Monday, October 3, 2011

DVD review and giveaway: The Smurfs Holiday Celebration

It's October now, and that means the holidays are right around the corner! Anyone else shocked (as usual) at how fast this year is flying by?  To help get us in the holiday mood, I've got news about a new DVD that's available for purchase tomorrow, October 4th. It's The Smurfs Holiday Celebration! Here's a bit about this DVD, from a press release that I received:

Warner Home Video (WHV) brings two very merry specials, ‘Tis The Season to be Smurfy and The Smurfs’ Christmas Special onto one DVD with the release of The Smurfs Holiday Celebration, available October 4, 2011. In these two delightful tales, our little blue friends touch the lives of those in need and spread Christmas cheer to everyone around them, as they impart valuable lessons about the spirit of giving and sharing. The DVD will retail for $14.97 SRP.

In the Emmy® Award nominated The Smurfs’ Christmas Special, the Smurfs encounter two children, Guinevere and William, who have lost their way in the snowy woods after a mysterious stranger prompts their sleigh to turn over. Before reuniting the kids with their family, the Smurfs invite them to their village to enjoy in their annual Christmas celebration which includes gifts, treats, singing and dancing. Thinking Papa Smurf is Santa Claus and the rest of the Smurfs are his Elves, Guinevere and William blissfully partake in the holiday merry making. The mysterious stranger however, still lurks in the woods in hopes of capturing the kids. He goes so far as enticing the evil Gargamel to help him kidnap the two. Will the Smurfs help Guinevere and William reunite with their family?

In ‘Tis The Season To Be Smurfy, Grandpa Smurf and Sassette visit a village to witness how human beings celebrate the holidays. While at the village, they are touched by the plight of Gustav, a poor, aging toymaker whose wife Elise is hopelessly ill. Determined to help them, Grandpa and Sassette call on their fellow Smurfs to bring some Christmas cheer into the old couple’s lives. Overnight, they lavishly decorate Gustav and Elise’s home with a Christmas tree, gifts and treats. The authorities however, accuse the poor couple of having pick-pocketed a villager in order to afford their extravagant feast. Will the Smurfs come to their rescue before the sheriff arrests Gustav on Christmas day?
Ethan and I had a great time watching these two episodes of the Smurfs. We laughed, we cheered, and at the end, we were ready for Christmas to be here!  This is a fun DVD, and if there's a Smurf fan in your household, this DVD would be a great addition to your movie collection.

And I have good news- I'm giving away a copy of this DVD to one of you! Open to US mailing addresses only, please enter with the Rafflecopter widget below.




Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

34 comments:

lisawith4 said...

love smurfs. I grew up watching them on saturday morning cartoons.
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The McKennas said...

We love smurfs and only have 1 or 2 christmas dvds! My daughter would also love this!

Christyn Mckenna

Meghan said...

I LOVE the Smurfs and hope the girls grow to love them as much as I do!

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Judy said...

My dad was always into the Smurfs and I have such fond memories of them...I'd love for my kids to grow up knowing the Smurfs :)

sweetpea08 said...

I would love to win this DVD because I grew up watching the Smurfs and they were one of my favorite shows. My son is starting to like them now and I would love to win this for him and me...plus I love Christmas movies!

Laura said...

I grew up on the smurfs, and I'd love to add this one to my collection to share with me nieces and nephews when they come to visit for the holidays!

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I loved watching the Smurfs when I grew up. Hope my son likes them as much as I did.

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Kimberly said...

I'd like to win because I loved the Smurfs and it would be fun to share this with my nieces and daughter.
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Chris said...

I would love to win because I love the Smurfs!!

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shelbers434 said...

i want to win this because it reminds me of the smurfs when i was young and i think my son would love it
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Karen said...

I want to win because I LOVED the Smurfs as I kid, and I'd be thrilled to pass that joy along to my kids. Thanks!

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jcwega27 said...

my daughter would love this
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mrsshukra said...

Would love to win this for my niece!

kellyr78 said...

I want to win because my kids love the Smurfs
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jakiesmom said...

my son loves tyhe smurfs since mcdonalds came out with the toys
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Mary said...

I think my kids would love this. I know I used to love the smurfs growing up. I would love to bond with them as they watch it.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary
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Stacey L said...

I would like to win this because I loved the smurfs when I was young

skgaff said...

I would love to win this because I loved the smurfs growing up and I would love to have my kids watch them!
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd like to win b/c I like the Smurfs myself.
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Allison Downes said...

I want to win because my kids love the Smurfs!

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this DVD because I know my daughter would just love it.

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Her Royal Highness said...

I'd like to win because my kids would like it.
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CindyWindy2003 said...

i'd like to win this because i know a little boy who loves the smurfs!
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Michelle said...

I loved the Smurfs when I was a kid and I would love to share them with my kids! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Natalie A. said...

I'd love to win so I can watch the Smurfs again! Thanks!

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Lesli said...

Because I LOVED it as a kid!!

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Heather R said...

I grew up with the Smurfs and I would love to have a new Holiday video to watch with my kids.

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AMY said...

I'd like to win because I haven't seen this since I was a kid and would love to share it with my kids. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Amber L. said...

I loved Smurfs as a kid and it would be cool to watch this with my kids

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shirley said...

We all love the Smurfs, even the grown-ups, love to win.
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pmj said...

This would be fun to watch with the kids!
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ReggieMann said...

I would like to win this DVD for my niece as a Xmas present

tarter95 said...

I haven't seen the Smurfs since I was little...would love to share this with my kids.
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Tylerpants said...

I used to love watching the Smurfs! This would be a fun stocking stuffer for my son. tylerpants(at)gmail.com