Holiday DVD Guide

Many of us share fond memories of watching Christmas and other holiday specials on TV with our families growing up. As parents, it's fun to share this tradition with our own families.

The following are some holiday movies--some old and some new--that you may want to share with your twins and other children this holiday season.

The Original Christmas Classics (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town/Frosty the Snowman/Frosty Returns/Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol/Little Drummer Boy/Cricket on the Hearth) - This DVD collections includes 7 holiday favorites: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth. Great for families who want to share their childhood holiday favorites with their children!

Peanuts Holiday Collection (It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / A Charlie Brown Christmas) (Deluxe Edition) - DVD set includes: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966), and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) Bonus stories: It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, It's Magic, Charlie Brown, and The Mayflower Voyages. Great nostalgic movies for those of us who grew up in the '60s and '70s to share with your children.

Disney's A Christmas Carol - Fans of Robert Zemeckis's brilliant special effects, and of Jim Carrey's transformative acting abilities, will be swept away by their collaboration in the stunning A Christmas Carol. Perhaps more surprising is that Charles Dickens purists will also be impressed and captivated by this version of the oft-told tale--which is dark, complex, and in its way, uncompromising.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Another holiday classic for those of us who grew up in the '60s and '70s. Narrarated by Boris Karloff.


The Polar Express (Full Screen Edition) - When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.


Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas (Disney Gold Classic Collection) - Disney's biggest stars shine in a magical, heartwarming movie sure to become a holiday classic! Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Pluto gather to reminisce about love, magic, and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.

The Year Without a Santa Claus / Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey / Rudolph's Shiny New Year - This DVD contains three holiday titles from Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass: The Year Without a Santa Claus, Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, and Rudolph's Shiny New Year. More great holiday classics!

Elf (Infinifilm Edition) - Elf is a smartly written, skillfully directed, and deftly acted story of a human being adopted by Christmas elves who returns to the human world to find his father. And because the writing, directing, and acting are all genuinely good, Elf is also genuinely funny.

The Santa Clause (Full Screen Special Edition) - Superstar comedian and Golden Globe(R) winner Tim Allen shines bright in Disney's magical, larger-than-life hit comedy that "People" magazine dubbed "The most playfully amusing, inventive cinematic ... fable in several decades!"

Miracle on 34th Street - Anyone skeptical of updated retreads of Christmas movie classics may be genuinely surprised by this 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street. Based on the 1947 holiday classic, this new Miracle sticks close to the original's story, though it offers more contemporary, crisper pacing and a tone curiously more reflective--even sorrowful--than before.

A Christmas Story (Two-Disc Special Edition) - This delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsly) a 1940's nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present.


Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition) - Under a thick carpet of green-dyed yak fur and wonderfully expressive Rick Baker makeup, Jim Carrey is up to all of his old tricks (and some nifty new ones) in this live-action movie of Dr. Seuss's holiday classic.

Home Alone - Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

Barbie in a Christmas Carol - Barbieā„¢ in A Christmas Carol is a heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs!


Little Einsteins: The Christmas Wish - Get ready to celebrate the season with Rocket, June, Leo, Quincy and Annie in their first-ever holiday adventure!