Do you hear the sleigh bells jingling? You might not want to admit it, but Christmas is just over three months away, and as the official launch of my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide approaches, my annual list of Holiday Music & Movies is open for business here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine! My hand-picked list of each year's best new releases and reissues will be updated weekly throughout the season, and one of today's additions is an expanded version of last year's MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Holiday Album - A PONY KIND OF CHRISTMAS.
I'm not entirely sure where she'd even seen it, but last year, our oldest daughter, Addie, only had one wish for Santa: The Original Miracle Melting Snowman. It's actually pretty charming that for a girl that "has everything," she always ends up asking Santa for some relatively simple things come Christmastime. Now, it actually took me a little bit to figure out what she meant by "I want a melting snowman," but as always, Mr. Claus delivered - a 3" snowman that can "melt" before your very eyes. With my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide™ taking shape and soon to launch, I'm presenting the Melting Snowman as an early entry that's Rock Father-approved as a perfect stocking stuffer. Check out the hands-on time-lapse video below, straight from the Toy Testing Facility at Rock Father HQ!
I think this just might mark two years in a row that I've officially kicked-off the Holiday coverage here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine with a trailer for a film that is anything but "family-friendly." I'm a massive fan of the Holiday season, hence why I go heavy into coverage of Holiday Music & Movies each and every year here on the site, and as always - I'll be giving you a look at entertainment for the entire family - kids and grownups alike. This one though? NSFW as they say, the red-band trailer for the long-awaited BAD SANTA 2, a sequel 13 years in the making. Watch this, but not with the kids around... trust me on that!
THE PEANUTS MOVIE (reviewed here) was one of our favorite movies of this past year, and after an early release on DigitalHD, it's coming home on Blu-ray and DVD on March 8th. With Easter fast-approaching, I can't help thinking that THE PEANUTS MOVIE would make a great Easter Basket Filler, and with that in mind, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are giving readers a shot at winning the Walmart-Exclusive Limited-Edition Gift Set. The special bundle includes THE PEANUTS MOVIE on Blu-ray Combo Pack, alongside a Snoopy Plush Toy!
Over the past few years, we've developed quite a few Holiday traditions that happen to involve Mattel's HOT WHEELS. You might not automatically make the Holiday connection with Hot Wheels outside of being a coveted gift each December since 1968, but for many years the Hot Wheels team has been developing and producing seasonally-themed vehicles that often show up as retailer exclusives a few times each year. When Spring rolls around, the Easter Bunny has a habit of dropping a few "Happy Easter" Hot Wheels into The Rock Daughters' baskets, and this year is no exception, with the release of the 2016 Happy Easter Hot Wheels collection, available egg-sclusively at Walmart. There's six cars in all, with spring-themed, pastel versions of 16 Angels, Blvd. Bruiser, Circle Trucker, Furiosity, Monster Dairy Delivery and the Torque Twister all included. I've got a set right here, and one (1) lucky reader of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine will be able to put it in their own Easter Basket!