Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation - DVD Giveaway

Giveaway is CLOSED! Congratulations to Heidi McMahon!

Here's a super cute DVD for the whole family to enjoy. Take a look at the following information and, if you like, enter to win your very own copy. This is a DVD that can start holiday traditions.

It’s ‘Puppy Love’ as Paris Hilton makes voice talent debut alongside Mario Lopez as two playful pooches!

A hilarious and heartwarming family romp and the “paw-fect” sequel to the hit ABC Family original movie, The Dog Who Saved Christmas, the festive new release features Paris Hilton, in her first-ever voiceover role as the prim and proper poodle “Bella” alongside Mario Lopez, who returns as the voice of mischievous yellow Labrador “Zeus.” The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation takes a bow(wow) at retail stores nationwide, December 7, 2010, just in time to help kids and families celebrate the holiday season together. 

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (SRP $19.98) follows the Bannister family to a beautiful Rocky Mountain ski lodge for their long-awaited holiday vacation. Upon their arrival, however, it soon becomes clear that this trip will be no dog walk in the park! 

Obnoxious relatives and their prissy poodle Bella (voiced by Paris Hilton) are staying at the house too, and they want little to do with the Bannisters or Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez), despite his growing “puppy love” for the cutest new pooch in town. 

Meanwhile, the hooligans who attempted to ruin the Bannister’s Christmas last year are up to their old tricks. They’ve made their way to the ski resort too – with plans to snatch a diamond necklace from a resort guest. When the necklace is mistaken for Bella’s dog collar the cantankerous crooks kidnap the pampered poodle and it’s up to Zeus to once again save the day. 

Showcasing a pack of terrific talent, The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation stars Gary Valentine (“King of Queens”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” Abandoned), Elisa Donovan (Clueless, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), Casper Van Dien (“Watch Over Me,” The Curse of King Tut's Tomb), and Mindy Sterling (“iCarly,” the Austin Powers trilogy), Adrienne Barbeau (Fly Me to the Moon). Kayley Stallings (“Monk”), Brennan Bailey (My Sister’s Keeper) bring two fresh young faces to the cast as the Bannister children. 


So, you're still with me, huh? I can't blame you! This is a great choice for the holidays. Now all you need to do is leave a comment for each of your entries. I will draw a winner Sunday, December 19th, at 11:59 CST. 

Unfortunately, I cannot promise that it will arrive before Christmas but I know they will get it out to you the best they can.

Mandatory Entry:

You must be a public follower of my blog thru Google Friend Connect.

Additional Entries:

1. What holiday traditions do you have in your family?

2. What is your favorite ABC Family holiday movie?

3. Follow me on twitter: @SereneMoments

4. Subscribe to my blog. (2 entries)

5. Tweet about the giveaway with a link to post. Comment with Twitter link. (2 entries)

Good Luck and Thanks for Entering!


I did not receive any form of compensation for this post. Opinions are my own or a press release from ABC Family and/or its PR group.

$55 Gift Code Giveaway to CSN Stores

Giveaway is CLOSED. Congratulations to Annalene!

It's Christmas Time! That means we all have lots of ideas dancing around with our Sugar Plums. So much planning, decorating, shopping.... all to get ready for, what I consider to be, the greatest time of year.

We are a mere 9 days and a wake-up from Christmas. Are you ready? The gifts bought, presents wrapped, menu planned....? Are you procrastinating and hoping for a little 'push' to get you off the couch and into the spirit?

Funny how, as we get older, it sometimes becomes a job, if we let it. We forget to enjoy this wonderful time of year. We forget the spirit of giving..... and receiving.

Our children can rattle off a list a mile long without taking a breath but US, no way. We expect everyone to just naturally know what we want, right? Especially spouses and significant others. How rude that they are asking what we want! I mean, I can go into any store or on any website and find thousands of things to buy for my Boyfriend but he asks, every year. I will say, this year, I gave in to his inquiries. But, in my defense, I only did so because he is doing a job out in Connecticut and is going to be lucky to even make it home for Christmas. (This is whole new story that I will not put you through. Suffice it to say that I will be very 'upset' if he can't come home.)

So.... what do I want? Seriously, it took me a bit to to make him a list. I'm not very 'needy'. I really don't ask for much. This was hard for me. I finally listed a few things that I wouldn't mind having but, at the top of my list, was a new TV stand. Last year for Christmas, this sweet man got me a 42" LG LED Flat Screen TV and a Blu-Ray disc player for Christmas.... ALL ON HIS OWN! Proof that he really doesn't need my help to shop for me. Also proof that he's a lot more generous with his money than I am.

I was kind enough to even locate a few suggestions for him from CSN. They have a nice selection of  TV stands for flat screens.

This is what I dream of having but it's a bit out of my price range and no way I would let him get this. Isn't it nice though?


But, I suggested more along this line. Which I really like.

This one is in the same size category as the really expensive one but looks a little retro and much cheaper.

So, I guess I have to wait and see what I get. He may go with this suggestion or one of the others. I ended up with about 6 things on my list. Of course, with Ollie, I could get something totally different. I mean, he asks what I want each year and this is only the first time in 5 1/2 years that I've given him a suggestion, so you just never know with him. I do know that it will be great and very much appreciated. He's my love and all I really want is for him to come home.

Now, to you! CSN wants to give one of you a Gift Code for $55 that can be used at any of their stores. How did you get this gift code? By doing this:

Mandatory Entry:

You must complete the mandatory entry to be eligible for additional entries. This contest will run until Sunday, December 19th at 10:00 PM CST. Thank you and good luck!

You must be a public follower thru Google Friend Connect to enter.

Additional Entries:

1. Follow CSN on twitter: @CSNStores

2. Follow me on twitter: @SereneMoments

3. Go to CSN and tell me what you would buy with your Gift Code.

4. Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post. Leave link in comment. (2 Entries)

I must say that I cannot guarantee that your item of choice will arrive before Christmas. You will have the gift code on the date the winner is chosen, however I cannot control the rest.


I was not provided any type of compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. I will briefly receive the gift code to pass on the my winner. Winner will be chosen through