Dec 052011
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2011 Holiday Gift Guide – Suggestions For the Kids
(Be sure to check out all the other great Gift Guide items and giveaways here.) 

If you were to ask anyone in my family if I have “Christmas spirit”, they would probably laugh at you.  Not because I don’t have any Christmas spirit, but because I have so much.  I love everything from the lights to the decorations to the songs to the movies to the feeling in the air.
So I know that my younger self would have loved the new Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town video game (available on the Nintendo DS or the Wii).  I know this because my older self thinks it’s pretty cute, too.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is inspired by the classic ABC claymation TV show of the same name.  The show tells the story of Kris Kringle and how he became Santa Claus; debuting in 1970, it’s one of the longest-running holiday specials of all time and is watched by millions each year.  The game lets you join in the fun as you join Kris Kringle and his friends as they escape the Burgemeister Meisterburger and bring toys to the children of Sombertown.
The game play (we tried the DS version) is simple and straight-forward.  It’s basically a platforming adventure game (run, jump, collect things) with a fun Christmas theme.  You get to collect snowflakes and deliver toys as you move through the storyline.  There are three main adventures to play and over 20 mini-games – everything from puzzles to mazes to coloring.
If you have kids, are a kid at heart, or have kids on your shopping list, I think this would make a nice purchase this year.  Both versions are under $20 which makes it nice, too.
Where to Buy:
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is available on Nintendo DS ($19.99) and Nintendo Wii ($19.96) from Amazon and other retailers.
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I received a copy of the game in order to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% mine and my family’s.

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  22 Responses to “2011 Holiday Gift Guide – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Video Game – Review & Giveaway (12/16) #SfSHolidayGiftGuide”

  1. Favorite would be a tie between Rudolph and Charlie brown.

  2. My fave movie has to be ELF! "That's Santa!! I know him!!!!!"

  3. My favorite is always just the random Christmas episodes that come on from regular tv shows.

  4. anything reality…especially first 48

  5. we like Santa Buddies the Legend of Santa Paws at our house!

  6. My favorite holiday movie is Christmas Vacation! But the tv classics are still great too!
    Jennifer Boehme

  7. Yogi Bears First Christmas is my fav!

  8. Favorite Holiday movie is Charlie Brown

  9. It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

  10. My favorite Christmas movie is The Santa Clause

  11. My favorite is Charlie Brown's Christmas.

  12. Charlie brown will ALWAYS be my fav!'

    pits2love @

  13. The classic cartoons like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, etc.

  14. My favorite holiday show is Charlie Brown Christmas, but every year on Christmas night we watch The Sound of Music. I know it's not a "Christmas" movie, but it's a holiday tradition in our house :)

  15. Christmas Vacation

  16. frosty and wonderful life

  17. favorite holiday show has to be rudolph!

    momma2100 at live dot com

  18. I love The Year Without Santa

  19. I love A Charlie Brown Christmas and have to watch it every year! Holly Hennessy Swint

  20. christmas vacation


  21. My favorite holiday tv show is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!


  22. I love to watch A Christmas Carol.

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