Be Santa’s elf with Build-A-Bear Workshop

Fan-fave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one toy representations at Build-A-Bear Workshop Credits: Nickolodeon.com
Fan-fave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are one toy representations at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Credits: Nickolodeon.com

Be Santa’s elf with Build-A-Bear Workshop

Whether you are looking for an interactive gift experience or wanting to reward the little one(s) for behaving so well during a day of holiday shopping, Build-A-Bear Workshop has all the current favorites for this holiday season. Stop in any Workshop, including the new pop up store in New York City’s Times Square, to build a bear based on the mega sensation of Disney’s “Frozen” or the multimedia juggernauts “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” or a Christmas favorite like “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.”

For those unfamiliar, Build-A-Bear Workshop gives you the chance to literally build your own teddy bear right there in the store or you can also order online. Pick out your bear, stuff it yourself, close it up and consider yourself one of Santa’s elves working in his workshop! Build-A-Bear also has plenty of accessories one can add onto the bear, but keep in mind they are sold separately.

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First released earlier this year, “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” bears sold out of their initial run, but are back and ready for you to choose from Michelangelo, Rafael, Leonardo or Donatello. The “Ninja Turtles” are not the only ’80s hit making a comeback in a new millennium, “My Little Pony” is back in a big way and Princess Celestia is proof positive of that! This royal winged unicorn is one large stuffed animal. One that almost does not fit in the pet carrier that comes with every “Build-A-Bear” animal.

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Christopher Lee released heavy metal version of Christmas songs

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Credits: Dracula

Christopher Lee released heavy metal version of Christmas songs

Well, even at 90 years old, Sir Christopher Lee is still going strong. He has just completed filming for “The Hobbit” and is slated to be in the other two films, but this actor has done something awesome and unusual for his generation. He just released his heavy metal versions of famous Christmas carols of the “Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night”.

Lee who has been acting since 1946, is famous for his roles of Dracula, Saruman, Count Duko, and countless more. He has been named in the Top Best Actors of All Time as well as many other titles.

Many have been amazed at his wonderful career, and Johnny Depp paid homage to him and his many roles of Dracula when they cast him as the captain of the Demeter in the recent remake of the “Dark Shadows”.

He is a classically trained singer and this is not his first trek into the heavy metal music world. He released his first metal album in 2010 titled, “Charlemange: By the Sword and the Cross.”

Even at this age Sir Lee is not slowing down. He has four more movies set to premiere in the next few years.

If you are interested in getting these songs, they are available on iTunes here.

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A Very Zombie Christmas Movie Marathon

A Very Zombie Christmas Movie Marathon

Most (normal) people settle down to watch endless reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story or The Muppet Christmas Carol around this time of year. They snuggle down with their eggnog and their loved ones and get ready for some feel-good holiday flicks, complete with reindeer and a Christmas Eve saved at the last possible minute by outrageous circumstances.

But not you. No, you are a zombiephile, and no matter what time of year it is that means you will settle for no less than the finest in zombie cinema to get through your night. Whether it be Valentine’s Day or Flag Day, you know that to relax your vigilance for one second could mean complete and total annihilation of the human race.

So you watch zombie movies. Like a boss. And to celebrate the weirdness that is a zombiephile at Christmas time, here’s a list of some fine zombie flicks to get your through the cold winter nights. Get ready for the Very Zombie Christmas Movie Marathon:

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