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November 04, 2013

The Christmas Countdown Has Begun #BigHugsElmo #spottheseal

Halloween has come and gone for another year; cue the Christmas carols!

No really, I'm a Christmas nut. I love the hoopla, the shopping, the decor, the traditions. I generally have a rule of a December 1st start-date on yuletide cheer, but I do appreciate wanting to start holiday shopping sooner, rather than later.

And so, over the next 7 weeks or so (who's counting?), I'll  be here to share some great gift ideas that I think are, well, Simply Suppa. :)

First one on my list: Big Hugs Elmo.

It comes as no surprise that this is on my top gift list. I am a Brand Ambassador for the product, but really, it is super cool, especially if your kid is an Elmo-lover like mine.

Big Hugs Elmo is a recent PTPA Winner, so if you don't want to take my word on it, trust the other moms and dads who have tested him out and given their stamp of approval. (But really, trust me)

Big Hugs Elmo sings, he talks, asks for big hugs of course, snores and is a lot of fun to play with. Isabelle has a blast with Elmo; she loves dancing with him and holding him upside down (Elmo shouts "Elmo's upside down!"), and taking naps with him.

In the last month or so, she has mastered saying Elmo which makes playing with him all the more fun for us! Here's a disclaimer for parents: the songs are so catchy they may just stick in your head ALL night. Just sayin'.

Elmo is pretty tall (almost the length of my LO) and he has floppy, soft legs and mechanical arms. His belly is where most of the magic happens, a quick tap and he comes alive. There is also a special place on his left foot that makes him talk. He's a bit top heavy, so he doesn't sit well on his own, but can be propped up very simply. He likes to sit in Isabelle's little chair or against the couch.

He's also easy to hold, wrap your arms around and cuddle with; Elmo is full of giggles and a bit of a wise guy, too!

How would you like to WIN a Big Hugs Elmo?

PTPA is hosting a SPOT THE SEAL CONTEST that gives you many chances to win Elmo and lots of other Hasbro hot toys! If you see the PTPA seal (as seen above) in stores and online, snap a photo with your smart phone and share on social media using the hashtag #spottheseal. It's as simple as that!

There are tons of prizes to be won!

AND…in the spirit of gift-giving and as hinted on my Facebook page…Simply Suppa has another Big Hugs Elmo to give away!

Fill out the Rafflecopter below and good luck! The winner will be notified by November 25 -- plenty of time before the holidays :) Happy Shopping everyone!

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Don't forget to visit again for more great gift-ideas this holiday season! 

Disclosure: I am participating in the Hasbro Big Hugs Elmo Blogger Campaign by PTPA Media and received compensation as a thank you for participating. The opinions expressed on this blog are my own.


  1. On my list this year is a few things for friends and family, but my BIG plan is to take a childs' name off the wish tree this year. It would bring me greater joy to provide a gift for a child whom might otherwise have nothing than to wish for something for myself (Sabrina Tong)

  2. That is AMAZING Sabrina! What a lovely tradition to start and the true meaning of Christmas.

  3. Honestly, I'd just like my house to be filled with my family and for there to be lots of love and laughter filling every room.

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

  4. surprisingly I don't want any "gifts" this year, just donations to charities like Unicef. But for my kids, it's toys, toys, toys!! Thanks for a great review!

  5. This year there isn't really anything that I want, but I would be happy with a gift card to the mall or a store :)

  6. All I want for Christmas is my little girl to enjoy one last Christmas with her Baba (Lidia)

  7. Heather Hayes Panjon5 November 2013 at 10:11

    A New Winter Coat Is On My List!

  8. I'd like to have a new tool set, or gta rims for my tran am

  9. A new bathrobe..mine is in dire straits!

  10. I would love to have a new microwave for the kitchen, ours is very old and takes forever to heat anything up. My biggest wish though is just to see how happy my babies are going to be on Christmas morning.

  11. Conair curl secret hair curler

  12. to be able to get all my family gifts that what i wish for

  13. Simply just a good book. Nothing better then that!

  14. For me- a wonderful day spent with my family. For my little one-big Hugs Elmo!

  15. an I PAD and a coat, for my son i want to get him his first lego set and the hug elmo toy

  16. Nothing for me, but my son would like the new Skylanders.

  17. I would love to have a new pair of winter boots this year. My kids would love to have a Big Hugs Elmo :)

  18. I'd love something creative or homemade for Christmas this year or some new family games to play over the holidays.
    angela mitchell

  19. My list would be a nice powerful laptop! *sigh* I am not sure Santa can make it. :-)

    SueSueper Sue

  20. a new purse is at the top of my Christmas list this year!

  21. A new pair of winter boots!


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