Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Original Christmas Classics and VeggieTales - Heck Of A Holiday Review and Giveaway

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! To get in the holiday spirit, my family indulges in Christmas shows and movies.  They bring alive the magic and sparkle of Christmas.

The Original Christmas Classics is a cute and family-friendly box set that contains four 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 "Frosty Returns".  Watching these iconic TV specials are a part of the American holiday tradition, and this Blu-ray box set brings them remastered in a  new light. 

I kid you not, my husband simply gets absolutely giddy when these Christmas classics air on TV.  He grew up watching them and they remain a part of his childhood that he remembers fondly.  We are now on the third viewing of this Blu-ray box set and I'm sure there will be many more by the time Christmas is over.  The downside to this box set is that it requires a Blu-ray player to watch the shows.  However, if you have one, I certainly recommend adding The Original Christmas Classics to your holiday Blu-ray collection.


Another holiday-themed movie, out on DVD, is the new VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy.  This is a tale that retells the classic The Little Drummer Boy story.  The DVD offers a timeless message of hope during the holiday season and features multi-Grammy and Dove Award-winning artists BeBe and CeCe Winans, singing their version of the iconic "The Little Drummer Boy" song.  In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of baby Jesus.  Bonus features include audio commentary and sing-along songs. 

Next to Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite Christmas song.  Both have pleasing soothing melodies with powerful messages.  I like to have fun with the kids during Christmas, experiencing the magic and wonderment.  However, it is of utmost importance to me that we remember the reason for the season.  VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy starts out with a heavyhearted tone but it's soon turned over to merry, singing vegetables that bring forth Christian lessons on faith and generosity.  The DVD is geared mainly towards preschool children, but it's a likable movie to watch and learn from, in a fun way.


O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy is a pleasant companion to the VeggieTales:  The Little Drummer Boy DVD.  This CD features twelve tracks of Christmas carols.  In several of the songs, the carols are sung by VeggieTales characters.  It's kid-friendly and has a lot of classics that we all know and love.

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One person will win The Original Christmas Classics Blu-ray box set and VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy DVD.



34 comments:

Catie said...

I love the Veggie Tales Journals for boys and girls!

Janet W. said...

I would love to have the VeggieTales Nativity Playset Toy!
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BethElderton said...

I like the LarryMobile Playset VeggieTales Toy
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bukaeyes said...

My daughter would love the VeggieTales Nativity Playset!
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Sarai said...

My daughter would lives Sweetpea Beauty veggie tales on DVD!!
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Amy W. said...

I would like to have The Girl Power DVD set. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

JR911 said...

O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy CD

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I've been wanting to get this for the boys: O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy CD

darlene miller said...

veggie tales nativity set

darlene miller said...

yanni's touch of truth tour

jcwega27 said...

girl power dvd set
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rubynreba said...

I like the Noah's Ark Playset Toy.
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Christy said...

I'd like to have the Christmas Sing Along VeggieTales DVD

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

I would like to have the Veggie Toy Drum
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robynl said...

O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy CD is what I would like as O Holy Night is my favorite carol

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Tiffany said...

The Veggie Express Wooden Train set looks fun

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AJ said...

I'd get the Bob and Larry party lights, woo!
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sarah shult said...

I like BoB the plush hat
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carla aldrich said...

Veggie Tales Adventure Pack Triple Feature DVD would be great for my son for Christmas and so would the movies on this giveaway. Thank you!!

Kim D. said...

I'd like The Veggie Express Wooden Train set.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

the princess andthe popstar video looks cute

jakiesmom said...

we'd like the spaghetti western book

Jackie said...

I like the VeggieTales Princess Castle Playset Toy
Thank you!

freddie said...

I like the VeggieTales Princess Castle Playset Toy. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

The Sweetpea Plush Toy is very cute.

Allison Downes said...

I want the VeggieTales Princess Castle Playset Toy

Heather! said...

To be honest, I don't want any Veggie Tales items (and my kids are too old to care about them)! I DO, however, really want the Christmas Classics to add to our holiday library! :)

Thanks!
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polly said...

i like their bobs eyes tshirt for kids
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Tucson Trinklein's said...

The veggies tales nativity set is cute :)
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Amy V said...

love the 'bob and larry party lights'!

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Jessica Snook said...

VeggieTales Princess Castle Playset Toy

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

My toddler would love the Noahs ark playset
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Anne N. said...

love the VeggieTales Princess Castle Playset

Penny Kathleen said...

I like the VeggieTales Little Drummer Boy Stand-Up Nativity Puzzle!

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