Sunday, November 14, 2010

Review: Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales

My husband and I have been feeling nostalgic this week- thanks to the newest addition to our DVD library- Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales.  Watching this DVD has taken us back to the days when we watched Charlie Brown specials on TV. I always loved the Charlie Brown cartoons and remember laughing at Snoopy's antics and following along with the stories of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and all the others.


Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales originally premiered on ABC in 2002 and is a series of vignettes, each one featuring a different member of the Peanuts group.  My whole family had fun watching these stories and thought it was a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.  Our only complaint was that it was too short- only 18 minutes long.  It definitely left us wanting to watch more Peanuts cartoons! In addition to the Christmas Tales, there is a second episode on this DVD called Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown. This episode tells the story of Linus and Lucy's move to another town, and provides about 25 extra minutes of Peanuts fun! 
My family, enjoying Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales

If there's a person on your Christmas list who really loves Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang, this DVD (suggested retail price $14.95) would make a nice gift.  And for another great gift idea for the Peanuts fan on your list- Warner Home Video just released the Peanuts Holiday Collection on Blu-Ray hi-def format (suggested retail price $42.93). This set includes the classic shows A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. The Peanuts Holiday Collection BD has these three episodes and other bonus episodes. It comes in a Blu-ray + DVD pack with both Blu-ray and DVD editions of the specials.

Everything is available in stores now, along with other great Peanuts specials. Happy shopping!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.