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Christmas in Yellowstone
Christmas in Yellowstone
Actor: Linda Hunt
Director: Shane Moore
Genres: Educational, Documentary
UR     2007     0hr 52min


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Actor: Linda Hunt
Director: Shane Moore
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Documentary
Studio: Questar
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/14/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 52min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

No-Frills Christmas
J. S. Kaminski | Aberdeen, NJ United States | 11/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Christmas in Yellowstone" captures the beauty of the quiet time at America's first national park. While Yellowstone receives more than 3 million visitors annually, few brave the elements when the temperature drops to single digits - or worse. Few, that is, except for the residents of the park.

Here you'll see how some of the animals who live here deal with winter - whether it is a red fox hunting in the snow, the eternal battle between wolves and elk, buffalo getting a steam bath, or a mother grizzly hibernating in her den, this program gives an inside look into their various coping strategies.

Also interspersed throughout the program is a mini-profile of nature photographer Tom Murphy, who is shown here working and camping out overnight in the park. Yes, in the dead of winter! Seeing the windy conditions when night fell, I'm probably not the only one who said "better him than me..."

Four stars. From the mountain chickadee to the grizzly, this was a captivating look at Yellowstone in winter and the creatures who call it home."
I fell in love with Yellowstone in the winter!!
J. Palm | NY State | 11/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I fell in LOVE with Yellowstone in the winter,by watching this video. I first saw it on PBS, I was totally enthralled with the snow, the cold, the scenery,the wildlife...everything about Yellowstone in the winter is amazing! It's truly breathtaking!!
You cannot watch this video and NOT want to go there in the winter! I know I want to go...ASAP!
I recommend it - if you love beautiful scenery, wildlife, national parks and it is a just a peaceful & fabulous place to visit"
A meditation on Yellowstone
Ashtar Command | Stockholm, Sweden | 12/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Christmas in Yellowstone" is a one-hour documentary about the Yellowstone national park in Wyoming. It contains great footage of otters, elk, bison, wolves, coyotes, swans and a very inquisitive fox. We also meet nature lovers, people who celebrate Christmas at a hotel in the national park, and a photographer who insists on crossing Yellowstone on skis in the middle of the winter. The movie ends with a hibernating grizzly, almost sinisterly waiting to wake up from its slumber.

Frankly, there is very little action in this documentary. The wolves do try to attack elk and bison, but fail both times. The coyote comes looking for a wounded otter, but never finds him. And the bear, as mentioned, is hibernating...

Still, "Christmas in Yellowstone" is worth watching. It's a meditation more than a documentary. It wants to convey the atmosphere of the place, rather than bombard the viewer with a lot of information. I think it succeeds eminently well. Besides, most of us have seen enough action packed documentaries about wildlife already. I was pleasantly surprised when the wolves failed in their quest to attack the bison, or when the coyote never managed to find food. Most other documentary film makers would probably insist on including the usual hunts and killing sprees. It was also quite entertaining that the only "dangerous" animal was a perfectly ordinary fox, which ran right at the nature photographer Tom Murphy!

If you want an authentic look at a wintery Yellowstone, "Christmas in Yellowstone" is perfect. But if you absolutely want to see a lion attacking a wildebeest for the nth time, you might want to check out something else...
Yellowstone the way it really is
sjedis | Chicago, IL United States | 05/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I Xcountry skied Yellowstone for a week in 2002. It is an amazing place to be. Imagine an icy night as Old Faithful steams to light of the full moon, elk crossing your path on a wooded trail, moose off into the deep woods and buffalo, coyote, swans on the river... Not many people are as privilaged to see this amazing treasure and when I saw this video I got to see it again. It was sold out and back ordered the first time Nature put it out, so I kept it on my list and bought it when it was available. Christmas in Yellowstone will fill you with wonder and make you want to protect this amazing place."