Every family has holiday traditions. When I was a kid, I looked forward to picking out our tree and going to a performance of Handel’s Sing-Along Messiah with my dad. With my own family now, our traditions include visiting North Pole BC, decorating the tree, holiday crafts and baking, and visiting the Christmas lights displays in our neighbourhood.
And then there are certain movies that must be watched. No matter the busy, full-to-bursting, harried weeks leading up to the big day, we make time to watch these. For more than 45 years, Rankin-Bass animated holiday specials have been a part of many families’ Christmas traditions. I remember watching these on TV as a kid, as I’m sure you do too.
When we turn on the tree lights and curl up together on the couch to enjoy these classic stories and songs together, I’m brought right back to memories of my own childhood. That’s why I was excited to see these all in one Original Christmas Classics: Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Now I can play them for my family whenever we want. And now that they’re on HD Blu-ray, they look and sound better than they ever did back then!
The Original Christmas Classics: Anniversary Collector’s Edition is available at Amazon and includes:
- Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town! 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – Create joyful memories with this delightful tale of the original Santa Claus – Kris Kringle. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with this classic story that the whole family will enjoy.
- Frosty The Snowman 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – Celebrate the season with Frosty the Snowman, and share this beloved, original classic story of how the world’s most famous snowman came to life one day. This anniversary edition has new special features that will make Frosty the Snowman a hit for the whole family. Sing, laugh and create wonderful holiday memories for years to come.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – Celebrate 50 years of “The Most Famous Reindeer of All” with this original Christmas classic told and sung by Burl Ives! Relive the magic when Rudolph visits the Island of Misfit Toys and Santa asks Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve.
- Plus Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth!
- Be an Artist & Create – Learn to draw Rudolph, Santa, Frosty and more from DreamWorks Animation’s Director of Character Animation Joe Vance. Plus fun craft activities for the whole family!
- Santa Special Delivery – In honor of the 45th anniversary, enjoy a peek inside Santa’s mailbag to learn 45 fun and interesting facts about the Rankin/Bass holiday special and the Christmas holiday.
- Rudolph Unwrapped – Learn 50 fun facts about the creation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all his friends.
- Frosty Snowflake Surprises – In honor of the 45th anniversary of the Rankin/Bass holiday special, enter a magical winter wonderland to learn 45 fun and interesting facts about everyone’s favorite snowman and this wonderful time of year.
- Magical Melody & Kringle Jingle, & Sam the Snowman’s Sing-Alongs – Get into the holiday spirit by singing along to memorable holiday tunes:”Frosty the Snowman,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town,” “Holly Jolly,” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
My girls especially enjoy the sing-alongs and learning fun facts about Christmas, Rudolph, and Frosty. Grab these free print activities for the kids to go along with these classic Christmas movies!
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