Our crazy Christmas store is featured on Canada AM today, Wednesday December 16th.
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, but you have to act fast!
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 Canada AM, we are offering a Canada AM Guarantee: Get it by Christmas, or it’s Free*
*Here’s the Fine Print of our “Canada AM 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 by 3pm EST, Wednesday, December 16
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 omissions 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:
V0W, V0C, V0T, V0J, V8J, V0V, V8G, V8C, V0T, V1J, V1G
Whether it was the comic strip or TV specials, you’d have to be a blockhead not to love the Peanuts. When we heard the gang would be together again for The Peanuts Moviethis November, we immediately started counting the days!
Thankfully we have the highly addictive Peanutize Me app to help pass the time. By selecting from dozens of hairstyles, outfits, and smile sizes, Peanuts fans can create a free personalized Peanuts avatar – as if Charles Schulz drew it himself!
In honour of The Peanuts Movie, we decided to “Peanutize” some of our favourite Christmas movie characters. We hope you enjoy the results as much as we do!
Christmas Movies allow us to feel nostalgic as we’re reminded of all of the cheer surrounding the festive holiday; but most classics serve another purpose—teaching us valuable life lessons we can keep with us all year long.
1. Movie: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:
Lesson: Celebrate your differences
We all know the story; Rudolph’s “shortcoming” becomes his strongest asset in the end. He saves Christmas guiding Santa’s sleigh with his glowing red nose. The simple lesson here is that even when you feel like a misfit, your flaws and quirks often become your best qualities.
2. Movie: A Christmas Story
Lesson: Don’t give in to peer pressure
Sometimes we do things we know are stupid, just because someone tells (or triple-dog dares) us to. This can really get us stuck in bad situation. It’s important not to give in to the pressure of impressing others.
3. Movie: Polar Express
Lesson: Everybody has doubts
But just because you grow up, doesn’t mean you have to stop believing, especially about things we can’t see or hold like the future or Santa. Sometimes, you have to take a leap of faith and just believe.
4. Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
Lesson: Your life has a purpose
We have no idea how significantly our lives impact others. If George never existed, he wouldn’t have been able to save the life of Harry, his brother, when they were young. The moral of the story is: George thought the world was better off without him, but in reality, it wasn’t.
5. Movie: Home Alone
Lesson: Be careful what you wish for
Sometimes, what you think you want and what you actually need are two very different things. You never really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Sure, Kevin was excited to have the house to himself at first, but by Christmas morning, he was really missing the McCallister clan.
6. Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas
Lesson: Passion is contagious
Being a leader also means being a team player. Though, no one in Halloween Town understood the true meaning of Christmas, they trusted in Jack’s plan because of his amount of passion towards his vision.
7. Movie: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Lesson: The journey is just as important as the destination
Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses. Achieving your goals can be amazing, but its the friendships you make, and the lessons you learn along the way, that really make it worth the while.
8. Movie: Just Friends
Lesson: Never forget where you came from
Chris was so caught up in his new life, that he forgot about his friends and family back at home. After being forced into spending Christmas in his hometown, he realizes that being ashamed of where you come from is pointless.
9. Movie: Love, Actually
Lesson: Sometimes the most simple gestures can have the most impact
Grand gestures can be nice, but it’s the little things in life that matter the most. Letting someone know how you feel about them can really make an impact on their happiness.
10. Movie: Elf
Lesson: Never doubt your own abilities
If Buddy gave up, he would have never saved Christmas. When you start to doubt yourself, you make it easy for others to doubt you, too.
11. Movie: Charlie Brown Christmas
Lesson: Love is all you need
Linus summed it up perfectly: “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”
12. Movie: Frosty the Snowman
Lesson: Friendship is the greatest gift
Before Olaf, another friendly snowman taught us that, “Some people are worth melting for.”
13. Movie: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Lesson: You cant choose your family
Every family has their quirks. Learn to have a good time and roll with whatever happens when relatives come into town!
14. Movie: The Santa Claus
Lesson: Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing
We don’t always need proof to believe in something. Sometimes, all we need is faith, and then we will believe.
and last, but certainly not least…
15. Movie: The Grinch
Lesson: Christmas Day will always be, just so long as we have wehave we
Material items will come and go, but the spirit of Christmas lives within the hearts of those who love and celebrate each other.
A Very Offbeat Christmas – Christmas TV Specials in Three Parts Part 1: A South Park Christmas
They swear, they fart, they make poop jokes, and they teach us the spirit of Christmas. Wait – what was that last one? This is a three-part look at some of our favourite and most offensive Christmas Specials. We’ll look into some heart-warming, hilarious (and horrible) moments that have been brought to us by Family Guy and The Simpsons, but first – let’s visit the quiet town of South Park!
When you’re thinking of all your favourite Christmas carols, of course Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus, and even Carol of the Bells comes to mind; but what about all of theSouth ParkChristmas carols? With such a variety to choose from, carols like Merry F*%king Christmas, Christmastime in Hell, and Mr. Hankey (the Christmas Poo) will surely take a place in the (offensive) Christmas Carol history books!
There’s something absolutely charming about how Cartman so passionately sings O Holy Night, despite not knowing the words.
Although, this is not one of South Park’s more offensive tunes, it’s quite noteworthy that they can make us laugh at a child cattle-prodding another child.
Picking up the offensive-metre ever so slightly, South Park brings us Santa Claus and Jesus Christ singing traditional carols together. (Warning: slightly offensive language . . . and sacrilege).
While the carols that come out of South Park get much MUCH more offensive than that, (see aforementioned list above) they have a knack for taking our favourite carols and putting their South Park twist on them.
So, now you know what to listen to while you decorate your tree with your brand new South Park ornaments.
. . .while decked out to look like a very astute Cartman.
Does Christmas make you want to twist and shout? Get all shook up? Rock n’ Roll all night and party ev-er-y day? Retro Festive is here to help! Let’s take a look at the biggest rock acts in history who also love to celebrate the Yuletide season!
Between 1963 and 1969 The Beatles recorded special Christmas albums specifically for their fan club. These recordings ranged from the beautiful to the incredibly strange. One classic Christmas song from these recordings, Christmas Time (Is Here Again), wasn’t officially released until 1995.
The Grateful Dead may not be the first band you might think of around Christmas, but their colourful imagery and good-vibes, jam-band aesthetic is a perfect match for the holidays! Throw on that tie-dye shirt and enjoy their rollicking version of Run Run Rudolph.
KISS is an American hard rock band known for fire breathing, blood spitting, levitating drum kits, elaborate pyrotechnics and Christmas! Lead singer Paul Stanley shows you how to party your way through Christmas in this classic MTV segment from 1985.
Christmas has never been the same since Elvis’ Christmas Album was release in 1957. The album was so sensational that Irving Berlin, the original author of White Christmas, tried to get the album banned from the radio. The album topped music charts for months and gave birth to a modern Christmas classic, Blue Christmas.
Almost 40 years after his death, Elvis is still one of the biggest stars in Rock n’ Roll history. Treat him like the King he is with this Elvis Tree Topper!
Retro Festive has something for every classic rock fan in the family. We can help you rock around the Christmas tree this holiday season!
Holiday Fair in the Square Vendor
Nathan Phillips Square Kiosk*
100 Queen St W,
Our Toronto City Hall Hours
Dec 8 - Dec 23 Only
Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 11pm
*Note: Only select items available at our Toronto kiosk locations. Distillery District kiosk carries NO Ugly Sweaters, while the City Hall kiosk carries MOSTLY Ugly Sweaters. Full range of products available online and at our Oakville store.