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TODD McHATTON has been growing a collection of Christmas songs since 2009, and for 2013, he's assembled them all into an album called... CHRISTMAS SONGS. Being that it's Christmas Eve and all, it's time to celebrate the season of giving, and Todd's giving all of you his new album as a FREE DOWNLOAD! But like the As Seen On TV slogan goes, "But wait! There's more!" Through tomorrow (Christmas Day), ALL of Todd's albums are available as FREE DOWNLOADS via Bandcamp. That's right, you can fill your virtual stocking with some fine tunes from one of the best kindie rockers out there, all for the price of a snowflake. Check out the new video for "Santa Flying in Your Sleigh" below, right here on The Rock Father...

rubic3The Rubik's Cube is an undeniable classic, and a puzzle that I've owned several of over the years. For the past few, I've had the Icon Edition here in my office (I'm not good with these, so it remains unsolved) and recently we received a couple of new additions that make great stocking stuffers. The Rubik's 2x2 and the Rubik's Key Ring are both miniature cubes that make the Rubik's experience even more portable, and the 2x2 is fantastic for kids and beginners.

A long time ago on a television far, far away...

MTV played music videos. But rather than launch into a discussion of the days of yore (which has been done many times, recently very well by PORTLANDIA), it's time once more to feature a Christmas classic that those like me remember fondly... a clip that was seen most-often in the wee hours of night, and was celebrated in all of it's 12-second glory. SANTA CLAUS: THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE SLAM DANCER.

125megaxmasWith all of the "rock" and "metal" Christmas albums out there, it's always a wonder that more bands don't get in on the action. TWISTED SISTER has done it. There was that "all-star" WE WISH YOU A METAL XMAS & A HEADBANGING NEW YEAR compilation, and this year actor Christopher Lee released his second metal Xmas EP. The latest band is an unlikely one, much like BAD RELIGION's recent offering. Last night, MEGADETH unveiled their commercial for THRASHING THROUGH THE SNOW: A VERY MEGADETH CHRISTMAS. Check it out, along with an appearance from JENNY LEWIS, who duets with Dave Mustaine for "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

Toy State Test DriverRadio Controlled vehicles are always a big hit here at Rock Father HQ, and one of our favorites arrived here earlier this year in the form of a Road Rippers "Motor Muscle" 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Just in-time for Christmas gift-giving, we've got a companion in our collection with the arrival of the Road Rippers Mobile Command Dodge Challenger from Toy State. Styled after the 2013 Challenger, this thing is a fine-looking ride, and it is fast! If there wasn't six inches of snow on the ground and some sub-zero wind chills, we'd be rockin' this thing outside for a proper road test. While it's cold outside, we've still been burning a little rubber on the laminate, and once you see this thing, I think you'll agree that it's a must-have gift this season...

PBS KIDSI've long noted that one of the biggest assets of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD is the music. Since day one, long before I started working with PBS KIDS as one of their "Very Involved Parent" bloggers, whenever we'd watch Daniel Tiger and his friends, it always struck me that the music just makes you feel good. When I found out that there was an album out called Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - Life's Little Lessons (iTunes | Amazon), I bought it immediately, and it's been on my computer and Windows Phone ever since. Now there's a holiday-themed follow-up, and it's all based on one of the most recent episodes. PBS KIDS presents: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - Snowflake Day EP (Amazon | iTunes) is available now, and features five new songs with guest vocalist, Matt Dusk.

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