Tickets for Nutcracker in Toronto Until January 2, 2011

December 22nd, 2010

It’s not too late to see the Nutcracker in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Performances go throughout the holidays until January 2, 2011.  Probably perfect for kids aged 4 and up, though dids as young as 3 years old will enjoy the spectacle. (Note: It is a little long for really young ones.  Still, I took my very high-spirited 3 year old daughter – read, she doesn’t like to sit still – and we nearly made it to the end.)

Best Availability December 28 – January 2. Some tickets still available for December 22 – 24.

Buy Tickets for the Nutcracker in Toronto:

Online at NationalBallet.ca or call 416 345 9595 or toll-free 1 866 345 9595

Nutcracker in Toronto

Nutcracker in Toronto

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Handmade Christmas Cards

December 19th, 2010

Handmade Christmas cards are a wonderful way to share some holiday cheer, recycle old materials – clothes, bags, cardboard boxes –  and give kids something to do. Here are a few tips to do it right.

Handmade Christmas cards

Handmade Christmas cards

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A Punk Rock Christmas Story

December 17th, 2010

The Sex Pistols played their historic last UK gig on Christmas day, 1977 in Huddersfield, England. 17 days later, during their US tour, the band split up permanently.

A punk rock Christmas story

A punk rock Christmas story

Stranded in LA, Johnny Rotten begged a plane ticket home from Virgin Records Pres. Richard Branson. Branson flew him via Jamaica, where he introduced Rotten to members of the band Devo and tried to install Rotten as the lead singer. Devo declined the offer.

Oh Christmas Tree

November 17th, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, Thy Leaves are So Unchanging…. At least that’s one way to sing it. There are as many versions of the beloved Christmas song, originally titled O Tannenbaum, as there are strings of tiny lights in a knot in the bottom of my holiday decorations box.

Oh Christmas tree

Oh Christmas tree

If you love Christmas trees, and what the heck are you doing here if you don’t?, you should certainly visit this wonderful Christmas tree website with 18 different unusual ways to make, create and decorate your Christmas tree, including:

  • The Mountain Dew Christmas Tree
  • The Beer Christmas Tree
  • The Geek Christmas Tree

I am partial to the Pac Man Christmas tree, myself.

Celebrities Favourite Christmas Movies

May 18th, 2010

Apparently celebrities love Christmas – and Christmas movies – too! Check out this list to see which holiday film warms the heart of your favourite celebrity. (Hint — most of them seem to like films they starred in…)

Celebrities Favourite Christmas Movies

Celebrities Favourite Christmas Movies

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