"Upon ordering this 3 disc collection I wasn't really sure what to expect but am plesantly surprised to say the least. I have always adored anything with a Christmas theme and this set doesn't disappoint in the least. Total content on these 3 discs are 13 hours and 35 minutes.
Disc 1 contains 11 classic television Christmas episodes: The Beverly Hillillies - Turkey Day, Christmas at the Clampets & Home for Christmas. The Burns and Allen Show - Gracie and Relatives The Jack Benny Show - Christmas Shopping (Note: Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and numerous others cartoon characters, appears in this one)and New Year's Eve Ozzie & Harriet - Late Christmas Gift, The Christmas Tree, Piano for the Fraternity and Busy Christmas The final show on this disc is Liberace, The Christmas Show The entire first disc has a 4 hour 48 minute playing time.
Disc II: Classic Christmas TV Specials I recognised a few of these but not all. The Little Christmas Burron - Narrated by Lorne Greene Brightest Night The Little King - Christmas Night The Christmas Visitor Toys Will Be Toys Santa's Pocket Watch Ginger Nutts Christmas Circus Silent Night, The Story of the Christmas Carol Little Gray Neck Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Not the famous version) Santa's Surprise Christmas Comes but Once A Year Snow Foolin Hector's Hectic Life Jack Frost (Not the famous version) The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives Somewhere in Dreamland The Night Before Christmas The Candlemaker The Star of Bethlehem Jack Frost (The popular version)
Disc III: Beyond Tomorrow (Excellent Christmas film from 1940) runs 1hr 24min Scrooge, the 1935 version starring Seymore Hicks runs 1hr 27 min A Christmas Without Snow 1981, runs 1 hr 35 min Miracle on 34th Street 1957 version runs 47 minutes.
I hope that this helps you in your shopping. "
A Christmas treat!
Nora | Kissimmee, FL United States | 12/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love almost anything that is done for the Christmas season! I chanced upon this little gem after reading one of the reviews, and thought it was worth the money (less than a lot of dvds with only one movie) to at least take a look.
I wasn't disappointed.
There are three disks: the first is full of old 1940's and 1950's television shows that I hadn't seen in ages, and they brought back some happy feelings I used to get as a kid at this time of year. The second disk contains a variety of cartoons, Christmas and winter themes; I thoroughly enjoyed the ones I remembered, and now have some new favorites from the oldies I've never seen before! The third disk has some Christmas "TV movies" which I don't even remember being on TV!
The video quality is something to be desired for some of these little gems, but for the money, it is well worth having in your Christmas library!"
Something for (just about) everyone
F. Beck | new jersey | 12/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For under 10 bucks you get three dvds. One has movies, the second has tv shows and the third has cartoons, all with a Christmas theme. I most enjoyed the rarely shown TV version of Miracle on 34th Street (with Uncle Billy as Kris Kringle) and the almost forgotten Beyond Tomorrow, both on the movie disc. I also got a big kick out of the Bev Hillbillies, Burns and Allen, and Jack Benny episodes on the TV disc. Picture quality varies from feature to feature (don't expect restored prints at these prices) but even so, you'll find hours of holiday entertainment for next to nothing. So, if you're over 40, go for it! Enjoy and Merry Christmas."
A wonderful collection!
Linda A. Malcor | Lake Forest, CA USA | 01/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection is marvelous! It contains many of the Christmas shows I remember from my childhood, and I even discovered a few wonderful shows that I had missed. The DVD format is great. I had a great time playing these shows for my children this season. Many of them were also the perfect length for playing on our DVD player in our van when we were driving to various holiday events and parties."
A Treasury of Christmas Entertainment
Big Bear Teddy Bear | Big Bear City, CA | 09/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First I must say my deepest sympathy goes to anyone who is disappointed with this collection.
I do not believe the review by "Mysterious Mr Wong" can be improved, but perhaps I can expand it a bit.
Disc I, without a doubt offers humor and nostalgia.
Disc II, is a windfall for fans of animated cinemaphotography. For them, the Jack Frost title noted by "MMW" as, "(Not the famous version)" is an Ub Iwerks, classic ComiColor Cartune. With a little Googling you may discover that Iwerks, a fantastic innovative animator was the creator of Mickey Mouse, it wasn't Walt Disney. Several Fleischman productions are included on this disc too.
Disc III, the movies are excellent Christmas fun. In my opinion, "Beyond Tomorrow" aka "Beyond Christmas" could easily rate with "The Bishop's Wife", "A Christmas Story" or "It's a Wonderful Life" as a forever classic. "Miracle on 34th Street", was first aired on TV, Dec. 14, 1955 on "The 20th Century-Fox Hour". A review of that may be found at The Internet Movie Database (IMDb).