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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.