Classic Christmas Favorites [4 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 2617311
  • Release Date: 10/01/2013
  • Rating: PG
This collection of four Christmas-themed shorts includes Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Year Without Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, and Frosty's Winter Wonderland.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (137 out of 140)

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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    He's mean, he's green, and he's doesn't like the Yuletide season one bit -- Jim Carrey stars in this live-action adaptation of the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss (aka Theodore Geisel). High atop Mt. Crumpet, the Grinch (Carrey) observes the residents of Whoville joyously preparing to celebrate Christmas. The Grinch was born in Whoville years ago, but was shunned due to his scary appearance, and his unrequited love for Martha May Whovier has turned him bitter; the good cheer of the Whos has been a thorn in his side ever since. Finally the Grinch decides he's had enough of all this happiness, and with the wary aid of his dog Max, the Grinch conspires to steal Christmas from Whoville, making off with their presents, holiday decorations, Christmas trees, and everything else used to enjoy the holiday. Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor, and Clint Howard play several of the citizens of Whoville, while Anthony Hopkins narrates (taking over from the late Boris Karloff, who memorably read Dr. Seuss' story in Chuck Jones' 1966 animated adaptation of the story). Ron Howard directs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July
    Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July is an animated feature where Santa Claus must rescue Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman from a cruel wizard who has stranded the beloved characters on a sunny seashore. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

    Pinocchio's Christmas
    Pinnochio struggles to earn enough money to buy his father Gepetto a Christmas present in this animated holiday puppet show. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    'Twas the Night Before Christmas
    When a local Junctionville newspaper prints an insulting letter about Santa Claus, Joshua Trundle and Father Mouse set out on a mission to let Old St. Nick know that he's truly appreciated, and convince him not to skip over their town this coming Christmas Eve. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Leprechaun's Christmas Gold
    An enchanted being from the Emerald Isle must rescue his village from an evil monster in this animated adventure from Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass. Dinty Doyle the Leprechaun wants to find the ideal Christmas tree for his family's home, but just when he's found a seemingly perfect pine near the Irish coast, he discovers a terrible banshee has been trapped inside the tree. Dinty accidentally releases the creature, which soon sweeps through the Leprechaun's village, stealing the golden treasures they'd been saving for Christmas presents. Can Lord Patrick, king of the little people, conquer the banshee and save Christmas? The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold features the voice talents of Art Carney and Peggy Cass. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
    In this animated holiday outing, a good-hearted little donkey is the butt of many jokes because of his exceptionally long ears. Despite the constant ribbing, Nestor grows up to perform a very important task on the very first Christmas Eve. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Rudolph's Shiny New Year
    Rudolph is again a hero when he comes to the rescue of Baby New Year (otherwise time would stand still!). This animation/puppet combo features the talented voices of Red Skelton and Frank Gorshin. ~ Phillip Erlewine, Rovi

    The Year without a Santa Claus
    In Jules Bass' puppet-animated A Year Without A Santa Claus, an elf and a young boy have to rescue Santa from the evil Heat Meiser and Snow Meiser. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

    The Stingiest Man in Town
    Walter Matthau gives voice to Scrooge in this animated version of A Christmas Carol. Other noted voices include Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Robert Morse and Dennis Day. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Frosty's Winter Wonderland
    The sequel to the original animated Frosty the Snowman, Frosty's Winter Wonderland originally appeared on television in 1976. Narrated by Andy Griffith, it tells the story of Frosty's friends, the children, who decide to make him a snow-wife named Crystal. Jack Frost is not happy about the childrens' idea and tries to spoil everyone's fun, especially Frosty's. ~ Sarah Sloboda, Rovi



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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Christmas Movies

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      GLantern3601
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      This is missing a few classic Christmas movies, but it has the good ones. I'm not personally a fan of the Grinch, or Rudolph, but Year Without a Santa Claus has the best Christmas music ever made: the Snow Miser and Heat Miser songs. Had to buy this DVD and another so my son could get all the Christmas movies he watched at my mother's house last weekend (thanks, mom!) so now my life is an unending cycle of misery watching the Grinch, Rudolph, and Frosty with a brief respite whenever I hear the Misers singing. Maybe this madness will end after this weekend, but since two years olds don;t understand why it's gauche to watch these after Christmas, probably not.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wait is Over!

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      ElectricsMan
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      I've been debating on purchasing this collection but due to the price at another store it was just, in my mind, too expensive so I decided to wait it out. Fortunately I listened to my gut instinct and it was for a more reasonable price in BB. The first night I had it I looked at 2 of the stories and plan on watching the rest as the weeks go by--just to savor that Season's Grettings feelings!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Best Animated Christmas Classics

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      mathman1088
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      The old christmas classics always held my attention, and getting this DVD is what I've always wanted! I could watch these every holiday season and still feel warm and cozy. This compilation is great as a gift and great for those that love the thought of waking up on Christmas with their own gifts.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Nostalgia!

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      mathman1088
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      This DVD has a lot of my favorites I grew up with, even if they aren't originally from my age range. Instilling all the great feelings and ideals from Christmastime is what Ranken and Bass was exceptional at, no matter how many stories they told.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great collection of Christmas Classics!

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      JMee
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      So happy to be able to get How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July. Both of which I loved from my childhood! I had lost my copy of Grinch. So I have greatly enjoyed watching them both as well as the Miser Brothers in A Year Without a Santa Clause.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cartoon Classic

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      ElectronicsGal
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      I love the old classics from Christmas for the holidays. These are wonderful old shows and great for the kids. I wouldn't let a smaller child watch some of them, as they are kind of scary for a really little one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Collection

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      NaplesPat
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      Having grown up with this classics, I can't say anything bad about them. I purchased them previously for my granddaughter and now have bought them for her younger cousins. They are not cutting edge technology but are easier to follow for younger children.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good deal!

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      Glenny
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      This dvd set has most of the classic Rankin/Bass Collection all in one. Not all, but most and also Dr Suess’ Grinch is in it. It was only about $20, that’s a really good deal for all you get in this set!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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