This holiday season I am super excited to share the two “Smurftastic” animated specials with my family and you can too. From Warner Home Video, The Smurfs Holiday Celebration DVD contains both ‘Tis The Season to be Smurfy and The Smurfs’ Christmas Special ! Released October 4th, 2011 this seasonal special not only makes a fabulous title to own, it makes a fun gift too.
About the movies:
In the Emmy® Award nominated The Smurfs’ Christmas Special, the Smurfs encounter two children, Guinevere and William, who have lost their way in the snowy woods after a mysterious stranger prompts their sleigh to turn over. Before reuniting the kids with their family, the Smurfs invite them to their village to enjoy in their annual Christmas celebration which includes gifts, treats, singing and dancing. Thinking Papa Smurf is Santa Claus and the rest of the Smurfsare his Elves, Guinevere and William blissfully partake in the holiday merry making. The mysterious stranger however, still lurks in the woods in hopes of capturing the kids. He goes so far as enticing the evil Gargamel to help him kidnap the two. Will the Smurfs help Guinevere and William reunite with their family?
In ‘Tis The Season To Be Smurfy, Grandpa Smurf and Sassette visit a village to witness how human beings celebrate the holidays. While at the village, they are touched by the plight of Gustav, a poor, aging toymaker whose wife Elise is hopelessly ill. Determined to help them, Grandpa and Sassette call on their fellow Smurfs to bring some Christmas cheer into the old couple’s lives. Overnight, they lavishly decorate Gustav and Elise’s home with a Christmas tree, gifts and treats. The authorities however, accuse the poor couple of having pick-pocketed a villager in order to afford their extravagant feast. Will the Smurfs come to their rescue before the sheriff arrests Gustav on Christmas day?
We had a fabulous time watching our true blue friends spread the Christmas cheer while spending quality family time enjoying their heartwarming stories. As a mom, I love that these stories teach invaluable lessons of selflessness and compassion through fun lessons that are entertaining to watch. Both movies share the values of caring for those in need, sharing what you have with others, and thinking of others besides yourself . It gives me a chance to share a special time with my kids with characters that I myself also admired as a child. While this is a holiday title, we delight in Christmas movies all year long, so we felt no need to wait until then to watch it. This DVD is one we will watch again and again. It is a must see for the holiday season and I recommend picking it up and enjoying the Christmas spirit all year long!
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