Tag Archives: Christmas

Portable North Pole: Custom Videos From Santa (GeekMom Discount)

Portable North Pole: Custom Videos From Santa (GeekMom Discount)

Portable North Pole allows you to create highly personalized videos in which Santa appears to talk directly to a child in the run-up to Christmas day. Read More

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Top 10 Holiday Songs

Top 10 Holiday Songs

Here is a collection of the best non-traditional holiday music not played on your regular radio stations. It’s a blend of parodies (remixes of traditional songs, either new lyrics applied to Christmas carol music or the Christmasification of a familiar popular song(s)) or original music. Read More

3 Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf to Inspire Kindness

3 Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf to Inspire Kindness

Many years ago, we tried the Elf on the Shelf. It was a desperate parenting move; I had a newborn, a toddler, and a brazen 3-year-old. In our case, the Elf on the Shelf backfired. That scoundrel caused far more trouble than he was worth.

If you are in a similar boat, or if you are just in need of an alternative, I have three fantastic options for you. Read More

A Terraria Christmas Story: Hardmode Items from the North Pole

A Terraria Christmas Story: Hardmode Items from the North Pole

My 7-year-old son is really into an open-ended 2D sandbox game on his iPhone called Terraria. In fact, he is so into it that this Christmas season on the top of his list to Santa was “the best items in the game”. I honestly expressed to him my doubt that Santa could deliver, since most presents are made in the elves’ workshop, and that Terraria on the iPhone has no “creative mode” to add items at will. “No, daddy,” was the reply, “Santa can hack!” Oh yes, this was going to be interesting. Read More