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As I do every year, I just mentioned the 1957 release of Elvis Presley's Elvis' Christmas Album in an article in which I discuss how "Christmas Creep" is not a new thing, and thus isn't really a thing at all. That album was released 60 years ago - on October 15, 2017, and now, after countless collections and reissues, RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 2017 holiday season with the release of Elvis Presley - Christmas with Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, October 6.

As we fast-approach the holiday season, more news is rolling in on 2017's fresh batch of seasonal cheer, and one big piece is the debut of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. Based on Mariah's 1994 song and the book that it inspired, All I Want for Christmas is You is an all-new animated feature  that follows little Mariah as she chases her dream of having a puppy of her very own, making her ultimate wish for Christmas come true. The film comes home for the holidays on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on November 14, 2017 from Universal 1440 Entertainment. Check out the first trailer below!

Back in June, the first trailer for STX Entertainment's A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS hit the scene, and now with just three months until the big day arrives, the second "red band" trailer has arrived. With the "red band" comes a warning - that means "Restricted," so please don't watch this one with the little ones in the room. If you must, there is a "clean" version available here, but what's the fun in that? Let's get naughty...

I originally planned on posting this on August 15. I wish I would've, but more time-sensitive things got in the way over the course of the past two weeks. Most of this has been written, sitting as an unpublished draft awaiting release to the public for the purpose of standing up for what's right. For standing up for the power and glory of all-things pumpkin spice!

You see, it's that time again. As the kids are back-to-school, your favorite (and not-so-favorite) retailers are gearing up for the holidays. In fact, it seems that there's more holidays than ever these days (every day is a "National _____ Day" of some kind), but as we look toward the end of the year, it's the "Big Two" that always loom large: Christmas and Halloween. In many cases, "Christmas in July" is more than a simple advertising promotion, and chains like Hobby Lobby are locked, stocked and ready to rock with the festive gear as early as June. As we hit August, familiar shades of orange and black start popping up with increasing frequency as Back-to-School departments are flipped in preparation for the most glorious day of the year, October 31. And, just as signs of the holidays begin to appear, it's time once again for chronic complainers to start whining about what they deem "too early" (online it's usually done with excessive CAPS and !!!), and likewise many media outlets to start running what's basically a stock article at this point about "Christmas Creep" and the like. Newsflash: none of this is new, and the true problem lies in the complainers and their ridiculous "outrage."

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What new Holiday Music and Movies are on the way for 2016? I'm looking at all the new releases and reissues on the books for this season and will be choosing a hand-picked a collection to showcase here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. Are there other titles hitting shelves this year? Yes, but they won't all make my list, and I will be checking it more than twice - adding some late additions before December 25th arrives. 

Clicking on the cover art will take you direct to my partner, Amazon.com, where a portion of sales will help to support the operating cost of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine.

THE ROCK FATHER's TOP PICKS for 2016 Holiday Music New Releases & Reissues:

 Oak Ridge Boys My Little Pony Christmas Jukebox

 Jimmy Buffett Kacey Musgraves Chris Young

R. Kelly Jennifer Nettles She & Him

 A Capitol Christmas Loretta Lynn Amy Grant

Jordan Smith Neil Diamond Reba

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS Jane Lynch Rascal Flatts

Sarah McLachlan Frankie Valli The Ventures

Peter Hollens Donny Most Kylie Minogue

Amazon's Acoustic Christmas Kidz Bop Christmas Leslie Odom Jr.

Disney Channel Holiday Hits Lacuna Coil - Naughty Christmas

There's also a TON of classic Christmas albums getting vinyl reissues this year, many of which get almost yearly variants with special covers and artwork. 

THE ROCK FATHER's TOP PICKS for 2016 Holiday Blu-ray & DVD New Releases & Reissues:

PAW Patrol Pups Save Christmas nickjr  mimim  pwdino
sheep  Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas  Back to the Future  Daniel Tiger
Northpole  TWILIGHT ZONE Christmas Episodes  Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby Christmas  krampus 
barbie  Curious George  Munsters Christmas  Muppet Christmas
Thomas & Friends Christmas  Woody Woodpecker Christmas  snoopy  xmasclassic
carebears  kratts magoo  snowtime
 
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