Holiday DVD Giveaway (ends 11/22/12)

My family and I love to watch holiday programming. Actually, I think my husband and I get into it more than the kids do. We’ll skim through the channels and bookmark all the holiday shows we want to watch.

I won’t even get started on our holiday movie collection. Wow! We must have about 3 dozen (if not more!) movies and holiday episodes on DVD and Blu-ray. Believe it or not we watch pretty much all of them every year too.

There are some holiday movies and special I wish we could get on DVD or Blu-ray. We have a few that are not available anywhere. My husband taped them off the TV back in the 80’s. The only copies we have are on VHS tapes. My husband has since burned them on to DVDs so we’re still able to watch them.

Some of the holiday shows we MUST watch year after year are from Rankin Bass. It’s not Christmas without watching Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Year Without Santa Claus, Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Frosty. Rankin Bass actually has several other holiday specials that are not often shown on TV. Those titles include The Little Drummer Boy Book II, Pinoccio’s Christmas, The Leprechauns Christmas Gold and The Stingiest Man in Town. These titles are now available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Rankin/Bass TV Holiday Favorites Collection – Four family classics from the studio that helped make the holidays magic! The Little Drummer Boy Book II: Starting where the original left off, Book II sends Aaron, the little drummer boy, off on a quest to aid Simeon, crafter of the silver bells. With Greer Garson and Zero Mostel.

The Stingiest Man in Town: Rankin/Bass departs from its usual stop-motion “Animagic” process for this line animation adaptation of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. With Walter Matthau, and Tom Bosley.

Pinocchio’s Christmas: After Fox tricks him out of a gift for Geppetto, Pinocchio sets out on an adventure to reclaim Christmas. Along the way he meets up with a beautiful marionette and a jolly old man in a flying sleigh. With Alan King.

The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold: A sailor and a leprechaun join forces to reclaim the Christmas gold after a wailing banshee makes off with it, thanks to the sailor’s blunder. With Art Carney and Peggy Cass.

Another classic we watch year after year is The Flintstones Christmas (the 1/2 one that was actually an episode). It’s the episode where Fred Flintstone helped cover for Santa at the department store when he had a cold.

The Flintstones are not the only Hanna-Barbera cartoons to have holiday episodes. Many of them are also available on DVD.

Hanna-Barbera Christmas Classics Collection – A dog and a mouse head for the North Pole to deliver a lost letter. Hanna-Barbera superstars lend a helping hand to the world’s friendliest ghost. The greediest boy in the world discovers the magic of giving. What could three such different tales have in common? Hanna-Barbera and Santa Claus, that’s what! Hanna-Barbera assembled its mightiest talents of pen and voice to produce one of its first forays into prime-time animated Christmas specials, A Christmas Story, the tale of Goober and Gumdrop’s quest to save Christmas for one little boy. Dick Van Dyke narrates The Town Santa Forgot, based on Charmaine Severson’s beloved poem “Jeremy Creek” about the confusion created by a gargantuan wish list. Casper’s First Christmas sees Casper facing a Christmas Eve eviction when he receives holiday help from the likes of Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. This collection includes: A Christmas Story (1971), The Town Santa Forgot (1993), Casper’s First Christmas (1979).

This title is also available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In fact you can pick up both DVD collections at the Warner Bros. online store, www.WBShop.com. You can find the titles directly at these links – Hanna-Barbera: Christmas Classics Collection (http://bit.ly/HBXmasClassics) and Rankin Bass: TV Holiday Favorites Collection (http://bit.ly/RankinBassHoliday).

I have copies of each DVD collection to give to a lucky reader, compliments of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. One winner will receive BOTH DVDs.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please comment on this post which holiday episode from either collection are you most interested in seeing?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the addition entries won’t qualify.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Related Posts:

  • No Related Posts
About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Wow, we’ve seen tons of Christmas specials over the years, but somehow managed to miss all of these!

  2. Caspers first christmas 🙂

  3. Kate Fuller says:

    Casper’s First Christmas!

  4. Vicki Wurgler says:

    The Town Santa Forgot

  5. The Christmas Story

  6. I want to see A Christmas Story.

  7. The Town That Santa Forgot.

  8. I look forward to seeing The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold. I haven’t seen that one in many years.

  9. Casper’s First Christmas.. My daughter likes Casper she would love it…

  10. I look forward to seeing A Christmas Story 🙂

  11. Colleen Turner says:

    The Stingiest Man In Town….the picture looks so familiar so I am thinking I watched it when I was a kid!

  12. I am really looking forward to The Town that Santa Forgot

  13. The Town That Santa Forgot.

  14. i like the 1930’s version of scrooge

  15. Little Drummer Boy Book II

  16. The Leprechauns Christmas Gold

  17. Les Johnson says:

    Casper’s First Christmas 🙂

  18. Jessica To says:

    I want to see Casper’s First Christmas.

  19. debbie jackson says:

    A Christmas Story

  20. A Christmas Story!

  21. The Town That Santa Forgot

  22. jessica edwards says:


  23. Patricia Williams says:

    The Town that Santa Forgot

  24. I would like to see The Little Drummer Boy Book II.

  25. Kelly Ann T. says:

    A Christmas Story.

  26. Casper’s First Christmas

  27. renee walters says:

    I want to see A Christmas Story. Thanks!

  28. EMMA L HORTON says:


  29. I would look forward to watching The Little Drummer Boy Book II.

  30. Casper’s First Christmas

  31. Casper’s First Christmas

  32. I want to see ALL of them, but really want to see The Town That Forgot about Santa!

  33. The Stingiest Man in Town

  34. Monique Rizzo says:

    The Town that Santa Claus forgot.
    Thanks for the chance.

  35. Gina Brickell says:

    I want to see Pinnochio’s Christmas

  36. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Little Drummer Boy

  37. allyson tice says:

    A Christmas Story!!!

  38. Linda Peavy says:

    Casper’s First Christmas

  39. Mary Calabrese says:

    A Christmas Story

  40. jenny green says:

    The little drummer boy book 2

  41. Trasina McGahey says:


  42. Little Drummer Boy Book II
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  43. Stephanie Grant says:

    I really want to see Casper’s First Christmas!

  44. julie cutshaw says:

    I would enjoy watching A Christmas Story with my grandson, thanks

  45. Caspers First Christmas!

  46. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says:

    Casper’s first Christmas.

  47. Jennifer Rote says:

    Casper’s First Christmas

  48. Stephanie Larison says:

    Casper’s First Christmas!

  49. Pinocchio’s Christmas!

  50. Karen Gonyea says:

    A Christmas Story 🙂

  51. A Christmas Story

  52. I’m excited to watch Casper’s First Christmas. I see Yogi and Boo Boo there too : ) I’d love to see this with the kids : )

  53. Danielle D says:

    A Christmas Story

  54. amanda roach says:

    the stingiest man in town. used to watch this

  55. Caspers first christmas

  56. I’m looking forward to watching Casper’s First Christmas.

  57. Casper’s First Christmas

  58. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I love Casper’s First Christmas.

  59. A Christmas Story

  60. The town that santa forgot looks really good!

  61. Ed Nemmers says:

    “The Town That Santa Forgot” is my choice!

  62. I’m looking forward to seeing “Pinocchio’s Christmas”.

  63. Miz Vickik says:

    A Christmas story!

  64. The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold

  65. I want to see The Little Drummer Boy.

  66. I want to see Casper’s First Christmas. Thanks!!

  67. I’m looking forward to watching Pinocchio’s Christmas 🙂

  68. I’d like to see Casper’s First Christmas

  69. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I’m looking foward to watching the Little Drummer Boy Book II

  70. want to see National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

  71. Tanya Bartlett says:

    A Christmas Story

  72. Bettye Short says:

    I would like to see a Christmas Story.

  73. I LOVE Christmas movie!!!

  74. Barbara Stenby says:

    I’ve never seen the leprechauns christmas

  75. i want to see Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold

  76. A Christmas Story is a wonderful story

  77. kathy pease says:

    id love to see The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold

  78. Christy Weller says:

    I would like to win this for my daughter