Christmas Movies on DVD

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These are the DVDs released during the 2006 Holiday Season.
Some were new to DVD, some were re-releases, and some were just new to this site.
I've noted which is which, with info about the re-releases.


Bad Santa (2003)
Director's Cut

Re-release*
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, and Lauren Tom.

Special Features: (tba)

NOTE: Original theatrical version and Unrated version are also available.

*Though this movie has been released as two versions before, this is the first "Director's Cut" released.

Retail Price: $19.99


Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006)

New to DVD!
Special Features: This is an all new movie, based on the Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol.

See all A Christmas Carol adaptations in the "Scrooge" Movies section.

Retail Price: $19.98


Chasing Christmas (2005)

New to DVD!
Starring: Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Leslie Jordan, Brittney Wilson, Robert Clarke, and Sarah-Jane Redmond.

Special Features: (tba)

See all A Christmas Carol adaptations in the "Scrooge" Movies section.

Retail Price: $26.98


A Chipmunk Christmas (1981)
25th Anniversary Edition

Re-release*
Special Features: Contains two other episodes from the Alvin and the Chipmunks TV series: "Merry Christmas Mr. Carroll" and "Dave's Wonderful Life," as well as the classic Chipmunk Christmas CD!

*The inclusion of the CD soundtrack looks to be the main difference between the previous release.

Retail Price: $16.99


Christmas In the Clouds (2005)

New to DVD!
Starring: Graham Greene, Timothy Vahle, Sam Vlahos, Mariana Tosca, Kaesi Belen Soto, and M. Emmet Walsh.

Special Features: (none)

Retail Price: $19.95


Christmas Mountain:
The Story of a Cowboy Angel (1981)

New to DVD!
Starring: Mark Miller, Slim Pickens, and Barbara Stanger.

Special Features: (none)

Retail Price: $19.99


The Christmas Shoes (2002)

New to DVD!
Starring: Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams, Max Morrow, Maria del Mar, and Hugh Thompson.

Special Features: The Christmas Shoes featurette including cast interviews, Exclusive interview with Newsong and Donna VanLiere, The Christmas Shoes discussion guide, and Excerpts from the Christmas Collection and book: The Angels of Morgan Hill.

Retail Price: $14.98


Holiday Inn (1942)
Special Edition

Re-release*
Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale, and Marjorie Reynolds.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by film historian Ken Barnes with archive audio comments by Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and John Scott Trotter, A Couple of Song and Dance Men: a retrospective of Crosby and Astaire featuring an interview with Ava Astaire-MacKenzie, All Singing, All Dancing: a look at the song and dance numbers of Holiday Inn, and the Original theatrical trailer.

*This is definately worth a "double dip" if you have the original DVD release!

Retail Price: $19.98


Home Alone (1990)
Family Fun Edition

Re-release*
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, and John Candy.

Special Features: Audio commentary with Macaulay Culkin and director Chris Columbus, 1990 Press Featurette, The Making of Home Alone featurette, Mac Cam: Behind the Scenes with Macaulay Culkin, How to Burglar Proof Your Home: The Stunts of Home Alone, Home Alone Around the World, Where's the Buzz Now?, Angels with Filthy Souls featurette, Deleted Scenes/Alternate Takes, Blooper Reel, and Three Set-Top Games: Battle Plan, Trivia Game, and Head Count.

*This is definately worth a "double dip" if you have the original DVD release!

Retail Price: $19.98


How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
Deluxe Edition

Re-release
Special Features: An all-new "From Who-ville to Hollywood" behind-the-scenes featurette; with features from previous release: Commentary with animator Phil Roman and June Foray (voice of Cindy Lou Who), "Songs in the Key of Grinch" - Interviews with composer Albert Hague and vocalist Thurl Ravenscroft, Jump to Musical Selections, TNT's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition, Pencil sketches of The Grinch and Horton

Bonus cartoon: "Horton Hears a Who."

*If you're a big fan of this classic, it is worth an upgrade, since the image has been beautifully remastered and the Grinch is actually GREEN! (Unlike before, where he was more of a yellow-green). There's also a new behind-the-scenes featurette.

Retail Price: $19.97


It's a Wonderful Life (1947)
60th Anniversary Edition

Re-release*
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, and Henry Travers.

Special Features: Documentary "The Making of It's a Wonderful Life" narrated by Tom Bosley, A special tribute to Frank Capra, "A Personal Remeberance" from "Frank Capra Jr," and the Original Theatrical Trailer. In Black and White.

*This release is no different than the previous release, except with new packaging and a single-side disc.

Retail Price: $19.99


The Junky's Christmas

New to DVD!
(Full DVD Title: Francis Ford Coppola Presents William S. Burroughs' The Junky's Christmas)Starring: William S. Burroughs, Susan Ashline, Dayton Bard, Jon Blumb, and Jennifer Brosseau.

Special Features: Also features two other animated shorts: Ironbound and Travelling Light

Retail Price: $19.98


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:
Mickey Saves Santa and Other Mouseketales (2006)

New to DVD!
Special Features: Includes three animated shorts from the new TV series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - one being brand new and the other two from the show: Mickey Saves Santa, Mickey Go Seek, and Goofy's Bird.
Retail Price: $19.99


Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Special Edition

Re-release*
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart, and Natalie Wood.

Special Features: 2 Disc Set includes the original Black and White Version and Colorized Version as well, with an Audio Commentary, Hollywood Backstory, Movietone News: Hollywood Spotlight, Promotional Short, The 20th Century Fox Hour of Stars: Miracle on 34th Street, and Featurette: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Floating in History

Original DVD release is here.

*This is definately worth a "double dip" if you have the original DVD release!

Retail Price: $19.98


The Night Before Christmas:
A Mouse Tale (2002)

New to DVD!
Special Features: (none)
Retail Price: $14.95


Once Upon a Christmas (2000)
Twice Upon a Christmas (2001)

New to DVD!
Starring: Kathy Ireland, John Dye, and Mary Donnelly Haskell.

Special Features: 2 pack, contains both movies, which are also available seperately: Once Upon... and Twice Upon...

Retail Price: $24.99


A Very Cool Christmas (2004)

New to DVD!
Starring: George Hamilton, Brooke Nevin, and Donna Mills.

Special Features: (none)

Also known as Too Cool for Christmas

Retail Price: $19.95


The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)

New to DVD!
Starring: John Goodman, Delta Burke, Eddie Griffin, Ethan Suplee, Chris Kattan, Harvey Fierstein, and Michael McKean.

Special Features: (none)

NOTE: This is a remake of Rankin/Bass' original animated version

Retail Price: $19.98

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