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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is Coming!

Spring 2018 Storytelling
Ages: 5 - 11 yrs.
Producer: Panoply Media
CD Price: $7.99
Review:

More radio theatre than traditional storytelling, Christmas is Coming is an enchanting audio adventure. Programmed like an audio advent calendar, each day from December 1 - 24 reveals a new chapter.

Jolly Snowspice, host of WXMAS, the North Pole's radio station, has just delivered breaking news: For the first time in 862 years, the annual journey to visit kids from the four corners of the Earth is changing guard. Is the entire mission in jeopardy? Can it be completed in time to save Christmas? Throughout the story, lessons are learned, characters built, and kindness shared—all without a whiff of condescension or sermonizing.

Created by Sarah Bentley, smartly written by Lloyd Gold and David Kreizman and elegantly produced by Gen-Z Media, the vibrant production is fresh, the sound design pitch perfect, and the voice actors including Leer Leary (Jolly Snowspice), and child actors Rosa Isabella (Manny), Drew Beasley (Piper Peppercorn), Alexandria Suarez (Holly Berry) are talented and well directed. The Christmas music, from high octane to understated, is fueled by Seamus Blake (Saxophone), Jim Ridl (Piano), Colin Stranahan (Drums) and Matt Clohesy (Bass).

Available via the Pinna app on iTunes or Google Play, subscriptions are $7.99 per month or $79 per year.

Claire Green   ©2018 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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