Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DVD review: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Release date: October 5, 2010
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.           
On October 5, Warner Bros. released a remastered deluxe edition of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, which prominently features the famous poem of Clement Moore as part of the storyline.  Letters to Santa are returned to the children of Junctionville, unread and unopened.

The town wonders why and Mr. Mouse ultimately discovers that Santa is giving the town the cold shoulder because of an editorial in the paper calling Santa a "fraudulent myth".  To win back the favor of Santa Claus, a clockmaker builds a clock to show Santa that the town believes, only the clock doesn't work.  Children are sad and adults too.  Will a change of heart on Christmas Eve save Christmas for the townsfolk in Junctionville?

What I loved about this DVD:

This DVD ran 24 minutes.  Though it was an old cartoon, it still looked nice on screen.  The copyright for this Christmas cartoon was 1974, so chances are, if you are a child of the 70s, you might remember seeing this as a kid.  The story seemed very familiar to me and the tunes were quite catchy.  My children (9 and 5) sat spellbound for nearly the entire time, until the clock broke and my daughter told me she had her suspicions about who had broken it.

After the DVD was finished, I asked the kids if they liked it.  They both said yes!  My 9 year old told me that it made her wish Christmas was here.  It was really nice to share something together as a family.

Special Features:

This DVD has some fun special features - including other countries' Christmas traditions.

You can own it on DVD! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is available at Amazon.com for $14.99.  You can browse other family favorites by checking out Warner Bros.' official site.

Disclosure:  I received this DVD at no cost to me for review purposes.  Many thanks to Warner Bros. for providing me with the opportunity to review this Christmas classic.

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