12/02/2009

The Night Before Christmas...and more classic holiday tales



The Night Before Christmas … and more classic holiday tale
 

MAKE THE COMING SEASON SPARKLE WITH A FANCIFUL NEW HOLIDAY-THEMED DVD COLLECTION FROM SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES!

Just in time for the holiday season, Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ presents more than two magical holiday hours of story time fun with THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: SPECIAL EDITION, a value-priced 2-disc set featuring a dozen favorite heartwarming holiday chestnuts!  The 12 colorfully animated tales included celebrate the winter holiday season, with stories about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other family celebrations.  
Narrated by Anthony Edwards, the title story of The Night Before Christmas is based on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem; Santa’s visit on a snowy Christmas Eve is beautifully brought to life with animated versions of Jan Brett’s exquisite illustrations and festive music. Brett’s original book sold more than one million copies.  The DVD includes six more holiday stories, including In the Month of Kislev (adapted from a story by Nina Jaffe and narrated by Theodore Bikel), Seven Candles for Kwanzaa (adapted from a story by Andrea Davis Pinckney and Brian Pinckney, narrated by Alfre Woodard), Too Many Tamales (presented both in English and Spanish, and adapted from a story by Gary Soto), The Little Drummer Boy (with animated illustrations by Ezra Jack Keats) and two Rosemary Wells classics, Max’s Christmas (narrated by Jenny Agutter and Rex Robbins) and Morris’ Disappearing Bag.
The second DVD, The Twelve Days of Christmas… and More Holiday Stories  is new to the Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection. It begins with a rousing sing-along version of the Twelve Days, adapted from the picture book version by Robert Bloomfield. The DVD includes four more tales: Great Joy, based on the book by Kate DiCamillo and narrated by Jane Curtin; The Clown of God, based on the book by renowned author Tommy dePaola; James Marshall’s zany story, Merry Christmas, Space Case, narrated by Christopher Lloyd; and a Chinese New Year story, Sam and the Lucky Money, based on the book by Karen Chinn.

Get into the holiday spirit with THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE SPECIAL EDITION!

Run Time : 124 mins.
Format: DVD/2 Discs
Price: $19.95 srp

My Thoughts

My family and I enjoy watching the classic tales of Christmas and the other special holiday's featured for the month of December, such as "In the Month of Kislev" and "Seven Candles for Kwanzaa". Do not forget that each DVD has bonus stories! The Little Drummer Boy is an old classic too. I so enjoy the stories and illustrations about Max and Morris written by Rosemary Wells. Have fun singing along with "The Twelve Days of Christmas". I still have trouble getting all those straight. Giggles.


Win it!

Just in time for the holidays, thanks to Scholastic for offering one of our readers this 2-DVD set of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: SPECIAL EDITION To enter, visit Scholastic and tell us which story from the box collections is your favorite. (Both email  and submission request are mandatory to enter.)


Congratulations to #23 Kristie khmorgan_00(at)yahoo.com




This contest is open to US & Canada only! This contest ends December 12, 2009. The winner will be chosen at Random and contacted by email. The winner must reply with name, address and phone number within 48 hrs. or another reader will be picked for this wonderful giveaway. 

~GAhome2mom
http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com
Disclaimer: A special thanks to Scholastic for providing a FREE DVD set of "The Night Before Christmas ...and more classic holiday tales" to review.
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