The Night Before Christmas … and more classic holiday tales review and giveaway

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Just in time for the holiday season, Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ presents more than two magical holiday hours of story time fun with THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: SPECIAL EDITION, a value-priced 2-disc set featuring a dozen favorite heartwarming holiday chestnuts!  The 12 colorfully animated tales included celebrate the winter holiday season, with stories about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other family celebrations.
Narrated by Anthony Edwards, the title story of The Night Before Christmas is based on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem; Santa’s visit on a snowy Christmas Eve is beautifully brought to life with animated versions of Jan Brett’s exquisite illustrations and festive music. Brett’s original book sold more than one million copies.  The DVD includes six more holiday stories, including In the Month of Kislev (adapted from a story by Nina Jaffe and narrated by Theodore Bikel), Seven Candles for Kwanzaa (adapted from a story by Andrea Davis Pinckney and Brian Pinckney, narrated by Alfre Woodard), Too Many Tamales (presented both in English and Spanish, and adapted from a story by Gary Soto), The Little Drummer Boy (with animated illustrations by Ezra Jack Keats) and two Rosemary Wells classics, Max’s Christmas (narrated by Jenny Agutter and Rex Robbins) and Morris’ Disappearing Bag.

The second DVD, The Twelve Days of Christmas… and More Holiday Stories is new to the Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection. It begins with a rousing sing-along version of the Twelve Days, adapted from the picture book version by Robert Bloomfield. The DVD includes four more tales: Great Joy, based on the book by Kate DiCamillo and narrated by Jane Curtin; The Clown of God, based on the book by renowned author Tommy dePaola; James Marshall’s zany story, Merry Christmas, Space Case, narrated by Christopher Lloyd; and a Chinese New Year story, Sam and the Lucky Money, based on the book by Karen Chinn.


Run Time : 124 mins.
Format: DVD/2 Discs
Price: $19.95 srp

My Thoughts…

This is fun collection that features most of the many known holidays that happen during the month of December. You’ll find stories about Christmas, Kwanza,  and Hanukkah. I personally was a fan of the The Night Before Christmas! The Little Drummer Boy, a story that tugs at the heart strings.  And the Twelve Days a Christmas a favorite song which is sung every year!

As with the classics, I loved hearing and seeing new stories such as Max’s Christmas ( if you are familiar with Max and Ruby, you may know this one), Merry Christmas Space Case, Great Joy, and many more.

These box sets are perfect for in home or on the road and perfect to share with every member of the family. Hours of enjoyment and priceless memories will come from the stories offered in DVD format!

I’d like to encourage everyone to check out The Scholastic Storybook Treasures website at This site is a fantastic place for parents and kids where they can read and share their own reviews on the dvd’s as well as enjoy actives such as downloading coloring sheets and learning more about the authors featured in this Storybook Treasures collection!

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Disclaimer: I was given the The Night Before Christmas … and more classic holiday tales DVD set to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.