Year: 2023

Candy Cane Lane * The Perfect Christmas Movie To Watch With Your Family And Friends In 2023

Eddie Murphy stars in this holiday comedy adventure about a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris (Eddie Murphy) inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper (Jillian Bell) to better his chances of winning, she casts a magic spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life and wreaks havoc on the whole town. At the risk of ruining the holidays for his family, Chris, his wife Carol (Tracee Ellis Ross), and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell, battle deviously magical characters and save Christmas for everyone.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keila V. comments, “Candy Cane Lane is the perfect Christmas movie to watch with your family and friends in 2023. Candy Cane Lane is filled with adventures, magic and laughter. It definitely brings the Christmas spirits to life!” Tia O. adds, “The humor in Candy Cane Lane is one of its biggest highlights. Eddie Murphy’s comedic timing and quick-witted performance make for some laugh-out-loud moments. He also brings charm, joy, and relatability to his character through his distinctive comedic style, making him one of my personal favorite characters.”

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Grateful for Nature

To achieve a fulfilling and balanced life, gratitude for all things is a necessary component. When we recognize the myriad ways that nature enhances our well-being, we begin to cultivate an attitude of gratitude that will permeate everything we do.

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Teddy’s Christmas * Fun Holiday Story! Zachary Levi’s Character, Teddy, Is Hysterical And So Is The Hedgehog

While visiting a Christmas market in her Norwegian town, eight-year-old Mariann discovers an unbelievable secret: on the top shelf of the lottery booth, a teddy bear has just moved his head and started sniffing. Feeling an instant connection with the living toy, Mariann can’t think of any better wish for Christmas and tries to win him. However, Teddy (voiced by Zachary Levi) has different plans, dreaming of a wealthy owner who can teach him everything the world has to offer. But when Teddy is taken away to a woodshed, his new best friend, the hedgehog Bolla, helps him realize what really counts in life.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Avalynn G. comments, “I like the film Teddy’s Christmas because Teddy’s character (Zachary Levi) makes me laugh and so does the hedgehog, Bolla (Lene Kongsvik Johansen), when they are stuck together in the basement learning to cuddle. I like how the film looks like it is from an older era.” Sofia T. adds, “I like the film Teddy’s Christmas. The acting is absolutely superb; the plot is adorable and filled with Christmas spirit. I loved all the different settings and was particularly interested in the smooth character development of Teddy.” See their full reviews below.

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The Intersection of Love Languages and Comedy

In the realm of comedy, few artists possess the ability to seamlessly intertwine humor with empowerment quite like Anastasia Bolden, professionally known as Anastasia The Bold. A dynamic force in the realms of both comedy and empowerment, Anastasia has skillfully carved out a distinctive niche for herself as a Comedic Empowerment Specialist. Her unique approach involves harnessing the power of laughter as a healing tool, assisting individuals in overcoming personal traumas and challenges.

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Mighty Compassion: Breaking Our Collective Spell

October 7th 2023 marks another turning point, a day when the world’s ongoing turmoil reached a new peak. Faced with this latest crisis, one that challenges our understanding and tests our resilience, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless. The global narrative seems to be one of madness – a world fixated on conflict and blame, as if certainty still reigns in these uncertain times. This paper aims to address this paradox, offering insights into how we can break free from this collective spell and cultivate mighty compassion amidst the chaos.

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