Storybook Treasures: The Night Before Christmas

I love the holidays, don’t you? And the holiday DVD’s you can unpack from your Christmas boxes and watch every night of December (and maybe even November! lol). Before my daughter was born, I had only collected movies for adults like Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Santa Clause. Now I’ve begun my collection of children’s DVDs and I’m having a blast doing it!

One of my favorites comes from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. As you can tell from the few Christmas movies for adults I mentioned I have in my collection, I’m someone who truly appreciates classics. I love classic movies, classic books, and classic storybooks for children, so the Storybook Treasures The Night Before Christmas …and other classic holiday tales DVD set totally appealed to me!

This two-DVD set includes all of the following classic storybooks read aloud with gorgeous animated illustrations and optional read-along words at the bottom of the screen:

The Night before Christmas ♥ Seven Candles for Kwanzaa ♥ In the Month of Kislev ♥ Too Many Tamales ♥ Max’s Christmas ♥ Morris’s Disappearing Bag ♥ The Little Drummer Boy ♥ The Twelve Days of Christmas ♥ Great JoyThe Clown of God ♥ Merry Christmas, Space Case ♥ Sam and the Lucky Money

Did you know that each story/poem/song has won at least one award? My favorites in this series are The Night Before Christmas (extremely whimsical and cheerful), Max’s Christmas (about little bunnies who want to see Santa Claus come), Morris’s Disappearing Act, and Merry Christmas, Space Case. Another thing I really like about these DVDs is that there is a selection of stories showing how all different people celebrate the holidays, including Kwanzaa (Seven Candles for Kwanzaa), Hannukah (In the Month of Kislev), and the celebration of Christ’s birth (The Little Drummer Boy).

This set is, without a doubt, a treasure for the holidays, and one your children will want to pull out year after year. I recommend it!

Treasury of 50 Storybook Classics: Animal Antics

This set of seven DVDs is just too much fun! I’m an animal-lover, and I can tell that my daughter is already as well. She goes for the stuffed animals more than dollies, just like I did as a child. I knew she would enjoy the Animal Antics set. From puppies and kitties to horses, cows, and owls – almost every animal imaginable is in a story! This is a great learning tool for teaching the types of animals in a fun way. Some of our favorites are Harry the Dirty Dog (remember that one?) Chicken Little, The Bear Snores On, Make Way for Ducklings, and I, Crocodile. See a list of all of the stories here.

See a sample video: Harry the Dirty Dog

Eight hours of animal-related stories read by well-known voices like Sarah Jessica Parker and Meryl Streep – Another highly-recommended set of stories on DVD for your little one!

Each of these sets is for ages 2 or 3 and up, but my 19-month-old daughter enjoys them immensely. The stories are fairly short (2 hours and 4 minutes for the Christmas set and 8 hours total for the animal antics set) so she has no problem with them being too much for her short attention span. Each story is narrated by a new person and is filled with new and different illustrations and animations, so they keep her attention pretty well. We love Scholastic Storybook Treasures and love to share them with our friends!

Want to own them?

You can purchase Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Night Before Christmas …and other classic holiday tales for only $11.96 right now from the Scholastic Store! Use the coupon code SSHAP5 to get 15% off plus free ground shipping.

Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Animal Antics is available for $49.95 at www.newkideo.com.

I received the review product(s) free of charge from the company/manufacturer in exchange for an honest review. This review is 100% my own content, my own true experiences with the product, and my own opinion. :-)

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