Friday, November 30, 2018

5 Beloved Original Christmas Specials On DVD - #GIVEAWAY

Five of some of the most timeless holiday films come together on Blu-ray™ and DVD in The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition available now from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring all-new bonus features and unforgettable characters, experience these five classic holiday specials with your whole family.

‘Tis the season to enjoy the timeless holiday classics in The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition featuring 5 unforgettable stories.  Produced by the legendary Rankin/Bass, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and The Little Drummer Boy feature iconic Animagic™ stop-motion animation and Frosty the Snowman and Cricket on the Hearth are beautifully illustrated.

Starring the voice talents of Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, Burl Ives and many more, these favorites also feature some of the most beloved songs of the season and are sure to entertain audiences of all ages for generations to come!


The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition includes Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970), The Little Drummer Boy (1968), Cricket on the Hearth (1967). Along with The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town are also available in individual new Deluxe Editions on Blu-RayTM and DVD.

The 411: 

These classics are a must at Christmas time. We watch Rudolph, Frosty and Santa Claus is Coming To Town every year but I have not seen The Little Drummer Boy or Cricket On The Hearth for years.  The kids loved these movies and it gets us all a little nostalgic. My kids loved watching two "New" movies (The Little Drummer Boy and Cricket On The Hearth). I wrap 24 gifts on December 1st (our movies and books) and every night one of the kids pull on out of the basket. We open it and watch or read whatever it is. This will be added to the mix next year. Here is my original post talking about our tradition.

Santa Claus is Coming To Town is probably my favorite of this bunch if you twisted my arm to pick on. I love the story of a baby left at the Kringles home who eventually becomes Santa by making toys for all the girls and boys who are not allowed toys by Burgermeister Meisterburger. 

Frosty always made me cry when he melted. That little girl crying over Frosty's puddle when Jack Frost locks her and Frosty in the greenhouse was always so sad.

The stop animation of The Little Drummer Boy is LOVE! My sisters and I loved this movie so much. We cried during this movie too. When the little boys parents died and he was left an orphan. It sounds so sad but it is a story of promise and love. AND that little lamb!

Cricket on The Hearth is also sad at times. Why are all these movies my favorites when they use to make me cry. I think it has all the feels. Sadness, hope, love and made me feel good. PLUS Roddy MacDowall was in it and we loved him.

Last but far from least is Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer. WHO doesn't love Rudolph and all his reindeer games. My sisters and I love these movies as do my kids. These movies are for all ages and are truly timeless classics. 

·        The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass: An all-new documentary celebrating the legacy of the holiday specials created by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass including interviews with filmmakers and historians.
·        Restoring the Puppets of Rudolph: Discover how the puppets from the beloved special were restored.
·        Reimagining Rudolph in 4D: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer attraction film.
·        Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Attraction Film: A short stop-motion film originally created for a Rudolph 4D experience.
·        T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games: A video storybook including the untold story of the Reindeer Games
·        Frosty the Snowman Original Pencil Test
·        Commentaries on Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
·        And much more!

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  1. Frosty the snowman

  2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is my favorite Christmas movie.

  3. Even though the boys are 16 and 18, they insist on watching Rudolph every year. Thank you

  4. I love Frosty the Snowman

  5. Santa Claus is Coming To Town is my favorite. I don't think I've ever seen a Cricket on the Hearth.
    Thank you!

  6. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer one is our favorite.

  7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favorite.

  8. My favorite show of the five is The Little Drummer Boy. When my baby brother(now age 57) was just three year old we were all watching a version of the little drummer boy on TV one night. He disappeared for a bit, then came back with a foldgers coffee can and toilet paper wrapped on the can like a drum.And he had two table spoons for the drum sticks.Ever since then we have called him the little drummer boy.

  9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favorite.

  10. Rudolph has always been my favorite!

  11. I've always been a Rudolph fan!

  12. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.


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