Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Olaf comes to share some great traditions, to celebrate the release of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” and 6 classic Disney shorts, on Movies Anywhere today! 12/19/17 #Olafsholidaybox #Olafsfrozenadventure

We had a visit from everyone’s favorite snowman from the Disney hit Frozen, Olaf. He came bearing gifts to share some holiday traditions from all around the world with us. He shared all kinds of goodies, but the biggest surprise Olaf had was an announcement that “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will be available (along with a collection of 6 Disney shorts) of Movies Anywhere just in time for the holidays! 
The short can be purchased starting today 12/19/17! This would make a great last minute gift for that special Frozen fan on your gift list! So what kind of goodies and holiday traditions did Olaf have to share well, all kinds of fun stuff. Check out some great traditions from all over the globe. 
Lefse, this traditional Norwegian flatbread has been a tradition for many years, this goes back to a time when stories told that this was served by Norse god Odin, but today it is for the holidays, you can use it like a tortilla and wrap your favorite treats inside and enjoy! 
Fruitcake, an American tradition I know we have all heard the horrors of fruitcake, how it is not liked and re-gifted year after year. I have to admit it, I had never tried Fruitcake, yes never ever. But thanks to our new friend Olaf, we gave this cake a try. It was pretty good, I can see why this treat has been around since the early 18th century. Did you know that fruitcake can age for 25 years and still be eaten, wow! If you have seen Olaf’s Frozen Adventure it is funny to see how fruitcake fits into the story, it is pretty comical.

Gingerbread, this holiday classic has been enjoyed for generations from 2400 BC! Queen Elizabeth I was credited for decorating the first gingerbread men. This well-known treat was brought by German settlers to America and is a very popular holiday treat today. I have made gingerbread men for my family for years, and it is a tradition we all know and love. 
Yule Bells, the ringing of the bells is about as Pagan as it can be. The tradition comes from an ancient Pagan ritual where bells were used to drive out sports. The bells are also used in the Christian faith, and are associated with Christmas and are rung to signal the start of religious services.
Candy Canes, these sweet treats originated in Germany about 250 years ago, but back then they were made as straight sticks. It has been said that a choirmaster in 1670 was worried about children sitting quietly in church made them into the “J” shape we know today, to fashion them after a Shepard’s crock. These sweets are usually flavored with peppermint but these days they can have any flavor, I have even seen bacon and pickle flavored candy canes, yes it is true! 
Dreidels, this Hebrew tradition dates back from the 19th century when a rabbi maintained the Jews played with dreidels in order to fool the Greeks if they were caught studying the Torah, which had been outlawed. Today playing the dreidel has become a competitive sport, and there is even a Guinness Book of World Records title for the largest number of continuously simultaneously dreidels spun, by over 800 international students. 
Do you have a favorite family tradition? Something that you have been doing for years, and something you look forward to each year? We love to make family favorite cookies, with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. We also love to hide the Christmas pickle in the tree, this is another tradition that has been in my family for many years. 
“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure" features four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (“Prep & Landing”), produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6”), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” is now available on Disney Movies Anywhere. 
The generous folks at Disney are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a code to download the great combo pack of “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” and 6 classic Disney shorts, from Movies Anywhere. Would you like to enter? Please let me know your favorite Holiday tradition? I would love to hear about it. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.
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Leela said...

Making lots of Christmas cookies and sharing.

Unknown said...

Favorite holiday tradition is decorating my tree

Bernie Wallace said...

My favorite Holiday traditions are baking cookies with my Aunt and decorating the Christmas Tree with my wife. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. My family really enjoyed this special. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Vikki Billings said...

My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with my kids and grandkids and decorating the tree after Thanksgiving!

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