Monday, September 30, 2013

Arriving on DVD from Entertainment One on October 8th -- The Horses of McBride -- Based on a Real-Life Holiday Miracle -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


"When Nicki (MacKenzie Porter) discovers two horses stranded deep in the Rocky Mountain snow, she makes it her mission to find a way to get them to safety. With no other options, she picks up a shovel and starts to dig out the mile long path, inspiring both her father, Matt (Aidan Quinn), and the entire community to band together to save the horses in the spirit of Christmas."


My Thoughts:

My parents couldn't have chosen a better weekend than this past one to come and visit.  Not only was the fall weather beautiful, but the leaves were changing color, making the scenic roads here in CT a treat to drive through.  And, when we were not out picking apples and pumpkins with the girls, stopping in at local craft fairs and library book sales, we were catching up on movies I have recently been sent to review, or have watched.  When I used to live at home years ago, I loved watching Hallmark movies with my mom, when they would air on Sunday night each month.  Then, when they introduced the Hallmark Channel, our girls night's become so much fun.  We would pop a fresh batch of popcorn, snack on some of our guilty pleasure chocolates, and watch sappy love stories, or heartwarming family movies that would have us both in tears and reaching for the tissue box. :-)  These are memories I will treasure, and hope to create down the road with my girls.

On Saturday, the UPS driver dropped of an upcoming DVD release from Entertainment One, "The Horses of McBride."  I couldn't wait to rush up into the kitchen to where my parents were sitting to show my mom.  I knew she would get as excited as I did when she saw the cover.  I waited to flip the DVD over and read the synopsis of the movie, until when I was with my mom.  In unison, we both said it looked like a great movie, especially because it centered around the holidays.  I don't know about you, but next to fall, my next favorite time of year is Christmas, not just for the light displays and beautifully decorated trees, but for the wonderful offering of family friendly movies that air on television or become available to own on DVD.  And, this upcoming DVD, if I hadn't have received to review, would have been one DVD I would have picked up to watch with my mom. :-)

After the girls and boys went to bed Saturday night, I surprised my mom with popcorn and her favorite candy, and put the movie on for us to watch.  We each had our own box of tissues next to us, in case we needed them...and we did!  Don't worry, I will not spoil the ending of the movie.  Just know that if you love heartwarming movies, or holiday films, that this is one worth picking up.  I can see why the folks at Entertainment One said it would be destined to become a holiday classic.  My mom and I already agreed that we would watch it again on Thanksgiving night when we put up the Christmas tree.  And, my mom will be picking up a copy to add to her growing collection of holiday films, so that she can watch it and lend it out to her girlfriends, who also love these types of movies.


Three (3) lucky readers will win a DVD copy of this sure to become holiday classic, thanks to the folks at Entertainment One.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent a review copy by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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