Friday, October 28, 2011

DVD review and giveaway: Santa's Magical Stories

That's right, I'm back with another Christmas DVD review! I told you that it's been all Christmas all the time here in our house! We keep forgetting that we haven't actually even made it to Halloween yet! Today's review is for a great collection called Santa's Magical Stories. Here's a bit about this multi-DVD set, from a press release that I received:

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!
The kids and I have been having a great time working our way through these shows- what a great collection! If you're trying to build your Christmas movie library, or if you're looking for a great gift for someone, definitely check out this set! It's available for purchase now.

And I have good news! I'm going to give away one DVD set to one lucky reader! Open to US mailing addresses only, enter with the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!





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

6 comments:

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I grew up on these and would to share them with my son.

Jennifer Rote
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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win because I'd love for my daughter to see them. Thanks!

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I would like to win b/c my 18 month old great granddaughter would love them.
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jakiesmom said...

i'd love it cause i don't think these are the normal ones on tv at the holidays, but are still greAT FAMILY CUDDLE MOVIES
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ryanac32 said...

I'd like to watch them with my daughter
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tanyacantrell2 said...

id like to watch this with my 3 kids


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