When you open a box that has Lefse, fruitcake, yule bells, gingerbread cookies, candy canes, and Dreidels, what do you have? A box filled with holiday traditions! That definitely puts me in the mood to sing “Happy Merry Holly Jolly Tidings of Good Cheer”! Baking, stocking stuffers and building sand snowmen are a few of our holiday traditions. What holiday traditions are you carrying out this season? Have you included any new traditions this year? We love all traditions, and I am the happiest when I find great new ones to call our own. So, we have Tips to Put Together a Holiday Tradition Surprise Box Inspired by Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Yes, I can totally identify with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure! It’s so hard not to love that snowman!
Tips to Put Together a Holiday Tradition Surprise Box Inspired by Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – A box full of good cheer!
Or in Olaf’s case, a sleigh full of good cheer will melt your heart! Inspired by Olaf I will be sending out a box full of good cheer to my friends with items to discover my favorite holiday traditions.
What would Olaf have in his box of Holiday Traditions?
As the movie short filmmakers shared, most of the inspiration came from Scandinavia since Arandelle is set there. So you have the straw ornaments and the big yule bell to mark the beginning of the holiday season. They also included other traditions because there is so much fun to share, like the fruitcake or candy canes. Taking tips from the master himself, this is what Olaf has put in his box:
- Get and decorate a box. Fill it with fun festive paper
- Put at least five items share your favorite or new tradition finds
- Gingerbread: wow, the first know recipe for gingerbread comes from Greece in 2400BC!
- Candy canes: originated in Germany about 250 years ago and they used to be straight sticks. They got their “J” looking shape when a choirmaster gave them to kids so they would sit still through long services, and made them into the “J’ for a shepherd’s crook.
- Yule Bells: bells were used to drive away evil spirits.
- Fruitcakes: an American tradition passed on by the British but originated in Roman times when it was made up
- Dreidels: Means “little spinner” in Yiddish and features letters in Hebrew that stand for ” a great miracle happened there”.
- Don’t’ forget any instructions that are needed to carry out the traditions.
Now you are ready to spread the holiday tradition cheer!
Thanks to Olaf’s Frozen Adventures, we are learning to play with a Deidrel this year.
Besides having the power to melt your heart, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is a Magical Holiday Tradition that you will always look forward to! Make sure you get your digital copy NOW because Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is available starting December 19th on Movies Anywhere.
Oh, and if you want to build a snowman for your holiday tradition surprise box, you can always use this idea 🙂
About Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Frozen has inspired us to make Winter Wonderland cookie pops as well as Frozen inspired paper trees. Now we indulge in Olaf Snowman Sweet Treat, the perfect way to celebrate that Olaf’s Frozen Adventure plus 6 Disney short will be available on Digital on December 19!
ABOUT OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE
In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 21-minute featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.
6 CLASSIC DISNEY HOLIDAY SHORTS
Also, Olaf brings more holiday cheer as he hosts a program of Disney’s winter shorts anchored by the all-new Olaf’s Frozen Adventure! These special shorts are:
- THE HOCKEY CHAMP- Donald Duck shows his nephews the moves that won him his hockey trophy, but the boys have a few moves of their own
- WINTER – Silly Symphony- In this musical short – the last of the ‘Silly Symphony’ series – see wintertime from the point of view of our favorite woodland creatures.
- THE ART OF SKIING – The first cartoon to use the now-famous Goofy holler, this short features Goofy learning how to ski at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.
- PLUTO’S CHRISTMAS TREE – While picking out their Christmas tree, Mickey and Pluto chop down the perfect one, unaware that they’re bringing home Chip and Dale along for the ride.
- ONCE UPON A WINTERTIME – While courting Jenny, Joe tries to show off on the ice, but events soon turn to a timely rescue in this musical December Valentine.
- POLAR TRAPPERS – The first cartoon to feature Donald and Goofy without Mickey; The duo are animal trappers in the South Pole with very different (and hilariously unsuccessful) approaches.