Which holiday scene jingles your bells?
*Pssst, speaking of getting your bells rung, there's a great giveaway at the end of this post!*
Classic or kitschy, the holidays are about family, friends, fun, food, and festivities. And other f-words only spoken while attempting to erect the Christmas tree.
The holidays are also about nostalgia. Sniff a fruit cake, listen to Boney M's Christmas Album, or sit down with the kids to watch A Christmas Story and, like Scrooge, you'll be transported back to Christmas past where it's more fun than Christmas present. In my mind anyway.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy making the holidays fun for my family — shopping for gifts, wrapping, cooking, hiding the elf in "creative and quirky" places every morning. But Christmas 1983...now that was magical.
I stuffed my face, shopped...for fun, slept, watched holiday movies through 'til the end without interruption, and unwrapped gifts (not wrapped or purchased by me). Such splendor. I had no idea....
We obviously can't go back, but we can at least visit. The Resto Festive store (online and brick & mortar) is brimming with holiday movie memorabilia and assorted kitsch that will remind you of the Christmases of your childhood. If that doesn't tickle your frankensenses, I don't know what will.
When my family and I visited the warehouse store, I was on the ugly Christmas sweaters like Flick's warm tongue on a cold flagpole. If you get that reference, you REALLY need to visit Retrofestive—Canada's Pop Culture Christmas Store.
I'm not the only one in love with this store by the way. YMC Sharon is a fan too. She listed some of her favourite retro festive finds HERE. In addition to some holly jolly (freaking hilarious) sweaters and t-shirts, there's a ton of other fun and quirky things to make your spirits bright (Hello...Leg Lamp) and deck your halls with some Christmas kitsch.
And just in time for the holidays, we're giving away (ONE) $100 store credit to spend at RetroFestive.ca! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what Retro Festive item you'd love to find under your tree this year (You can browse the store here). You have until December 1, 2014 to enter. You must be a YMC member and please be sure you've registered your email address in our commenting system so we can contact you if you win.
Yummy Rules and Regs: You must be a YummyMummyClub.ca member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until December 1, 2014, 11:59 PM. Contest open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). Winners will be picked using www.random.org. See full contest rules.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations Pam Dillon, you are the prize winner. Happy holidays!!