Thursday, November 17, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: Movies

Disclosure: sample products were received. All opinions stated are genuine and my own. 

I have 3 great movie suggestions for holiday gift giving. For each of these, I can think of multiple folks who would enjoy receiving them as a gift...and yes, I did just say 'folks'. I know no one says it anymore, lol.

1. Elvis. 

I got this DVD for a good friend of mine. We were supposed to go see it in theaters, and she got Covid so I took my teen. Tom Hanks plays Elvis' manager and he's always such a phenomenal actor. And then of course, we got to relive a period in time that changed the history of music. Elvis Presley has quite the legacy. My mom just loved him, and that spilled over to me. I still enjoy some of his songs and there is no denying his voice was uniquely beautiful and his dance moves were magic. I can see why all of the women fell for him.

I know Austin Butler got a lot of accolades for his role in this movie, and they were well deserved. He did make a fine Elvis Presley.

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’ (Austin Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’ life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

2. DC League of Super Pets.

I got this for my nephew (who is grown). He doesn't go to the movies much but when this one came out, he made his way to the theater. He enjoyed it so much I thought it would be cute to give it to him as a Christmas gift. The more it sits around the house though, the more I am thinking of buying one for us too. I do ascribe to the theory that you are never too old to enjoy a good cartoon (maybe it technically called an animated movie, but you know what I mean). Dwayne Johnson (aka 'The Rock') and Kevin Hart voice the two main characters, so you know the film is going to be funny. This is a great suggestion for a holiday gift or stocking stuffer, and it's good for all ages.

In “DC League of Super Pets,” Krypto, the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski) are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack---Ace the hound (Kevin Hart), PB the potbellied pig (Vanessa Bayer), Merton the turtle (Natasha Lyonne) nad chip the squirrel (Diego Luna) to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

Special features included.

Tom & Jerry have a forever-spot in my heart because my grandma (who was my favorite person in the world until my kids were born...and then she was tied) loved them so. Of course, it's always fun to watch this famous duo cook up their scenarios and play off of one another with their very different personalities. Add a Jerry's nephew into the mix and it's sure to be a good time.

It's time to chase that holiday spirit with Tom and Jerry! With magic in the air, Jerry and his nephew, Tuffy, make a snow mouse that miraculously come to life! To keep their new friend, Larry the snow mouse from melting, Tuffy and Jerry must race him to the fabled Snowman’s Village. In hot pursuit, Tom and devious Dr. Doublevay have their own plans for Larry’s magic. Get ready to go dashing through this epic tale filled with songs, snow, thrills, laughs and even a bit of holiday magic.



“Elvis,” “DC League of Super-Pets” and “Tom & Jerry Snowman’s Land” are available online and in retail stores everywhere. They are also available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.


  1. You covered all the bases here. Every one of these is perfect for my family.

  2. I forgot I hadn’t watched super pets yet! I was really excited for it too.

  3. Tom and Jerry is a classic movie. It's great to have on the holidays!

  4. Great list of movies, my kids really enjoyed watching Super Pets!

  5. Great movie list! I haven’t seen Elvis, but I plan on watching it in the near future!

    -Whitney Stewart

  6. I loved Elvis - thought it was a great new take on the King. I haven't yet gotten to see Super Pets but plan to, with or without kids - LOL!. And my teens are still fans of the old Tom & Jerry.

  7. All great movies! Hard to choose a favorite!

  8. The Elvis movie was amazing. I loved the completely different take on his life.

  9. It is a brilliant idea to give a movie as a gift, I love the idea...

  10. I've been wanting to see the Elvis film for so long now...looks incredible! Great ideas!

  11. Hhhhmmm...I love the synopsis for Elvis! I love Tom Hanks in all the projects I have watched him in. I must watch this.

  12. I saw the first two movies in theatres, and they were both so good! Great idea getting a dvd for someone for the holidays!

  13. Allison would love that Tom and Jerry movie. No matter how old she gets, she will always and forever be a fan of the cartoon.

  14. I really want to see that Elvis movie. The others look really good.


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