Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just in Time for the Holidays -- Arthur's Perfect Christmas on DVD from PBS Kids (Review)



"In Arthur's Perfect Christmas, plans are underway in Elwood City for the best holidays ever! Arthur, D.W., their friends and family make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties, and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. But, just as in real life, perfection cannot last and things begin to fall apart. Arthur learns that the joy of Christmas isn't found in an artificial vision of the perfect holiday season, but in the wonderfully messy, imperfect world he lives in."

My Thoughts:

Even though this is not a new release -- it was originally released on on VHS in 2000, it is now available to own on DVD.  I have caught this holiday special a few times over the years, and recently saw it on Amazon Prime, when Savannah stumbled upon it looking for something to watch.  Then, the next day, I received the DVD in the mail -- which included printable coloring pages and activities as a bonus feature.

If you are fans of PBS Kids and Arthur, and have never seen this 1-hour holiday special, you really have to check it out.  What I like best about this special is that it includes Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, in addition to Christmas, making this a holiday treat everyone can enjoy watching together, no matter your religious practice.  Follow along as Arthur and his friends gear up for the holiday season.  Will there be snow?  Will D.W. get the hot toy she been asking for?  and will Buster's mom make this a memorable Christmas?  These answers and more will be answered in under an hour, in this fun family classic, that will have you wishing for snow and to be together with family and friends for the holidays.

Savannah is a fan of Arthur, and loved Arthur's Perfect Christmas.  This hour long special went by fast and kept her engaged from start to finish.  Children will walk away from this movie learning about what really matters when it comes to the holidays -- and, that is being together with family and friends.  Even though Arthur had this perfect picture of the holidays in mind and strives to achieve them, in the end being with family and friends is what mattered most of all.

So, if you are looking to add to your holiday film collection, why not pick up a copy of Arthur's Perfect Christmas today, and toy Arthur and the gang as they celebrate the holidays in Elmwood City.  This film will definitely become a staple in our must watch holiday film lineup year after year.  I grew up watching  Arthur, and now enjoy watching it with my girls, and seeing how much they love Arthur and his friends.
Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of the DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.

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