Rise of the Guardians hits the jackpot

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One of the most fun things about having this blog is when the mail arrives and there’s clearly a special package. You’d think that I would know what was coming, but with the delays that can happen in the mail – especially for things coming into Canada from the United States – there are still surprises, even for me. When this large, shiny, red box with the fancy bow arrived at our house, we were all excited to open it and see what was inside!

It was a Rise of the Guardians viewing kit! Finding a movie that our whole family enjoys watching together always feels like hitting the jackpot. As the girls get older, we’re able to watch longer movies that have actual plot lines that can keep everyone’s attention. We have taken the girls to the movie theatre a couple of times over the last 2 years but our preference is to have a fun movie afternoon in the comfort (and convenience) of our own home. This Rise of the Guardians viewing kit included the DVD, a marching toy elf, 4 mugs, 3 containers of candy cane hot chocolate, and a set of stacking Santas that made perfect sense after we watched the movie. We had to sacrifice one mug to get the stacking Santas out (the big one got wedged in and we were too impatient to wait a day for everything to get back to room temperature) but that was a small price to pay!

Celebrate the holidays with DreamWorks Animation’s magical and critically-acclaimed adventure RISE OF THE GUARDIANS.  The perfect film to share with the entire family, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS takes audiences on a dazzling ride as our beloved heroes—Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Tooth Fairy, Sandman and the Easter Bunny—set out to protect the hopes and dreams of children everywhere.

An ideal holiday gift, the RISE OF THE GUARDIANS DVD will be available in festive holiday packaging along with a delightful marching elf wind-up toy, inspired by the adorable elves seen in the film (while supplies last—quantities are limited).  The DVD also features an hour of new bonus content, including a multi-chapter, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the epic and merry elf greetings.

What you see above are two little girls, completely enthralled with Rise of the Guardians. Last Friday, Ashlyn had a day off of school, and her grandparents were visiting, so we had a very special movie afternoon complete with mugs of hot chocolate. Both girls, and all three adults, loved Rise of the Guardians! It was very funny, a little scary but not too much, and had a great message. We spent the whole movie trying to figure out the voices (Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman and Jude Law) and the girls have already decided that this weekend, they’re going to watch it with their Daddy. I’d say we hit the jackpot!

Rise of the Guardians is rated PG (USA) or G (Canada) for thematic elements and some mildly scary action and retails for a suggested price of $14.99 U.S. (DVD) or $19.99 U.S. (Blu-ray/DVD combo).

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