Archives for the month of: October, 2022

No matter how you choose to celebrate Halloween weekend, hope it’s spooktacular fun!

Happy Halloween — Gotta Love It!

The good folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided us with a free copy of “We Baby Bears: The Magical Box” ( for review purposes and to help spread the good word about its release this week. All opinions expressed in this blog are entirely our own.

The We Baby Bears, Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear, suddenly find themselves homeless when a heartless landlord turns them out into the street with only a carboard box for survival. But when these plucky bears wish upon an evening star, the magic starts to happen as they are transported via this now magical box through 20 episodes into places around the world that might be suitable for their new home! The action is fast paced, the animation colorful and amusing, the plots entertaining and the We Baby Bears thoroughly adorable. This DVD makes a great holiday stocking stuffer for any household with kids, especially those familiar with the original Cartoon Network series We Bare Bears.

We Baby Bears: The Magical Box DVD — Gotta Love It!

Biographies make great holiday gifts because they can be inspirational, entertaining and informative. Those qualities certainly apply to “Gary Moore: The Official Biography” by Harry Shapiro (

Moore was an Irish-born blues-rock guitarist who first came on the American music scene in the 1970s. Although he passed suddenly at the age of 58 in 2011, Moore remains among the most influential guitar players of the 20th century, having made his unique mark as both musician and songwriter. Shapiro’s biography deftly examines Moore’s journey to musical fame through first-person interviews with those who knew and worked with him. Anyone on your gift list this holiday season who is a music lover, guitar player or aspiring musician will be delighted by receiving this extensive Moore biography.

“Gary Moore: The Official Biography” by Harry Shapiro — Gotta Love It!

Although pumpkin pie often tops the list of people’s favorite holiday desserts, the Monastery Pumpkin Bread produced at the Monastery of the Angels in Los Angeles ( gives pie a run for the money! Enjoy it with coffee, tea or spread with soft cream cheese at any time of the day or night.

Sweet, moist and chock full of walnuts, Monastery Pumpkin Bread comes in 12 ounce and 2-pound loaves. Trust us, order the two pounder, you won’t regret it because you can easily freeze one loaf for future gustatory pleasure! But don’t check out until you’ve visited the other “goodies” carefully crafted by the bakers and candy makers at Monastery of the Angels! They all make perfect heaven-sent holiday gifts. Your sweet tooth will thank you!

Monastery Pumpkin Bread from the Monastery of the Angeles — Gotta Love It!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has provided us with a free copy of their just released DVD set, “The Time Traveler’s Wife: The Complete Series” ( for review purposes. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely our own.

Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling novel of the same name, this 6-episode set is a love story of Clare and Henry’s relationship. But their marriage faces the unique complication of Henry’s time travel activities. It is beautifully filmed and performed, with compelling characters and lush locations. It challenges the viewer to question the value of worrying about either past or future in favor of accepting that the now is the best time of all and that now is all any of us ever have in our experiences and our relationships. This set also offers 30 minutes of bonus content with actor, producer and creator interviews. It makes a great gift for anyone intrigued by the concept of time travel!

“The Time Traveler’s Wife: The Complete Series” on DVD — Gotta Love It!

Few areas of the country are as rich in historical and architectural treasures as New York City. Author Stephanie Azzarone and photographer Robert F. Rodriguez capture both aspects beautifully in their recently released “Heaven on the Hudson: Mansions, Monuments and Marvels of Riverside Park” (

This is the perfect book for anyone who loves to armchair travel as it takes the reader to the westernmost edge of the Big Apple and follows along numerous points of interest along Riverside Drive.. Azzarone has done a yeoman’s job of researching the history of this area, nicely supported by Rodriguez’ photos, and the pages of this volume sing out as a love letter to its cultural richness. “Heaven on the Hudson” is definitely one book to add to your list of Christmas gift possibilities!

“Heaven on the Hudson: Mansions, Monuments and Marvels of Riverside Park” – Gotta Love It!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment was kind enough to provide us with a complimentary copy of “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!”, for review purposes. Any opinions expressed are entirely our own.

Set for release October 18th, this action packed DVD not only offers a full-length feature film but also bonus features of three Scooby-Doo cartoons. It makes the perfect entertainment for any Halloween party and the kids especially will love the fast moving story line as well as seeing favorite and beloved animation characters that have been entertaining audiences since 1969! “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” ( proves once again that Warner Bros. Animation is a leader in the field, providing original, quality family entertainment choices.

“Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment — Gotta Love It!

The box that arrived this week from had an ominous warning: Open If You Dare! We decided we were up for the challenge!

We were rewarded for our courage with a carton filled to the brim with an amazing assortment of premium quality brand-name candy.; In addition to Wild Berry Skittles and Peanut M & M’s, this treasure trove of sweets included Peeps Marshmallow Pumpkins, Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy, Haribo Sweet & Sour Twin Snakes, and Star Bursts, along with Kettle Corn and Caramel Corn. Portions are generous enough to satisfy two hungry ghouls, but they are so tempting, don’t expect them to last long! Check out the website to snag 10% off your order and to peruse the sweet as well as savory gift choices, such as the Meat and Cheese Care Package (pictured below), to celebrate the Halloween holiday in style. for Halloween Treating — Gotta Love It!

Why settle for the same old Halloween sweets this year when you can treat party-goers to an authentic favorite from New Orleans? Aunt Sally’s Original Creole Pralines ( continue to be created the same way they were more than 80 years ago, cooked in copper pots using only the highest quality ingredients and shaped by hand.

Their brand has expanded to include Original, Creamy and Chewy praline varieties and each is individually wrapped, so they make great “Trick or Treat” offerings. Check out Aunt Sally’s Halloween Collection which includes Day of the Dad mugs, kitchen towels and books about the art of voodoo. Authenticity makes Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines a delicious choice for every holiday!

Aunt Sally’s Original Creole Pralines — Gotta Love It!

Many families during the holiday season enjoy reading a classic story together, such as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, as part of their annual celebration. We predict that “The Magic of a Small Town Christmas” by Megan Alexander, with illustrations by Hiroe Nakata, ( will become a new reading tradition for many when it’s released later this month.

The action and activity takes place in a town called Heartbeat Falls, where people of all shapes, sizes, colors and faiths take joy in coming together to celebrate the most magical time of the year. It’s a story designed to inspire warm and cozy feelings and makes a great holiday gift that can be cherished for years to come!

“The Magic of a Small Town Christmas” by Megan Alexander and Hiroe Nakata — Gotta Love it!