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Thursday, December 05 2013 12:06

25 Days of Xmas - Make Christmas Magic with Portable North Pole...

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PNP Portable North PoleIn the course of putting together my holiday coverage here at Rock Father HQ this year, despite all the cool toys and games that I've posted about, the biggest thing that is always looming in the back of my mind... influencing every move... is "The Magic of Christmas." While physical gifts are nice to have, for a kid, much of the holiday experience has to do with the vibe... the "magic," and I think that a lot of the time it's lost these days. One outfit that is helping to "Make Christmas Magic" is Portable North Pole. Would your little one(s) like to hear from Santa Claus himself during this season? They can... and here's a video that Kris Kringle sent to Rock Father HQ last week for my oldest daughter, Addie:

pnpletterPortable North Pole helps Santa get in touch with special letters, "Nice List" certificates, and even phone calls. If your little elf needs some encouragement (or has even been naughty), Santa can help there, too. In fact, we're expecting a call very soon with a reminder that Addie needs to be good at all times in order for Santa to stop here on Christmas. If she can do good for the next couple of weeks, Santa may check-in with another video on Christmas Eve as he makes his way to our home.

In the meantime, Addie has already received a letter from the big man, and rumor has it that Little Finley has a "Nice List" certificate on the way. If you'd like to hear from PNP Santa, here's just some of what he can do for you...

  • · Portable North Pole’s standard Santa’s Video, Retail: Free

A FREE personalized video message from Santa Claus filled with magic and exciting discoveries for your loved ones.

  • · Premium Video, Retail: $3.99

Premium videos includes almost 6 minutes of personalized video message from Santa Claus, features 3 additional photos and more personal details, a clip of Santa's riding on his sleigh and even a personalized Christmas carol!

  • · Portable North Pole’s Mobile App, Retail: $3.99 for iOS and Android; $4.99 HD app for iPad and iPad mini

Portable North Pole offers iOS and Android users anapplication to create Christmas magic on their mobile devices. The newly updated PNP app includes: credit to create and access premium videos, call from Santa himself, an Advent Calendar game, Christmas Radar, Countdown game and access to a PNP account to synchronize with your online content.

  • · Santa Sprint: PNP Adventure, $2.99

This unique Christmas adventure game, for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), provides hours of fun for the whole family. Guided by the voice of Santa, kids can help him get ready for Christmas and unlock exclusive video storiesas they complete the different levels.

(In App purchase $1.99 for coin doubler; $0.99 for 10 “second chance” bundle)

  • · Portable North Pole’s Santa’s Phone Call, Retail $3.99 for one call or $6.99 for three calls

Santa has a very important message for your loved one! He will pick up the phone and call directly to deliver his personalized message. Santa’s call will last approximately two minutes and you can choose between 14 message options.

Check out PortableNorthPole.com to get started!

25 Days of Xmas is a yearly extension of my Holiday Coverage here on The Rock Father, which also includes my daily Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Cheer section, and the 2013 Master List of Great Gift Ideas. For 25 Days of Xmas, I give a rundown of 25 Pop Culture items that can help make your season bright.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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