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Lassie's Christmas Stories
Lassie's Christmas Stories
Actors: John Provost, Hugh Reilly, Tommy Rettig, George Cleveland
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
NR     2003     1hr 18min

Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 11/28/2006

     
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Actors: John Provost, Hugh Reilly, Tommy Rettig, George Cleveland
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Family Films, Christmas, Kids & Family
Studio: Classic Media
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/25/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 18min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Merry Christmas!
FilmFan | NYS | 12/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD includes three of the four "Timmy" Christmas episodes.

1. "A Christmas Story". Lassie undergoes surgery in the Martin farmhouse kitchen on Christmas Eve after being hit by a truck. Lovely Les Baxter Choir carols.

2. "A Christmas Story". Lassie and Timmy provide a Merry Christmas for a father and his two children living in a tool shed.

3. "Yochim's Christmas". The Martins have a visit from their friends Pearly Mae and her son Billy Joe. Billy Joe finds a special surprise on Christmas morning. Pearly Mae is played by Ellen Corby, famous for being Grandma in "The Waltons".

All episodes are black and white and star Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly, and Lassie. The fourth and last "Timmy" Christmas episode is available on the DVD called "Lassie's Gift of Love". This is an excellent addition to your Christmas DVD collection!"
Just Plain Fun
Candy | Sweet Home , Oregon | 09/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up with Lassie and I made sure my kids did too. Now I have my grandchildren watching. It's family entertainment at it's best. You never worry if something inappropriate will be sneaked in ... you don't HAVE to watch it with the kids, you just want to. There is a lesson of love in each episode of Lassie. What more could we want for our young people?"
Lassie
Robert Cichacki | New Berlin, WI. USA | 01/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say, "Wonderful classic Lassie movies! Great for the whole family to enjoy."
Exceptional Classic TV Christmas Tales
David Crumm | Canton, Michigan | 12/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of my professional quests over the years has been to watch all the available "Christmas movies" and "Christmas TV specials" available on DVD, although I started this back when I was collecting them on VHS video tape.

As you might expect, if you enjoy a good Christmas tale, there's a swamp of bad DVDs every year for each gem that surfaces. And this three-episode set of "Lassie" Christmas classics from 1958, 1960 and 1961 is a true gem!

A lot of "classic TV on DVD" from this era is released in slap-dash fashion, often in tough-to-watch prints with fuzzy sound. In this case, Sony plays a role and all three episodes are as crisp and clear as when we first saw these episodes half a century ago.

Sure, there are stereotypes here. Sure, this is an idealized view of rural America. And, sure, Lassie performs more miraculous tricks in half an hour than most dogs could hope to perform in a year. (In one case, Lassie helps to move a heavy, overturned sleigh to save a man's life.) But none of these are reasons to avoid these classic tales. In fact, peering back into these episodes is a glimpse back into the idealized images a lot of us held back in that era--like the idea that neighbors ought to help each other and even lend a hand when down-on-their-luck strangers pass through town.

The Santa Claus episode from 1961 is my favorite in this set, closely followed by the story of a talented veterinarian who saves Lassie's life--all because of the connective power of modern radio!

I can heartily recommend this set, among the many we've seen this year."