25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

Day 17: Trivia Winners

Thank you to everyone who answered my Elf trivia questions. Here are the questions and answers:

Question #1: What toy was Buddy making when he failed to make his quota?

Answer: Etch A Sketch

Buddy the Elf makes me smile

Question #2: What are Buddy’s four main food groups?

Answer: Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn and syrup

10 Christmas Movies and Specials We Can’t Live Without

Question #3: What is Buddy’s real father’s name?

Answer: Walter Hobbs (played by James Caan)

Buddy the elf, what's you favorite color?

Question #4: Who is Santa afraid of?

Answer: Central Park Rangers

The Elf Movie Quiz

Question #5: Who is the narrator of Elf?

Answer: Papa Elf (also accepted Bob Newhart)

❤ Buddy the Elf's dad
Here are my winners…

Stephanie Barnes

Brianne Blessitt

Brian Henson

Julie Mustakes

Cheralene Kondel

Kelly Holland

Winners… send me an email at nerdinthecity01@gmail.com and give me your address so that I can send you your prize!!

Thank you again for playing and keep checking back to Nerd in the  City for all your nerd related fun!!!!

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“Jingle nerds, jingle nerds, jingle all the nerds!”

Day 14 & 15: Elf trivia

Well… the snow won out yesterday. And the Elf tour was cancelled. Which means I have all kinds of trivia prizes that are now just sitting on my bedroom floor, very sadly.

So I’m going to put the trivia questions up on my various social media outlets and I’ll pick winners from those who post answers.

So check Nerd in the City’s facebook page, Twitter feed (@nerdinthecity) and Instagram feed (@liz_tailor481) and make sure to answer the questions. You have till 10pm tomorrow night to answer and then I’ll pick winners.

Make sure to play cause my sad prizes need homes!!!

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“O Nerdy Night!”

Day 13: Holiday Movies

Every Christmas my family and I go to the movies. It’s a tradition and we always look forward to the holiday releases. This year the options are:

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (The most likely choice as it is the nerdiest!)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

 

 

Saving Mr. Banks (Second most likely choice. We love Disney and this is a family friendly movie!)

Saving Mr. Banks

 

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (The underdog of choices as it seems really heart-warming, but will most likely not have a chance against The Hobbit)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 

 

47 Ronin (Looks awesome, but action rarely makes the Christmas cut.)

47 Ronin

 

 

American Hustle (The big NO! Not one member of my family wants to see 5 of the most attractive movie stars look like 1970’s trailer trash! No matter how much critical acclaim it garners.)

American Hustle

 

 

Justin Bieber’s Believe (No one saw the first one and this is what… a sequel?)

Justin Bieber's Believe

 

 

Walking with Dinosaurs (We may all be giant children, but none will be tempted by this film about talking dinosaurs.)

This is going to be the best movie ever. I know it!

 

 

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (My personal choice. With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, this is both important and inspiring. Sounds like Christmas to me!)

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

 

 

Frozen (Strong possibilities. It will still be in the theaters, but I have yet to see it, and chances are the members of my family haven’t seen it yet either. And I mentioned the deep love of Disney!)

Frozen: Elsa the Snow Queen, coming this Thanksgiving. Excited!

 

 

Grudge Match (Again with the big no! Granny would never go for this film about 2 old timers duking it out years past their prime!)

 

Grudge Match | Poster

What will you be seeing this holiday season?

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“O Christmas nerds! O Christmas nerds!”

Day 12: Origami Nintendo mushroom ornaments

The directions for this origami ornament can be found here.
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I just took the template and made it Nintendo specific by adding little eyes and then used a fine fishing line to string them into ornaments. This is super easy and a real cute way to nerd up your Christmas tree!!
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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“May the joy be with you!”

Day 11: Wookie-ookies and Bantha Milk

Santa is the coolest. He brings presents, has a magic sleigh and has hundreds of adorable elves working for him round the clock. So if Santa is the coolest, then it stands to reason that Santa’s favorite movie is probably Star Wars. Am I right? I mean, Star Wars is the best movie ever, it has to be his favorite.

So instead of boring old milk and cookies for the big guy, this year I made him Wookie-ookies and a tall glass of Bantha milk (straight off Aunt Beru’s kitchen table) to wash it down. Check out the recipes below and give em a try. I’m sure Santa has had his fill of gingerbread men and sugar cookies with plain old milk from a cow.

Wookie-ookies (this recipe comes from the Wookie Cookie Cookbook by Robin Davis)

-2 1/4 c. flour

-1 tsp. baking soda

-1 tsp. salt

-1 tsp. ground cinnamon

-1 c. unsalted butter (room temp)

-1 c. light brown sugar (packed)

-1/2 c. granulated sugar

-2 large eggs

-1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

-1 c. milk chocolate chips

-1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put the flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir together till well mixed. Set aside. Then put butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in another mixing bowl. Mix together til well mixed and creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Then add flour mixture and stir will well mixed. Stir in both kinds of chocolate chips. Scoop up rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake. Take out of oven when the sides turn lightly brown and put on a cooling rack till you serve.

Bantha Milk (I got this recipe from scifi.about.com and it is by Amelia Hill)

-1 c. vanilla soy milk, well chilled

-1/2 tsp. unsweetened blue fruit punch mix

-1 Tbsp. sugar

Combine all ingredients in a jar or container with a tight lid. Shake well until fruit punch mix has dissolved completely. Drink will be frothy.
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Serve together and enjoy!

 

The Unofficial Elf Tour of NYC

All nerds (and normals) are invited to come out this Saturday for Nerd in the City’s unofficial Elf tour of NYC. Check out our poster below.

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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“God rest ye, nerdy gentlemen!”

Day 10: Star Wars Snowflakes

There are many great tutorials out there on how to make these snowflakes. There are even templates you can print out and just cut like these at BuzzFeed.

Here are the ones that I did. I chose to make a Stormtrooper flake and a Boba Fett flake.

Boba Fett

Start by drawing a circle on a piece of paper.
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imageNext fold in half once…
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imageThree times a lady… (this last one fold into thirds)
imageWhen you open your paper you should have 12 sections.
imageThen draw on the template (or just print it out from this website)
imageWhen you’re done cutting him out, Boba Fett will have 2 antennae.
imageCut off one of them from each Boba Fett section of your snowflake.
imageHang and enjoy!!!
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Stormtrooper

This snowflake begins the same way the Boba Fett snowflake does. When you get to the template portion just draw on the stormtrooper template instead of Boba Fett.
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Double the snowflakes, double the fun!!!!

 

 

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25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“Dork the halls with boughs of holly.”

Days 8 & 9: Vintage Decorations

There’s nothing like pulling out that old box of Christmas decorations and discovering lost treasures. I don’t mind telling you that my box of Christmas things has been in that same box for the whole 7 years I’ve lived here. Not once have I pulled any of it out to decorate any of my New York homes for Christmas. Not sure why. Maybe I was lazy. Maybe I didn’t have the time. Or maybe it just never quite felt like home. This year I was determined to make it different. So I pulled out that old box. And here’s what I found.

Christmas Trolls!!!
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My tiny Christmas tree.
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A bunch of classic favorite ornaments that have never seen the boughs of a tree.
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Coming up on Sat, Dec 14th. The unofficial Elf tour of New York City!! 3pm come join us… stay tuned for more information.

25 days of (nerdy) Christmas!

“Nerdy Claus is comin’ to town.”

Day 7: Homemade wrapping paper

This is a super easy one. You need some butcher paper.or maybe newsprint and whatever you want to decorate it. I used dot markers and my own drawing skills.

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