Holiday Giveaway: You Can't Make Christmas Cookies Without "Butter"


Butter gets a pretty bum rap these days. Okay, so it's not the healthiest of foodstuffs out there, but at least it's not quite as awful as high fructose corn syrup or heroin. That has to count for something right? And have you ever tried to carve a life-size replica of Harriet Tubman's underground railroad from high fructose corn syrup? You can't do it. You just can't. Go ahead and try, but you can't. Maybe if you freeze it, but even then I don't think it'll last very long. Unlike Butter. Perhaps that's why it's appropriate this culinary constant received a comedic send up in Director Jim Field Smith's Butter, starring Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Garner, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Hugh Jackman, and the young Yara Shahidi.

This heartwarming (and possibly heart clogging) comedy is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, and we're giving away a Blu-ray copy just in time for the holidays. If you want it, keep reading to find out how you can win it.

In Iowa, butter carving is as cut-throat as a Presidential election, plagued with scandal, greed, blackmail, and sex – except with butter! When long-reigning champion butter sculptor, Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), is forced to step down, his zealous wife, Laura (Jennifer Garner), enters the competition herself to fight for their status as butter royalty.  A win seems virtually guaranteed for the poised and studied candidate when a formidable contender emerges: the fresh-faced, effortlessly charismatic 10-year-old, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), an African-American foster child of local couple, Jill and Ethan (Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry).  Suddenly, it’s anybody’s game and Laura will do anything to win – even if it means resorting to sabotage and seducing her foolish ex-boyfriend, Boyd (Hugh Jackman), as a co-conspirator.

_butterblu_1353956359For a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook

2) E-mail your entry to contest [at] justpressplay [dot] net with the subject line "Butter Contest" and tell us your favorite material to sculpt with, no matter how weird that sounds or how weird it might be.

Also, you can gain one additional entry (aka chance to win) each day by tweeting this story using the button to the left of this story.

This giveaway ends on December 18th, 2012..

Limit of one e-mail entry per person (with the exception of Tweet entries), any violation of that rule will result in disqualification. Winners will be notified via e-mail used to comment for entry, if the winner fails to respond to the e-mail within seven (7) days, the prize is forfeit and will be offered to the next runner-up. Many will enter, 1 will win and all will be rewarded randomly so don't bother asking us for a specific one. Prizes may not be exchanged for different prize or format. Must be a US or Canada resident to participate in this giveaway. All e-mails are deleted at close of contest and are not sold or used in mailing lists, because companies that do that are scum. 

Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


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