My Curious George Party (And Win The DVD Too)! #AVeryMonkeyChristmas

CONTESTS | | November 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm


Congratulation Krystal!

When I was approached to host a Curious George screening for “A Very Monkey Christmas“.party I totally flipped. Curious George is not only a favorite show with my kids but mine too. Sometimes they dawdle off to their room and I stay rooted in front of the television to see what George will do. Now that either means he is so enjoyable to watch or I lead a sad life! You my dear can draw your own conclusions, but before you give up on me know I have something special for my readers too.

Anyway we had a blast more-so because this time I let the kids watch the movie while I caught up on adult time (which is rarer than I wish for). The kids had not watched the movie before the screening, just to make sure they were excited for the event, but I had allowed them to listen to the accompanying music soundtrack. I am a total Christmas music girl and in my book you can never play it too early.  The movie surrounds itself George writing his Christmas list and “The man with the yellow hat” trying to decipher it. I won’t give away the ending but needless to say George will keep you on your toes.


The thing I love most about Curious George is it reminds me of my kids. You know, always getting into trouble while really intending to be good? This movie will premiering November 25 (the day before Thanksgiving on PBS KIDS,) the Curious George holiday special, Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, so be sure to check it out.

For those of you who would love a copy of the movie to, ahem play babysitter at times, you can win one right here. Truth be told you don’t need have a kid to enter, as me thinks Curious George is everyone’s cup of tea.

Want to win Curious George’s “A Very Monkey Christmas” DVD? To enter tell me what do you think we should name “The Man With The Yellow Hat”? Make sure that you enter the correct contact details. Contest closes 29th November 2009. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.


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Disclosure: I received a screener copy of the DVD and a few Curious George games, a book, CD and popcorn to host the Curious George Party!

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    Amanda Starr says:

    He looks like a Sam to me :)

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    His name is “George”. When he adopted Curious George from the zoo, the cute little monkey was so mischeivious that “the man in the yellow hat” would always scold the monkey in a similar fashion that his own father scolded him as a child. “The Man in the Yellow Hat’s” father would look at him and say “you’re such a curious little George”. This is what “the man in the yellow hat” would say to his adopted monkey almost every day. So, he began calling his monkey “Curious George” as an ode to his deceased father. By the way, his father is the one who bequeathed the house in the country to him. This is why they like to spend so much time in the country. He really misses his dad.

    (This is all made up. Can you tell being a mom has turned my brain into mush? I can make up a story like this, but I can’t remember how to do a simple math problem!)

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    Cheryl W says:

    The man in the yellow hat always looked like a James to me. With his dark hair and his awkward smile, it just seems to fit him naturally.

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    How about Chip? It’s hard to name him without seeing the whole movie! Great Giveaway! Thanks!

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    I have always thought the man in the yellow hat should be called David. Seems like a fine name for him. :)

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    This is such a cool contest, curious George is a definite favorite in my house. Even at a very young age, my son would make monkey noises trying to relate to George!

    Twitter follower and retweeted this great contest. Thanks Mommy Niri.

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    MJ says:

    I think his name his George Mann. He’s called the man in the yellow hat because he’s really George Mann. Curious George was named for him by Big George’s mom. “Hon, he looks just like you!”


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    Natalia D. says:

    I read that the man’s name was George.

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    John says:

    Lets call him Tony.

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    How about Elmer? LOL,good a guess as any,huh

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    Honey Mommy says:

    I think the man in the yellow hat should be called James or Jim. It seems to fit to me!

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    3boyzmom says:

    How about Adam? Or John, he’s definitely a John:)

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    Kelly says:

    We think he’s named Hal. My kids love Curious George!

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    Katherine C. says:

    I think his name should be Jeffery.

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    Katherine C. says:

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    Anita says:

    I think we should name the Man with the Yellow Hat… Mark. Mark and George. :)
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    Wendy M says:

    I say Tom would make a great name.

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    Meghan says:

    woo hoo! I love me some Christmas music and movies. I’m not trying to win this one, though. Hence, not following the rules. ;-) But, hey, what are those squishy squares like? Did the kids like ‘em?

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    Bethie says:

    I think he looks like a Tom.

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    Kirsten says:

    I think his name should be Fred.

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    I think he should be a Ted.
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    Barry says:

    Please add my name to this contest so i can win this for my great nephew.

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    christopher h says:

    lets call him “Red”

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    Christie says:

    I think his name would be Henry but I think George thinks of him as Dad.

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    ky2here says:

    Let’s name him Mr. Peanut.

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    Harold. Harold with the Yellow Hat.

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    HeatherS says:

    I think Bud is a good name

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    carol says:

    Just call him yellow

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    Kelly says:

    The man in the Yellow suit is a fruit.

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    Linda says:

    Let’s call him Jake

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    Robin says:

    Let’s call him Mr. Banana

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    cheryl f says:

    I think he looks like a Jim

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    J.J. McDubbin!

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    Jill L says:

    In the movie, isn’t his name, Ted? I think it fits him.

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    Susan says:

    I think the Man In The Yellow Hat looks like a Bob. My grand-daughter thinks his name is Joe.

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    bonnette says:

    Call him “Newman”

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    Christina G. says:

    I think you should name “The Man With The Yellow Hat” Harry. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Christine says:

    I am going to go with Steve

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    Angie says:

    We could call him “Big George.” :)

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    Let’s name him “Ben Ana”!

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    annette anderson says:

    I think his name should be Henry. He just looks like a Henry.

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    Rosanne says:

    Yasmine would be my choice for a name

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    Rosey says:

    Let’s call him Ted.

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    Carol Lawrence says:

    I say Tweety Topper.

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    Erma says:

    I think you should name him, Sam.

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    Deborah Wellenstein says:

    He sould be Reginald-I like the name!

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    I vote for “Tom”! He just looks like a Tom to me…

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    Cynthia C says:

    My nephew would enjoy this movie. Thanks!

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    amy delong says:

    he should be named Andrew


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    Karen Gonyea says:

    My son would LOVE this :)

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    Kellie Conklin says:

    I think his name should be just sounds right to me! Thanks, I love Curious George too!

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    Leslie S. says:

    I think his name should be Henry.Thanks!

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    Denise B. says:

    He was already given a name in 2006 movie, “Ted Shackleford”.

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    Banana Bob. Thanks for the chance.

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    Michelle B says:

    I think his name should be eddy

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    kathy pease says:

    id call him herman

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    Frank, I think he looks like a Frank

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    Dddiva says:

    He actually has a name- Ted. You find out in the movie with Drew Barrymore.

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    shannon says:

    How about Barney. ; )

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    Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I choose Nathan.

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    I think you should name him Charlie. Charlie is a good name. Everyone likes Charlie.

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    Roxann says:

    I would choose the name Charlie.

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    Gianna says:

    Ted :)

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