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I was working on the retail side of the music business at the height of the "boy band" craze in the late 90's/early 00's, and the BACKSTREET BOYS were a staple of that era. Now that they're literally "back," the 'Boys have crafted an original holiday song for 2012 entitled "It's Christmas Time Again." Listen to the song below, then hit this link to buy it on iTunes if you dig it.

Published in Music for Grownups

I still think it's a little weird to see MARVEL items in The Disney Store, but Disney's ownership of the brand has certainly spawned some cool things, and I'm sure we'll be seeing some similarly-rockin' STAR WARS swag popping up in the Store as time goes on. As for Marvel, the latest offerings are some exclusive figures from the MARVEL SELECTS line by Diamond Select Toys. Check out the full details on the HULK UNLEASHED, Flash Thompson as VENOM, and the LIZARD figures below, along with info on a new box set...

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! has been a staple of PBS KIDS' programming since 2010, and this month, the famous Cat from the world of Dr. Seuss is getting festive with the release of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS! Just-released on DVD by NCircle Entertainment, PBS KIDS hit The Rock Father with details on it's television premiere and multi-platform fun. 

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I'd be hard-pressed to find another store that the munchkins and I love more than Toys "R" Us. It's the last of the great toy store chains, and, as I've said before, I think it's important for kids to have a place like that to go. When their holiday commercials come out each year, I always get nostalgic, so when a press release landed in my inbox here at Rock Father HQ this Thursday with a new batch of six new ads, I was pretty excited. I didn't get to upload them until today, but here they are...

Pop-Up stores are becoming much more commonplace these days, and for the holidays, GameStop is getting in on the action. The video game retailer is launching 80 GameStop Kids locations (click here for the full list) across the U.S. featuring an assortment of this season’s "most sought after video games and accessories, video game licensed products, popular toy brands and collectibles."

The folks over at Disney Consumer Products have revealed their list of the Top Ten "Must Have" Holiday Gifts from their own collection. Their official picks come from across the Disney spectrum including Disney·Pixar Cars, Disney Princess character Cinderella, Disney Fairies, Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Winnie the Pooh and Wreck-It Ralph. The Rock Father has the run-down below, along with pics and a few nudges toward where you can snag some of these items for your own little ones. Some of them are already selling out...

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