November 19th Show
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On today's show:
Holiday Gifts with Moxie
Thanksgiving Week Traditions
Special Guest, Luvvie Ajayi, author of I'm Judging You; The Do Better Manual
Jono Neiger, author of
The Permaculture Promise
Wednesday, November 23
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – 8 p.m. on ABC
This half-hour special ranks right up there just behind A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown channels every American housewife when Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends to Charlie’s house for Thanksgiving even though the only thing he knows how to make is popcorn “and maybe toast.”
Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special – 8 p.m. on NBC
This year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade turns 90, and NBC gives a one-hour tribute to the event with the telling of the parade’s history and showing clips from some of the most iconic events that have occurred during the parade over the years.
SNL Thanksgiving 2016 – 9 p.m. on NBC
Saturday Night Live’s annual feast of Thanksgiving-themed skits. It’s a cornucopia of silliness with comedy sketches from previous years.
Thursday, November 24
Macy’s 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9 a.m. on NBC
The famed three-hour Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be hosted by Today show hosts Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker. Special performances and appearances include the Muppets, Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, Grace VanderWaal, the Radio City Rockettes, and others. Select Broadway musical numbers presented include music from Cats, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical, and a preview of the upcoming Hairspray Live! Oh, and there is the parade itself as well.
Macy’s Parade: In 1924, the annual Thanksgiving parade started by Louis Bamberger in Newark, New Jersey at the Bamberger's store was transferred to New York City by Macy's. In New York, the employees marched to Macy's flagship store on 34th Street dressed in vibrant costumes. There were floats, professional bands and live animals borrowed from the Central Park Zoo. At the end of that first parade, as has been the case with every parade since, Santa Claus was welcomed into Herald Square. At this first parade, however, the Jolly Old Elf was enthroned on the Macy's balcony at the 34th Street store entrance, where he was then "crowned" "King of the Kiddies." With an audience of over 250,000 people, the parade was such a success that Macy's declared it would become an annual event.
Gimbels- the oldest
Started in 1920, the Philadelphia parade is billed as the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country. When the parade was begun, it was called the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ellis Gimbel, one of the founders of Gimbels Department Stores, wanted his toyland to be the destination of holiday shoppers everywhere. He had more than 50 store employees dressed in costume and sent to walk in their first Thanksgiving Day parade. The parade featured floats and marchers paraded down Market Street, with the finale consisting of Santa Claus arriving at the eight floor toy department at Gimbels by climbing the ladder of a Philadelphia Fire Department ladder truck. Gimbels emulated other holiday parades already in existence. (6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade)
The Santa Claus Parade in Peoria, IL is held on the day after Thanksgiving and is the oldest, continuously-held holiday parade in the country. It was founded in 1887 under the sponsorship of Frederick Block and the Schipper & Block (later Block & Kuhl) Department Store. Block's example led to the founding of similar parades in other cities. The retail parade tradition continues today.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS – 9 a.m. on CBS
The is CBS’s 56th year presenting their take on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The hosts and special guests have not been announced at this time.
National Dog Show – 12 noon on NBC
The 15th-anniversary edition of The National Dog Show features John O’Hurley as host. American Kennel Club judge David Frei will give expert analysis, May Carillo will report by the benching area, and Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will offer up behind-the-scenes reporting.
Lions host Vikings on CBS 12:30
Redskins v Cowboys on FOX 4:30
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration – 8 p.m. on ABC
Dancing with the Stars siblings, Derek and Julianne Hough will host this new two-hour special recorded from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with special guests Sofia Carson, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, and others.
Colts host Steelers on NBC 8:30
Friday, November 25
Frosty the Snowman – 8 p.m. on CBS
The classic 1969 animated special by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. tells the story of a snowman who comes to life when a magical hat is placed on his head. This causes children to follow him like the pied piper and evil magicians wanting to get their hat back. The story is told by Jimmy Durante.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – 8 p.m. on ABC
The 1970 classic stop-motion animation production by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. features Fred Astaire as the storyteller. The one-hour special tells the origin story of Santa Claus.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 8 p.m. on NBC
The Chuck Jones original animated special about Dr. Seuss’ tale of a scary and hairy green monster who attempts to steal Christmas by stealing everything from the town of Whoville and then comes to realize the error of his ways when his heart grows three times its size.
Frosty Returns – 8:30 p.m. on CBS
Jonathan Winters narrates this special that was meant to serve as a sequel to the original Frosty TV special, but it was created completely independent of the original Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. TV special.
Dinner Scrooges (the different kinds of people who don't pay their share at group meals)
Her disdain for the font - Comic Sans font
Personal hygiene is necessary and not optional
Is that person really your friend? (the flake, the competitor, the enabler, the Holy roller)
Oversharing on social media
People who use too many hashtags on a photo
Africa is a continent – not a country
What happened to real journalism
Internet fame and absent-minded celebrities
Awesomely Luvvie Blogger Luvvie Ajayi’s Debut Collection,
I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual
The Permaculture Promise
Jono Neiger: The Permaculture Promise
With just 5% of the global population, Americans consume more than 20% of the world's energy. We can do better.
what is Permaculture
ways to reverse climate change
ensure that we have enough safe water
turn deserts into farmland
turn waste into food
stabilize our food supply
spread the wealth
create financially resilient communities
create more livable cities
create gardens that provide for themselves
build smarter homes
fulfill our energy needs
Gifts with Moxie!
The holidays are among us and there are very important people in our world that deserve thoughtful, inspired gifts that we are equally proud to be giving. Since we don’t all have time to be perusing every possible option, I’ve selected a few really amazing choices to get that list started for you. So grab a cup of hot tea, a note pad and a sharp pencil, snuggle into your favorite chair and lets get started with some ideas.
1. Need to make a big impression?! This is a reasonably priced and very significant gift. A personal photograph enriched by Allpopart (http://allpopart.com). A perfect gift for parents. Starting as little as $69 and delivered in 2-10 days!
2. For the Foodie in your world, gift the world famous Boudin San Francisco Sourdough (https://www.boudinbakery.com/index.cfm). They offer a bread club of 3, 6 or 12 months or select a traditional gift of an assortment of loaves. Starting as little as $29.95 Complete the gift with the highest quality Olive Oil by PJ Kabos (http://www.pjkabos.com). Their Family Reserve is among the most decadent available (https://www.amazon.com/PJ-KABOS-16-9Floz-100-FRESH-KORONEIKI/dp/B01IDJG60W/ref=sr_tnr_p_2_16320381_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1478923042&sr=8-2&keywords=PJ%2BKabos&th=1)
3. For every adult with a life, especially suited to moms and parents or young people newly on their own, give the gift of a deep cleaning by MaidPro (https://www.maidpro.com/gift-certificates). Can you imagine how delighted they will be when after the holidays are over, and it all gets put away, to then have it followed with a deep clean…. Ahhhhhhh
4. For a significant and powerful gift that will enrich the life of the one gifting and not one but two recipients. Give the gift of a funded Kiva project (https://www.kiva.org) to your recipient. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors. This is the gift that keeps giving as the loan will be repaid to then be loaned again to another worthy borrower.
5. For the music lover, a brilliant, simple and very novel light bulb with a built in speaker (https://www.amazon.com/Texsens-Integrated-Bluetooth-Changing-Wireless/dp/B01CP1QB72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478923189&sr=8-1&keywords=light+bulb+speaker). Convenient, inconspicuous, get one or one for each room.
6. Give the gift of youthful, healthy and radiant skin with Moxie Creed’s skincare line, Moxie Skin. Skincare beyond chemistry offering ingredients so advanced they could only be achieved by nature. Starting at just $25 the line offers a daily cleanser, daily serum and daily moisturizer. Find it here(www.moxiecreed.com).
7. For the people on your list that deserve the self-care that they never offer themselves, give the gift of a an extraordinary spa experience on the most exquisite property in southwest Florida, the storied and magnificent, historic Shangri La Springs. First take a leisurely stroll across the grounds, then enjoy a relaxing rest in the sauna followed by a luscious Blueberry body scrub. Once you are done lounging in the spa, then savor an organic, seed to table lunch that includes ingredients straight from the garden on the property. Truly a property unlike any other. Buy a gift certificate here (http://www.shangrilasprings.com/gift-certificates/)
8. For those on your list who are forever binge watching Netflix on their iPad, get them the perfect accessory, the AboveTek Gooseneck Tablet Arm, iPad iPhone Desk Mount Holder, with 3 Clamps Fit 3.5"~10" iPad Mini Air iPhone 5 6 6S plus, Solid Base Easy Bend Strong & Flexible Arm, Best Tablet Mobile Phone Desktop Stand for Office, Kitchen or Bed. $39 on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X8C39J6?psc=1&tag=elle_auto-append-20&ascsubtag=elle.gallery.8220).
9. For those on your list who love to read or needs a bit of inspiration, gift them The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams. Find it here.
10. For the cooks on your list, one can never have too many wonderful salt and pepper grinders. Rustic and stunning, this customizable grinder would be a charming and artistic addition to any kitchen https://www.etsy.com/listing/286873787/peppermill-grinder-wood-pepper-mill?ref=market
For the most perfect gift, be sure and get peppercorns and coarse salt to go with it. I suggest options from Salt Trader (http://www.salttraders.com).
Gift shopping, when we have the time to do it thoughtfully, is a joyful and rewarding experience. Give yourself just a few minutes to make the list and brainstorm a few ideas with these examples to get you started. The holidays are here to be embraced and enjoyed, with a little preparation we can free ourselves of unnecessary stress and really be able to create the magic of the holidays for yourself and those around you.