Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection Review

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Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection was just released on DVD / Blu-Ray combo October 5, 2010.

In the box set you will receive 3 remastered classics:

 It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Christmas

All of the favorites from when you were growing up… to view whenever you want!

 

From the press release:

Peanuts Holiday Collection BD features a set of three of the most popular and memorable Peanuts seasonal classics and loads of bonus episodes. The specials will come in a Blu-ray + DVD Pack which includes both the Blu-ray and DVD editions of the specials.
Peanuts Holiday Collection BD Featured Specials:

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving– In this Emmy Award-winning special, Peppermint Patty invites herself to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Marcie and Franklin are soon added as dinner guests. Charlie Brown admits that his culinary skills are limited to “cold cereal and maybe toast.” Snoopy and Woodstock transform the ping-pong table in the backyard into a dinner table. As the guests arrive, they are each served two slices of buttered toast, some pretzel sticks, popcorn and jelly beans. Patty is outraged at the meal and berates Charlie Brown until embarrassed and dejected, he leaves the table and goes back into the house.
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown– This Emmy Award-nominated special finds the Peanuts gang outfitted in costumes, ready for trick or treating and crashing Violet’s Halloween party. Charlie Brown is in a ghost costume (with more eyeholes cut out than needed), Lucy dressed as a witch and Snoopy in a World War I flying ace costume. Linus decides to steadfastly hold vigil in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the Great Pumpkin.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas– In this Emmy and Peabody Award winning classic, Charlie Brown is upset by how commercial the Christmas holiday has become. To coax him out of his holiday blues, Lucy suggests he direct the school’s Christmas pageant and decorate a glorious tree. Charlie Brown concedes. The tree he finds however, is puny, prompting everyone to ridicule him.

Peanuts Holiday Collection BD Bonus Episodes:

  • The Mayflower Voyagers– In this bonus episode from the This is America, Charlie Brown series, the Peanuts kids become pilgrims sailing to the New World aboard the Mayflower, and endure the first hard winter on Plymouth Plantation.
  • It’s Magic, Charlie Brown– This bonus episode finds Snoopy putting on a show after he checks out a book on magic tricks from the library. With Marcie and Sally as his assistants, he performs many tricks (some that work, and some that don’t) before an audience. The grand finale features the biggest trick of all, making Charlie Brown disappear. To everyone’s amazement, Snoopy makes him invisible but doesn’t know how to bring Charlie Brown back. Will Snoopy find a way to reverse the trick?
  • It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown– This bonus episode is the second Christmas-themed Peanuts episode since A Charlie Brown Christmas. Holiday preparations include Charlie Brown selling wreaths door-to-door to make extra money, Peppermint Patty sweating out an important book report and the entire crew appearing in a Christmas pageant.

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I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to review this DVD / Blu-Ray set. I have very fond memories of all of the Charlie Brown holiday shows. It just doesn’t seem like Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas without watching them at least once.

Emma especially likes Charlie Brown and still watches the Halloween special, even though Halloween passed a few weeks back. My favorite is, and will always be, A Charlie Brown Christmas. There is something sweet about that poor little Christmas tree that is lovingly wrapped at the base with Linus’ blanket.

Being digitally remastered the colors are vibrant and crisp. I feel these look better than ever. I thoroughly enjoyed the bonus episodes. Those alone make the set worth purchasing, even if you already have a previously released similar set. Those bonus features are not the same! Having both a Blu-Ray copy and a DVD is helpful. Little fingers handle them (most times without permission) and it’s nice to have a backup. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this set to my family and friends.

 Own it on Blu-Ray for $34.99. It makes a great Christmas present, or even better… bring it as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving! For more information you can check out the official site.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. I received product for the purpose of review only. My opinions are my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    i cant wait I loved those show as kid

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