The second week of October is bringing in a freight train of Christmas dvd(s). Tis the season indeed. See below for highlights of this week’s releases, including our pick of the week: Thomas Kinkades: The Christmas Lodge. Enjoy!
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Based on the popular book by L. Frank Baum, the beloved author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” comes the incredible story of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus. Many centuries ago, long before toys had even been invented, a baby abandoned at the edge of an enchanted forest was adopted and raised by a beautiful wood nymph, thus beginning the life story of Santa Claus. From his truly magical childhood through the discovery of his life’s work of making children happy, discover the origin of every tradition surrounding Santa Claus, from toys, stockings and lighted trees to reindeer and sleigh. Journey back to a time of magic and wonder, and experience this heartwarming tale that will bring joy each holiday season. -Amazon
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Night Before The Night Before Christmas
Jennifer Beals stars in “The Night Before The Night Before Christmas” about a family too busy to spend the holidays together. Santa surprises the family when he accidentally leaves the North Pole a day early and crashes onto their roof. Santa loses his memory in the accident, and it is up to Beals and her family to come together to help restore his memory and save Christmas. – Amazon
That 70’s Show
Scrooge Blu Ray
Double Feature: If You Believe and A Different Kind of Christmas
IF YOU BELIEVE – Starring Hayden Panettiere & Ally Walker Bah! Humbug! Susan Stone is definitely what you’d call a modern-day scrooge. Out of nowhere, a cheerful, carefree seven-year-old girl named Suzie helps the adult Susan rediscover and recapture the love of life that she’s lost.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS – Starring Shelley Long & Barry Bostwick What is it like to grow up with a dad who truly believes he’s Santa Claus? For Elizabeth Gates, every kid’s dream was her worst nightmare. Now all grown up, she’s a city attorney running for mayor and her well-kept secret about her father’s identity is about to make headlines. Find out what funny follies arise in this crazy Christmas tale! – Amazon
Double Feature: Santa Who? and A Chance of Snow
SANTA WHO? – Starring Leslie Nielsen & Robyn Lively Santa Claus develops amnesia after accidentally falling out of his sleigh and only the innocence of a small child can save him. Meanwhile, Santa has to battle the disbelief of a newsman.
A CHANCE OF SNOW – Starring JoBeth Williams & Michael Ontkean After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother’s home. At the airport, her sportswriter husband shows up to catch a flight to Miami to visit his father. When a blizzard hits, the two suddenly find they have time to re-evaluate their relationship with assistance from an older couple. – Amazon
Christina Milian stars as high powered Hollywood publicist, Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client Caitlin, played by Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars). With just days away from Christmas, Caitlin takes Sloane on a journey to meet the ghosts of her ex-boyfriends from the past, present and future to try and guide her to true love, in a modern-day take on Charles Dickens holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol. – Amazon
Pick of the Week: Christmas Lodge
Thomas Kinkade presents Christmas Lodge: a place where a heart-warming past and loving future meet for one remarkable group of people. During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary (Erin Karpluk) finds herself at the now-dilapidated lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She becomes determined to restore the building to its former glory. Inspired by her grandfather and guided by her grandmother in heaven, Mary throws herself into the project, and during the process finds herself drawn to Jack (Michael Shanks), a handsome man who loves the lodge as much as she does. Historically unlucky in love, this chance encounter allows Mary to renew her faith in life and discover her one true love. For an uplifting story about the importance of faith, family and the true holiday spirit, go to the Christmas Lodge. – Amazon
The Penguins of Madagascar: The All-Nighter Before Christmas