Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Review: The Original Christmas Classics DVDs

Summary: Thumpity, thump, thump! Look at Frosty go!

Frosty’s 40! The story of how everyone’s favorite snowman magically came to life on Christmas Day, Frosty the Snowman” has signified the arrival of winter since his TV debut in 1969—and he’s still melting hearts! The series remains one of the most popular animated holiday TV specials of all time. To celebrate, Classic Media is inviting kids and families to “chill out” with Frosty, Rudolph, and Santa with the ultimate holiday DVD gift set: The Original Christmas Classics Limited Keepsake Edition.

The box set contains seven of the most beloved holiday TV specials of all time, including the Rankin/Bass classics "Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and “The Little Drummer Boy,” among others.

Watching these iconic TV specials are part of the American holiday tradition, just like baking cookies or trimming the Christmas tree!

I was so excited when I was asked to take a look at The Original Christmas Classics Limited Keepsake Edition DVD Gift Set. In our family, the holiday season wouldn't be the same without watching Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. I mean, who doesn't love Frosty, Rudolph and Santa?

My kids and I certainly do. We had the best time watching these movies together! I remember watching these holiday classics with my parents when I was a kid, and I love that I can share these special moments with my children. As a parent, I also love that we can watch these DVDs anytime rather than working our busy schedules around the one night when these shows are on television (yes, I pre-date VCRs and Tivo!) These movies were an important part of my childhood Christmases, and I still get choked up every time I watch Rudolph and Frosty.

Even though I am a huge fan of Frosty, Rudolph, and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, I wasn't familiar with all of the Christmas classics included in this DVD set. I faintly remember Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol and Cricket on the Hearth, but I'm entirely sure if I had ever seen them as a child. I like that there are some new-to-me movies in this collection too!

A few weeks ago, I discovered that this year (2009) is when Frosty the Snowman turned 40 years old. I had no idea that Frosty and I are exactly the same age, and I thought it was so cool that I can claim Frosty and Sesame Street as birthday buddies!

The Original Christmas Classics Limited Keepsake Edition DVD Gift Set is available wherever DVDs are sold for $39.98. I think this collection is a must for any family with kids!

Thanks to Elizabeth from The Morris + King Agency for sending me a review copy.


bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a great item for the family. The Cricket in the Hearth sounds familiar to me, but I'm not sure if I've seen it.

Jenny Girl said...

I was never a big fan of Frosty, but I adore Rudolph and Santa Claus is coming to Town. All the misfit toys and secondary characters are great. Meisterburger Burgermeister is a trip!

Anonymous said...

What a great collection. I've never cared for Rudolph, but I can't put my finger on why.

Anonymous said...

rudolph....who hasn't wanted the misfits to win??? love that all the toys from the island of misfit toys find a happy home!!!


Gwendolyn B. said...

I remember singing "Frosty the Snowman" in my 1st Grade Christmas Pagent - and that was BEFORE the movie was made. So. I'm over 40!