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Disney Christmas Playlist!

Who doesn’t love Christmas? And adding Disney sparkle to that Christmas magic just makes it even better! Here are some of my favourite Disney Christmas songs:

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The Christmas Song – Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

A traditional, sweet, and catchy song. I love singing along to this because it just adds to much magic without even trying too hard.

Make Me Look Good – Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas

This just shows family in such a funny way but somewhat real way. Sure, your family can sometimes embarrass you, but that’s what families do.

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What’s This? – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of Nightmare Before Christmas action. And in this song, Jack literally says (or sings) almost everything there is about Christmas.

Making Christmas – The Nightmare Before Christmas

This song is literally about making Christmas – or, at least, what they thought Christmas was!

As Long as there’s Christmas – Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

This song is so meaningful and beautiful. It’s such a brilliant song! The reprise of this is just as amazing, too.

Stories – Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Yes, this isn’t exactly about Christmas. But it is about a gift Belle is giving the Beast, and it’s such a beautiful song about books. So as a bookworm, how could I not include this?!

Let it go – Frozen/Demi Lovato

This isn’t exactly about Christmas either, but I always feel quite Christmassy because it has that sort of vibe. Plus, I watched it in cinema for my birthday which is pretty close to Christmas, so I still associate Frozen with that memory anyway.

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman? – Frozen/Disney Channel Cast

This also counts as a Christmas song, right?

It Feels Like Christmas – The Muppets Christmas Carol

I still actually haven’t seen this film, but I plan to this year! It’s a pretty cute and catchy song, though.

Let it Snow – Liv and Maddie

I love her voice and I feel like she sings this song very well. And the whole scene is just so Christmassy!

Up on the Housetop – Liv and Maddie

This song reminds me of my childhood (big Jackson 5 and former Barney fan here lol) so I had to add this one too. It’s a cute, festive, innocent song. You can’t help but sing along with it. And then have it stuck in your head for years after.

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Last Christmas/Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

Queen Ariana Grande sang these in the Disneyland Christmas Parade 2014, so I had to add these too. She did such a great job, and if you haven’t already watched her perform these songs at that event, you need to!

Bonus!

It’s Not Christmas Without You – Victorious

This isn’t a Disney song, but it’s Nickelodeon so I guess it sort of counts? This song is just so amazing and I actually still enjoy watching the Christmas episode of Victorious, as well as many others.

The Christmas Song – Nickelodeon

Again, it’s not Disney, it’s Nickelodeon, but it’s more or less the same thing, and it’s so festive!!

What are your favourite Disney Christmas songs?

 

Have a magical day

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Halloween Must-Watch Movies (Part 1)

Halloween is just around the corner! It’s my second favourite holiday (first being Christmas). The costumes, movies, music, festivity is all so much fun to get involved in. There’s something to do and watch for all ages. There’s so many movies to watch so I’m going to have to cut it in to two parts – but I’m not complaining! However, let’s be honest; most of the movies are going to be from the amazing Tim Burton – it’s not Halloween without him!!

  1. Frankenweenie (2012)

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Plot: Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd whose best friend is his dog, Sparky. But when Sparky dies, Victor is heartbroken. Soon, he comes up with an idea to bring Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful until his classmates find out what he’s done; then, everything goes wrong.

2. Corpse Bride (2005)

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Plot: Victor and Victoria’s families have arranged for them to get married. Luckily, the like each other. But that doesn’t stop Victor from being nervous. While he’s in the forest rehearsing his vows, he somehow accidentally asks Emily (a corse) to marry him!

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Plot: Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s Pumpkin King, has become bored with with the same annual routine. When he accidentally stumbles upon Christmastown, he falls in love with the holiday and decides to celebrate and control Christmas, by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over his role.

4. The Book of Life (2014)

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Plot: In Mexico, Manolo, Maria and Joaquin have been friends since childhood, although their lives have taken extremely different paths. But, Manolo and Joaquin have one thing in common; they both want to marry Maria. Little do they know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the outcome.

5. Once Upon A Halloween (2005)

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Plot: The Evil Queen plans to conquer Halloween and asks her cauldron to show her several villains that could help her, including Ursula, Captain Hook, Pete and Yzma.

6. Casper (1995)

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Plot: Casper is a young, kind ghost who haunts a mansion in Maine. When a specialist comes along to communicate with the ghosts, he brings his daughter, Kat. Casper falls in love with Kat.

7. Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Plot: After moving to Salem, Mass, Max explores a haunted house with his little sister Dani and their friend Alison. Whilst there, Max accidentally frees a coven of witches who used to live in that house. With the help of a magic cat, Thachery Binx, the kids must stop the witches from becoming immortal.

8. Edward Scissorhands

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Plot: A scientist builds an animated human being, Edward. The scientist dies before finishing him, leaving poor Edward alone, and with scissors for hands. When saleswoman Peg discovers Edward, she takes him home, where he falls for her daughter, Kim. But his looks and shyness makes him an outcast.

9. Halloweentown (1998)

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Plot: After learning she’s a witch, Marnie must help save a town full of supernatural beings.

10. Monsters Inc. (2001)

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Plot: Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan is the top scarer. His scare assistant is his best friend, Mike Wazowski. But, visiting from the human is a little girl, Boo, who’s gone where no human has gone before.

11. Monster House (2006)

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Plot: No one believes DJ, Jenny or Chowder when they say that a house is haunted. With Halloween quickly approaching, they must find a way to stop it.

12. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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Plot: Real estate agent Jim Evers takes his wife and kids on vacation. But, on the way, they stop off at a creepy mansion that Jim has been asked to sell, only to discover that it’s being haunted. And now they have to break a curse and rescue wife and mother Sara!

13. The Addams Family (1991)

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Plot: When a man who claims to be Fester, Gomez Addams missing brother, arrive at their house, the family are thrilled and welcome him in. However, they begin to suspect that he’s a fraud when he can’t remember some details of Fester’s life.

14. Coraline (2009)

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Plot: While Coraline explores her new home, she discovers a secret door which leads to an alternate world. In many ways, it’s a better world. That is until Other Mother tries to make her stay.

15. Beetlejuice (1988)

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Plot: After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their residence, unable to leave. When a family buy the home, they try their best to scare them away, without success. Soon, Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit, whose “help” quickly puts the Maitlands and the new family in danger.

16. Matilda (1996)

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Plot: This film adaptions of Roald Dahl’s work is about a girl who’s forced to put up with her abusive family and headteacher. But when she realises she has powers, her life isn’t quite the same.

 

Part two of my recommendations will be up next week – there will be some scary films included in the next one, don’t worry 😉

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How To Add A Touch Of Disney To Your Graduation

Graduation is just around the corner for many people, my sister included. It can be a nervous day, so why not make it less scary and more excitable by adding Disney to your special day? After all, it’s quite a unique experience. Right now, you may have no idea what to do next; but chill! Just enjoy your day!

Here are some special ways to add a touch of magic to your day…

Graduation Caps

Recently, decorating your graduation cap has become very popular. You’ve paid for it, so I guess you may as well decorate it as you like.

You could embrace your childhood and go for caps like these;

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Or, you could copy some characters. You could go for Sharpay Evan’s fabulous look, from High School Musical 3: Senior Year;

 

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Or, you could copy Patrick’s look from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I know it isn’t Disney, but it’s still a cool style, and he’s a book character – Belle would approve of your bookworm style!

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There are so many options!

Disneybound

 

If you’re not brave enough to decorate your cap, or want to do something more than just that, then Disneybound! It’s another fun, creative thing to do.

You could Disneybound as Sharpay from High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Her graduation look is quite inspiring.

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Or, you could go for something more simple. I particularly like this Disneybound idea for Rapunzel;

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Add a bow to your outfit!

 

Bows are the cutest things ever and just scream ‘DISNEY!’ for me! Why not add one to your outfit, somehow? Whether it’s on your cap, your dress, your shirt, your shoes or your bag, it’s still cute. And if you don’t want to add a bow, you could just add a Disney accessory/piece of jewellery!

Disney inspired hairstyle/makeup

Easy pops! Choose your favourite hairstyle and favourite makeup look from whatever character you like, and copy it. Or do something similar.

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Watch movies

 

There isn’t a lot of choice of Disney movies related to graduation, but the few that I know of are worth the watch. There’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Lizzie McGuire: The Movie, and An Extremely Goofy Movie. You could even watch some movies that relate to high school, such as Big Hero 6 and A Goofy Movie!

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Have your celebratory drink in your very own Disney mug! Your drink will then be the most magical of all.

Say an unhealthy amount of Disney quotes

This will be an emotional day for some, so lighten the mood by embracing your inner Disney Nerd and slay people with quotes and references.

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So, whether it’s your graduation or your friends or relatives; good luck and have fun! And keep your head in the game!

 

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My 10 underrated non-Disney animated movies

There are many movies out there that are so good, that they actually get confused to be a Disney movie. They may as well be a Disney movie! Here are ten of the best non-Disney animations.

1. The Book of Life

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This fun, animated adventure is brought to us from 20th Century Fox. Following young man Manolo who is torn about pleasing his father and following his dreams. This film tells us to celebrate the past whilst looking to the future.Featuring some recognisable songs, this film will have you singing along with it in no time.

If I’m honest, it’s not exactly what you’d expect it to be like, but it is an amazing movie. It explores The Day of the Dead as well as young love.

 

2. The Swan Princess

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This film holds so many childhood memories for me. From Nest Entertainment, this film is about a sorcerer who wants the King’s castle. Therefore, he transforms the princess into a swan by day, to try to persuade her to marry him. Suitable for all the family, this film has a lot of humour and super catchy songs.

3. Thumbelina

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Another 20th Century Fox film! Based on Don Bluth’s Thumbelina, this film is about a tiny girl who meets a tiny fairy prince. However, after getting kidnapped, she must find her way home while her prince searches for her. Full of adventure, this film is fun for all the family, although it may have the cynics throwing up.

 4. Anastasia

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This has to be one of my favourite childhood films, and is still one of my favourites to date. From 20th Century Fox, this film is based on the story of the lost Duchess, Anastasia. Not remembering her past or who she is, the last surviving child of the Russian Royal family, Anastasia, must join two men to reunite with her Grandmother. Meanwhile, Rasputin seeks her death.

The soundtrack and quality are amazing to this film. It’s a shame that it’s so underrated.

5. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

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This beautiful animation was brought to us from Dreamworks. I still think this is one of the films that made me love animals so much. This film is about a young stallion who has been captured by humans and is being trained. However, he slowly loses his resistance to being trained. Whilst struggling for freedom, he still holds hope that he will someday go home again. This emotional film is a must watch and is shockingly underrated.

6. The Road to El Dorado

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I am shocked to say that it was only Summer last year when I watched this film, thanks to my sister for nagging me to watch it so much.It was probably my ‘go to’ film, last year. Another Dreamworks film which is action packed and suitable for all ages, with some jokes that only adults will understand, but kids will still laugh at. This film is about two (greedy) men who find a map to a city of gold, El Dorado. You’ll be laughing from the beginning to the end with this film.

7. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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From Dreamworks again, this animated adventure is about the legend sailor, who is framed by Goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace. Sinbad must travel to the end of the world to retrieve it and save his childhood friend, Prince Proteus.

This film has a lot of humour and the animations have so much detail. It is definitely suitable for everyone, of any age.

8. Balto

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This film is from Universal pictures and is based on a true story. I absolutely adore this movie; Balto is so cute! It follows the story of Balto, a dog who helped save children from a deadly epidemic in Alaska.

 

As far as I’m aware, for a children’s movie, this is pretty historically accurate. Obviously they added some things in to make it more entertaining for children. But, the general storyline is accurate.

9. The Land Before Time

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From Universal pictures comes one of the most emotional animated movies ever. I almost always cry when I watch it, especially because of the nostalgia. The story follows a oprhaned baby dinosaur who teams up with other baby dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families.

This is an amazing movie, but be prepared to cry! I’ve been more emotional when I found out what happened to the girl who voiced Ducky…

10. The Wild Thornberry’s Movie

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Last, but definitely not least, is from Nickelodeon. This awesome family adventure is based on the TV show of the same name. It follows young Eliza Thornberry who has the ability to talk to animals. When she witnesses a cheetah cub being taken by poachers, she must try to rescue him. However, when she discovers that the poachers are planning to do something awful to hundreds of elephants, her sister is put in danger. She might have to give up her power to talk to animals to save her. With an awesome soundtrack and narrative, this movie is not one to miss.

I think this movie is partly to blame (or praise) for me being so concerned with animal rights. It explores this in quite a lot of depth for a movie whose main audience are children.

 

So there are some non-Disney movies which I think are underrated. There are definitely more, but there’s not enough room to add them all on one blog post 😉