Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas! Tizzel's Final Christmas Countdown 2014

In keeping with the tradition of the last day of the countdown, Tizzel brings you some Miltary Homecomings! We're happy to see our soldiers getting to spend time with their loved ones this holiday season.

Christmas - Military Homecomings

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Day 9 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

The joy of coming down the stairs on Christmas morning....over 25 years.

Day 9 - Twenty Five Christmas Mornings


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 8 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

In 1997 the best selling holdiday album was Hanson's "Snowed In". The boys gave us some remakes of classic songs and a few original ones that are still on holiday party playlists.

The first video is from 1997 (looks like a tv special) with the band singing Merry Christmas Baby. The second video is their new holiday song Finally It's Christmas. This recent video was part of a webcast from at the end of November.

Day 8 - Hanson Christmas then and now

Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 7 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

The Dukes of Hazzard tv show has become popular again thanks to the reuniting of Tom Wopat and John Schneider for a Christmas album. In today's countdown we feature a few minutes of the Christmas episode that shows all the characters getting along. Our second clip is of Tom and John doing their twist of "Baby it's Cold Outside".

Day 7 - The Dukes




Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 6 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

Holiday gatherings and drinking go hand-in-hand. Here are a few beer ads that celebrate the season.

Day 6 - Beer Ads



Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 5 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

One of the best Christmas films is Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version). It's been remade several times, but no version comes close to the original. Today's videos feature the theatrical trailer of this classic and a video by Holiday Hysteria filled with trivia about the film.

Day 5 - Miracle on 34th Street Trailer and Trivia



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 4 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

It's no secret that Team Tizzel loves reggae and Jamaica. As children of the 80's we totally enjoy Bryan Adams and Pee Wee Herman in the MTV studios doing "Reggae Christmas".

As a bonus, we added a video someone shot in Negril of the the beach singers. We love Negril and enjoy watching the impromptu performances available for a small tip.

Day 4 - Reggae Christmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 3 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

It's great when you can mobilize a city's police force to do your bidding. In this case, a nice man empowers law enforcement to give gifts to the community. Some great reactions from recipients in this one. Don't forget to Pay it Forward this holiday season.
Day 3 - Secret Santa Saves Christmas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 2 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

Today on the countdown we visit Vienna, Austria for their Christmas Market. Vienna is rated as one of the best cities to visit for Christmas and this video gives a glimpse into why it's a great holiday destination.

Day 2 - Vienna Christmas Market 2013


Day 1 of Tizzel's Christmas Countdown

We are back at it again! Team Tizzel is giving you a little relax time by the fireplace. For the next ten days we'll be posting fun Christmas-related videos. Think of it like a digital Advent Calendar. Don't forget to keep checking back.

Day 1 - Chicago Blackhawks Sing-Along Christmas Album

Tizzel is not really a hockey fan, and certainly could not name a person in this video, but he thought it was funny and creative.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Epcot Videos

We put together 2 other videos from our recent Disney World trip:
First, we have our Dash to Soarin' video. When staying at The Boardwalk Hotel we enter Epcot through the back door (International Gateway). The park is supposed to time the gate opening so folks coming into International Gateway arrive at the attractions the same time as front gate guests. They were a bit late in letting us through that morning and we needed to get to Soarin' before the line formed. This is a chronical of our journey.
The second video is of the new Flag Waving show in Italy. It covers about 1/2 the show with some reactions from us thrown in at the end.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

December's Charity of the Month: Heifer International

Charity of the Month is the newest way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

October: In November we sponsored Toys For Tots because kids should have toys for Christmas. We will be donating $125 plus a matching gift to Toys For Tots. You can still donate by following this link.

December's Charity:

Heifer International

Who doesn't want to give someone a baby goat? For over 70 years Heifer International has given people the gift of livestock that puts them on the road of long-term financial independence.

From Heifer's website:


We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.

At first the idea of giving people animals sounds like a joke, but it all makes sense when you learn about how a flock of ducks or a pig can really impact someone's like. It's fun to browse the catalog and look at the animals. Click the picture below to go to their catalog and consider making a donation: