You can't beat this collection for enjoyment, just some poor
forrie lowell | 12/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This "FAMILY HOLIDAY COLLECTION" with 12 Holiday Movies (from 1935 - 1964), 49 Holiday TV Episodes (1950's and 60's) and 27 Christmas Cartoons (1940's - 1960's) is a very nice mix of seasonal Favorites of yesteryear. 8 DVD's and over 40 hours of Holiday entertainment!
NOTE: Most is in Black and White format, direct VHS transfers, ALL 4:3 aspect ratio (Standard) and some are grainy with some audio inferiority. But for the most part a very enjoyable and entertaining mix for the holiday's.
My favorites and suggested viewing for the movies: Beyond Tomorrow (1940) a very nice story about 3 old rich gentlemen who take in a young forlorn couple during the holidays (with a nice twist). The Miracle on 34th Street (1955 made for television) not as good as the 1947 version with Natalie Wood but still a fun story. And Scrooge (1935) a rare English version nice touch (a little grainy but a treat to experience).
My favorite Cartoons were The First Christmas, Howdy Doody Christmas, Jingle Bells, and Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer.
My favorite Tv episodes were many; All 5 of the "Ozzie and Harriet", Racquet Squad (the Christmas caper), Charles Dicken's The Christmas Carol with Vincent Price as the narrator, The RUGGLES (Christmas Eve 1952) and the A Child is Born. Also there is a BONUS virtual fireplace sequence too!! (very clear with crackling burning logs in COLOR)
Just sit back and enjoy some really memorable Christmas / Holiday fun!! I recommend this Collection for any family there something here for everyone!!!! Enjoy.
Hours Of Holiday Watching!
Lorenzo M. in the Hollywood CA Area | North Hollywood, CA USA | 03/26/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Hours Of Holiday Watching!
That is the best thing I can say about this. From the old classic TV shows to very strange and forgotten Holiday movies of old - there is a lot to see on this DVD collection!
Most everything on here is fun and some quite good. However the production value is that of its original broadcast or film quality. The video tapes of the original broadcast would never hold up to the digital quality we have now with HD and more.
They compiled many Holiday Themed obscure TV shows, commercials and movies and made a really good comprehensive collection of some of the most extremely classic celebrities, performers and actors in the Holiday Theme.
Great deal for the price - just don't expect much in the quality department. The DVD's are fine - its just these are the original broadcasts that go back to the early 50's and the quality of TV back then was very scarry!
I enjoyed this collection - most of the time. 3-26-09"