Navy, open for business at 4 p.m. Then, the floodgates of store openings occur at 5 p.m. when Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, J.C. Penney, and Toys 'R Us welcome shoppers, to be joined only an hour later by store openings by Kohl's, Sears, Macy's and Target.

Not only is it sad that thousands of retail workers won't be able to enjoy a leisurely day and Thanksgiving dinner with those they care about because they have to work. It's even more troubling that shoppers will willingly leave their families to shop for mundane material things instead of spending precious time together on the holiday that's all about gratitude and thankfulness for all we already have, especially the important people in our lives.

Don't get me wrong, there will be plenty of people shopping on Thanksgiving. Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving and even those that do recognize Turkey Day have the right to choose the way they'll spend the all or part of the day. It's just not for me. I like to focus on one holiday at a time and enjoy it in real time. So I will refrain from shopping at many of those same retailers until Friday morning and hope that there are still some great deals to be found.

How do you feel about this topic? Will you be shopping on Thanksgiving Day? Why or Why not? Please share your comments.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Free Kids Movie Printables from Disney Big Hero 6, Rio 2, How to Train Your Dragon + MORE


Free Printables



You'll find lots of free printable activity sheets and crafts from the family friendly movies your kids love on MommyBlogExpert to keep the kids busy over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.



Just a few FREEBIES for you to download...

Disney Big Hero 6 Baymax Origami Paper & Project


How to Train Your Dragon 2

Rio 2 Holiday Activity Sheets, Tags & Giftwrap

Strawberry Shortcake

More Strawberry Shortcake

Adventures in Zambezia Activity Book

The Croods Character Masks

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Word Search & Mazes

Epic Coloring Pages & Bookmarks


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FREE Kids Movie Printables How to Train Your Dragon 2 Activity & Craft Sheets #HTTYD2


Printables



All images in this post from Fox Home Entertainment


Enter to Win MBE's How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray DVD Giveaway


Don't forget to check out MBE's HTTYD2 Movie Review 

To welcome How to Train Your Dragon 2 which was just released on Bluray + DVD +Digital HD, you are invited to enter to win this Movie Giveaway as well as to download the fun, free activity sheets and craft project printables below. Included are color by number, coloring sheets, word search and a foldable airplane project for you to make with your child. Be sure to read MBE's review of this delightful kids animated fantasy too.

Just click the images to access each of these fun holiday printables, print out and enjoy! 

Color by Number
Coloring Page
Word Search

Toothless Dimensional Cutout Toy



HTTYD2 Hookfang Paper Plane

To learn more about How to Train Your Dragon 2, don't miss this movie review. You can keep up to date on everything else Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is doing by visiting FoxConnect.com and following the movie studio on Facebook and Twitter.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programming. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.




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FTC Disclosure: In connection with this #HTTYD2 #DragonsInsiders post, I disclose that I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider #FHEInsiders brand ambassador. Twentieth Century Fox has provided the printables in this post for MBE readers and I received the related Blu-ray DVD to facilitate the associated movie review and giveaway posts. Fox is supplying the prize and shipping for the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray DVD Giveaway MBE is hosting. However no payment was received and opinions here are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

Giveaway How to Train Your Dragon 2 Bluray DVD #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2


Giveaway



Get How to Train Your Dragon 2 FREE Printables HERE
Read MBE's HTTYD2 Review

Time for another Fox giveaway. Once again I'm excited to be partnering with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment this time for a review and giveaway of the new animated fantasy How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray and DVD release.

Don't miss MBE's How to Train Your Dragon 2 review. The new release includes a 2-Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD set featuring the DVD in Standard Definition and the Blu-ray in High Definition with an array of extras, in addition to the watch-anywhere Digital HD copy. 

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Movie GIVEAWAY

Ends 12/16/14
Image from Twentieth Century Fox
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MommyBlogExpert's How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Giveaway ends December 16, 2014 at 12 am PT and is open to legal residents of the U.S. only. Fox Home Entertainment will awared ONE (1) How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray DVD set ARV $38.99 to winner. Winner of this MBE contest will be selected at random from all entries and will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize.

To learn more about How to Train Your Dragon 2, read the review. You can also keep up to date on everything else Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is doing by visiting Foxconnect.com and following the movie studio on Facebook and Twitter.

Good Luck!!!

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Remember get Free How to Train Your Dragon 2 
Movie Theme Printables HERE


FTC Disclosure: In connection with this #HTTYD2 #DragonsInsiders post, I disclose that I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider #FHEInsiders brand ambassador. I received the related Blu-ray DVD to facilitate the associated movie review and free printables posts as well as this giveaway. In addition to free printablesFox is supplying the prize and shipping for the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray DVD Giveaway MBE is hosting. However no payment was received and opinions here are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

Review How to Train Your Dragon 2 Kids New Movie Release on Bluray + DVD + Digital HD


Movies



Enter the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray + DVD  GIVEAWAY

Get HTTYD2 Activity & Craft Sheet FREE Printables HERE 

Just released on Blu-ray (10/21)  and DVD (11/11), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (HTTYD2) from DreamWorks studio, is the next chapter in the epic trilogy, brought to you by DreamWorks, the studio behind the Academy Award-Nominated film How to Train Your Dragon.  As many of you remember MBE previously reviewed  several other videos based on the original hit movie including Dragons Defenders of Berk Part 1 and Dragons Defenders of Berk Part 2.



Image from Twentieth Century Fox
Referring to the $500 million global box office HTTYD2 hit, Bill Zwecker at Chicago Sun-Times says this is "The best animated film of the year." Clearly it is not only one of the top reviewed films of this year, it is also one of 2014's highest grossing animated films and is alsoone of the top 10 grossing films of the year across all genres.

In this followup to the original How to Train Your Dragon, audiences are invited to return to the fantastical work of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithrul dragon sidekick Toothless. In this episode, the inseparable duo find themselves once again protecting the peace and saving the future of mena and dragons, this time from the power-hungry Drago.

The DVD includes How to Train Your Dragon 2 in Standard Definition

The Blu-ray Features
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 in Hi Def
  • Dawn of the Dragon Racers All-New Adventure
  • Fishlegs' Dragon Stats
  • Drago's War Machines
  • Berk's Dragon World
  • Hiccup's Inventions in Flight
  • Deleted scenes
  • Commentary by Simon Otto, Bonnie Arnold, Dean DeBlois & Pierre-Oliver Vincent
Image from Twentieth Century Fox
Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor with an approximate run time of 102 minutes. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is available now on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, 2-disc Blu-ray version $38.99 List, 1-disc DVD version $29.98

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programming. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. Stay up to date on everything else Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is doing by visiting Foxconnect.com and following the movie studio on Facebook and Twitter.


Enter MBE's 
How to Train Your Dragon 2 
Blu-ray DVD GIVEAWAY

FTC Disclosure: In connection with this #HTTYD2 #DragonsInsiders post, I disclose that I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider #FHEInsiders brand ambassador. I received the related Blu-ray DVD to facilitate this movie review and associated giveaway and free HTTYD2 printables posts. In addition to the printablesFox is supplying the prize and shipping for the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray DVD Giveaway MBE is hosting. However no payment was received and opinions here are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.