I just love ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas because they show those old Christmas classic films. I know I’m not that old, however I used to go to the county’s public library when I was younger with my mom every Saturday. It was there that I discovered these old Christmas movies and I would check them out to watch every holiday season. So, now, I enjoy watching these older movies as they remind me of my childhood. So, imagine my excitement when I was able to receive a copy of the Santa’s Magical Stories DVD. It is actually a three-disc set with seven Rankin/Bass stop motion animated titles.
My favorite film in this set is definitely Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I watched this one with my boyfriend (because we tend to be kids at heart) and really enjoyed it. I had no idea that it was such a short film (less than a full hour). It was the same great story we are all used to. I simply loved it. I am so happy to actually own the cartoon version of the story now (I already owned the new flim of it). The first disc also contains The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold and Pinocchio’s Christmas.
The second disc has the wonderful classic – The Year Without a Santa Claus. You know, the film with Baby New Year??? Aww! Such a great little story. There’s also Rudolph’s Shiny New Year and Nestor: The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey on this disc. Hehe! What adorable titles for a great disc.
The last disc features the 1979 Jack Frost. That’s the one where an elf turns human to get a pretty maiden but must return to an elf to save her. It also has A Miser Brothers’ Christmas. That one has the brothers Heat Miser and Snow Miser in it. This disc has the bonus feature, Rudolph and Frosty Christmas in July. It also has the special features of Snip’s Snowy Singalong (so fun), Happiness is… Peanuts Snow Days (yay), Totally Cool Crafty Creations, and What Makes Stop Motion Go?.
I think this is a really awesome set of Christmas stories. It’s got a good number of titles on it that can provide hours of entertainment. It would be good for older adults to relieve their childhood memories as well as to introduce a younger generation to real Christmas/holiday movies. I have really enjoyed getting in the holiday spirit with these movies and I’m sure everyone else would too.
Have you purchased a copy of this dvd set? Which story is your favorite and why?
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Santa’s Magical Stories on DVD. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.