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Dragons Den Guarantee: Get it by Christmas, or it’s Free*

As many of our RetroFestive fans know, our crazy Christmas biz was featured on Dragons Den, Wednesday December 9th.  (View the clip at the bottom of this post).

RetroFestive Dragons Den Guarantee

Yes, you can get it by Christmas!

One of the questions we hear most often this time of year is “Will it get here by Christmas?” Our answer is Yes!

We ship quick and, depending on where you live in Canada, your order should arrive within one day to one week. Customers in the Greater Toronto Area and parts of Southern Ontario often receive their parcels within 1-3 business days. While customers in the rest of Canada can expect to receive their parcels within 4 to 7 business days.

In honour of our appearance on Dragons Den, we are offering a Dragons Den Guarantee: Get it by Christmas, or it’s Free*

*Here’s the Fine Print of our “Dragons Den Guarantee”

  • If the products you order from RetroFestive don’t arrive in time for Christmas day, we will issue you a refund and you can keep the products.
  • Guarantee applies to all orders placed before end-of-day Sunday, December 13th.
  • Out-of-stock items and shipping omissions/errors are not eligible.
  • Delivery will be judged based on Canada Post’s tracking information, showing that Canada Post has delivered, or attempted to deliver, your package to your home, community parcel box or local postal outlet
  • We cannot be responsible for addressing errors and ommissions made by customers
  • Express and Priority shipping options are available for an additional fee
  • Offer not applicable to Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunvaut & the following REMOTE postal codes:

British Columbia
V0W, V0C, V0T, V0J, V8J, V0V, V8G, V8C, V0T, V1J, V1G

Manitoba
R0B, R8N, R8A, R9A, R0L

Alberta
T0H, T8S, T0G, T0A, T0P

Saskatchewan
S0M, S0J, S9X, S0P, S0E, S0L, S0N, S4H, S0C, S4A

Quebec
G8P, G0V, G0W, G0T, G0H, G0G, G5B, G0C, G4X, G0C, G0J, G5J, G4W, G0E, G5H, G0K, G5R, G0L, G5T, G5A, G8M, G8J, G8L, G8K, G8H, G8N, G7P, G7B, G7N, J1T, J0A, J1Z, J5V, J3T, J6E, J0R, J8C, J0T, J0K, J9L, J9E, J0X, J0W, J0M, J0Z, J9P, J0Y, J9P, J9T, J9Z, J0T

Ontario
P0V, P9N, P8T, P8N, P0W, P0Y, P0X, P9A, P0T, P0L, P5N, J0T

Newfoundland & Labrador
A0P, A0R, A2V, A0K, A0A

Nova Scotia
B0E

Here’s our Dragons Den clip if you missed it!

 

I Heart XMAS with Rebecca Lau

Welcome to the I Heart XMAS Q&A, where Retro Festive asks notable Canadians about their own Christmas traditions and what they would like to find under the tree!

Rebecca Lau
@RebeccaLau
Global Halifax Reporter & Anchor

Rebecca Lau

What is your favourite Christmas movie or TV special?
I’m not sure if this is considered a classic Christmas movie (it is now!), but I’ve always loved Home Alone. It brings back memories of watching it with my family as a kid and who can resist that heart-tugging scene when Kevin hugs his mom at the end? Ah, I’m getting teary-eyed just thinking about it.

Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
In my family, Santa Claus is the one who gives practical presents. One year, he gave me a heavy duty rechargeable flashlight when all the other little girls received Barbies. I thought it was pretty cool.

Which do you prefer: to give or receive?
Why not both? Especially if the gift is food. Then we can share. Yummmmmmmm.

Which Peanuts character do you think your friends and family would say reminds them of you?
I’d like to think I’m lovable like Charlie. But I’d bet my mom (and husband?) thinks I’m more of a bossy Lucy.
Lucy Charlie Brown

 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Not a Chance – or – The Uglier the Better?
The uglier the better! Nothing gets you into the spirit quite like a bright purple acrylic sweater featuring Rudolph’s face with a red pom pom nose. (This is something I may, or may not, actually own)

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
I’d love an all-inclusive trip somewhere warm. A new rechargeable flashlight would be nice too. My old one broke, Santa.

 

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Christmas Board Games – Quality Family Time

In December of 2013, parts of Canada and the United States experienced a brutal ice storm that caused a massive power outage. My house was without power from Saturday evening to Tuesday morning, which is lucky because some Torontonians were without power for up to two weeks.

Christmas board gameWe tried to make the most of our time without heat, hydro and Netflix by playing Christmas board games by candlelight. My husband and I play A Christmas Story Yahtzee every Sunday, while listening to CBC Music’s Country Classics stream, so it was an easy transition. We invited friends over to play games too, not just for the company, but for the extra body heat.

Christmas board gameOnce the lights come back on, Christmastime is still a great opportunity to play board games. Luckily, companies like Hasbro have combined the love of Christmas, with the love of board games with themes for classic games such as Nightmare Before Christmas Trivial Pursuit, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Operation, and A Christmas Story Monopoly.

If your family is a bit more competitive, you might want to play card games like euchre, poker, or rummy. You can still add of a dash of Christmas with playing cards featuring Peanuts, Christmas Vacation, Elf and Coca-Cola Santa.

Christmas board gameSometimes there are family members who are too young to play a full Christmas board game, but they can help trim the tree with Hasbro ornaments with Candy Land, Twister, Operation, and Monopoly.

 

So let the Christmas board games begin! May the best family man win!

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I Heart XMAS with Liam Nixon

Welcome to the I Heart XMAS Q&A, where Retro Festive asks notable Canadians about their own Christmas traditions and what they would like to find under the tree!

Liam Nixon
@GlobalLiamNixon
Global Lethbridge Anchor/Producer/Newsroom Manager

Liam Nixon

 

What is your favourite Christmas movie or TV special? 

It definitely has to be ‘A Christmas Story’.  Haven’t we all experienced a ‘Ralphie moment’ where we’re all bundled up to head outside in the cold… only to realize we really have to pee?  Or maybe I’m alone in that…

Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
My mom used to make Tourtière, a delicious French-Canadian meat pie.  We also used to open our presents one at a time with up to 15 people in the house. Needless to say the first time it took over ten hours to get them all opened, that tradition was quickly and emphatically voted down.

Which do you prefer: to give or receive?
I feel as though I SHOULD say ‘give’, but really, who doesn’t like ripping into a gift?!  However, seeing the look on someone else’s face when they open that perfect gift from you is pretty special. Can we call it a tie?

Which Peanuts character do you think your friends and family would say reminds them of you?
Definitely Linus, minus the need for a security blanket.

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters: Not a Chance – or – The Uglier the Better?
I’m all about the ugly. The inclusion of blinking Christmas lights on the sweater earns bonus points.

What do you want Santa to bring you this year?
With 15-month old twins, an extra set of hands and three-day weekends would be pretty great. But, since neither of those is overly realistic, just the continued health and happiness of my family and friends.

 

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