Nov 242013
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Growing up, one of the things I most looked forward to was watching Christmas classics on TV.  The 30 minute shows like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer might not be considered technologically advanced these days, but they seemed perfect as a kid.  They often aired just before Christmas – sometimes on Christmas Eve – so they also signified that the big day was just around the corner.

For some reason, it seems hard to catch the Christmas classics these days.  I’m sure they air, but there isn’t the heavy advertising for them that there used to be.  This means that even with a DVR we often miss them each season.

The Original Christmas Classics

The Original Christmas Classics on Blu-ray (and DVD)

So I was excited to learn that the Original Christmas Classics Blu-ray Gift Set is now available to purchase.  It’s a 2-disc set that includes Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  They’ve been restored and are now in HD – plus no commercials!  With a run time of just over 150 minutes between the two discs, this is a great way to introduce your kiddos to the Christmas classics of your own youth.

New Holiday Favorites

DreamWorks 2-Disc Holiday Collection: Shrek the Halls, Kung Fu Panada Holiday, Merry Madagascar, and Dragons Holiday: Gift of the Night Fury

While it’s hard to beat a classic, there are lots of great new Christmas shows and movies, too.  The DreamWorks Holiday Collection fits that bill.  It’s a 2-disc set that features some of your favorite DreamWorks characters.  It includes four shows: Shrek the Halls, Merry Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda Holiday, and Dragons Holiday: Gift of the Night Fury and has a run time of just over 90 minutes.

There is actually some nice messaging running through these four shorts.  The spirit of Christmas, spending time with family, and meaningful gifts given of love are just a few.  And it was fun to see a How to Train Your Dragon short just before the How to Train Your Dragon 2, releasing in June of next year.

What Christmas classics or new holiday shows are your favorites?

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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.

  6 Responses to “Original Christmas Classics Plus a Few New Ones, Too!”

  1. I love these classics! I can watch them over and over!!

  2. You listed our favorite Kid’s Christmas movies! We watch those every year at the Grandparents house with our kids!

  3. My old favorite is Its a Wonderful Life, but my new favorite is Elf!

  4. oh I love that comparison! As time goes on, we are definitely adding to our classic christmas collection.

  5. I love the classic Holiday shows. They make it feel like Christmas. :-)

  6. The Original Christmas Classics are what I remembered when I was small. But the new holiday movies are becoming classics too. Like Elf, A Christmas Story, (which played all day on TBS on Christmas Day) – even Home Alone is linked to Christmas.

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