DVDs make great holiday gifts. Check out the following Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment titles that your kids will love. I’m pretty sure that you’ll love watching them as well. All titles are available now!!
Next stop, Winter Wonderland! Join Thomas and his friends as they celebrate the holidays in these four enchanting tales. Thomas has a special delivery for the season – the Star of Knapford, a festive light that makes wishes come true! The children are excited for the Snowman Party in the Town Square but it’ s up to Thomas to find the snowman a special hat before the party can begin. Watch Bash, Dash and Ferdinand prepare for the first ever Misty Island Christmas party. Then Henry helps Sir Topham Hatt prepare a secret holiday surprise for all of Sodor. The more friends the merrier, so join the fun and see that winter wishes do come true with Thomas & Friends!
Our thoughts: Thomas always sets out with the greatest intentions to help his friends and residents of Sodor. He truly loves his friends and is always willing to help. Every track he travels takes him on another adventure. The host, Driver Perkins, who can ONLY be seen on DVD, engages children and he’ s even visited by carolers! This really gets you into the holiday spirit! This holiday title is a must for any Thomas fan. Your child can make their own wish on a star along with Thomas, Bash, Dash and Ferdinand! The animation for this title is fabulous!
Waltz into a land of sugar and spice with Angelina Ballerina in fresh new CG animation! Angelina is excited to perform the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the holiday showcase, but her sweet tooth may lead her to trouble. When too many candy canes and Mom’ s fabulous fruitcake give her a tummy ache, Angelina learns that sharing with friends is a lot more rewarding. Grab a front row seat for these charming new episodes and you’ ll be dancing on air with musical delight!
Our thoughts: Angelina Ballerina inspired Teagan’s love of ballet dancing! Teagan loves to watch this PBS character and tries to emulate Angelina’ s moves. Angelina’s not sure if she can perform the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the holiday showcase after eating too many sweets! Ugh! There are lots of lessons learned, conflicts resolved, sharing and most importantly the true meaning of friendship. The DVD is colorful and could be the perfect holiday gift for any aspiring ballerina!
The complete first season of Shaun the Sheep is here! The set includes 40 episodes loaded with mischief, mayhem and plenty of naughty pigs! Join Shaun and his barnyard buddies, Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and more as they deliver a flock-load of wacky shenanigans from the farm. From bath time to party time and everything in between, the entire family will love this gift set filled with sheepish delight!
Our thoughts: This DVD is an awesome set of 40 hilarious episodes of the adorably mischievous Shaun the Sheep and his farm friends. Watch a few of the shorts or have a Shaun the Sheep marathon session with your family. Either way you will be sure to have a chuckle over the witty humour. One of my favorite episodes is of a sleep walking Shaun. The pack of sheep always look out for each other and they get into sticky situations trying to get Shaun back into the comforts of their barn. Bull riding sheep, pigs in facial mud mask are a few of the situations that arise in this 5-minute short! Viewers also get a preview of Timmy Time! He’ s the baby sheep from the Shaun the Sheep series. I can’ t wait to see what Timmy has in store for us!
Barney Learning Pack 6 DVD Set Synopsis: Celebrate the gift of learning with Barney in this jam-packed 6 DVD compilation, containing educational episodes focusing on colors, counting, nursery rhymes and learning the alphabet. A great value, this gift set is the perfect present for the holidays and a tee-riffic opportunity for your preschooler to learn important lessons with Barney & Friends. The Set includes these DVDs:
- It’ s Time for Counting
- Numbers! Numbers!
- Now I Know My ABCs
- Rhyme Time Rhythm
- Let’ s Play School!
- Red, Yellow & Blue
Our thoughts: You can always trust that Barney will offer fun, action, imagination and education for your kids aged 2-5. My daughter recently started preschool and these videos are perfect for reinforcing lessons she’ s currently learning and reviewing topics she’ s already covered. You can’ t beat the price for 6 DVDS and a total run time of 262 minutes. These DVDs can be handed down to siblings or passed on the friends. You know that you love Barney!
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