Christmas Movies on DVD

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What's New?

These were all the new DVDs released for the 2008 Christmas season.
Some are new to DVD, some are re-releases, and some are just new to this site.
I've noted which is which, with info about the re-releases.


The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Christmas with the Nelsons

New to DVD!
Special Features: Includes five Christmas episodes: The Boys' Christmas Money (Season 1), Late Christmas Gift (Season 2), The Fruitcake (Season 3), The Day After Christmas (Season 4), and The Christmas Tree Lot (Season 5).

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $9.99


All I Want for Christmas (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Gail O'Grady, Robert Mailhouse.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.95


All Mine to Give (1956)

New to DVD!
Starring: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack, Ernest Truex, Hope Emerson, Alan Hale, Sylvia Field, and Reta Shaw.

Special Features: (TBA)

Also available in the Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $19.97


All She Wants for Christmas (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Monica Keena, Tobias Mehler, Steve Bacic, and Ali Liebert.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.98


Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Jason Lee, David Cross, and Cameron Richardson, with the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Jesse McCartney.

Special Features: "Chip-Chip-Hooray!" Chipmunk History featurette, "Hitting the Harmony" featurette, and a sneak peek at Horton Hears a Who!

Category: "Sort of" Christmas Movies

Retail Price: $29.99


Barbie in a Christmas Carol (2008)

New to DVD!
Special Features: Collecting Dreams: Designing Holiday Barbie Doll, "Barbie & The Diamond Castle" Dance Party, and a Christmas Carol Sing-Along.

Category: Scrooge Movies

Retail Price: $19.98


The Berenstain Bears: Christmas Tree (1979)

New to DVD!
Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $12.98


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983)

New to this site
Starring: Loretta Swit, Jackson Davies, Anthony Holland, David Alexander, Warren Givens, and Fairuza Balk.

Special Features: (none)

Category: Comedy & Drama

Out of Print
(Check for price)


The Catherine Tate Christmas Show

Re-release*
Special Features: Packed with laughter and hilarious sketches in this collection of comic creations, featuring a special guest appearance by singer Charlotte Church.

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $14.99


A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
(Remastered Deluxe Edition)

Re-release*
Special Features: A Christmas Miracle: The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas and a Bonus cartoon: "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown"

Note: You can also purchase this DVD within the Peanuts Holiday Collection set.

*This new edition has a new making-of documentary and is apparently remastered (according to the packaging).

Category: Animated Classics

Retail Price: $19.98


Chris Isaak Christmas

Re-release
Special Features: Chris Isaak leads his longtime band through yuletide favorites, with special guests Michael Bubl�, Brian McKnight and Stevie Nicks.

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $19.99


Christmas Caper (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Shannen Doherty and Ty Olsen.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy & Drama

Retail Price: $24.98


Christmas Is Here Again (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Ed Asner, Kathy Bates, Madison Ravenport, Brad Garrett, Andy Griffith, Shirley Jones, and Norm MacDonald.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $14.98


Christmas Snow (1986)

New to this site
Starring: Katherine Helmond, Melissa Joan Hart, Sid Caesar, and Kimble Joyner.

Category: Comedy & Drama

Retail Price: $6.99


A Christmas Story (1983)
(Ultimate Collector's Edition)

Re-release*
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Ian Petrella, and Scott Schwartz.

Special Features: (Same special features from previous release) Audio commentary by director Bob Clark and actor Peter Billingsley, Original radio readings by author Jean Shepherd, "Another Christmas Story" documentary, "Get a Leg Up" and "A History of The Daisy Red Ryder" featurettes, Interactive trivia, Decoder match challenge, Triple Dog Dare Interactive Trivia, Easter eggs, and the original theatrical trailer. *Packaged in a collectible vintage holiday cookie tin, with five Christmas Story-shaped cookie cutters, 48-page cook book with recipes inspired by the film, photos, and a chef's apron.

Category: Modern Classics

Retail Price: $39.92


The Christmas Toy (1986)

New to DVD!
This was a made-for-TV movie from Jim Henson (Creator of The Muppets).

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Animation and Kids

Retail Price: $14.98


Classic Christmas Favorites

New to DVD!
Special Features: Four Disc Set includes: DISC 1: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and New to DVD: Leprechauns Christmas Gold, The Little Drummer Boy Book II, and The Stingiest Man in Town; DISC 2: The Year Without a Santa Claus: Deluxe Edition, Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Nestor, and The Long Eared Christmas Donkey; DISC 3: Frosty's Winter Wonderland and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; DISC 4: Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July.

Category: Animated Classics

Retail Price: $39.72


A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All

New to DVD!
Special Features: (TBA)

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $19.99


Dic's Animated Christmas Blast

New to DVD!
Special Features: Includes 5 Episodes: The Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog: Sonic Christmas Blast, What-A-Mess: Santa What-A-Mess, A Hollywood Hounds Christmas, Bump In The Night: Twas The Night Before Bumpy, and Jingle Bell Rock starring Milton Berle.

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $14.99


Doris Day: Christmas Memories

New to DVD!
Special Features: Includes three holiday shows from The Doris Day Show: A Two Family Christmas, It's Christmas Time In The City, and Whodunnit, Doris?

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $14.98


The Flight Before Christmas (2008)

New to DVD!
Starring: Emma Roberts.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $19.97


Fred Claus (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey, Elizabeth Banks, and Ludacris.

Special Features: Commentary by director David Dobkin and Over 25 minutes of additional scenes.

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $28.98


A Grandpa for Christmas (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Katherine Helmond, and Juliette Goglia.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.95


The Hogfather (2006)

New to DVD!
Starring: Joss Ackland, David Jason, Stephen Marcus, Neil Pearson, and Nigel Planer.

Special Features: Interview with author Terry Pratchett and extended trailer.

Category: "Sort of" Christmas Movies

Retail Price: $14.95


Holiday Affair (1949)

New to DVD!
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, Gordon Gebert, and Griff Barnett.

Special Features: (TBA)

Also available in the Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $19.97


Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Marissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Timothy Bottoms, and Markie Post.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.98


Holiday Inn (1942)
(3-Disc Collector's Set)

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

Special Features: *All new colorized version (original Black and White is also included, featurette on the colorization, and the soundtrack on CD. Special features carried over from previous Special Edition: 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.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $26.98


I'll Be Seeing You (1945)

New to this site
Starring: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, and Tom Tully.

Special Features: None.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $14.98


It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

New to DVD!
Starring: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charlie Ruggles, Victor Moore, and Gale Storm.

Special Features: (TBA)

Also available in the Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $19.97


Jack Frost (1979)

Re-release*
Starring: Debra Clinger, Dave Garroway, Buddy Hackett, Sonny Melendrez, and Don Messick

Special Features: Totally Cool Crafty Creations and Snip's Snowy Singalong.

*This is the first time this Rankin-Bass special has been released from a major studio (Warner Bros.). Well worth an upgrade if you own any previous release.

Category: Animated Classics

Retail Price: $19.97


Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008)

New to DVD!
Special Features: Additional Footage, Behind the Scenes, Holiday Tips, Ask Santa Walter, Music Video: Roadkill Christmas, and Outtakes.

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $14.98


Jingle Bells (1991)

New to this site
Starring: Jason Alexander, Don Knotts, Shelley Long, and James Eckhouse.

Special Features: (none)

Category: Animation and Kids

Retail Price: $9.98


Johnny Carson Celebrates Christmas

New to DVD!
Special Features: Includes three classic holiday shows from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Featuring comedians Garry Shandling and Robin Williams, singer Tony Bennett and the Tonight Show band performing yuletide classics, hilarious holiday skits, a unique medley of traditional carols, timeless monologues from Johnny and a special holiday visit from Bob Hope!

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $14.99


The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1976-1979

New to DVD!
Special Features: Box set includes four DVDs of The Johnny Cash Christmas Specials (that can also be purchased seperately, by year: 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979).

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $49.98
(For the box set)


Johnson Family Christmas Dinner (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Lynne Conner Smith, Kevin Shannon, Jerard Jones, A. Toni Sterrett, and Ashlei Shyne.

Category: Comedy & Drama

Retail Price: $19.99


Lethal Weapon (1987)
(Director's Cut)

New to this site
Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, and Tom Atkins.

Special Features: Seven minutes of additional footage in the film, Production Notes, and Theatrical Trailer.

Category: Sort-of Christmas Movies

Retail Price: $14.98


Little Einsteins: The Christmas Wish (2008)

New to DVD!
Special Features: Little Einsteins' first Christmas special.

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $19.99


Little Women (1994)
(Collector's Edition)

New to this site
Starring: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Eric Stoltz, John Neville, Mary Wickes, and Susan Sarandon.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director Gillian Armstrong, Score-only viewing option, Two Deleted Scenes with audio commentary, Making-of featurette, Costume designs featurette, talent files, production notes, and trailers.

Also available: Little Women (1949) and Little Women (1933)

Category: Sort-of Christmas Movies

Retail Price: $14.94


March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Re-release*
Starring: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

Special Features: Includes the colorized and original Black and White versions and Max Fleischer's animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

*NOTE: This movie has been released on DVD by several distributors and according to the reviews (seen on this Amazon page), this seems to be the best version. However, MGM now owns the rights and has released the original, uncut version, as well on their Holiday Collection box set, and that is the ONLY version released by a major studio.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $14.95


Merry Christmas, Drake and Josh! (2008)

New to DVD!
Starring: Drake Bell, Josh Peck, and Miranda Cosgrove.

Special Features: None.

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $16.99


MGM Holiday Classics Collection

New to this site
Includes four classic films: The Bishop's Wife, March of the Wooden Soldiers, and Pocketful of Miracles.

NOTE: This is the ONLY major studio release of March of the Wooden Soldiers (other DVDs are from several second-rate distributors) and is only available in this box set.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $29.98


My Christmas Soldier (2008)

New to DVD!
Starring: Mac Powell (Narrator), Aidan Rogers, Emily Jordan, Silvio Wolf Busch, and Cheri Christian.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.99


The Nativity Story (2006)

New to this site
Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Shaun Toub, and Ciar�n Hinds.

Special Features: None

Category: Comedy & Drama

Retail Price: $19.98


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
(2-Disc Collector's Edition w/ Digital Copy)

Re-release*
Special Features: Audio commentary by producer and writer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and composer Danny Elfman, deleted scenes, storyboard-to-film comparison, Jack's Haunted Mansion (at Disneyland) Holiday Tour, Burton's original poem narrated by Christopher Lee, making-of featurette, featurette on the world of Nightmare Before Christmas, original trailers and posters, Burton's short films Vincent and Frankenweenie, and a digital copy of the film.

*This re-release has some nice new extras and apparently a high-tech remaster.

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $32.99


Noelle (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: David Wall, Sean Patrick Brennan, Kerry Brennan, Brennan Wall, and Jean Bates.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $29.98


The Note (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Genie Francis and Ted Mcginley.

Special Features: Notes From the Novelist: A Conversation with Angela Hunt and "Playing Peyton" with Genie Francis.

Category: Comedy & Drama

Retail Price: $24.96


The Perfect Holiday (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams, Faizon Love, Terrence Howard, and Queen Latifah.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $27.96


The Polar Express (2004)
In 3-D

Re-release*
Special Features: Presented in 3-D; includes 4 sets of 3-D glasses.

*This may or may not include any special features. The Special Edition is still available.

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $20.97


Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes (2007)

New to DVD!
Special Features: This 75th Anniversary celebration of the Radio City Christmas show features all the best-loved performances including: The Dance of the Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Santa's Toy Headquarters, the Living Nativity, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $16.95


Randy Travis: Christmas on the Pecos

New to DVD!
Special Features: (TBA)

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $19.98


Red Boots for Christmas (2004)

New to this site
Special Features: DVD ROM feature: Activity booklet in .PDF format

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $9.99


Shrek the Halls (2007)

New to DVD!
Special Features: "Twelve Days of Christmas" and "Deck the Halls" Sing-A-Longs, Gingy's Dunking Game, Shrek's Carnival Craze video game demo and cheat code, and a DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox.

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $19.99


Snow (2004)

New to DVD!
Starring: Tom Cavanagh and Ashley Williams.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.98


Snowglobe (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Christina Milian, Lorraine Bracco.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.98


This Christmas (2007)

New to DVD!
Starring: Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Mekhi Phifer, Regina King, Sharon Leal and Lauren London.

Special Features: Audio commentary with cast Regina King, Sharon Leal and Lauren London, Deleted Scenes, Making-of Featurette, and "This Christmas" Music Video by Chris Brown.

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $28.96


Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)

New to DVD!
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Marcia Gay Harden, and Peter O'Toole.

Special Features: Audio commentary with director Michael Campus and Thomas Kinkade, Deleted scenes with optional commentary, "Building the Christmas Cottage" featurette, "Christmas with the Cast" featurette, "Home For Christmas: A Conversation with Thomas Kinkade" featurette, and On the Set with Thomas Kinkade.

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $19.98


3 Godfathers (1948)

New to this site
Starring: John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, and Harry Carey, Jr.

Special Features: Theatrical trailer.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $12.98


Together Again for the First Time (2008)

New to DVD!
Starring: Julia Duffy, David Ogden Stiers, Larisa Oleynik, and Joey Lawrence.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $14.98


The Town That Banned Christmas (2006)

New to DVD!
Starring: Matt McCoy, Jane Sibbett, Adam Ferrara, Carol Alt, and Christa B. Allen.

Special Features: (TBA)

Category: Comedy and Drama

Retail Price: $19.99


TV Sets: Holiday Treats

New to DVD!
Special Features: Includes a Christmas episode from eight different classic TV shows from Paramount: Taxi, The Brady Bunch, Family Ties, I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, The Honeymooners, Frasier, and Wings.

Category: TV Specials

Retail Price: $12.99


The Very First Noel (2006)

New to this site
Starring: Andy Griffith, Steve Twitchell, and Matthew W. Taylor.

Special Features: (none)

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $9.95


Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 1

New to DVD!
Includes four classic films: A Christmas Carol (1938), Christmas in Connecticut, Boys Town, and The Singing Nun (New to DVD!).

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $29.98


Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection, Vol. 2

New to DVD!
Includes four classic films - all new, from Warner Bros!: All Mine to Give, Holiday Affair, It Happened on 5th Avenue, and Blossoms in the Dust.

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $29.98


We're No Angels (1955)

New to this site
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, Peter Ustinov, Joan Bennett, and Basil Rathbone.

Special Features: None

Category: Old Classics

Retail Price: $14.98


Wonder Pets!: Save the Nutcracker (2006)

New to DVD!
Special Features: (TBA).

Category: Animation

Retail Price: $16.99

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