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Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: GUITAR HERO LIVE!

When news of GUITAR HERO LIVE first hit my inbox some months back, I could hardly believe that by the time the game hit stores this Fall, it would've already been five years since I reviewed the last installment of the popular music gaming franchise back in 2010. A lot has changed in the half-decade since, but GUITAR HERO is back on the map in a big way, and one of my Top Video Game picks for my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. With players new and old strapping on the plastic guitars to rock out once more, GUITAR HERO LIVE puts YOU in the center of the action - focusing on the feel of playing live in front of a crowd of thousands. I've rocked the stage in real-life, and playing GUITAR HERO LIVE makes me itch to get back out there... but for now, Activision and I are going to give you a chance to win the game for your choice of platform (Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360) - a great way to rock out this Holiday Season! Wanna see the game in-action? Check out the video of Lenny Kravitz and James Franco below...


Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

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When it comes to high-quality, innovative technology-based play for kids, I can't think of anyone that's released as much cool stuff over the past few years as VTech. Real-world functionality and durability is the hallmark of their Kidizoom line, and for 2015 the Kidizoom Action Cam makes my annual Holiday Wish Guide, a fitting follow-up to last year's excellent Kidizoom Smartwatch. We received a review sample back in August, and The Rock Daughters have been using it regularly to document the big world around them. It's the exact thing that I would've absolutely LOVED to have growing up - back in a time when I made movies with Super 8mm film and audio cassette tapes. Having a working video camera at a young age can inspire later pursuits (I speak first-hand on this), and in an age where grownups have their GoPro's, the Kidizoom Action Cam is the perfect thing for budding action filmmakers. In the spirit of the Holiday Season, VTech and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are giving you a shot at winning one of these for your own little Director! Wanna see how it works? Check out some footage shot by six-year-old Addie...


THE ROCK FATHER presents the Step2 & Mattel Ultimate Hot Wheels Holiday Giveaway!

Since becoming parents for the first time 6½ years ago, my wife and I have spent a lot of time indulging our little girls' interest in cars. Actually, vehicles in general are a big thing - and the faster, the better! When it comes to fast vehicles with a ton of flair, Hot Wheels has that market on lock, and it was Addie's playtime that first rekindled my own love for those little 1:64-scale diecast rides a few years back. Now, little sister Finley is in on the action as well, and with the girls now 3 and 6, it's interesting to see two distinct types of play taking place. Finn likes speed, imagination and adventure - while Addie has shifted into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) elements of track construction and building unique structures with the pieces we have available. Over the years, we've discovered that our girls are hardly alone in their love of Hot Wheels - and some gigs of my own have led us to today... when it all comes full circle with something very special we've put together with my friends at The Step2 Company and Mattel. We're giving readers a chance to win The Ultimate Hot Wheels Holiday Giveaway - complete with an assortment of vehicles, tracksets, an Ultimate Garage, and something that you can't buy anywhere: A "Rock Daughter Edition" Hot Wheels Toddler-to-Twin Race Car Bed produced exclusively for this promotion! Only two were made - one of which is here at Rock Father HQ, the other awaiting shipment to one of you!


Holiday Wish Guide: Craftsman Extreme GRIP Tools - Perfect for Makers & DIYers (+ Win a Set!)

Craftsman CrewTHE ROCK FATHER has partnered with Sears as a paid member of the Craftsman Crew.

No matter how well the preparation has gone, the Holiday Season has not just "crept-up" on us, but has emerged swiftly and with unusual force this year. It's somewhat hard to get a grip on all the moving parts that go with a successful and stress-free season these days (14 variations on Thanksgiving, 79 versions of Xmas - you know how it is), but when it comes to gifting, I'm pretty good at picking what works, hence my annual Holiday Wish Guide. For me, this is a time for fixing up the place - but even more so, being ready for toys... specifically, always being ready to open the battery compartments on toys. Since just about everything takes batteries at this point (even things you wouldn't expect), I've encountered some tricky spots - spots where some good grip comes in handy. With the new Craftsman Extreme GRIP Lineup of tools, I'm well taken care of - and that's why I'm including them in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide. There's an Extreme GRIP tool for just about any application, and they're on-sale right now! A great gift idea, and a great asset to any toolbox - the perfect ally in the battle against rounded, stripped or just hard-to-grip fasteners.  Check out some Rock Father picks below, then enter to win a Craftsman Extreme GRIP 6-Piece Diamond Tip Screwdriver Set!


Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: Lalaloopsy 4-Movie Prize Pack!

LalaloopsyLalaloopsy is always a big deal around these parts, and aside from all the dolls, costumes and toys, I've seen every animated movie and special multiple times. For some of these, like ADVENTURES IN LALALOOPSY LAND, LALALOOPSY PONIES: THE BIG SHOW and A SEW MAGICAL TALE: THE MOVIE, Netflix has been our main source of viewing, but just in-time for the gift-giving season, MGA  Entertainment have bundled them together in two separate 2-movie collections, HOLIDAY TREAT and SEW SWEET MOVIES. They're a perfect stocking stuffer, and a pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide. Want to win both of these sets for a total of four movies in all? Here's your chance, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!


Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: Win PAPER TOWNS on Blu-ray!

By now you all should know that I'm big on movies as the perfect Stocking Stuffer,  and together with my friends at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, we're giving readers a shot at winning another good one for that special recipient this Holiday Season! From Director Jake Schreier comes PAPER TOWNS, the latest filmic adaptation of a book from John Green - the author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Enter for your chance to win PAPER TOWNS on Blu-ray Combo Pack, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!


Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: Win TRAINWRECK on Blu-ray Combo Pack!

Movies are the perfect stocking stuffer, and when it comes to movies for grownups, one of 2015's biggest is TRAINWRECK. Amy Schumer & Bill Hader star in this Judd Apatow comedy, and now the film is coming home for the holidays on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. THE ROCK FATHER Magazine and Universal Studios Home Entertainment are giving readers a chance to win a copy on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and this would certainly make the perfect gift for yourself or someone you know!


Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway - CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's CALL OF DUTY season. While I don't consider myself much of a gamer these days (casual player, due to time constraints), the one time of the year that I religiously stock-up the office fridge with Mountain Dew Game Fuel and fire-up the Xbox 360 on a heavier-than-average basis is when a new CALL OF DUTY title is released. For 2015, Treyarch and Activision have brought forth CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III, and it's officially a reason for me to upgrade to the current-generation Xbox One, or a fine title for Playstation 4 users - reason being, the game was developed for the newer systems, so PS3 or Xbox 360 users are only offered a feature-limited version of the game, one devoid of campaign mode. For that reason, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine is serving-up a Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway that will offer readers a shot at winning CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III in their choice of Xbox One or Playstation 4 editions only, so that players will get the full experience this holiday season! Ready to "Seize Glory?"


Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 50th Anniversary Gift Pack

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!


Watch the INSIDE OUT Emotions prep for THE FORCE AWAKENS... and win INSIDE OUT on Digital HD!

As Disney•Pixar's INSIDE OUT prepares to make an Oscar run, the emotionally-stirring animated film has come home for the holidays - on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere now, and on Blu-ray and DVD November 3.  And while THE GOOD DINOSAUR is the next Disney•Pixar film to be headed for theaters (opening on Thanksgiving), the emotions inside of Riley's head are already looking forward to December... December 18, to be specific. It's an undeniable fact that the final trailer for J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has stirred an emotional response for millions, and you don't have to be flesh and blood to find yourself moved. Even emotions rendered in pixels have feelings... even though they are feelings. Would you like to win INSIDE OUT on Digital HD (ARV $19.99)? Read on, friends...

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