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We all know QVC as a home shopping network, but now they’ve made a Christmas movie that looks so bad, but tastes so good.

We all know how popular the Hallmark movies are this time of year. Maybe you love them, maybe you hate them. I’m not a huge fan of rom-com’s in general, so most of the Christmas movies to me are WAY too cheesy and predictable. But hey, that’s what some people watch them for. It must be a lucrative business if other companies are getting in on the action. Enter QVC.

You probably didn’t know this, I definitely didn’t, but QVC has a free streaming service called QVC+. Their very first Christmas movie will premiere next Thursday, on Thanksgiving.

The movie is called “Holly & the Hot Chocolate” and it looks bad. Like really bad. The plot? A food critic has car trouble and is saved by a cranky tow truck driver and fall in love…in a town where a guy sells hot chocolate. I can’t…

One of QVC’s chef’s, David Venable, the host of “In the Kitchen with David” is in the movie. He plays the hot chocolate vendor. And in true QVC fashion, that special hot chocolate will be for sale after the movie premieres.

You can check out the trailer here (and it’s bad, so bad)


Universal Studios Announces BOGO Deal For Florida Residents

Just in time for the holidays Universal Studios has announced a BOGO ticket deal for Florida residents.

We all have those hard to buy for people on our Christmas shopping list, but one thing I think everyone would love are Universal tickets! Now through January 26th, Florida residents who buy a 2-park one-day park-to-park ticket online will get a second day free! This deal is online only, so keep that in mind, but it will save you $179 so it’s totally worth it.

You can use the ticket on non-consecutive days through January. There are some blackout dates November 21-26 and December 22-January 2.

If you purchase the Universal Studios BOGO deal, you will need to prove that you’re a Florida resident when you purchase your tickets, when you pick them up and again when you redeem them. To buy your tickets now, click here

Something else to look forward to at Universal are holiday festivities. Starting this Saturday, November 12th, guests will get to experience the return of Grinchmas and The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. Also returning this year, Universal’s Holiday Parade, the Holiday Tour and the Grinch Character Breakfast.

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Holidays at Universal Nov 12, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you want to scream and laugh your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your holiday at Universal Orlando Resort, where we do the holidays big time. Join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with festivities in both lands. Catch the larger-than-life balloons of Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. Enjoy The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch. And top it off with a stay at one of Universal’s spectacular hotels. From the parks to the hotels to Universal CityWalk, there’s themed entertainment, food and fun around every corner. It’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest holiday celebration of the season. And it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort.

Posted by Universal Orlando Resort on Thursday, August 11, 2022


Universal is also introducing some delicious holiday treats to make the season even sweeter.

  • Earl’s Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Acorn Bomb

    This delicious beverage consists of a chocolate acorn shell filled with salted caramel and mini marshmallows, served with Italian hot chocolate (available at TODAY Café and Battery Park – near Mel’s Drive-In)

  • Roast Beast Sandwich

    The Roast Beast Sandwich is a mini meatloaf sandwich featuring French onion soup-dipped roast beef with a cheddar cheese sauce – and even a “secret” sauce – served on a pretzel bun (available at Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous)

    roast beast sandwich

  • Grinch-Themed Treats

    Grinch-themed sweets include a Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb, a Grinch Ice Cream Sandwich and Grinch cookies just to name a few (available in Seuss Landing)

    grinch ice cream sandwich grinch hot chocolate

  • Santa’s Cookies and Milk “Shake”

    Santa’s Cookies and Milk “Shake” come complete with cookie butter & vanilla ice cream, mini chocolate chip cookies, and topped with a delicious chocolate Christmas tree and sprinkles (available at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen)

    santa's milk and cookies

  • Specialty Holiday Beverages

    The Nutty Nog has a creamy, frozen eggnog base, The Deluxe Nog is served with Bacardi 8 and The Fire Nog is delicious liquid cinnamon-cream treat using fireball cinnamon whiskey







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Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127