Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Celebrate The Holidays With Thomas & Friends™ In A Magical Christmas Special! (Product Review)



Type: TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 50 minutes
VOD Cable/PPV Running Time: 60 minutes (including special feature)
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Come ho-ho-home to the Island of Sodor and join Thomas and his engine friends for the holidays in Thomas &Friends™: Merry Christmas, Thomas! releasing on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand October 11, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Join in the festive fun as Thomas, Percy, Gordon and the other engines pick out the best tree, get caught up in the snow and celebrate the holidays in this magical Christmas special. All aboard as Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.


Thomas lights up the tracks in a magical Christmas collection! Climb aboard for adventures and cheer as your favorite engines prepare for a festive celebration.  Help Thomas find the grandest tree on Sodor and then join the Logging Locos as they sing the Misty Island Snow Song in the hope of a winter wonderland.  As the snowflakes fall, Gordon, Mavis, and Percy will take you to the Steamworks for a special surprise party. ‘Tis the season for holiday magic with Thomas & Friends!

Episodes include:

  • "Let It Snow"
  • "Surprise, Surprise"
  • "Percy and the Snowman"
  • "Tree Trouble"                                                                                                                      


  • The Christmas Gift Matching Game


  • Thomas Bonus Episode: "Buzzy Bees"


Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son over 65 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friendsinvite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation.

Thomas & Friends is the Number One preschool toy property in the UK, a position it has held for the past 11 years (Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service). It remained the Number One preschool toy license in the US for 10 straight years and has been the Number One preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009. The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas also being the Number One preschool toy license in Germany and Australia, as well as the Number One foreign preschool brand in China, Japan and Korea.

My Thoughts:

Ahh, another holiday movie which stars one of my daughter’s favorite cartoon stars –Thomas the Tank Engine.  As soon as I took this DVD out of the mail, my daughter was clinging to me, wanting me to play the movie for her.  So, after her nap last week, we sat down and watched this holiday movie.  I can’t get over how this popular television series is loved by children all over the world.  The opening credits are my daughter’s favorite, as she can’t stop dancing and hopping around.  And, every time she hears Thomas talk or blow his whistle, she begins to wave and babble at the television.  I was excited to receive and review this DVD, as I knew it would instantly become a family favorite and hit with my daughter.  We all thoroughly enjoyed the DVD, and it got us in the holiday spirit.  And, when the movie was over, my daughter and I had fun playing with the bonus feather, the Christmas Gift Matching Game.

So, if you have little ones at home who love Thomas and Friends, then why not pick up this holiday DVD today.  It is a great way to celebrate the season and get into the festive spirit, all while enjoyable precious family time together.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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