How the Gherkins Stole Christmas Counts Down to the Big Day, Revealing a New Cat-tastic Animated Chapter Every Day Beginning December 1 through Christmas Day
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GROM), Curiosity Ink Media – its original story telling subsidiary that weeks ago threw open the doors to digital holiday venue, Santa.com announced today the launch of the site’s new Yuletide Advent Calendar, How the Gherkins Stole Christmas, based on the wildly popular Cats vs. Pickles franchise. Packed with feline fun, pickle hijinks and exciting cliffhangers, the story will roll out in 25 pickle-tastic chapters that will captivate kids and keep families laughing together as the big day approaches. The animated Christmas countdown calendar, courtesy of an exclusive partnership between Curiosity Ink Media and Cepia Entertainment, was announced today by Darren Marks, Chairman and CEO of Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. Investor relations information on Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. is available at https://investors.gromsocial.com.
Bringing the hilarious adventures of the beloved Cats vs. Pickles world to the holiday season, How the Gherkins Stole Christmasis a heartwarming, original tale, penned by acclaimed children’s author, Darren Farrell. In the spirit of a classic Yuletide advent calendar, each day through Christmas morning, the story and characters will be brought to life with another new, sequential animated chapter, narrated by the author.
“The Gherkins Who Stole Christmas is a stocking-stuffer that Santa.com visitors can unwrap each day leading up to Christmas,” said Marks. “We hope that this original holiday tale becomes a favorite tradition for both Cats vs. Pickles fans and those who are just discovering these lovable feline characters.”
When a grinchy storm rolls into Catsburg, the joyful spirit of the season seems to disappear and its residents begin to forget the true meaning of Christmas. When The Pickles are called in to help, true to form, they come up with a thoroughly outrageous plan to help turn the feline frowns upside down. But the relentless cukes run into an unexpected snag when a mischievous furball named Snowball makes it her mission to convince the town that the little green gherkins are actually aliens.
The wildly popular all-white Snowball bean made its return on Santa.com, after being launched in limited release in 2021. Now, Cats vs Pickles fans can order their Snowball bean character and have it to accompany the How the Gherkins Stole Christmas story.
“The holidays are a magical time of anticipation of something great,” said Cepia CEO James Russell Hornsby. “We’re proud of the How the Gherkins Stole Christmas and think that our fans will love how the story evolves each day as a new chapter is unlocked.”
Santa.com also features other VS World brands, including limited edition Cats vs. Pickles Holiday beans and jumbos, as well as new Dogs vs. Squirls and Kittens vs. Gherkins beans which have been named as Hot Holiday Toys for 2022 by the Toy Insider.
Santa.com is a dynamic, holiday venue, overflowing with e-commerce and fun content for every member of the family. The one-stop holiday hub includes specially themed editorial, curated gift lists, decorating tips, interactive games and merry content, all of which is designed to ease the stress often associated with holiday preparations. The site recently debuted an ASK SANTA feature, an AI-driven virtual experience that allows kids to engage with Santa Claus, anytime 24/7, on mobile or desktop devices. Powered by industry-leading artificial intelligence technology from StoryFile, ASK SANTA offers parents a safe, convenient alternative to mall visits and long lines.
Santa.com joins Grom’s growing stable of family-friendly, holiday-themed IP following its 2021 acquisition of Curiosity Ink Media. This also includes the afore mentioned original, animated feature-length film, which is inspired by such iconic holiday classics like “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Elf.” Additionally, the company has published books including Santa.com by Russell Hicks and Santa’s Secret Society, by international best-selling children’s author Amber Stewart.
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