Baby Boomers' Christmas List vs. Millennials' Christmas List

Baby Boomers' Christmas List vs. Millennials' Christmas List

2. Rubik's Cube vs. Fidget Spinner
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As a Millennial with a Baby Boomer mother, we were talking about the difference in toys that she asked for from Santa growing up compared to what I asked for. I figured, why not make a comparison and see just how much Christmas lists have changed over a generation? So that's exactly what I did!

1. Matchbox Cars vs. Kid's Electric Cars

We went from pushing little cars around that were the size of our palms, to cruising around town with no effort at all, just a couple of batteries.

2. Rubik's Cube vs. Fidget Spinner

We used to spend hours trying to figure out how to be the Rubik's cube, but now we spend hours spinning our fidget spinner.

3. Bicycle vs. Hoverboard

Again, us Millennials and effort, we'd just rather not have to put in any. Why ride a bike and move your legs to pedal when you can stand in place and get somewhere faster?

4. Boombox vs. Bluetooth Speaker


Thank goodness we don't have to lug around giant boomboxes that can only play cassette tapes. Now, we can turn out Bluetooth on and connect it to our cell phone that plays the music through our tiny, portable speaker.

5. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots vs. Call of Duty

The competitive and violence premise of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots is still intact, it's just now in video game form and replaces fists with a gun.

6. Cabbage Patch Dolls vs. Enchantimals

Dolls are one of those toys that will never go out of style, but the look and features of the doll will only continue to improve!

7. Hardcover Books vs. Kindle

Enough though I am a Millennial, I will never give up a paperback or hardcover book for an electronic version. There's just something about the feeling of the pages in your hands and the smell of a new book that a Kindle can't give you.

8. Atari Playstation vs. iPhone X

Now, the world is at our fingertips instead of having to use a big machine to play a game.

9. Lite Brite vs. Glow in the Dark Paint

I used to love Lite Brites, but now, I think glow in the dark chalk and paint is 10x cooler, so I understand why kids don't ask for lite brites anymore.

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15 Texts We'd Get From Dogs If They Had Thumbs

"If you're reading this, send Milk Bones."
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Let's be real, anyone who has a dog knows that it if we could, we would text our dogs all day long. If they could text us, our thread would look something like...

1. "Are you coming home soon?! Let's go out!"

2. "So not to be weird... but you never ended up answering me last night... Am I the good boy? Idk I just want to be clear on our relationship I don't want to be lead on if I'm not."

3. "The cat is being such a bit** I literally can't stand her"

4. "Hey, just wondering, are you going to wear those black booties tonight? If you are, I'll chew the zipper out of the brown ones instead."

5. "Okay, so don't freak out, but something not so chill happened on the rug..."

6. "Are there any leftovers in the trash? I'm not gonna get into it, I was just curious. Love u."

7. "If you're reading this... bring Milk Bones."

8. "Hey, what's for dinner tonight?! Purina again?"

9. "Miss you!!"

10. "Are you gonna eat that food on the counter or is that for everyone? Asking for the cat."

11. "I LOVE YOU"

12. "OMG, I can't wait for you to come home on break! Can you sleep in the guest room tho? Mom said I could have your room when you moved out. Love u!"

13. "Ice cream date later?!"

14. "We should go for a walk I need to get my ass back in shape for summer. You should be my workout buddy!"

15. "Netflix and chill tonight?"

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is The Must-See And Must-Hear Movie Of 2018

If you haven't yet seen the new Queen movie, when you do, you definitely won't regret it.

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"Bohemian Rhapsody" was hands down one of the best movies we have seen in a long time.

Focused on the life of Freddie Mercury and his career as the lead singer of the well-known rock band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody paid a great tribute to the late singer. Rami Malek plays Freddie with extreme talent, there wasn't one moment throughout the movie that I thought anyone else could've played the part.

If you don't know who Rami Malek is, this was not his first movie, he played in the Twilight Saga's "Breaking Dawn" (parts one and two) and also in multiple "Night at the Museum" movies. Also featured in the movie were Mike Meyers, and Allen Leech ("Downton Abbey's" Tom Branson).

It cannot be said that Rami didn't channel Freddie's personality.

The actor and the movie itself did a great job as portraying Freddie as the legend he truly was. It walked us through a brief mention of Freddie's humble upbringing as Farrokh Bulsara and the very beginnings of Queen, to the Live Aid concert at the Wembley Stadium in London six years before his passing. Watching the movie, you feel all of the emotion, the confusion, the love, the eccentric personality of Mercury, and the sense of family the band really had despite disagreements they had throughout their career.

Of course, I wasn't even born when Queen was performing, so in a way, I feel it might not have affected me emotionally quite as much as the way it affected many others in the theater. With laughter, tears, and even clapping, we were all engulfed in the life and career of Freddie Mercury.

Although some things may have been a little more dramatized or even underplayed, such as Freddie's sexuality, relationships, and the other band members' lives it was a great movie. In my opinion, even without those aspects, you could still relate and feel what Freddie was feeling, it did touch on a few relationships, however, this was not the focus of the movie and I don't feel it needed to be.

While the "Tomatometer" on Rotten Tomatoes only gave the movie a 60%, the "Audience Score," shows that 94% rated the movie with a score of 3.5 stars or higher. Some people who left reviews on IMDB felt the movie should have shown more of Freddie's life after Live Aid, and another review of only 3/10 stars claimed, "This move comes off like a LIFETIME film and not a serious Queen or Freddy Mercury Biopic for the big screen." Despite reviews such as this where people claimed to be disappointed, from the 55,071 user ratings, the movie earned an 8.4/10.

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