Mom in Training: Christmas DVD Bundles - Just in Time for the Holidays!

November 16, 2011

Christmas DVD Bundles - Just in Time for the Holidays!

Some of television’s most memorable animated holiday specials have been brought together in one collection with the DVD release of Santa’s Magical Stories, a new, must-have compilation from Warner Home Video (WHV) available in stores October 4, 2011. Also available to consumers on the same day is an all-new, re-mastered Deluxe Edition of Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, the heartwarming Christmas tale starring everyone’s favorite snowman. Santa’s Magical Stories will retail for $29.98 SRP and Frosty’s Winter Wonderland Deluxe Edition will retail for $19.97 SRP. 

Santa’s Magical Stories is the perfect collection of classic Christmas specials available together for the first time in an all-new gift set. This three-disc release is comprised of eight holiday favorites, including seven beloved Rankin/Bass stop motion animation titles. The release also includes a bonus special.
Santa’s Magical Stories Featured Specials Include:
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – From animation legend Chuck Jones comes one of the best holiday cartoons of all time, adapting the Dr. Seuss story and starring Boris Karloff as the voice of you-know-Who.
  • The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold – A leprechaun named Blarney Kilakilarney loses his gold to a banshee on Christmas Eve.
  • Pinocchio’s Christmas – It’s Pinocchio’s first Christmas and he realizes the holiday is not about gifts but about being together with family.
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus Deluxe Edition – When Santa decides to retire one Christmas, Mrs. Claus takes action.
  • Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – Baby New Year is missing and a certain red-nosed reindeer leads the search.
  • Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey – Back in the days of the Roman Empire, a small donkey named Nestor who is teased mercilessly about his abnormally long ears, becomes a hero when he is chosen by Mary and Joseph to take them to Bethlehem where Mary gives birth to baby Jesus.
  • Jack Frost (1976) – The resourceful cold-weather elf turns human to court a pretty maiden – and then must recover his icy powers to save her from a crafty rival.
  • A Miser Brothers Christmas – Santa Claus and the mischievous brothers Heat Miser and Snow Miser are the targets of yuletide treachery from that sneaky blowhard North Wind.
Santa’s Magical Stories Bonus Special:
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
– The feature length delight about what happens when a certain reindeer’s nose stops shining!
From popular song to animated holiday classic, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland Deluxe Edition tells the story of the beloved snowman and how he meets his companion, Crystal. Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters and Jackie Vernon lend their voices to this captivating cartoon about the Snowman’s return to the children of a small town for a winter season of fun and games. But he’s lonely at night when left by himself and so the town’s children build a beautiful snowlady companion for him. Jealous of the attention given to Frosty, Jack Frost blows up a blizzard and swipes Frosty’s magical, life-giving hat. Only true love can bring Frosty back to his old, fun-loving self. Two songs that have proven to be enduring seasonal favorites highlight the soundtrack: “Frosty the Snowman” and “Winter Wonderland.”
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland Deluxe Edition
includes a bonus feaurette titled Frosty and the Story of the Snowman.
 
The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat and many other legendary literary characters come to life on Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! a new release from Warner Home Video (WHV) available on DVD October 18, 2011. This set will feature three Dr. Seuss specials plus bonus features and will retail for $26.99 SRP.  Also available to consumers from WHV is Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in a deluxe edition on Blu-ray™ disc. This title will retail for $24.98 SRP.

Celebrate that special time of year with Dr. Seuss’ magical stories. Just in time for the gift-giving season, Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! offers consumers the perfect collection of iconic classics in an all new gift set that is sure to captivate both kids and adults alike.

Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! Featured Specials Include:
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! –“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.” And every family likes How the Grinch Stole Christmas! a lot! Based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved book, this joyous, heart-tickling holiday event which features the voice of legendary actor Boris Karloff, has delighted all ages since its 1966 debut. Can the Grinch steal the town’s holiday spirit by stealing their holiday treats? Or does Christmas…perhaps…mean a little bit more? The answers to those questions unfold charmingly under Chuck Jones’ pitch perfect direction.
  • The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat – What happens when the mischievous Grinch decides to wreak havoc on the world but the happy and ever-so-delightful Cat in the Hat stands in this way? The result is a triumphant story of an unlikely hero who uses a little caring and compassion to help save the world from an unfriendly and unbeautiful future. Watch and see if the Cat in the Hat can go from peaceful picnic in the shade to helping the frightfully mean Grinch turn a new leaf. This special earned an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 1982.
  • Halloween is Grinch Night – The sinister Grinch who stole Whoville’s Christmas is back to declare Halloween as “Grinch Night!” While the Whos are caught in a horrible storm of Sour-Sweet Wind, the Grinch and his trusty pooch Max, take this opportunity to terrorize the little town. Unfortunately for him he is surprised by a young boy whose unexpected courage prevents the Grinch from unleashing his awful horrors onto their tranquil town. Grinch Night will never be the same! This special earned an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Special in 1978.
Dr. Seuss’s Holidays on the Loose! Bonus Features Include:
From Whoville to Hollywood – A rapping, rhyming chronicle of the original book and this beloved animated adaptation.
Songs in the Key of Grinch – Interviews with composer Albert Hague and vocalist Thurl Ravenscroft.
Who’s Who in Whoville – Biography Gallery.
Grinch Song Selections – Go right to your favorite songs.  Includes: Opening Song, Trim Up the Tree, Welcome, Christmas and You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.
TNT’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas Featurette – With Phil Hartman.
Grinch Pencil Test
Now available on Blu-ray™, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of how the Grinch, a bitter, cave-dwelling creature, attempts to sabotage Christmas for all the merry and warm-hearted denizens of Whoville. 

As all the Whos in Whoville prepare to celebrate Christmas, the Grinch schemes to halt all noisy holiday celebrations by stealing Christmas trees and presents, presuming this will sadden all the Whos in Whoville.  However, when Christmas morning finally arrives, all the Whos in Whoville are glad and sing in spite of not having a tree, presents or holiday feast. This leads the Grinch to think of something he hadn't before, that perhaps “Christmas doesn't come from a store -- maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!”

Three great DVD compilations just in time to kick off the holidays!  My kids love Christmas cartoons, and these feature some classics for all!

Disclosure:  Thanks to PR Firm/sponsor I was provided a copy of this DVD for review in return for my honest opinions. This blog post is not a paid post and the honest opinions stated are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I love watching these movies with my kids.

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