I love to add to our ever-growing holiday movie collection. Watching a combination of classics and new releases is a great way to warm up to the holiday season. If you are looking at add a few new flicks to your DVD pile, here are a few family picks worth checking out.
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow Deluxe Edition
Released October 2, 2012 DVD
Give your family a holiday to remember with this unforgettable story about the true meaning of Christmas from the animation powerhouse Rankin/Bass (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)! After Sister Theresa (voiced by Angela Lansbury) rescues an orphan shepherd boy from a lightning storm, she lovingly nurses him back to health. However, the boy suffered injuries during the storm and wakes up blind and discouraged in his new surroundings. With Sister Theresa’s help, the pint-sized shepherd with the king-sized heart learns that seeing goes deeper than what your eyes show you. Together, they discover that unconditional love can overcome any obstacles. Celebrate the gift of love with your family this holiday as you experience this fully remastered deluxe edition DVD! (from Warner Brothers)
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot about Christmas
Released November 6, 2012 DVD
It’s a Christmas adventure with the Cat in the Hat, a very special journey, now just imagine that! With new friends and old, a quest has begun, o get a reindeer home, now isn’t that fun? With Nick and Sally, Fish and the Things, Holiday magic is what this adventure brings! The Cat in the Hat and his comical ways, will make this Christmas the most special of days! (From eOne Films)
Veggie Tales The Ultimate Christmas Collection
Released October 2, 2012 DVD
This DVD set contains VeggieTales entire Christmas collection. Now your family can enjoy classic holiday shows “The Toy that Saved Christmas”- a lesson in giving; “Star of Christmas”- a lesson in how to love; “Saint Nicholas”- a story in joyful giving; “It’s a Meaningful Life”- a lesson in being content; and “Little Drummer Boy”- a story about hope, love and forgiveness. Also included in the collection is the “Christmas Singalong Songs” DVD and 25 Christmas Favorites CD. (From eOne Films)
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Walt Disney Motion Pictures
Released November 20, 2012 Blue-ray Combo Pack
From the creators of the #1 live-action, direct-to-video Disney Buddies franchise, comes “SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS,” an all-new heartwarming and hilarious adventure starring a brand new litter of the most adorable talking Great Pyrenees pups! The North Pole has a new litter of playful pups! However, when the frisky foursome—Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble—practically destroy Santa’s Workshop with their mischievous gamboling, they realize the best way to prove that they’re responsible enough to become Santa’s Helpers is to show how well they can spread the Christmas spirit all by themselves. With help from a magic crystal, they start granting everyone’s wishes. But their good intentions backfire when one unhappy boy asks that Christmas go away forever! With his wish impetuously fulfilled, and the joyous spirit quickly disappearing from the planet, Mrs. Claus and the pups have to find a way to reverse the spell—or risk losing Christmas forever!
Released November 6, 2012 DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack
How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?! To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present! Deck the halls with excitement, fun and wonder in this new Christmas classic! (From Sony Pictures)
You can also add to your holiday movie collection with some of these movie releases from last year or some of our favourite holiday movie picks.