Holiday DVDs for kids are a must have in my house this time of year. Before the Christmas tree even makes it up, the kids are popping in their favorite holiday DVDs. Although the kids could probably watch the same DVD 100 times, I get tired of having the same ones play over and over again. So, I try to pick up a few new ones each season… just to keep things interesting for me.
Whether you’re dog lovers or not, your family will enjoy watching “Chilly Christmas” and “The Dog Who Saved the Holidays”. In my house it’s twelve year old Maddie who is puppy crazy, so these two DVDs have quick become two of her favorites.
Chilly Christmas , produced by Steven Paul, follows 11-year-old Bobby Cole, his detective dad (C. Thomas Howell, E.T., The Extra Terrestrial, The Outsiders), and their lovable-but-destructive pooch, Chilly, who live together in Sunshine Beach, California. When Bobby’s father is offered a job promotion in New York City, Bobby is thrilled for him – but his excitement quickly turns to heartbreak when he realizes he may have to say goodbye to Chilly, who is too rambunctious to live in a tiny city apartment! Desperate not to leave Chilly behind, Bobby and his friends try to acclimate him to city living (including using the toilet and a treadmill!). But, while the Coles prepare Chilly for the Big Apple, trouble begins brewing in their own backyard when a dog-napper (Tom Arnold, True Lies, “Roseanne,” A Christmas Wedding Tail) and his crew suddenly show up in Sunshine Beach, hot on Chilly’s tail! It’s up to Detective Cole, Bobby and Chilly to stop the thieves in their tracks and keep their family together for the holiday season – and for good!
The Dog Who Saved the Holidays
The fur-flying fun begins when the Bannister family, George (Gary Valentine, “King of Queens”), Belinda (Elisa Donovan, Clueless, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”) and their kids, Kara (Caitlin Carmichael, “iCarly,” “Dexter”) and Ben (Wyatt Griswold), jet off with their dog Zeus (voiced by Joey Lawrence, ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey”) to celebrate the holidays at Aunt Barbara’s (Shelley Long, “Cheers”) stunning Malibu mansion. Aunt Barbara surprises them with a new puppy named Eve (voiced by Peyton List, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Something Borrowed) and the whole family is smitten except Zeus, who quickly learns the new pooch is not as innocent as she seems. Zeus decides to run away, but when he spots two familiar thieves, Ted (Dean Cain, “Lois & Clark” and The Dog Who Saved Christmas) and Stewey (Joey “CoCo” Diaz, The Longest Yard), breaking into the house, he knows it’s up to him and Eve to beat the bumbling burglars and save Christmas once and for all!
This holiday fetch some fun and pick up these two adorable DVDs. “The Dog Who Saved the Holidays” is currently available on Amazon for $14.99, and you can pick up “Chilly Christmas” for just $11.93. Both DVDs can also be found wherever holiday DVDs for kids are sold.
One lucky About A Mom reader (US) will win both DVDs mentioned above – “Chilly Christmas” and “The Dog Who Saved the Holidays”. Please note, this prize will not arrive before Christmas.
* About A Mom received a sample.
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