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I Heart XMas with Jenna Mo

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!

Today we’re talking to Jenna Mo from Mornings with Jesse & Jenna on JUMP! 106.9 in Ottawa, Ontario. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Mornings with Jesse & Jenna
Mornings with Jesse & Jenna


Does your family have a special or quirky Christmas tradition?
For as long as I can remember, my family has always had a real Christmas tree, but it’s not the most beautiful one on the lot. Every year we go and pick out the ugliest ‘Charlie Brown’ tree so that it can also have a nice home during the holidays.

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Opening of RetroFestive’s Oakville Christmas Store

Celebrate Grinchmas with RetroFestive at our Grand Opening Weekend, November 15 and 16, 2014. Our Oakville Christmas Store will be opening its doors for the 2014 season!

The mean one himself, Mr. Grinch, will be on-hand to cut the grinchy green Grand Opening cake! Plus, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here too!

Oakville Grinch
Oakville’s own Grinch will arrive in style to cut our Grinchy cake!

Grand Opening Schedule: Saturday, November 15

  • 9:00am – Oakville Santa Claus Parade kicks off!
  • 9:00am – RetroFestive’s Oakville Christmas store opens
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm – Grinch activity stations available for kids
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm – Santa and Mrs Claus appear
  • 12:20pm – 12:40pm – The Grinch arrives to cut the green Grand Opening cake
  • Ongoing – Free Movie Screenings of A Christmas Story and Home Alone nearby at Film.ca Cinemas


  • Free gift with every purchase!
  • Warm apple cider and Christmas cookies!

Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!

RetroFestive has partnered with Random House to present a children’s activity station with Grinch activities.

As part of The Grinch Community Cares Project, Retro Festive and Random House are encouraging children young and old to Grow Their Hearts 3 Sizes by giving back to their community this holiday season.

Children visiting RetroFestive’s Oakville store on Saturday Dec 15 will receive an Official Good Deed Tracker Booklet in which they can keep track of all their good deeds during the holidays.

The RetroFestive team will also be handing out Grinch buttons and stickers.  A draw will also be held for a giant 5′ Grinch stuffed toy.

Shop Local with the Grinch!
Grow your heart 3 sizes by Shopping Local!


Oakville Santa Claus Parade

Christmas On Parade!

If you remember much about the holiday classic A Christmas Story, you’ll recall the scene in which the Parker clan ventures downtown to watch the annual Christmas Parade. They snag a prime spot in front of Higbees Department Store and marvel at marching bands, garish floats, Santa Claus and even Mickey Mouse being pestered by the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz(?)!

Christmas parade kids
Christmas parade kids

For many of us, watching the annual home-town Christmas parade is part and parcel of our Christmas traditions.  That’s because Christmas parades serve to usher in the excitement of the holiday season.

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