WWE Clash of Champions Predictions!

Happy Saturday Superstars! Thank you for reading the final WWE prediction post for 2017! Whew! The year has flown by and we are wrapping up and getting ready for a bigger, better 2018 here at GamersUnitedGG! I’m super excited about the changes and options that will be taking effect soon, but I will keep it under wraps for now. I have caught up on SD Live and can now make predictions based off of the last few shows.

Today’s predictions will be for the Smackdown Exclusive Clash of Champions event! Clash of Champions is the event where ALL titles are up for grabs! No ducking and dodging matches on the PayPerViews or have #1 contender matches for the “Chance” at battling for the title. Everyone’s a victim and ALL titles are fair game! Let’s suplex into the predictions!

Disclaimer: I only watched the last episode of Smackdown so I do not know the buildup or story behind these feuds.

Kickoff Match-  20171212_CoC_hypebros--6ba3d98cb9123ca02bcbace19290f17f Zack Ryder vs Mojo Rawley in the anticipated split once again of the Hype Brothers!

Prediction: Mojo Rawley will win!

WWE Championship Match –  20171201_CoC_AJJinder--048c548d740e674351db7e8ca6d0fce4 Champion Aj Styles vs Jinder Mahal is the rematch for the WWE Championship where Jinder is coming back for his title. He has been biding his time waiting until after Survivor Series to challenge Styles. Mahal has been playing mind games with the champ by initiating a “split” from the Singh brothers that was snuffed out the Styles. I expect the usual tricks of Mahal utilizing the SIngh Brothers to his advantage. Luckily, the Champion’s Advantage is in full effect so AJ Styles will have something in his corner!

Prediction: Aj Styles retains his championship!

Smackdown Women’s Championship Lumberjack Match –  20171201_CoC_CharlotteNatty--d2527721048f11df3adf48cfd15a1a9a  Champion Charlotte Flair vs Natalya (rematch). The rematch for the women’s championship match will be a lumberjack match! A lumberjack match is one where the other Superstars not participating, serve as lumberjacks and stand surround the ring on the outside. If a competitor exits the ring, the lumberjacks force them back into the ring, by any means necessary. This is the most interesting match-up to me because The Riott squad that has been terrorizing the SD Women’s locker room will be a part of the lumberjacks. This is a great time to get some revenge and jump the ladies that have been putting Women Superstars out of commission. I expect a lot of chaos and distraction during this match and I can’t wait!

Prediction: Charlotte Flair retains her championship

United States Championship Triple Threat Match-  20171201_CoC_CorbinRoodeZIggler--c8f0785db7936308345b02274bfe411c Champion Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode. Before I talk about this match I want to say that I am super happy to see Bobby Roode getting a title shot. I’m a bit disappointed with Monday Night Raw as Finn Balor, the first ever Universal Champion and a great Superstar and technician has not had any matches of substance since he returned from injury. this is one area where I think Raw needs to take a page out of Smackdown Live’s book. Anyway on the match!

Prediction: Bobby Roode is the new USA Champion!

Smackdown Tag Team Championship Fatal 4 Way- Champions The Usos, vs The New Day, vs Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin, vs Aiden English and Rusev! –   20171205_CoC_8manTAG--09a691844abeebb98823a9971a23b335 The tag team division has been on fire at Smackdown Live lately. I will say that the New Day did a great job of getting themselves re-inserted into another Tag Team Championship match (seeing as the last time they faced the Usos was supposed to be the final chapter in this feud lol).  I’m really excited for this match to see how it goes down. Only 2 competitors will be in the ring at a time so watching the different tag opportunities should be fun.

Prediction: Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin are the New Tag Team Champions

 

Breezango vs The Bludgeon Brothers –  20171212_CoC_tag_breezangobludgeon--4062236fda2a54c8633bcfa99a25c0ec The Bludgeon Brothers surely win this match!

Those are my predictions for the Clash of Champions! Do you agree with my picks? Who do you think will win each match? What was your favorite event of the year? What do you think will happen next year? Let’s talk WWE!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Spoiler Free) Review!

Happy Friday Novas! Last night I was able to catch the very first showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 3D and it was amazing! Today I bring you the Spoiler FREE movie review and encourage all fans of the saga to watch as soon as you can. If you haven’t watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens, beware! There are spoilers from that movie below.

Story: The Last Jedi picks up where The Force Awakens left off when Rey found the last Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in seclusion on a mysterious island. The 2 and a half hour movie showed the battle for the Republic between Snoke and Kylo Ren versus General Leia and the rebellion. With the larger scale battle taken place, Kylo and Rey line up on either side of the battle and both have to face personal obstacles in their midst. The Last Jedi contains the comedic scenes, awesome conflicts and morals that can only be taught from a Jedi Master or Sith Lord.

Visuals and Sounds: We watched the movie in 3D so that already beautifully, galactic world was amplified and if a great way! Normally, I don’t like to watch certain movies in 3D, but I really liked the way the 3D graphics were used in this movie. It accentuated the ships, lasers and of course the lightsaber battles that we all love to see! Star Wars has one of the best soundtracks of any series by far. There is the traditional galactic music at the beginning of the movie and a melodic symphony through every part of the movie. When Rey is training, the music is determined and hard, when there’s a revelation the music is hopeful and uplifting.

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Characters: We are introduced to new characters in this movie and they provide a great support to the main characters that were established in The Force Awakens. From some of the reviews that I have been reading and hearing about, fans are upset about the backstory of Rey not being well established in The Last Jedi. I can understand the need to know where she comes from and why she is so special, but if you think about it, we didn’t know about Anakin for 3 episodes. I think this is a characteristic that the Star Wars Saga uses to draw out interest and ensure that we will continue buying tickets… and it works! We do get a glimpse into Kylo Ren’s past and find out why he turned to the Dark Side!

Action: There;s plenty of action in the movie for me! The pacing was fantastic with high adrenaline scenes, lightsaber battles, battleships making a statement and finding out secrets in a fantastic manner.

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Final Thoughts: I really, really enjoyed the movie and I can see why it is being called one of the BEST Star Wars movies of all time. Watching a movie on premiere night with a bunch of fans of the series is always a great way to experience a Star Wars movie. As the traditional opening credits rolled the theater erupted into cheer and throughout the movie we all clapped, sighed and gasped at the scenes that we were experiencing together and in my case, in 3D. The atmosphere made the movie even more compelling to me, seeing and hearing everyone chanting for their favorite characters. At the end of the movie the entire theater stood up and clapped and I knew that I wasn’t the only fan satisfied with the money spent. I definitely encourage everyone to watch the movie!

This is the part of the review where I list my top reasons to Play or Skip the movie!

 

Play:

  • If you’ve watched and enjoyed The Force Awakens! Questions are answered and the picture is falling into place!
  • If you’re a Star Wars Fan!
  • If you’re not a Star Wars fan but want to start watching the series!

 

Skip:

  • If you have not watched The Force Awakens! There’s a bit of backstory that is re-told in this movie.
  • If you want more than 2 lightsaber battles (admittedly, I would have liked to see more battles)

Thank you for reading my spoiler free review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Are you planning or have you watched the movie yet? Who are your favorite Star Wars characters? Is there anything in particular that you are wanting to see in the film? Let’s talk Star Wars!

-Luna 🙂

Luna’s Rankings: Favorite (Recent) Superhero Movies!

Happy Tuesday Novas! I posted a review for Thor: Ragnarok on Sunday and that got me thinking about my favorite Superhero movies of all time! Since there are plenty of crime fighting movies to go around, this will be a 3 part series. This week I will rank my top Superheor movies in the past 5 years. Next week I will rank my top Superhero movies from my childhood and the week after that I will rank my top superhero movies of all time! Let’s jump straight into my rankings from least favorite to favorite (note anything that doesn’t make the list is not in my top 5!)

 

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The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight comes towards the bottom of my list because well for 1 I’m not a Batman fan at all. I was actually forced to watch this movie when I was at my friends house when it released on DvD. What I really loved about this movie wasn’t the DArk Knight himself,but the villain Bane! Bane was amazing,. Convincing and he really made the movie. If you haven’t read any of my other posts regarding villains, I’m more of a villain type of girl!

Thor: The Darkworld– I really loveee Loki and Those the Darkworld only enhanced that love for Tom Hiddleson’s character. Don’t ask me the plot because I don’t really remember, I just remember Loki made sacrifices due to the personal issue that both he and Thor were facing.

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The Lego Movie – EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!! Who says heros have to have superpowers, cool gadgets or be a mega ba-zillionaire? The Lego movie gave our small, everyman a voice and a chance to save the world, albeit the Lego World, but still. This movie was amazing and should be how we everyday people try to live and be heroes in our lives every day!

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Thor: Ragnarok – This recent Thor movie inspired the topic for today’s post. I really love the movie and you can read my thoughts and review of the movie by clicking here!

 

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The Avengers – The original Avengers movie is my absolute favorite! My favorite superhero of all time is Ironman so meshing him together with Marvel’s best and having Robert Downey Jr. take the lead really drew me in. I liked the banter and the interaction between each of the heroes.

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Wonder Woman – To preference my reasoning for selecting Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot as my favorite superhero movie in the past 5 years, I have to tell you that I was NEVER a Wonder Woman fan. The previews for Wonder Woman this year have been amazing and I was prepared to set my biases aside and watch, in theaters. This movie was so well done to me, so much so that I was instantly turned into a Wonder Woman fan! I can’t say enough about how great the movie, direction and acting was in Wonder Woman, so I will just stop here. It’s amazing and if you haven’t seen it, GO WATCH IT!

 

Notable Mentions that I haven’t seen: Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy,  Spiderman Homecoming, Justice League, TMNT and TMNT 2.

 

What are your favorite superhero movies from the past 5 years? HAve you seen any of the movies on my list? Let’s talk superheros!

 

-Luna 🙂

Gamers blog party: winter 2017 invitation

Power up Players, the Holiday Blog Party is in full swing over at Later Levels! Come by, mingle and meet new and interesting gamers!

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Christmas is only two weeks away, anticipation is in the air and everyone is getting into the party mood. So put on your best frock and dancing shoes, grab your laptop and join in with the latest blog party here at Later Levels – there’s no better way to celebrate this time of year and meet some new blogging friends.

The rules are simple:

🎉Arrive at the party: don’t be shy – say hello and introduce yourself in the comments below! Give an introduction to your blog to welcome new readers and let us know what you’re all about.

🎉Present your gift: think about the posts you’ve written during the past three months and choose your favourite or one which was fun to write. Leave a link to it in your comment and explain why you’ve picked it.

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CWL Dallas Results!

Power up players! This past weekend was the first Call of Duty competitive event for Call of Duty World at War! We have crowned our first tournament of the season, but before I announce the winning team in the $200,000 prize pool open tournament, let’s talk about some of the highlights of the weekend! You can view my predictions post by clicking here!

The event started on Friday December 8th with the massive open bracket and stacked Pool Play teams. The event was cut short by a supposed bomb threat and that threw off the tournament and the players for the rest of the weekend. The streams and games cancelled for the rest of Friday evening, which set a strict timeline for Saturday and Sunday.

Pool Play

The bulk of the pool play matches took place on Saturday and many of the matches did not have short intermissions like we were used to in previous events. It was one map after the other which was great for the viewers but may have been an added stressor for the players. The results of pool play are below

 

Pool A – Optic and NV

Pool B – LG and Ground Zero

Pool C – Team Kaliber and Red Reserve

Pool D – Splyce and eUnited

 

Open Bracket:

I think the biggest effect that the delay of the event had was definitely on the open bracket teams. The open bracket normally plays Friday nights and Saturday mornings, however, because of the incident, they were forced to play over 10 hours on Saturday. This could have fatigued the teams before being inserted into the deadly pools and having to face some of the best teams in the world. That is not an excuse, but you can wonder how that would have affected some of the matches in pools.

The four teams that came out of pool play were Echo Fox, Allegiance, Faze and Next Threat .

All 4 of these teams are known and I was not surprised that they emerged into Pool Play. Echo Fox moved to Pool A, Allegiance moved to Pool B, Next Threat went to Pool C and Faze went to Pool D (Pool of Death!).

Championship Bracket:

Champ bracket consisted of the top 2 teams from each pool battling against each other in a best of 5 series. The number 1 teams were randomly drawn against the number 2 teams. The remaining teams were not eliminated,but placed in the loser’s bracket in which 1 loss eliminates you from the competition. The Champ matches are displayed below.

 

Winners Round 1:

Optic versus Red Reserve

Ground Zero versus Splyce

Team Kaliber versus Echo Fox

eUnited versus Luminosity

Winners Round 2:

Optic vs Splyce

TK vs eUnited

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Finals: Optic beat Splyce and sent them to the losers bracket where they took on the winner faze. In the winner’s finals, Optic lost to TK and was sent to the losers bracket to take on the winners of Splyce versus Faze! Splyce pulled out an impressive victory over Faze and battled the team that sent them to the loser’s bracket, Optic Gaming in the Loser’s Bracket Finals! Splyce pulled off the 3-0 to send Optic Gaming out of the tournament and advance to the Grand Finals where Team Kaliber was waiting.

Splyce versus TK ended with Team Kaliber winning CWL Dallas! I didn’t see that one coming but TK played fantastically the whole way through. Breakout star Kenny really sealed the deal for Team Kaliber and I can see them being a threat in the coming events.

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Do you watch any competitive Esports? Did you watch CWL Dallas? Who were your favorites? Who were some surprise teams? Let’s talk Esports!

-Luna 🙂

 

Thor: Ragnarok Movie Review!

Happy Sunday Novas! Last night I was FINALLY able to see the new Thor movie; Ragnarok! I know that I am a few weeks late, but I wanted to review the movie and if anyone hasn’t watched it yet, try to give your the insights to the movie! This is a spoiler free review so don’t worry about having to quickly close the post if I say something crazy!

Story: Thor Ragnarok takes place after the Thor Darkworld and Avengers 2 movies in the Marvel timeline. Thor has returned home to Asgard in lieu of dreams that he has been seeing about the destruction of his home in an event known as Ragnarok! After receiving confirmation that his dream is a premonition on what is prophesied to happen, Thor returns home to seek guidance from his father Odin.

(Note: In the lore, Ragnarok is the apocalypse where the gods Odin and Fenrir (a giant wolf ) battle!)

 

Thor must call upon the help of friends, strangers and even his mischievous brother Loki to save his home from certain destruction! thor 3

Ambience: The setting and colors of Ragnarok are exactly what you would want to see in a superhero movie. We have bright vibrant colors on Asgard and the warriors on the planet are strong and worthy of being subjects for Thor’s family.

Characters: The characters and the style of this movie is different from the first 2 Thor movies! Ragnarok, ironically takes on a more comical side of things with everyone throwing out puns. We are introduced to new characters that play their role very well. I’m sure we’ll be seeing most of these cosplay outfits at next year’s conventions! I have to admit, I really wanted to see this movie because I can’t get enough of Tom Hiddleson’s version of Loki! I feel as if he has played this role successfully and there’s plenty of Loki in Ragnarok! Thor 2

It’s that time of the review where I will list my top reasons to Play or Skip Thor Ragnarok!

Play:

  • A refreshing take on the Thor character and events (almost every scene has a joke or pun in it)
  • If you are obsessed with Loki as I am! (He appears quite a bit)
  • To stay up to date with the events happening in the Marvel Universe! (The movie connects to the Avengers and last Darkworld seamlessly)

Skip:

  • If you’re looking for the movie to be a replica of canon (liberal freedom was definitely taken)
  • If you prefer a more action based Marvel movie

 

Final Thoughts: The movie lived up to my expectations! I wanted more Loki, which I received, Action and a great story! All of these elements are presented in Ragnarok with the addition of unexpected comedy. If you have liked any of the Marvel movies so far, you will definitely love Thor Ragnarok.

 

Thank you for reading my review of Thor:Ragnarok! Tune in next week for my review of Star wars: The Last Jedi (my brother reserved us tickets last month lol).  Have you seen the movie yet? What are some of your favorite scenes? What movies are you excited about seeing or have seen this year? Let’s talk movies!

-Luna 🙂

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Holiday Guest Post Challenge!

Good Morning! There’s still time to enter the Holiday Guest Post Challenge! Write your account of Santa’s Disappearance!

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Happy Monday Novas! Thank you for reading today’s post which is going to be another community event! The last Guest Post Challenge we hosted on the blog asked bloggers to write a story on the prompt provided! The winner at the end of the week was able to provide a Guest Post on our blog! This time around the rules will be the same, but this time we’re getting festive!

Game Guide (Rules)

  1. Each week on Monday at 11:30am EST, we will post a writing prompt. Interested bloggers will write a post of 800 words or less on their blog, in response to the prompt.
  2. Once your post is live, paste a link to your post and blog in the comments of the prompt post (This post). All responses are due by Sunday night.
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CWL Dallas Pool Play Predictions!

Power up Players for my Call of Duty World League Pool Play Predictions post! With the release of Call of Duty World War II game last month. If you’ve heard anything about this game, the most frequent mantra was that Boots are Back on the Ground! For my none Call of Duty Players, the last 3 games Advanced Warfare, Black Ops III and Infinite Warfare were games that incorporated some form of jetpacks. This took away from the traditional COD scene and really shook up the pro player scene. Now that we are back to being on the ground, the consensus is that players who excelled in earlier Cod games will be back on top, but is that true?

Now the first tournament of the year is set for this weekend in Dallas, Texas. The pros and non pros have been battling for pro points in weekly tournaments to make it into Pool Play. Pool Play has 16 teams already seeded and sorted and 4 additional teams will be sorted into different pools from the largest open bracket in COD history! Let’s breakdown how the tournament works and then I will get on to the predictions!

Pool Play: 16 Teams are split between Pools A -D. All teams in Pool A play each other in a best of 5 series. The top 2 teams from each group move on to the Championship Bracket.

Open Bracket: Any teams not already in pool play will play Best of 3 series until only 2 teams are remaining.The Open bracket teams usually start playing on Thursday and play all night until Saturday morning.

Pool Play Teams:

Pool A – OpTic Gaming, E6, Unilad, NV

Pool B – Luminosity Gaming, Ground Zero, Vitality, Epsilon

Pool C – Team Kaliber, Red Reserve, Rise Nation, Mindfreak

Pool D – Splyce, EUnited, Ghost Gaming, Evil Geniuses

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Notable Open Bracket Teams: Echo Fox, Millennium, Team Canada

Pool Play Predictions:

Pool A – OpTic and NV

Pool B – LG and Ground Zero

Pool C – TK and Red Reserve

Pool D – Splyce and Ghost Gaming

Want to hear more about my decisions for my choices? Click the audio file below to hear me talk about my COD past experiences and predictions!

Those are my predictions for the first tournament in Cod WWII this weekend! Do you watch any competitive Esports? Are you going to watch the tournament? What are your predictions? Come back Monday for the recap of the event! Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

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Rollerblade Pro Mobile Game Review!

Power up players for our mobile game review of Rollerblade Pro! This review is a bit overdue as I received the request from Gerry early in November. Now that I am free from the NaNoWriMo challenge, I am able to catch up on blogging and game requests.

Publisher: Saturn Games

Platforms: Android

Genre: Arcade

Description: Rollerblade through the street and tunnel to prove your rollerblading skills by attaining high scores and collecting coins.Skate for long without being killed by obstacles and become a pro, by ending the game !!! Use in game skills to dodge obstacles, like jet pack to fly high, and slow speed to slow down your skate speed, or double jump to dodge higher, obstacles.

Gameplay: Rollerblade Pro is a cool arcade style game in which your ultimate goal is to become a Rollerblade pro by ending the game! Play by swiping left and right on your screens in order to collect rings and dodge obstacles in your path. These obstacles can come in the for or cars, roadblocks and even stop signs! You will receive power ups such as super jump that can assist in helping you navigate the streets on your rollerblades, but beware, once used you cannot control the direction of your power ups.

Visuals & Sounds: The graphics are standard in this game and the controls are simple to use. I really enjoy the music associated with this game as it makes me feel like I’m about to watch a competitive rollerblader go to work! roller1

Difficulty: There is some skill and a learning curve associated with this game. I have to admit, I have not beat the game yet, but I’m determined to make that happen soon.

Areas of Improvement: The game was fun to review but I do have a few points of feedback for the developer to make the game more appealing and attractive. This is just my personal opinion and preference.

  • View – I found the game a bit difficult to play because the avatar that you use blocks most of the street in front of you. Maybe position the camera a bit higher or shrinking the avatar a bit would fix the problem.
  • Predictability – After playing the game a few times, I notice that I was memorizing the pattern of when a car would come or how many roadblocks were up. Maybe adding a bit more variety would assist.

Final Thoughts: I did enjoy playing and reviewing the game Rollerblade Pro. The easy controls of swiping left to right allowed me to collect rings and attempt to dodge oncoming traffic! There were a few areas of improvement that I would like to see implemented in the game in the future, but it is entirely my opinion on what would have made me enjoy the game more.

If you want to test out the game and become a RollderbladPro, the contact and download information is below:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SaturnGames.RollerBladePro

Thank you for reading today’s mobile review! Are there any current mobile games that you are playing? Let’s talk mobile games!

-Luna 🙂

 

Luna’s Rankings: Favorite Holiday Characters!

Happy Tuesday Novas! Thank you for reading today’s rankings post! Before last month, I would post my Top Rankings for a specified topic and give my reasons why. Now that November is over, I can get back to the Rankings Posts and this week we are keeping with the Holiday Spirit!

I will be Ranking my: Favorite Holiday Characters! Let’s see my top characters from least favorite to favorite!

  • Santa Claus – I’m not really a Santa Claus kind of girl. When I think back, I never believed in Santa because my grandmother let us know up front who purchased the presents lol. I also think that I was too smart for my age and I would’ve questioned everything, like if Santa goes down chimneys and we don’t have one (I mean I live in Florida), is he just breaking in our house at night? Rather than having to make up a story as to how Santa broke in and risk scaring me for life, my grandmother just never mentioned Santa until we went to take pictures with him at the mall.
  • Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer The story of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is an inspiring one about being who you are and cherishing attributes that are different. Rudolph went through adversity with having a bright red nose but he never gave up on his dreams of being a part of Santa’s sleigh. He ended up finding his purpose in the world and making friends!
  • The Grinch   grinch I have ALWAYS loved the Grinch. I’m a sucker for the stories of characters finding themselves and coming around in the end and my affinity for villains makes the choice of the Grinch no huge surprised. I watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas multiple times during the Holiday season and I really love Max, the dog! The Grinch has captured my heart when I was a girl and it grows 2 sizes every year!
  • Gingerbread Man- The Gingerbread bread man is a classic character and treat to have during the Holidays. Specifically, I am talking about Gingy from Shrek. Gingy is an essential part of Christmas for me.When I was younger, each year we would build Gingerbread Houses and have Hot Chocolate in class and at home. The comfortable feeling of the Holidays is inspired by Gingerbread men for me.
  • Frosty The Snowman  snow  The number 1 holiday character for me has always been Frosty the Snowman. Maybe it’s because I have never seen or touched snow in my life, so I end up wanting to build a snowman every year! Frosty was the friend I always wanted growing up and I still get teary eyed when he melts at the end of the movie. Frosty is the pinnacle of friendship and togetherness for the Holidays!

 

Those are my rankings of my favorite Holiday Characters from least favorite to favorite! Who did I miss? What are your favorite holiday characters and why? Let’s Talk Holidays!

-Luna 🙂