It's a BIG week for PBS KIDS, as the Holiday season officially launches on November 26th with the perennial favorite, CURIOUS GEORGE: A Very Monkey Christmas on PBS stations nationwide. It also marks the long-awaited debut of ODD SQUAD, the all-new live-action math series for kids, along with gearing-up for holiday-themed episodes from favorites like PEG + CAT, THOMAS & FRIENDS, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD and more in the weeks ahead. Check out the full programming rundown and previews below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...
As the Holiday Season officially kicks-off this week, it's only right to start spreading some holiday cheer tied into my most-anticipated holiday film of the year - WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox's JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 (I was on-set in Vancouver for the filming of it earlier this year). Larry the Cable Guy stars alongside WWE's Santino Marella in the sequel to the 1996 Holiday classic (my favorite Christmas movie of all-time), and we're gonna give all of you a chance to win a copy on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Combo Pack!
With the Holiday Season upon us, there is no doubt that millions of children will be seeing their dreams come true through the gifting of some wonderful toys. But where should those toys be put? A timeless wooden toy box is a great place to start, and this year the folks at WoodToyBox.com have partnered with my friends Viva Veltoro and Thrifty Nifty Mommy for a giveaway - one that I'm sharing, too! These gorgeous toy boxes are sold for $295, and a custom box is being offered to one lucky winner!
The countdown is on! Lalaloopsy's World's Largest PJ Party will be taking place on Saturday, November 15th from 7-10pm ET as an attempt will be made to break the Guinness World Record for "Most Slumber Party Participants in Multiple Locations" - a record that currently stands at 34,000. With home base set for the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, kids around the world can take part (with grownup assistance) by joining the fun with hashtag #LalaPJParty on Twitter and Facebook, where the Lala crew will be live tweeting and posting from the event. We'll be taking part from here at Rock Father HQ, but in the meantime - I'm launching another Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway, partnered with my friends at MGA Entertainment to give all of you a shot at winning one of 2014's most-wished-for gifts, the LALALOOPSY BAKING OVEN!
When I was a kid, I had a playmat for my toy cars. It was a thin sheet of plastic that rolled out to display a cool scene involving roads, towns, cities, and countryside. It got a ton of use, and each time it would be put away, the more tattered it would become. Three decades later, playmats have evolved into a market of their own, with many options available from printed area rugs to textured rubber tiles. The big problem tends to be that they're not portable, and that's something that Prince Lionheart has addressed with their new Everywhere playMAT - a 6.5ft x 4.9ft reversible foam mat that folds into smaller configurations and then slips neatly into it's included carrying case for travel and storage. Reversible, with a city scene on one side and a zoo on the other, it's a perfect backdrop for adventure for Ages 0+, with plenty of fun for babies, toddlers and younger kids. It's a unique addition to my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER.