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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hallmark Channel Original Premiere of "Holiday Date" on Saturday, Dec. 14th at 8pm/7c! #CountdowntoChristmas


If you follow us regularly, you know that one of our family's favorite weekend traditions during the month of December is to gather around with homemade cinnamon hot cocoa and watch holiday movies, new and old. Once everyone is snuggled in with their hot cocoa, blankets and pillows, the TV goes on, the tree is plugged in and the lights go out to create a super cozy feel. Living in Florida, it may be warm outside, but inside, it feels like Christmas! 


This year, we are all in on Hallmark Channel's 24 new original movies premiering throughout #CountdowntoChristmas. If you haven't been waiting on pins and needles like we do each year and have yet to browse the Hallmark Channel 10th Anniversary Countdown to Christmas Programming Guide, check it out here! Between Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Miracles of Christmas (40 movies total!) and the 12 Days Countdown to Christmas, you'll be in holiday movie heaven! You can check out all 40 movies all season long.


Join us for a Live Chat on Twitter during the movie premiere, as we watch Holiday Date together! Use #HolidayDate, #CountdowntoChristmas, @HallmarkChannel and @AvenueReviews to chat with us!



About Holiday Date 
Stars: Brittany Bristow and Matt Cohen
Brooke is dumped right before Christmas and enlists the help of actor Joel to play the role of her boyfriend for the holidays. Brooke had described her ex-boyfriend as “Mr. Christmas” to her family and worries about keeping up the ruse when she discovers Joel is Jewish. When her family eventually finds out his background, they happily incorporate his Hanukkah traditions into their plans. Christmas and Hanukkah are celebrated side by side as they all learn more about the other’s holiday. But when their relationship ruse comes to light, the two have some explaining to do as well as figure out if they’re ready to admit their true feelings.



Two Chances to Win: Hallmark Channel Giveaways!

Giveaway #1
Across the Avenue readers can enter for a chance to Win a collection of 41 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and a Beautiful Balsam Hill Christmas Tree! Enter here.

Giveaway #2
Across the Avenue is hosting a Hallmark Channel Prize Pack Giveaway, too! Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Holiday Moments Package. Prize includes:
(1) Wrapping Paper Gift Set
(1) The Republic of Tea Tea pack
(1) Countdown Calendar


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Don't forget to tune-in to the 12 Days Countdown to Christmas as well!



Saturday, November 30, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Flama Pack Hot Sauce Set #GourmetGifts #SieteFoods


If you have hot sauce lovers on your list this season, we've found the perfect gourmet gift suggestion to spice up their holiday! Siete Foods' Flama Pack Hot Sauce Gift Set is the perfect mix of classic taqueria sauces found on tables throughout the United States and Mexico. This set includes Traditional, Chipotle, Habanero, and JalapeƱo flavors and all sauces are Whole30, Grain-free, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Soy-free. We love that they've created these hot sauces with nutrition in mind, using ingredients like avocado oil, flax seed, apple cider vinegar, chia, and orange peel in their recipes. Consider pairing it with Siete Food's assortment of Grain Free Tortilla Chip varieties to create the ultimate gourmet DIY gift basket! Learn more below...

Sunday, November 24, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: GiftTree 5th Avenue Extravagance Gift Basket #Giveaway



We love sending gift baskets during the holidays. It's a fantastic way to send an upscale, gourmet gift without any stress. It can be tough to decide where to order from, so we're sharing our experience with GiftTree, one of our top recommendations this season. We love a good wine basket and GiftTree's 5th Avenue Extravagance gift basket far exceeded our expectations. The basket is bursting with holiday goodies that will be raved about and remembered. The personalized ribbon, gift note, and trendy basket give this gift a high-end look. With three excellent bottles of wine, decadent chocolates and savory gourmet pairings, it's truly one of the best baskets we've found. Check out the details below and grab the discount code for your own order. Be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $100 GiftTree gift card, too!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Thermoworks SIlicone Spoonula #heatresistant #cookware


Cookware is a popular gift during the holidays and, if you follow us often, you know we love ThermoWorks utensils. This year, we've discovered the ThermoWorks Silicone Spoonulas and they may be our favorite product yet! Rated to 600°F and at 12.5 inches long, they are the ideal weight and length for mixing, folding, serving, spreading, scraping, stirring and flipping. Gift a few together or pair them with ThermoWorks spatulas to create the perfect cooking set.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Give Gift Essentials this Season with ToiletTree Products #Giveaway


When checking off our holiday shopping lists, we try to find a mix of fun and functional gifts. We want to gift a few home essentials and self-care products to our friends and family this year and TolietTreeProducts.com offers a fantastic selection. While we suggest browsing their full catalog of goodies, we recommend two of our favorite functional gifts this season: the Bamboo Stainless Steel Over-the-Door Towel Hooks and the Nose Hair Trimmer with LED Light with Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Casing. Learn more below and be sure to enter our giveaway for your chance to win these products for yourself!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ditch the Soda and Try Kombucha: A Healthy Holiday Drink Alternative #holidayhosting



Guest Post By: Amy Hernandez

During the holidays everyone loves to celebrate and dig into all the yummy food on the table. But if this year you are trying to cut back on sweets and fats then the holiday season can be quite a challenge. But it shouldn't be! An easy trick to getting something sweet in your system without overdoing it with those holiday cookies is by, putting healthy sugars and supplements in your body like those found in kombucha.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: 5 Fantastic Games for the Holidays! #CzechGamesEdition


Every year we gift new board games to our family on Christmas Eve. It creates ready-made fun and bonding time together and always brings a lot of laughs. This year, Czech Games has come up with a fantastic new selection of games that we highly recommend putting on your own gift-giving list!

Friday, November 15, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Wine Insiders 6-Bottle Wine Set #HolidayWine #MarthaStewartWines



If you're looking for a fantastic gift for wine lovers this season, Wine Insiders offers a variety of decadent wines that you can customize to create the perfect personalized present. Created to offer their customers personal choices from a stock of great wines at discounted prices, they ship award-winning wine bottles right to your door. With a 4.9 out of 5 starts on Google and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can be sure you're sending quality wine that will be thoroughly enjoyed! This season, we recommend gifting a 6-Bottle Wine Set.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Oaks Desserts #cakepops #holidaydesserts


Looking for an upscale, gourmet gift this season? 12 Oaks Desserts cake pops are sure to impress for the holidays. Whether you're searching for a unique hostess gift, corporate present, or fancy treats for your own holiday party, their cake pop selection will be a crowd pleaser. All of the 12 Oaks Desserts offerings are made from scratch and, although they are located in Los Angeles, they can be shipped anywhere across the country! The Gold Brushed Cake Pops are our recommendation this season and after some delicious taste-testing, we highly recommend the Cookies 'n Cream and Funfetti flavors. There are ten decadent flavors to choose from though, so take some time to browse the full selection.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Edwards Desserts for the Holidays #Thanksgiving #HolidayPies


This holiday season we are all about keeping things simple. We want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and loved ones. Edwards Desserts to the rescue! They've helped us cut down on meal preparations with their delectable thaw-and-serve cream pies, which are much more decadent than our time-consuming scratch pies. We highly recommend them as an easy way to reduce holiday stress and please everyone at the dinner table! Each pie includes 8 servings and they offer a variety of delicious pies to choose from.