Spirit of the Season (2015) – By Jason S. Lockard

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. So what better way to celebrate with your family than enjoying this new release from Mill Creek Entertainment featuring 10 live action and animated films.

Our Rating System:

**** = Don’t Miss it!
*** = Worth a look.
** = An Ok way to spend an evening.
* = You haven’t missed anything.

A Thieves Christmas (1994) – A band of thieves look to mend their ways as they begin to understand the true meaning of Christmas. ***

The Gift (1994) – A young shepherd boy must conquer his fears in order to witness the miracle happening in Bethlehem. ***

Johann’s Gift to Christmas (1991) – A mouse’s organ playing inspires the creation of “Silent Night.” ***

The Little Crooked Christmas Tree (1990) – At a tree farm, the littlest tree, different from the rest, meets a white dove who lands in his branches and learns the meaning of love, sacrifice – and Christmas. ***

Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story (1978) – Benji encounters Kris Kringle played by Ron Moody. This film was nominated for an Emmy. **

The Nutcracker (1994) – The animated version of the enchanting story of the Nutcracker prince and his magical kingdom. **

Magic Gift of the Snowman (1995) – A snowman takes two children on a magical musical adventure. ***

The 12 Days of Christmas (1993) – This film is all about how the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” was written by a bumbling squire trying to impress a Princess. ***

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1944) – This animated classic directed by legendary animator Max Fleisher tells the origin story of the most famous reindeer of all. ***

The Night Before Christmas (1946) – This Castle Films production features a combination of live action and animation to tell the classic Christmas story. ***

This DVD presents these ten films in full frame and really good audio and video quality. The DVD menu is easy to access. There is the bonus feature; but with all these films included on this DVD you don’t need bonus features.

So give a gift of entertainment to your family this Christmas season. I highly suggest you head over to www.MillCreekEnt.com or your local DVD provider and pick up a copy today!

Moral Rating: Nothing offensive
Audience: families
Genre: holiday, comedy, drama
Length: Over 2 hours
DVD Released: 2015
DVD Rating: A