Sunday, November 3, 2019

Christmas Movie Advent Countdown Suggestions: Illumination’s The Grinch (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Last weekend we decorated the Christmas tree, which we had put up the weekend prior. Usually we wait until the weekend of my youngest daughter's birthday, which is November 10th, but this year, the girls asked to put the tree up earlier, as they were getting excited for the holidays, seeing all the trees up in the stores.  I told them that we could put the tree up, but that they would have to wait to put the decorations on it.  I was hoping to hold out until this weekend, but the girls pulled out all the ornament boxes and had them waiting next to the tree.  So, I decided to let them decorate the tree, while we watched one of our favorite holiday movies...Illumination’s The Grinch.  I grew up watching "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," but fell in love with this new animated version of the classic tale, and it has become a must watch movie at the holidays in our house.  And, last year we decked the the Christmas tree while watching this movie, so it was only fitting to watch Illumination’s The Grinch again this year, as we added the  ornaments to the tree.

This really was a cute movie for the holidays, and one you can enjoy year round.  In addition to the movie, the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital release have a bunch of fun bonus features, mini movies and more that you definitely have to check out.  We spent over an hour after watching this cute family-friendly movie checking out all the bonus content.  My girls loved the mini movies, as well as the music videos.  There was also a section that teaches you have to draw the characters from the movie.  This AM, my daughters tried their hand at drawing Max, as they watched and followed along to the drawing tutorial.  When they were done, they put their Max drawings on the fridge, and then sat down to watch the movie again.  They were so excited when we got this movie the other day, and I don't see them growing tired of it any time soon. :-)  If you are looking for a fun family-friendly movie the whole family will enjoy, you will want to check out Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, available now on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray.  This is a great movie to add to your family's Christmas Movie Advent, and it is one we usually end with in our house.

More about Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, available now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD:

"The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions. It also includes stunning featurettes, a how-to-draw tutorial and much more. Narrated by Grammy Award®winner and Oscar® nominee Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, “Sherlock”) as the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” The Muppets) as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”) as Bricklebaum, Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy-Lou Who, and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury (Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast) as the mayor of Whoville. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family!"

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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