Comedian, vlogger, and master impersonator Mackenzie Lynn has made a huge splash online since debuting her Disney Princess inspired sketch comedies and parodies. She is probably best known for her signature Frozen videos, in which she and her real-life sister team up to embody the much beloved royal sisters of Arendelle, with plenty of hijinks ensuing.
It felt appropriate then, to catch up with Mackenzie during this magical time of the season, to talk about her plans for the holidays, fav gifts, and of course, find out what Anna would have in store for Elsa under the tree. Check out our latest Holiday edition of Creator Q&A below!
Hey Mackenzie! Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions!
What’s your absolute favourite thing about this time of year?
I love the decorations and the constant Christmas carols in the background no matter where you go. It really is magical!
Any annual traditions you’re looking forward to particularly?
In my family, we always decorate the tree together which has already been done. But that is my favourite!
Are you planning any holiday content for Queen Elsa and Princess Anna or any of your other characters?
YES! I just uploaded our “JELSA Meets Elf on the Shelf!” I also have our Frozen Freestyle Part 2 (Anna and Elsa rapping Christmas carols) coming out, along with a commentary on Christmas Carols by Cinderella and Captain America whom I’m excited to introduce!
On that note, what’s it like filming in the real-world dressed in character? Any memorable encounters with onlookers?
Haha oh gosh! Well I’ve been in public dressed as a character as many times as I’ve been in public wearing sweatpants. So..that’s a LOT. I think when we have to be in public in costumes for filming purposes, it gets really difficult to get anything done. But filming our first “JELSA” video, we met a little girl who talked to us for a few minutes and now subscribes to our YouTube Channel – so that was pretty cool! Normally people will stop and ask us what we are doing, and ask for a picture with us. I’ll usually remain so in character that when they ask “What’s with the costumes?” I’ll respond with “What costumes? This is my outfit of the day?” But my favourite people are the ones that just keep walking as if they see something as random as Anna and Elsa in a grocery store every day!
What’s the best gift you’ve ever gotten Christmas morning? What about the best gift you’ve ever given?
I remember when I was 11, I got a pink Nintendo DS with Petz, Super Mario, and Princess Peach games and a stocking full of Disney things. We were leaving for Disney World in the next few days, and that was just the coolest gift ever, because I had something to play with on the plane!
But the best gift I’ve ever given would have to be the “co-dependent no more” book I got for Morgan as a joke this year! Or the unlimited sloth-themed items for my mom! (AKA coffee mug, scarf, bag, socks, etc.)
If you could live inside any Christmas movie, which one would it be?
Christmas with the Kranks. I think it’d be hilarious to have such passionate neighbors.
Final question: it’s always so hard buying presents for people with everything (like a kingdom), so what do you think Anna would buy Elsa?
I think Anna would buy her something very genuine and special, or something that would make her laugh a lot. So now that Elsa is seeing Jack, I’d say the “Codependent No More” book is spot on both genuine, and hilarious!
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