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Monday, November 16 2015 23:12

Nickelodeon Decks the Digital Halls with Fresh Holiday Content for Kids...

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In this digital age, content providers strive to be wherever kids might be, and for Nickelodeon that includes a multitude of devices that comprise the footprint of their digital platform. They've got Apps, eBooks, Games and more, and this year they're getting decked-out for the Holidays with all-new seasonal updates. The folks at Nick just hit THE ROCK FATHER with all the details on which titles are getting a snowy makeover, and I've got all that news to share below. Check it out!

APPS:

Apps
Sky Whale (Holiday Update)
It’s winter in the Sky Whale app, so get ready to soar through the sky as snow falls and eat sweet treats to keep your narwhal up in the air! This fun and festive update to the hit app features new holiday wearables, thrilling boosts and action-packed power ups like Santa’s Sleigh and Parachute.
 
SpongeBob Moves In (Holiday Update)
The happiest sponge in all the sea is getting ready for the holidays. With a new update, gamers can unwrap holiday costumes, delicious new recipes and all-new snowball fight tasks. 
 
PAW Patrol Rescue Run (Holiday Update)
The Paw Patrol pups are about to go on a snowboarding adventure. The app will feature an update to Jake’s Mountain level, as well as holiday additions like reindeer and presents. 
 
Nick App
The Nick App is set to transform into a dedicated holiday hub featuring holiday-themed full episodes and movies, a Holiday Do Not Touch takeover and festive new short-form content such as Gary Sings Holiday Classics and ‘Twas the Night Before the Ho-Ho Holiday.
 
Noggin
Throughout the entire month of December, Noggin will feature a dedicated holiday hub with hours of holiday-themed full episodes and brand-new short-form content including three Moose and Zee songs.
 
Nick Jr.com and Nick Jr. App
Nick Jr.com and the Nick Jr. App are transforming for the holidays. During the month of December, all 26 alpha buttons will be brand-new and holiday-themed. The Nick Jr. App will also feature a dedicated holiday hub with full episodes and short-form content.
 

ONLINE GAMES:

Nick Jr. Christmas Village – Nov. 27
Nick Jr. Christmas Village is a brand-new game that takes players inside the doors of Santa’s village as he and his team get ready for the winter festival. Gamers must work alongside Blaze, Deema, Shimmer and Shine, and Rubble to help prepare the village and make sure everything is ready in time. Every Friday leading up to Christmas a new mini-game will become unlocked, allowing players to decorate the village for the festival. After all of the games are completed, Santa Claws flies in on his sleigh and the party gets started!
 
Nick Dance Machine (Holiday Update) – Nov. 30
The smash-hit game Nick Dance Machine is ringing in the holidays with Nick stars and characters like Kira Kosarin, Jace Norman and SpongeBob SquarePants decked out in holiday gear. With festive tunes, seasonal settings and much more, gamers can throw their very own digital dance party without leaving home.
 
Ho-Ho Holiday Escape Game – Dec. 2
Based on the on-air special, Nickelodeon live-action stars have been trapped in different holiday-themed rooms. Crack the mystery and find the hidden key for each room by searching, exploring and tracking clues.
 

DTO:

PAW Patrol: Everest’s Icy Adventures – Dec. 14
Paw Patrol Everests Icy Adventures
Ice or snow, Everest is ready to go! Join this brave pup for her very first PAW Patrol rescue and 10 other icy adventures.
 
Nickelodeon Christmas Celebration – Dec. 14
Nickelodeon Christmas Celeration
Celebrate Christmas with four Nick Jr. journeys. Race to rescue presents with Blaze and fix up a merry mix-up when Shimmer and Shine poof Santa to a tropical island. Then, spy up the holidays with the Fresh Beats and hop into the Christmas spirit with Peter Rabbit.
 

eBooks:

*All eBooks are available now on the Apple Store*
Nickelodeon Christmas Tales
Nickelodeon Christmas Tales
Kids can celebrate Christmas with all their Nickelodeon friends. This storybook includes four holiday tales featuring the stars of Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Ages: 3-7
 
Happy Holidays, Bubble Guppies!
Happy Holidays Bubble Guppies
'Tis the season for the Bubble Guppies in this holiday-themed storybook which contains audio narration.
 
Dora’s Christmas Star 
Doras Christmas Star
Dora the Explorer celebrates the holidays in this festive read-along storybook with audio narration.
 
Santa’s Little Helpers 
TU Santas Little Helpers
The toy factory is broken on the night before Christmas and Santa needs Team Umizoomi's help to fix it. Kids can join Nickelodeon's tiniest superheroes on their merry adventure in a fun-filled read-along featuring audio narration.
 
Plankton’s Christmas Surprise
SBSP Planktons Christmas Surprise
Christmas is coming and Nick's jolliest sponge is getting ready to spread the holiday spirit. Kids can join SpongeBob SquarePants for lots of decorating and gift-giving in this merry storybook. Ages: 3-7
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