These were the new Christmas DVD releases for the 2009 Christmas season. Some were 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: Join Barry and his special guests - Jose Feliciano and Cyndi Lauper - on the "A&E Live by Request" special, as he takes telephone requests from home viewers for their favorite Christmas songs, including 'Jingle Bells,' 'White Christmas,' 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,' 'It's Just Another New Year's Eve,' and more. Originally broadcast from New York City on a snowy December night in 2003.
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Anne Consigny, Mathieu Amalric, and Melvil Poupaud.
Special Features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Arnaud Desplechin - L�aim�e, Desplechin's 2007 documentary about the selling of his family home; New documentary featuring interviews with Desplechin and actors Mathieu Amalric and Catherine Deneuve; Original theatrical trailers; New and improved English subtitle translation; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Lopate.
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Doris Roberts, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, and E.G. Marshall.
*DVD Features: Only thing new in this set is a bundle of goodies, but no new features are on the DVD itself. The goodies are: Griswold santa hat with Marty Moose on the brim, Set of four coasters, Marty Moose snow powder, and a "I Survived a Griswold Family Christmas" button.
The Special Features carried over from the previous release are: Theatrical trailer and Audio commentary with Randy Quaid, Beverly D'Angelo, Johnny Galecki, Miriam Flynn, Director Jermemiah Chechik, and Producer Matty Simmons.
Special Features: Featuring Grammy-nominated, big band era greats The King Sisters; guitar virtuoso Alvino Rey; film favorite Robert Clarke; the King Cousins featuring '60s sweetheart Tina Cole (of My Three Sons fame); the King Kiddies; and all the aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters that make up "America s First Family of Song." As a bonus, the 1967 Christmas Show is included in its entirety, featuring a surprise reunion between King Sister Alyce and her son, home from U.S. Army service.
Special Features: Includes three episodes from the series: "The Bells of Fraggle Rock," "The Grapes of Generosity," and "The Perfect Blue Rollie," and also: Animated episode "The Great Fraggle Freeze," Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Sing-Along, A Look at Jim Henson's "The Christmas Toy," Traveling Matt's Holiday Trivia. and a holiday game.
Special Features: Bonus cartoon: "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" and an all-new featurette, "Sibling Rivalry: Growing Up Van Pelt" about how Charles Schulz came up with the character Rerun Van Pelt, Lucy and Linus' younger brother.
Special Features: Features sneak peeks in the featurettes: "How To Train Your Dragon: The Next 3D Adventure from DreamWorks Animation"; "Shrek's Broadway Musical Debut" and "Po's 'Kung Fu Panda' Virtual World".
Special Features: Features the short film "Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper" and also: classic holiday songs sung by The Penguins, holiday printables (DVD ROM), Penguin Commentary, "Meet the Penguins of Central Park Zoo," and more.
Special Features: "A New Romance of Celluloid" featurette, "The Miracle of Sound," Theatrical trailers for this and its remakes: In the Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail, "A Great Story is Worth Retelling," and Production Notes.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen.
Special Features: Backstage Stories from White Christmas, Rosemary's Old Kentucky Home, Bing Crosby: Christmas Crooner, Danny Kaye: Joy to the World, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, White Christmas: From Page to Stage, Commentary by Rosemary Clooney, White Christmas: A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney, Original Theatrical Trailer, and Theatrical Re-Release Trailer.
*This is the first time the movie has been released as a two-disc special edition.