FE MEDIA is the family-friendly entertainment sub-brand of Link2us Magazine. It features the
latest movies, books, and book reviews, as well as the latest music. Also, featuring interviews
with today’s most popular artist. Link2us provides families with carefully selected content to
help them make informed and mindful decisions when choosing entertainment for the family.
“A Holderness Holiday: Fe-media chats with Kings of Family parodies”
Looking for a great way to kick off your holiday festivities? If you haven’t already heard of the
Holderness family, you’re in for a real treat. Comprised of Penn, Kim, Lena and Penn Charles,
the family’s funny antics have catapult them into the social media stratosphere.
It all started for them back in 2013. Kim says she just wanted to get the family Christmas photo
done, but Lena 8, and Chris Penn 5, had other ideas. After several unsuccessful tries, Kim refused
to accept defeat and had a brilliant idea. Instead of photos, she decided to video, adding matching
PJ’s as Lena’s big idea. Thus The “Xmas Jammies” was born, their first full length parody. It was
so well received (viewed by 15 million people), that Penn realized they were on to something. Now
fast forward two years later and 50 million views with parodies like “All About that Baste,” “Pass
the Chardonnay Nae,” “Mommy and Daddy time,” “Hotline Bling” and two network specials—
The Holderness’s are fast becoming the kings of family parodies.
Penn and Kim both have production experience. Penn a former news anchor, and Kim a former
news reporter now run Green Room Productions, where they shoot, star, edit and release their
highly addictive spoofs on everyday life with a musical twist. They now have over 150,000
YouTube subscribers as well as a large following on Facebook boasting over 200,000 followers.
When asked how the kids feel about how popular they’ve become, Penn explains that they don’t
make a big deal about their view counts, but there are times when someone may approach them
and say, ‘Hey, I love your videos,’ and he thinks the kids are pretty aware of it. “The actual making
of them, I think they look forward to,” Penn explains. “They do ask, ‘Hey, are we shooting videos
today?’…. and we treat them like George Clooney,” he laughs. “We do all the ground work, like
cameras and lighting and they literary walk in, do their scenes and walk out.”
With already one network special under their belt and their second premiering this Friday,
November 27th on UP TV at 7 PM EST, “Christmas Jammy Jam” promises to be a spoofalicious
comedic ride and the perfect way to kick off the holidays, packed with wholesome life lessons
thrown in for good measure.
“This will be the first time we are doing a Christmas special,” Kim says. “And while I confess
it’s weird to watch yourself on TV, it’s exciting, and the team at UP TV is exactly who we are.
Pretty much fun, uplifting programming, which makes for a match made in heaven.”
FEATURED GAMES & TOYS
Cool stuff: 3 Hours, 2 Kids And How eeBoo Toys Saved The Day.
Our two youngest daughters have become quite the entrepreneurs. Around the
house, it’s not unusual to bump into the occasional pup from a dog walking gig,
a visiting younger kid they might be baby sitting or to greet the occasional drop-
in boy or girl whose mom needs a bit of a break on a Saturday afternoon.
Luckily for me, it all creates tons of opportunities to test drive some of the best
and coolest toys in the market from the comfort of our home office. Not only
do I get to see how the kids interact with products in a totally relaxed atmosphere,
but I also get to see if my no-fail litmus ‘mommy test’ works. But more on that later…
Now Trending: The Top Toys…
Totally decked out in smart technology the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse is
Wi-Fi ready, connects with an app and boast voice recognition so kids
can talk directly to the home. (299.00)
Changing Mask: The super-hero loving kid on your list is sure to go
over the moon for this. This mask will not only have them looking
like their favorite masked avenger but sounding like him too.
Have an incredibly curious kid on your hands? Perfect for your imaginative
hard-to-please child the “OgoBild Animate Mobile’ builds on your child’s story
telling skills to create stop-motion animation perfect for your little Spillberg
to share his latest creation, on line and across various platforms. ($35.00)
Featuring some of the coolest and most innovative toys come this
Christmas— The NYC International Toy Fair is a premier destination
for toy makers, manufactures and inventors from all over the world.
Wondering what toy will be at the top of every kid list? Well, here are
our top 10 editor’s picks! Featuring incredible new versions of some
old time favorites, amidst some the most innovative new concepts
around— for kids of all ages.