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The Entire Schedule of New Hallmark Christmas Movies is Out Today

The Entire Schedule of New Hallmark Christmas Movies is Out Today

Grab your favorite mug, cozy Christmas sweater, call the girls, and get ready to mark up your calendar. Your DVR is about to start working overtime. The Hallmark Channel has released the entire schedule for Countdown to Christmas 2019. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the network’s special holiday movie bonanza and they did not disappoint. A whopping 40 new original movies will air across both Hallmark networks. The holiday-themed fun begins soon—October 25th to be exact! No shame in getting into the spirit early. Heck, some say it’s good for you! As you would hope, you will see many of your...
Emilia Clarke Is Already Getting People in the Christmas Spirit

Emilia Clarke Is Already Getting People in the Christmas Spirit

The first trailer for Last Christmas is out, and people are already excited about how festive the Mother of Dragons looks in a romantic Christmas comedy. Emilia Clarke stars in the movie as Kate, a down-on-her-luck aspiring singer who ends up with a job dressing as an elf at a department store (cue the Elf comparisons). There, she meets Tom (Henry Golding of Crazy Rich Asians and A Simple Favor), a charming and ever-handsome man, and “her life takes a new turn,” according to the movie’s IMDB page. “For Kate, it seems too good to be true.” Directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids, Knocked Up and A Simple Favor your new favorite Christmas romantic movie hits theaters on Nov. 8....
FAO Schwarz to be revived by Christmas time

FAO Schwarz to be revived by Christmas time

Just in time for the holidays, an iconic toy store will open its doors at a new location. FAO Schwarz was famous for its extravagant Fifth Avenue store in New York City. It was even featured in a number of movies, among them Tom Hanks' “Big,” and “Home Alone 2.” The location closed in 2015. Now FAO’s parent company, ThreeSixty Group, has announced that new locations will open in November. That includes a new flagship in New York. The 20,000 square-foot store will be located at 30 Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. According to The Wall Street Journal, the toy...
Christmas tree flavored potato chips are now a thing

Christmas tree flavored potato chips are now a thing

We're now in October, and less than three months away from Christmas Day. But it's not just overly excitable Facebook friends already counting down to December 25 - shops across the land are beginning to tease us by already selling their Christmas products for this year. Christmas is of course a time to eat, drink and be merry, and concentrating on the eating side of things, British supermarket chain "Iceland" has snared its customers with a delicious, yet random Christmas-themed culinary creation, Chronicle Live reports. I'm in board with prosecco, gin and tonic and pigs in blankets flavored chips, but now Iceland have launched a flavor that definitely...
Video from the first Rio Linda/Elverta Christmas Light Parade

Video from the first Rio Linda/Elverta Christmas Light Parade

I did some digging and found a video on YouTube shot by WackyOwl of the first parade in 2016. It had rained all day, and stopped just before the parade started. The wet streets and the weather created a fantastic atmosphere for this inaugural outing. The next year, we would add 20 more units to the parade, and another quarter-mile, as well as radio station Mix96, and many new sponsors.  Please enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUZavo4xVcY
Two Weeks Away!

Two Weeks Away!

It's almost time for the 2017 Rio Linda Hometown Christmas Light Parade and people are getting EXCITED! As of right now, these are the entries we have: Supervisor Sue Frost/Old Betsy Sacramento County Sheriff Department Metro Fire #111 Twin Rivers PD Rio Linda High School Marching Band Citrus Heights Community Marching Band Rio Linda High School Football Team Rio Linda Junior Knights Rio Linda Bobby Sox Rio Linda Little League All Stars Boy Scout Troop 100 Girl Scout Service Unit 129 Rio Linda FFA Sacramento Ghostbusters ...And many more! In addition, Mix96 will be attending, and we have Craig Ashton of...
Get your entry form here!

Get your entry form here!

An all new entry form for the 2017 Rio Linda Elverta Christmas Light Parade has been developed by Charlea Moore. Print it from here and return it to the Rio Linda Elverta Recreation and Parks District office, or A-1 Storage. Entry forms are also available to be picked up at the Community Center, Rio Java, Tummy's or A-1 Storage.
Sacramento’s Christmas Station, Mix96 Will be at Our Parade!

Sacramento’s Christmas Station, Mix96 Will be at Our Parade!

Our inexhaustible and wonderfully devoted (and slightly insane) Parade CEO Tabitha Worth has dropped news that MIX96, Sacramento's Christmas Station, will be at our parade this year!   As of November 1st, we now have 16 entries confirmed, including our County Supervisor Sue Frost and the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band! This unique all-volunteer community band is supported through generous donations from the local community and businesses and performs in a variety of Citrus Heights and regional events year round. Be sure to visit the entry form and sign your business or organization up to be included in this year's parade. In one...