Last year, WWE Studios took a top rope leap into the Holiday Entertainment game with the release of JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 - a film that I was invited up to Vancouver to cover on-set. This year, they've once again partnered with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for another dose of Holiday Cheer - SANTA's LITTLE HELPER, starring WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, WWE Diva Paige and AnnaLynne McCord. To celebrate the season, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine is throwing down another Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway to get one lucky reader hooked up with a copy of this new Holiday Film!
Last year, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios got into the "Holiday Cheer" game with the release of JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2, which I covered extensively. Campy as some of them may be, I really love holiday movies, so when word arrived that WWE & Fox had another one in the pipeline, my jingle bells started ring ding dingin'. SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER arrives on DVD and Digital HD™ on Tuesday, November 17, with viewers invited to "Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks" in the new family comedy starring WWE® Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin®, WWE Diva Paige™ and AnnaLynne McCord (DALLAS, NIP/TUCK).
No, you're not seeing things - it is mid-summer, and yes, I'm talking Christmas. For a very long time, "Christmas in July" has been a thing (particularly in retail marketing), and for the past seven months, I've been sitting on a couple of things... waiting for this occasion for a special giveaway, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine! Last year, 20th Century Fox and WWE Studios collaborated on the belated follow-up to my favorite holiday film of all-time, the 1996 classic, JINGLE ALL THE WAY. I had the opportunity to spend a few days on the Vancouver set of JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2, hanging out with director Alex Zamm (THE LITTLE RASCALS SAVE THE DAY, DOG WITH A BLOG) and cast members including LARRY THE CABLE GUY and WWE Superstar SANTINO MARELLA. My coverage rolled-out here on the site, and the film made it's debut in December, just in-time for Christmas. One version of the release was a limited edition DVD that included a small, beanbag-style toy of the "Harrison Bear" - the sought-after MacGuffin that keeps the story moving. For Christmas in July 2015, I'm going to get two (2) lucky readers hooked-up with this cool collectible!
Two titans have just announced an unholy alliance to create "elevated horror movies" - WWE Studios, and KISS icon GENE SIMMONS. This new partnership has spawned EREBUS PICTURES, a new company that will finance and produce films, starting with TEMPLE, written by Matt Savelloni (EXILE TO BABYLON). The film "will follow a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. While investigating the source of the malfunction, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover who or what killed the team previously stationed at the compound."
Out of all the adventures that I've had this year (and there have been many), one of my favorites was the trip I took to the Vancouver set of JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 back in March. When word came down that Twentieth Century Fox and WWE Studios were doing a follow-up to The Greatest Holiday Film of All-Time (the 1996 classic JINGLE ALL THE WAY), I was in. Little did I know that I'd have a chance to actually spend some time on-set with Larry the Cable Guy, WWE Superstar Santino Marella and Director Alex Zamm. With the film now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD ahead of it's World Television Premiere on the USA Network this Sunday as part of WWE Week, I'm sharing a few more stories from the set (read Part I of my set coverage here) along with some photos of some Jingle-themed activities we did at a family Christmas party last weekend. Ready to Jingle?
It's WWE Week on the USA Network, with special programming each and every night beginning tonight with MONDAY NIGHT RAW. The action continues with Super SmackDown Live, the 12th Annual TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS and select movies featuring WWE Superstars, including the brand-new Holiday film JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 starring Larry the Cable Guy and Santino Marella airing on Sunday, December 21 (more on that one here).