Quick Look: An annual Roku tradition continues with the Roku Holiday Fun channel, which aggregates content from several other Roku channels. But the free Roku Yule log is gone for 2013, replaced by a link to install the paid app Screen Dreams Fireplaces. Links to free movies from Crackle are also gone - you will have to rent from Amazon this year or seek out Christmas movies on your own.
Here is a rundown of the videos and music you'll find on this channel:
- Christmas Classics from Amazon - Nine classic holiday movies including It's a Wonderful Life, The Muppets Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Story.
- Christmas Music from Pandora - Five Pandora music channels: Christmas (Gene Autry, Bobby Helms...), Classical Christmas (John Williams, Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra, The Vocal Majority...), Country Christmas (Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, George Strait), R&B and Pop Holidays (Boyz II Men, Cee-Lo Green, Mariah Carey), and Rockin' Holidays (Bobby Helms, Brenda Lee, Daryl Hall & John Oates).
- Christmas Recipes from iFood - 20 recipes, including Snowdrop Cookies, Peppermint Bark, and Hearty Pizza Soup (okay, not all are Christmas-themed).
- Christmas Carols from Hoopla Kidz - 20 animated music videos including Away in a Manger, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 12 Days of Christmas, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Although the Yule log is gone, the Roku Holiday Fun channel still offers an animated screensaver that shows animated snow falling on houses.
-- Information is current as of December 13, 2013
Developer's Channel Description: Enjoy fun holiday-themed content from some of your favorite channels, including Disney, Chow, AOL, TuneIn Radio, Flixster, and more. NOTE FROM ROKUGUIDE: Roku's description is outdated; this year's content comes from Amazon, Pandora, iFood, and Hoopla Kids.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Special Interest
DEVELOPER: Roku, Inc.
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