AMC Networks Reveals Largest Slate Of Holiday Programming With ‘Best Christmas Ever’

AMC Networks has viewers covered this holiday season as the second annual “Best Christmas Ever,” returns with its largest slate of holiday programming to-date featuring over 60 films and specials airing all day, every day, and this year expands to all five of AMC Networks. Beginning Monday, November 25 through Christmas Day, the monthlong programming event will offer up more than 700 hours of holiday-themed movies, specials and family favorite films. AMC Networks will be …

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Delights Philadelphia Audiences

(PCM) Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is arguably one of the most beloved characters of the holiday season, so we were absolutely delighted to learn that “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” would be coming to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theather to ignite our holiday spirit.

The Grinch took over the city of Philadelphia on the opening night featuring many festivities including a SEPTA bus decked out in Grinch decor where they were handing out …

Trans Siberian Orchestra Provides A Stunning Spectacle This Holiday Season

(TRR) Nothing says the holiday season has begun than our annual tradition of checking out the audio and visual spectacular that is the Trans Siberian Orchestra! We recently attended their nighttime performance at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA and it always seems to us that Philadelphia has very special place in the heart of Trans Siberian Orchestra, as it is where they performed their very first show together over 20 years ago at …

Take a Magical Journey with Colton’s Pocket Dragon

If you are looking for the perfect last-minute Christmas, birthday gift – or anytime gift — look no further than Colton’s Pocket Dragon that will make bedtime reading soar for the young child in your life. Once you begin this journey, it will be a long and happy ride.

Children’s author Rebecca Massey uses her vivid imagination, and inspiration from her grandson, to craft these books. These charming and memorable books tell the story of …

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Over 50 Christmas Jokes, Trivia, Facts and Quotes – Baby It’s Cold Outside I bet Spider-Man could make a lot of money putting up Christmas lights for the citizens of New York City.

Why do birds fly south for the winter? . . . Because it’s too far to walk.

I only know “Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donnor and Blitzen” because of the song that says that I know them.

Advent starts the …

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia And… Who Is Santa Claus?

More Than 50 Christmas Jokes, Facts and Trivia
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(PCM) Greek native, Nicholas, born a few hundred years after Jesus Christ, had prior to that led a very righteous life, helping many people, particularly by providing children with gold coins. Raised as a devout Christian, Nicholas took all of his wealth and, following the words of God, gave it to the poor and needy. It is known …

Over 50 Christmas Facts, Trivia and Jokes, Plus The American Christmas Tree

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(PCM) The New York Rockefeller Tree is probably America’s Most Famous. Each year, over a million locals and visitors, plus millions more on television since 1951, come to see the official lighting, now with over 40,000 lights and miles of wire.

How did we get to the point where a million people will come to New York to see …

A Christmas Carol Tradition

A Christmas Carol may be the greatest piece of classic literature ever written, it can definitely be said that is the most popular ever written.  Very few people do not know the story, in fact even the name of the main character, Scrooge, has passed into our language as name to call someone who is mean and stingy.  But A Christmas Carol is much more than that.

A Christmas Carol was written in 1843 by …

Who is the Woman You Hear Singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?

MarilynMaxellDeanJerry(PCM) Who is the woman you hear singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Dean Martin?
It took a little detective work to find the final answer(s).

Baby It’s Cold Outside was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, and he originally sang it with his wife, Lynn Garland at their housewarming party, towards the end of the party, as a subtle ‘good night’ to their guests. It was written as a “wolf” and “mouse” duet in …

The Many Ways That Elf On The Shelf Has Become A Pop Culture Trend

Elf1(PCM) It is that time of year again when everyone’s favorite little elf comes out of hiding and begins popping up in various areas throughout the homes of people all over the world. Anymore, these elves are doing anything but simply sitting on the shelf. What started out as a game for children to teach them the difference between being naughty and nice has become a pop culture phenomenon that has attracted many adults in …

The Top Ten ‘Naughty’ Christmas Songs

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(PCM) This year instead of making a list of all the usual suspects when it comes to the most popular Christmas song, we decided to shake things up a bit and create a list of the top ten “naughty” or adult-themed Christmas songs of the season. Be warned the list below is for mature listeners only and totally NSFW!

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2. Dropkick Murphy’s – The Season’s Upon Us

3. Steel Panther –

The Origins Of The Christmas Ornament

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(PCM) It is the time of year where we are ready to deck the halls and begin trimming our Christmas trees. For many families this is time for togetherness and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the impending holiday season. The tradition of the Christmas tree as we know it today began here in America in the early 1700’s, however the Christmas tree itself dates back to 15th and 16th century Germany.  Evergreens were …

Mary Poppins Returns

 

Directed by Rob Marshall

Starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda

Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Williams

Based upon the Mary Poppins Novels by PL Travers

 

Wow!!!  That says it all after seeing the sequel to the 1964 Walt Disney Studio hit Mary Poppins.  Mary Poppins Returns is a marvelous magical musical movie, and where Disney returned to it’s roots with The Little Mermaid back in the early 90s. now …

AMC Presents Its Largest Slate of Holiday Programming with ‘AMC Best Christmas Ever’

Viewers can Celebrate the Season with More Than 600 Hours of Holiday Classic Films, Specials and Family Favorites Beginning November 26 Through December 25

AMC has viewers covered this holiday season with “AMC Best Christmas Ever,” its largest slate of holiday programming ever featuring 35 films and 18 specials, airing all day, every day. Beginning Monday, November 26 through Christmas Day, the monthlong programming marathon will offer up more than 600 hours of holiday-themed movies, …

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra
4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
6. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – Billy Squire
7. Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – David Bowie …

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

Top 100 Modern and Classic Rock Christmas Songs

1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra
4. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
5. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
6. Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You – Billy Squire
7. Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – David Bowie …

The Christmas Classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Almost Didn’t Happen!

(PCM) Back in 1943, author Philip Van Doren Stern was unable to find a publisher for his short story “The Greatest Gift” and was about to give up hope of ever getting his work out to readers. In a last ditch effort he ended up printing 200 copies of the story and gave them out as Christmas presents to his family, friends and colleagues.

As luck would have it, Van Doren Stern’s short story would …

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

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1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
6. Last Christmas – Wham!
7. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin And The Chipmunks

The Top 100 Christmas Pop Songs

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1. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen
4. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
5. It’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
6. Last Christmas – Wham!
7. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin And The Chipmunks

Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

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1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives)
2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra)
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
7. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town – Bruce Springsteen (or the Jackson 5)
8. Most

Top 100 Holiday Songs Secular Christmas Music

Top 100 Holiday SongsSecular

1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives)
2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra)
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
7. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town – Bruce Springsteen (or the Jackson 5)
8. Most

A Select History of Christmas Carols and Songs

Christmas Carols and songs have been part of the Christmas tradition for hundreds of years. Some our favorites like “) Come All Ye Faithful” was first sung in Latin. The music of Christmas goes as far back as the day of Christ’s birth when the angel’s sang “Glory to God in the highest and on Earth peace Good will to men.”

Be fore we get in to our list of the best music of Christmas, …

The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

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Anthology Christmas Albums:

Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989)

White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I
Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (Spike Jones ~ I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd) ~ Christmas

The Biggest Selling Christmas Albums & CDs of All Time

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Anthology Christmas Albums:

Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954 (1989)

White Christmas (Bing Crosby) ~ Let Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(Vaughn Monroe) ~ Rudolph The Rd-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) ~ The
Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (Nat ‘King’ Cole) ~ All I
Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) (Spike Jones ~ I Saw Mommy
Kissing Santa Claus (Jimmy Boyd) ~ Christmas

The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs
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1. Silent Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
4. White Christmas
5. O Holy Night
6. The First Noel
7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
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8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
9. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Joy To The World
11. My Favorite Things
12. Winter

The Top 100 Old Time Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs

Christmas Carols and Old Time Christmas Songs
Carols

1. Silent Night
2. Jingle Bells
3. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
4. White Christmas
5. O Holy Night
6. The First Noel
7. Welcome Christmas (Reprise) – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Soundtrack
8. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
9. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Joy To The World
11. My Favorite Things
12. Winter

Movies You Should Read For Kids

We are now living in an age where the senses are constantly stimulated.  Our eyes are bombarded with images both beautiful and terrifying and the same could be said for our ears.  Movies and TV  give us story after story, most of them adapted in some way from books.  After seeing the film versions of these books we think or feel that we no longer need to go back and read the original material.  We …

Nik Wallenda Soars to New Heights in the Big Apple Circus

Performer Nik Wallenda Dazzles Audiences at the Big Apple Circus and BeyondWhen Nik Wallenda was two years old he learned how to walk on the hire wire by holding his mother’s hand. He has never looked back from that lofty career move.

 

A seventh-generation member of the legendary Wallenda family, known for his incredible feats as an acrobat and high wire artist, Nik is currently holding court at the Big Apple Circus at …

The Christmas Dog by Shel Silverstein

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Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs,
While I’m guardin’ the stockin’s and tree.

What’s that now—footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who’s this down the chimney?
A thief with a beard— And a big sack for robbin’ the house?

I’m barkin’, I’m growlin’, I’m bitin’ his butt.
He howls and jumps back

What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue?

What Was Wrong With Rudolph’s Dolly For Sue?

(PCM) The original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story was written as a giveaway for the Montgomery Ward department stores by Robert L. May in 1939. In 1949, May’s story was made into a song by Johnny Marks, who also wrote ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Holly Jolly Christmas.’ Johnny also wrote Chuck Berry’s sequel hit ‘Run Rudolph Run.’

1964’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is the longest-running …

The Comeback And History Of Christmas Kissing Balls

(PCM) Not to be confused with hanging a mistletoe, Christmas Kissing Balls are medium to large size bunches of evergreens, holly and herbs placed in a spherical shape and hung in the doorways of a home. Some people may add pieces of mistletoe to them as well, as a more recognizable symbol to urge those that pass under to sneak in a kiss.

The history of Christmas Kissing Balls dates back to the time of …

Screenwriter Susan Coyne Interview for The Man Who Invented Christmas

Noted Screenwriter Susan Coyne Creates Magic in The Man Who Invented Christmas

 Having two leading actors of the caliber of Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens embrace the magic of your screenplay is quite memorable for any writer.

This is definitely the case for Susan Coyne, who wrote the screenplay for The Man Who Invented Christmas, a charming holiday movie that takes us on the magical journey that led to the creation of Charles Dickens’ …

The Motivating Story Of The Claymont Christmas Weed!

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(PCM) Being that PCM headquarters is located in Delaware, we absolutely could not resist sharing the legendary tale of the Claymont Christmas Weed and it’s very special symbolism to our little  state.  The holidays are a time to reflect on some of the most positive aspects in life and the story behind the Claymont Christmas Weed does just that, as our little town even has a parade and celebration ceremony to honor this very special …

The Curious History Behind Krampus The Holiday Devil

(PCM) We all know the story behind the legend that is St. Nicholas a.k.a. Santa Claus who pays visits to well-behaved children all over the world rewarding them with gifts at Christmas. However did you know that according to Alpine folk-lore good ol’ St. Nick has a dark companion named Krampus, who travels around with him punishing the children who have misbehaved. The legend of Krampus says that he even captures the naughtiest children in …

Halloween Has It’s Revenge On Christmas With The Necrofeast

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(PCM) How many of you have every heard of The Necrofeast? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either until we discovered quite a few pages on the internet dedicated to this relatively unknown macabre holiday that is celebrated from sunset to dawn on December 27th.

According to the Facebook page dedicated Necrofeast, the holiday is influenced “by potpourri of Native American, European, Arabian, & other “unknown” pagan folklores. While similar to Halloween, El Día de los …

Christopher Plummer Talks About A Man Who Invented Christmas

Charming Storyteller Christopher Plummer Helps Us Usher in Christmas

A pajama-clad Christopher Plummer fondly remembers the annual traditional family reading of the Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” and the indelible impression it made on him as a young boy.

These are the earliest recollections of the 87-year-old actor, who grew up in Quebec, Canada, and can still envision the snow falling, the drippings of the maple syrup glistening on the trees and scrumptious dinners …

Shopping Tips for a Black Friday Success (& the Holiday Season!)

With the combination of stores opening earlier than ever this Friday and the current state of the economy (not to mention the rise of TV shows focused on super-savings like TLC’s Extreme Couponing), there are expected to be tons of deals and Black Friday shoppers out and about this year.

So, are you daring enough to brave the crowds, cold and near chaos this year for the great deals and must-have items on your loved …

Singer George Michael Dead At 53

(PCM) It is with great sadness that we have learned that ex-Wham vocalist George Michael has passed away at the age of 53 on Christmas Day. Very few details have been released about his immediate cause of death, but it has been noted that the singer died peacefully at home.  NBCNews is reporting that Michael may have passed away as a result of heart failure, but at this time no cause of death has been …

Famous Delaware Hotel Cancels Reservation For The Homeless On Christmas

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(PCM) We have recently come across a story that was reported exclusively to WDEL.com where a man by the name of Matthew Senge who works for the Road To Redemption Ministries had reserved a two room suite at the famous Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware on Christmas Day as a gift for six homeless individuals in the area.

It was Senge’s hope that the homeless guests would be able to enjoy a warm bed and …

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Team Up With One Direction to Spread Holiday Cheer

TonightShow(PCM) I believe it was Buddy the Elf who proclaimed, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” and truer words are rarely said. Jimmy Fallon, the legendary Roots crew, and One Direction are doing their part to spread the cheer this year.

English-Irish boy band sensation One Direction stopped by The Tonight Show on Monday night and continued Jimmy Fallon’s fun series of popular songs covered on classroom …

Years Of Dust Release The Perfect Track To Lift Your Holiday Spirits!

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(PCM) Years of Dust is music group based in Denmark. They recently released a fabulous Holiday song called Beautiful Christmas.

The lyrics and melodies are memorable and the message is about peace. Check out the link to the song, and while you’re online, take a moment to learn more about Years of Dust’s other songs.

These guys are fantastic!

Years of Dust is:
Henrik Erndal
Thomas Lindroos
Emil Krogshoej
Bent Skovgaard

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Click here to listen …

Kmart Brings The Nightmare Before Christmas To Life

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(PCM) Kmart is creating a true Christmas nightmare for holiday shoppers as they have now been informed that items they paid for as presents via online layaway are currently “out of stock”.

Kmart had initially told customers that that if they had paid their layaway balance off by December 14th the items they purchased would be delivered in time for Christmas.  Now, the company is cancelling orders and informing customers that they will be receiving …

To Teach Their Kids A Lesson Utah Parents Cancel Christmas

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(PCM) In a move that has sparked both praise and outrage, Utah parents John and Linda Henderson decided to cancel Christmas this year in order to teach their children a lesson about respect.

Lisa Henderson is a stay at home mom and founder of the blog Over The Moon, where she first posted the news about she and her husband’s decision to cancel the holiday. She claims that they gave their children, three boys ages …

PaperGold Holiday Gold Hunt Happens This Weekend!

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(PCM) Christmas is coming early for 10 lucky US cities with an exciting and eventful scavenger “Gold” hunt taking place this Saturday December 6th! Known as the “Holiday Gold Hunt,” PaperGold (www.papergold.com) – maker of 100% real, solid gold dollar bills – will share the wealth this holiday season by hiding a handful of bills in iconic locations around each city. Grab your friends and family to spark some holiday cheer – find …

Gearing Up For Black Friday Shopping? A Look At The Most Requested Gifts

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(PCM) After stuffing ourselves full of turkey many of us feel that we could sleep for days, however some very dedicated shopaholics will be up at the crack of dawn and racing to their favorite stores in hopes of getting in on some of those fabulous Black Friday deals.

However, what good is shopping if you have no idea what to purchase. No worries, we have got you covered and have complied below a list …

Barbie Has Some Realistic Competition With The Lammily Doll This Holiday Season

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(PCM) Finally, there is a doll are the market that is sure to give Barbie a run for her money, with her realistic proportions and average size measurements called Lammily.

The doll was created by 26-year old  Nickolay Lamm who launched a crowd-funding campaign last March to bring his vision of the “anti-Barbie” into production. The Lammily doll has hips, thighs, and a backside that are proportioned to appear like an average 19-year old woman.…

12 Days Of Christmas: A Look At 12 Banned Indoor Toys!

(PCM) As we race towards the holiday shopping season, there are sure to be plenty of toys purchased this year.

Every so often toy manufacturers are prone to making a few mistakes with certain toys such as being responsible for causing injuries or health concerns. Those factors can quickly land what manufacturers believed to be a good toy on the banned toy list.

We have complied a list of some of the most interesting banned …

Two Women Camp Outside Of Best Buy 22 Days Prior To Black Friday!

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(PCM) Now this is just getting ridiculous! Two women have set up camp outside of the Best Buy store in Beaumont, California in order to ensure their place being first in line for the retailers upcoming Black Friday sales.

Keep in mind there are still 22 days left before Black Friday! Talk about dedication to deals! The two women say that they are camped out to be able to obtain the many “first come, first …

Holiday Names Removed From A Maryland Public School Calendar

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(PCM) Folks in Maryland’s Montgomery County are outraged over the area school boards recent decision to have names of holidays such as Christmas and Easter, as well as, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah stricken from next year’s school calendar.

According to the Washington Post, the Montgomery County school board voted 7 to 1 to eliminate the references to all religious holidays on the school’s calendar for 2015-2016. The issue was brought to a vote after …

Officially Licensed Dancing Baby Groot Will Be Released This Holiday Season

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(PCM) Ever since the brief credits scene in the hit Marvel film “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Dancing Baby Groot won over the hearts of audiences all over the world.

Fans have been demanding that Marvel come out with a toy to re-enact this famous scene and allow everyone to enjoy their very own Dancing Baby Groot at home. Many fans even began crafting their own versions of the toy and while they look fantastic, many …

The Hottest Holiday Toy List For 2014

(PCM) As we gear up for this year’s holiday season, toy retailers are already beginning to make their predictions on what will be the season’s hottest and best selling items.

As shoppers begin lining up in the stores hoping to get their hands on this season’s most popular items, we have put together a handy list of what has been predicted to be the top-sellers and most-sought after toys this year.

(Note: Frozen, Skylanders, and …

Walken To Play Hook

CWH(PCM) Last year NBC brought back live musical theater with it’s December production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. This year NBC will again provide us with another musical classic Peter Pan on December 4th. It has been reported that Christopher Walken has signed on to play Captain Hook in this classic tale of the boy who doesn’t grow up. It has yet to be announced who will take the iconic part of Peter Pan. But …

The Christmas Jammies Family Is Back With A New Video

(PCM) The Holderness family, who released the viral hit video “Christmas Jammies“, are back with another absolutely hilarious video titled “Snow Day: The Musical”.

The new video features the family’s adventures during a snow day, which is something that just about every family can relate to during the recent winter weather that we have been experiencing all over the country lately. The family even came up the with created the clever hashtag: #SnOMG

The …

What They Teach You In Santa School

(PCM) First off, we had no idea that Santa School even existed however with further research into what the steps are for becoming a shopping mall Santa, we learned that these schools do exist and what they are teaching may be a bit of a surprise, but not necessarily a bad thing.

Santas who are completing their training are actually taught to lower children’s expectations especially when asked for certain high-end toys and gifts.  The …

Gear Up For A Holiday Chat With The Band Perry!

Hang with The Band Perry on Twitter tomorrow night!

Kimberly, Reid, and Neil would like to thank YOU, the fans, for a BIG 2013 and wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year. Join TBP TOMORROW, Thurs 12/19 for a live Twitter chat at 6:30 PM ET!

Send the band your questions now by tagging the band at @thebandperry and using the hashtag #askTBP!

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Kate Nash Adds A Little Spice To The Christmas Season

(PCM) I think that my dark side had just found its’ new favorite Christmas song! Brit-award winning indie queen Kate Nash has just released the video for the song “I Hate You This Christmas”. The new track is featured on her first Christmas EP entitled ‘Have Faith With Kate Nash This Christmas‘, featuring all-girl three-piece punk band, The Tuts.

The EP’s five songs celebrate Kate Nash’s signature style – a fun and catchy …

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With JCPenney And Blake Shelton!

This December let your voice be heard and join the Jingle Mingle with JCPenney and Superstar Blake Shelton. You have the opportunity to virtually sing with the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and The Voice judge by uploading your video at jcp.com/jinglemingle. Videos will be available for viewing through Dec. 31, 2013. Make sure to include #JointheJingle in your tweets, pins and Instagram posts!

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Additionally, for every video submission to Jingle Mingle, JCPenney …

The White House Christmas Holiday Traditions

(PCM) Chistmastime at the White House brings about many traditions which have been passed down throughout the years. For example, each year the White House pastry chef whips together a confectionery delight that is an exact edible replica of the White House..think delicious gingerbread White House!

There have been a ton of other holiday traditions that take place as well from everything to the decorations and tree to the famous lights. Each new Presidential family …

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Collaborate on Christmas Album

(PCM) We’ll try not to make any Grease references and we certainly aren’t going to criticize the wonderfully cheesy cover art, we’re just going to spread the yuletide cheer a bit early with this news: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have collaborated on a Christmas album slated for release November 13.

The album, featuring special guests like James Taylor, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Kenny G and more, is called “This