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!

It may have been "Friday the 13th," but this past Friday brought a new holiday single from SABRINA CARPENTER, with "Christmas the Whole Year Round" arriving on iTunes, Amazon and all the usual streaming outlets. Sabrina has some additional Holiday Cheer to spread in the weeks ahead as well - slated to host and perform (along with Sofia Carson, Andy Grammer, Jacob Whitesides and Charlie Puth) in the “Disney Channel Fa-la-la-lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family Holiday” premiering Friday, December 4 (9:00 pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel.  And to end the year, Sabrina will star as “Wendy” in PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at The Pasadena Playhouse from December 9, 2015 – January 3, 2016. Check out the new single below...

Early-on in the season I gave you a preview of something that was at that point headed my way - a Crab Pot Christmas Tree by Fisherman Creations. We're usually early decorators here at Rock Father HQ, and with the unpredictable nature of the cold weather here in Northern Illinois, it might be sunny skies and green grass today with sub-freezing temperatures and snow close behind. Knowing that, I've started dabbling with the outdoor stuff, and one of our new additions for 2015 is a 3' Crab Pot Christmas Tree that was sent here for review. Made in the USA (though the lights are imported) in North Carolina, they're green PVC coated crab pot mesh (we're talking material made for salt water), so they're built to stand the elements. The trees fold flat for easy storage, and stake into the ground to fight the wind. Check ours out...

With all the coverage I give to STAR WARS, sometimes things still just sort of pop-up here and there, and that's just what's happened tonight. The 1980 STAR WARS Christmas Album (no connection to the infamous STAR WARS Holiday Special) has been a rarity in recent years, but one that some folks like myself have acquired in one form or another due to occasional reissues. Now comes word that a French company called L.M.L.R. has prepped one of their "Vinyl Replica" editions of this bizarre record - a CD-sized true replica of the original vinyl CHRISTMAS IN THE STARS album, with everything scaled-down. Set for release on November 27th as an Amazon Exclusive, the CD appears to be a fully-grooved red vinyl.

With Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox's THE PEANUTS MOVIE currently in theaters and delighting audiences (read my review), generations new and old are thinking about Charlie Brown and the PEANUTS Gang. The PEANUTS are classic, and very soon many will agree that "Christmastime is Here" (well, almost). In getting into the spirit of the season, Concord Music Group and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are presenting a Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway for the A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 50th Anniversary GIft Pack. Available as a Walmart Exclusive this holiday season, this fantastic collection features the timeless music of The Vince Guaraldi Trio, with the A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS CD (with its original 1965 tracklist and cover art) and the PEANUTS PORTRAITS CD packaged alongside 4 double-sided postcards featuring PEANUTS characters, and reproduction of the 1965 children’s book A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS! Check out some music, and enter for your chance to win below!

When it comes to the Holiday season, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is one of the most iconic seasonal specials - one that's a tradition here at Rock Father HQ, just as it is for millions of families around the world. This year, the folks at Just Play are bringing some of that magic into the toy aisles with a Deluxe Set of PEANUTS Holiday Figures, arriving in stores this November, following the theatrical release of THE PEANUTS MOVIE. This eight-piece set features Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, two versions of Snoopy (one that includes Woodstock!), a Christmas Tree and a Snowman. The PEANUTS Holiday Figures Deluxe Set is a featured pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

CHRISTMAS IN TAHOE, the long-rumored, first-ever Holiday album from TRAIN, will be released on November 13, 2015 as an Amazon exclusive. Amazon Prime members in the U.S and U.K.will be able to stream the record ad-free on Prime Music, at no additional cost to their membership, while it will also be available for digital download and as a physical deluxe version - also exclusively on Amazon.

After penning an unexpected Christmas song during a trip to New York City, Irish singer-songwriter JANET DEVLIN has announced a November 27th release date for her first-ever Holiday EP, DECEMBER DAZE via OK! Good Records. The five-track EP will feature a pair of originals ("December Daze", "Happy Holidays"), two traditional Christmas numbers ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas""Silent Night") and a cover of Joni Mitchell's "River."  Pre-orders are up now on PledgeMusic.

We're in a magical time, folks. The original content from Netflix (an organization I'm privileged to be associated with as a member of their #StreamTeam) is coming faster than ever, and it just keeps getting better. From MARVEL's DAREDEVIL and JESSICA JONES, to CARE BEARS & COUSINS and THE POPPLES (oh yes), there's so much great stuff in the pipeline, and the Holiday season is certainly not immune to the Golden touch. Netflix just released a teaser for A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS, and it's truly a delight. If I didn't know better, I'd think that I felt a snowflake on my cheek while watching Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Rashida Jones, Michael Cera and much of Hollywood having an adventure in NYC. Check it out...

It was November 16, 1990 that audiences first experienced John Hughes' HOME ALONE on the big-screen. With a cinematic return set for this November to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, families can get that big-screen experience once more... but for repeat enjoyment at home (alone, if you choose), there's the just-released HOME ALONE 25th Anniversary Collection. Packaged in a limited edition paint can, you get all five movies in the HOME ALONE Saga (the first two of which are on Blu-ray, the rest on DVD), packaged with fun prop replicas and trinkets that add to the holiday fun. As an early entry into my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, my friends at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and I are getting one lucky reader a set of their own (MSRP: $69.99)! Plus, I did a live unboxing via Periscope (hence, not HD) that's been captured and uploaded to YouTube - so you can see exactly what's in the set, and hear my commentary on each piece. Ready to enter?

There's a small percentage of folks out there who might gripe that it's "too early" to be thinking about... writing about... or encouraging the purchase of Holiday decor. Those people are wrong, and I can tell you this from a "past life" working retail, and from my longtime work in the music business. Holiday action in October is not a new thing - heck, even the famous CHRISTMAS ALBUM by ELVIS PRESLEY was released on October 15, 1957! Fact is, if you want the good stuff, you need to plan ahead and act early, and that's exactly why my annual Holiday Wish Guide is rolling out now on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. This year, I've partnered with US Family Guide and Fisherman Creations to help spread the word about Crab Pot Christmas Trees - incredible, MADE IN THE USA decorations that are visible and sparkling from any angle.  Readers of THE ROCK FATHER can get 20% off and FREE Shipping with promo code USFG right now at CrabPotTrees.com! See them in-action below...

When it comes to diecast rides, there's a lot that we love, and our fleet increases regularly here at Rock Father HQ. Among the latest to start rockin' the road with The Rock Daughters are the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES T-Machines - reviewed here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine earlier this Fall. Created by Playmates Toys and available in the diecast aisles of your favorite toy emporiums right now, these vehicles take inspiration from Nickelodeon's hit TMNT animated series, placing each character (heroes and villains alike) in vehicles that would be totally appropriate for "raising shell" on the streets of NYC. An official entry into The Rock Father's 2015 Holiday Wish Guide, the T-Machines are also the very first Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway for the season, with one lucky reader taking home a seriously Turtle-riffic prize pack that includes two (2) basic vehicles, two (2) vehicles with sound, and one (1) basic playset - all chosen at random from the available assortment!

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