Holiday Gift Guide
Christmas and the Holidays are just around the corner and Santa is busy gathering ideas for gifts to leave in those stockings hung by the tree.
Here’s a few gems that are sure to educate and entertain the kids. Whether you’re a parent, or a grandparent, books, childrens music CDs and movie DVDs along with a new DVD CD player to take to Grandma’s house are always nice to tuck away for those snow days when daycare or school is cancelled!
Childrens Music CDs and DVDs Stocking Stuffer Ideas
A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
Born on a Baja, California beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race across the beach to the ocean before a seagull or crab captures them. Thus begins Sammy’s incredible fifty-year ocean journey. Along the way he meets his best friend, a fellow turtle named Ray, and overcomes obstacles both natural and man-made while trying to fulfill his dream of traveling around the world. Throughout his travels, Sammy never forgets about Shelly – the turtle he saved on his first day and loves passionately from afar. Based on the actual course of a sea turtle’s life, this story of one creature’s breathtaking journey is a thrilling voyage the whole family will enjoy.
Mile In His Shoes
Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur “Murph” Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team. As Murph sets out to recruit new talent, he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer with an incredible pitcher’s arm. However, Mickey’s parents are reluctant in allowing him to join the team because he has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Murph convinces Mickey’s parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son, but he doesn’t realize just how much his new recruit will help the team’s game and, more importantly, their spirit. Based on a true story, A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship.
The Garfield Show: Dinosaurs and Other Animal Adventures
Everyone’s favorite cat is at it again! Join this larger than life feline and his animal friends as they embark on a series of adventures from digging up dinosaur bones, working with farm animals and discovering life under the sea. No stone is left unturned as Garfield takes us through the history of dogs, attends a pet show and even prepares to eat a pet goldfish! Being part of the animal kingdom has never been any more exciting!
A Christmas Wedding Tail
This is an adorable DVD brand-new holiday film for families from Anchor Bay Entertainment called A Christmas Wedding Tail. The heartwarming new DVD has a top dog cast, including the ever-popular Jennie Garth, Brad Rowe, Tom Arnold and Catherine Hicks – as well as real life husband and wife team Jay Mohr and Nikki Cox, playing the voices of two passionate pooches who fall head over tail in love.
Available at a retailer near you including Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart and Target
Run Time: 88 minutes
The Wiggles – It’s Always Christmas With You! Kids DVD
Yule be Wiggling this Christmas with this perfect stocking stuffer – The Wiggles newest holiday hit!
This new DVD from The Wiggles is a real treat for the entire family filled with 14 original new tunes and seasonal favorites. It’s the first holiday DVD in seven years from the gang from Down Under, featuring special celebrity guests (including ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone) in performances filmed around the globe. In “It’s Always Christmas With You,” The Wiggles travel across three continents where they discover the diverse ways the holidays are celebrated by different cultures. It includes a “Dorothy the Dinosaur Meets Santa Claus” 50 minute special!
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
Run Time: 110 minutes with bonus content
Available at a retailer near you including Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Kmart, Toys R Us or NCircleEntertainment
Dr. Seuss The Cat in The Hat Knows A lot about That! Wings & Things
A new series from the classic Dr. Seuss, which focused on exploring nature’s wonders from the beach to the skies, Cat in the Hat shows how it’s perfectly natural to explore the world. This new series features Martin Short as the voice of The cat. It also airs on PBS as their premier kids show.
4 Adorable Stories and extras
Preschoolers will love exploring exotic locations with Dr. Seuss as he travels the world with Sally and Nick on the Thing-a-ma-Jigger, and best of all They’ll never know their learning!
*Show me the Honey
*I Love the Nighlife
*Oh Give Me a Home
*Many Ants Make Light Work
Available at: Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon
Sesame Street: 20 Years and Still Counting
Experience this captivating special that marked the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking children’s series that taught us our ABCs, 123s, and so much more! Hosted by Bill Cosby, Sesame Street: 20 Years…and Still Counting! includes appearances by favorite Sesame Street residents like Big Bird, Grover, Bob and Maria. It also features timeless clips from past episodes; performances by Ray Charles and famed tenor Placido Domingo (with his operatic Muppet™ counterpart, Placido Flamingo); and in-depth interviews with the series’ creators. Sweep the clouds away and rediscover the carefree days of childhood with this delightful special! Sesame Street is produced by the non profit educational organization, Sesame Workshop.
DVD SRP: $14.98
Type: Home entertainment Premiere
Genre: Family, Children
Rating: Not Rated
Closed Captioned: English
Available at major retail stores, including Barnes & Noble
Meet Whiskers and all of his kitten friends as they throw a fun filled Kitten Party
Educational for kids and Fun for animal lovers of all ages! Over 50 kittens from a dozen different breeds. Hilarious kitten antics and cuddly kitten moments! Three sing-along kitten songs! Two bonus playpen chapters for more kitten fun! Shot in high definition!
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
Run Time: 70 minutes
Available at: Barnes & Noble, Kmart, Sears, Ross and Amazon
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