Special Report – With Sally Webkinz

It’s Sally Webkinz here with everything you need to know about Christmas in Webkinz World!



Christmas is almost here and it’s one of the most exciting times of the year! December has some great food-related activities. (What can I say? I LOVE food!)


From December 1-31, we’ve got the Candy Cane Collection, which has some really awesome festive furniture that you can decorate your holiday rooms with. Did you know that you can collect a Candy Cane each day from Webkinz Newz? It’s true!


Also food related… the Reindeer Calf is practicing some important flying skills in the Kinzville Park, but needs a little encouragement. If you could head over there and give a kind word or two, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious looking Reindeer Calf Cake Pop. Best part? If you eat it, you get a prize!


There’s still more to come, though — soon it will be the Countdown to Christmas in the Clubhouse, and Ms. Birdy will be handing out a unique gift each day. At the same time, you’ll find an Advent Calendar right here on Webkinz Newz, with a special Community Code that you can use to unlock a prize each day, as well!


And, of course, who could forget the main event…. meeting with Flu-.. I mean, Santakinz himself! You can head to the Clubhouse right now until December 24th to sit on Santakinz’ lap and let him know what you want in your Christmas gift box. That’s right, you get to pick your gift, you get a tasty candy cane treat, AND you get a cool picture of your pet with Santakinz, too! And be sure to log in on the 25th to get your gift — you’ll also want to head to the Today’s Activities page to spin the Super Wheel!


The Webkinz Newz team couldn’t resist having their Christmas party a little early, so I took the opportunity to ask them some important questions about Christmas!




SALLY: Thanks for joining me, everyone! I’m so glad you could make it. I just got back from telling Santakinz what I wanted for Christmas and I was curious what everyone else picked! Mandy, let’s start with you.


MANDY: I just love decorating, so I couldn’t resist the Hot Cocoa Sign.


SALLY: I do love the vintage feel of that poster — great choice! Stephen?


STEPHEN: I got the Zangoz Holiday Plushy.


SALLY: The plushies are always a favorite. I had such a hard time picking because I’ve got a plushy collection, but I really wanted the poster, too. I ended up picking the plushy, though. Michael? What did you pick?


MICHAEL: I picked the Hot Cocoa Sign… but then I bought extras of each with my eStore points.


SALLY: D’oh! I should have thought of that. I might have to go back and visit Santakinz again. Since we’re about to have some food, here’s a question that’s near and dear to my heart: what food do you most associate with Christmas? Let’s start with you this time, Michael.


MICHAEL: Eggnog… especially homemade eggnog.


SALLY: Oh, that sounds delicious. I’ll have to bug you for the recipe. Stephen?


STEPHEN: Even though Thanksgiving wasn’t that long ago, I still associate Christmas with turkey.


SALLY: It is delicious, and so often served at Christmas, as well. When I was growing up, we had roast duck sometimes. (Don’t tell Mayor Dr. Quack!) What about you, Mandy?


MANDY: It’s got to be sugar cookies.


SALLY: Oh, yum! I love sugar cookies — they’re so much fun to decorate, too. And I’m sure Santakinz appreciates if you leave him a plate or two, right?


MANDY: For sure! I always bake extra for Santakinz.


SALLY: Good idea! Don’t forget some carrots for the reindeer. The food I most associate with Christmas is… pickled herring! Especially curried pickled herring. It’s just not Christmas without it. Do you guys have any special Christmas traditions with your families?


STEPHEN: Nothing crazy — just opening gifts with family.


SALLY: That is fun — there are so many ways to do something as simple as that! I’ve had Christmases where all the presents were in giant sack, and someone is designated as “Santa” and has to pull out each one and hand them out one at a time. But sometimes it’s nice to get your pile of presents and dig in. What about you, Mandy?


MANDY: Every year, we go to the Christmas tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree!


SALLY: That sounds awesome! Fresh trees smell so great — you just have to remember to keep them watered. Michael? How about you?


MICHAEL: Every year, we watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.


SALLY: Oh, that’s a great movie! There’s something very comforting about watching a movie you love again and again with friends and family. My Christmas tradition is that we have Christmas dinner with family on Christmas Eve, then open most of our presents. On Christmas day, we open one more present and spend the afternoon playing board games with close friends!


There you have it, my little elfs. What food do you associate with Christmas? Do you have any special traditions? And, most importantly, what did you ask Santakinz for? Tell us in the comments below!


74 Responses to Special Report – With Sally Webkinz

  1. tinygma says:

    I SPY a SNOW GLOBE by the tree . I spy new WALLPAPER . Ispy a red candle on the counter ;) LOVE the NEW CLOTHING !!

  2. g2u3c4c5i says:

    Mandy, looking great! Where is that bow from?

  3. 1Emerald1 says:

    Thanks, Sally! I associate a lot of foods with Christmas, but anything with dark chocolate & peppermint would be first on the list. Especially peppermint bark! My family tries to watch as many Christmas movies together as possible during the holidays, & we always see quite a few, but there are 2 that are watched every year without fail. “A Christmas Story” and “Scrooge” the 1970 version with Albert Finney. It’s not Christmas here without these 2 stories being re-experienced every year. We also drive around looking at holiday lights & have friends in for Twelfth Night Tea. I haven’t decided on my Santakinz gift yet, they’re all great!

    • 1Emerald1 says:

      Sally, is the plane a small toy item or can your pet sit in it?

      • Sally Webkinz says:

        It is a toy. A vehicle would be a pretty big present from Santa! :D

        • tinygma says:

          I had a toy fire truck I could ride in as a 5yr old.

          • Sally Webkinz says:

            Sure, but the Santakinz gifts tend to be of around equal value. A vehicle would be substantially more valuable than a plushie or a poster.

          • PennyOpera says:

            But Sally, one year Santakinz had a tricycle as one of the selections. A riding toy really isn’t that much different.

        • 1Emerald1 says:

          Thanks, Sally! I had to ask, there have been a few toys that peta can sit on, like the rocking horse & of course the tricycle from a couple of years back. My pets still haven’t decided what to ask Santakinz for!

        • Elessar says:

          Some of the older, now-retired “vehicles” (4-Wheel ATV, Dragsters, Blue Wagon Racer, etc.) were also ride-able toys – you could actually place them on tables to display them, as well as ride in them. One of them was even an airplane – the ‘Propeller Plane’.

          • 1Emerald1 says:

            That’s right, I have one. That’s why I was hoping that this year’s plane would be like that. I’ve decided against the toy plane since those small items are so hard to see. Now, to decide between the poster & the plushie. I have SOOO much wall art/poster stuff, and never enough room to display them, so I think I’ll ask for the Zangoz & add it to my plushie collection. Merry Christmas!

  4. kinzwars says:

    Sally-Please tell me where to get the wallpaper that is in the Christmas room ( the grey stone walls)- I really like it but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Thanks, kinzwars

  5. _emiemiemiemiemi_ says:

    What a fun post! I chose the cocoa sign, but more importantly, we certainly do have Christmas traditions! And some wonderful ones at that (in my opionion ;P). We either set up or go out to get a real Christmas tree and then put all of our old and special ornaments on them. It’s so fun reminiscing and being with family as we take out each ornament and work together to decorate the tree. After that, we usually put out our other Christmas decorations. We usually bring out our nativity set, red bows, Christmas stockings (part of another tradition), and Christmas lights for outside. Sometimes we also make Christmas cookies, which is so much fun! I love doing that, but my mom isn’t always into it so we don’t always do it. We make the sugar cookie dough, and cut out the different shapes with our cookie cutters and then we decorate them with sugar sprinkles! ^-^ On Christmas Eve, my dad begins to make all of the wonderful food we eat on Christmas Day. Then, in the middle of the night, he’ll come out and fill our stockings with candy. ;D He used to do this as Santa, but, of course, as we got older, my siblings and I no longer believe in him. On Christmas morning, I’ll come out if my room and check my stocking to see all the goodies I’ve got! He’ll give us all sorts of candy and clementines usually. It takes me forever to eat all of the candy, if ever.. XD When everyone is awake, we turn on our Christmas Yule log fireplace thingy on TV, and that stays on all day in the background of everything. My dad will get the food stuff out and heat it up and such. The food is actually a huge breakfast feast with scrambled eggs, sausage links, cream chipped beef gravy, sausage gravy, hollandaise sauce (for eggs benedict), biscuits, and ham. Sometimes I’ll steel a sausage out of the pan before he sets it out. XD Then all of the family comes over and sets they’re presents by our tree and talk until breakfast is done. After we eat, we finally open our presents, which actually takes a long time due to my large family, heheh. After this, we used to go to my Grandma’s house, but ah.. we can’t do that when she’s not here anymore.. so I suppose we’ll just hang out at our house longer this year. Anywho, those are all of my Christmas traditions! It’s quite a long list when I type it out like this, but it’s all so much fun! Oh and of course we remember the Reason for the season in Christ as well! I can’t wait for Christmas! ^-^

  6. tinygma says:

    My FAV treat is SWISS MISS hot chocolate because it is special creamy but with COLORED Marshmellow’s ! 2D FAV is VANILLA INSTANT BREAKFAST heated with Colored Marshmellow’s . or Grandma’s SPECIAL vanilla brink ;) !

    • tinygma says:

      Mom used to wrap presents in different color tissue paper for each of us . IT WAS AWESOME !! Big green tree and old fashioned BIG colored bulbs. With a RAINBOW under the tree. AS we watched the lights twinkle in the bevel of the glass of the french doors . ;) OH it twinkled to bright :)!!

  7. bubbashuka says:

    Love the report, Sally! :D My answers to the questions: I got the plushy on my main account, and the awesome hot cocoa sign on my 2nd. :) The food I associate with Christmas is cinnamon rolls with LOTS of icing. Yum……. My Christmas traditions? Just opening gifts with the family. :) So 2/3 questions, I agree with Stephen! (I am vegetarian, so I do not eat turkey.)

  8. BlackBeauty says:

    Merry Christmas guys!

  9. Beckinz8 says:

    Wow! Great questions, Sally Webkinz! My favorite holiday foods are all of the Christmas goodies (making them and eating them) – like ten different types of Christmas cookies, and Grandma’s homemade chocolate fudge! Our family Christmas tradition is pretty simple. We light the candles on our family advent wreath each of the four Sundays before Christmas, reading the scripture, and singing the song that goes along with each candle. On Christmas Eve, we go to a candlelight service at our church (it’s beautiful!) Then we come home and put out a plate of goodies for Santa and his reindeer, and hang the Santa key on the outside of the door so he can get in. (The chimney isn’t a good idea at our house because we have a fire going all night in our woodstove! LOL) I still haven’t definitely decided which gift to choose from Santakinz. Each would be nice, so now I’m trying to figure out which gift I would be most disappointed to miss out on, and then I’ll go with that! As soon as my webbie is dressed in their holiday best, they will go for their picture with Santakinz.

  10. TaffyKitty12 says:

    Awesome special report, Sally Webkinz! :D I really enjoyed learning about your guys’s family traditions ;) My family has a few traditions of our own… usually, on Christmas Eve (as long as we spend Christmas where we live), we go to my uncle’s house and spend time with my dad’s side of the family. We have a nice dinner, I get to play with my little cousins, and we get to open some presents together :) Then, usually, on Christmas Day, we celebrate at my house with my aunt and uncle (on my mom’s side) (we used to celebrate with my grandmother, but she moved out-of-state a few years ago. We still send her gifts, though, and vice versa) We normally have a big breakfast in the morning, and then open up all of our gifts afterwards. We talk most of the afternoon, and later in the evening, we have a big dinner (usually with steak as the main course), and dessert… and sometimes if I can convince my mom, we’ll watch a movie (I always beg her to turn on Elf, since it’s my favorite Christmas film XD ) But most of all, even though we all love getting and giving gifts, we of course, most of all, celebrate Jesus ^-^ Anywho, Merry *early* Christmas to the Ganz team, and thanks for all of the festivities! :D

    • tinygma says:

      IF you get Grandma a laptop and you have 1 also you can video messages to each other so it’s less lonely for Grandma. I bet she misses being part of you all . You ca do this with cell phones also and see each others trees !

    • _emiemiemiemiemi_ says:

      Ah, that sounds like fun, Taffy! I love watching Christmas movies, especially Elf. XD I forgot to include that we always watch the classic Christmas specials in my Christmas traditions, heheh. It’s too bad your grandma moved away, though. XP I know what that’s like, well sorta. My sister and brother in law moved to another state too, so we always miss seeing them and they’re two kids on Christmas. I don’t know why, but just talking about everything is making me super hyped for Christmas now!

    • Itswebkinztime says:

      That sounds fun! And I love the movie, Elf, too. :D

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