Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Holiday DVD Releases 11/10/09


Starring KC Clyde ("Best Two Years"), Kari Hawker ("The Dance"), and Bruce Davison ("X-Men"). Ashley feels alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her neighbor Nick knows exactly what to do. He offers her a job to be his assistant in the best work of all: helping others. There's only one catch: Ashley can't tell anyone that her boss is a sort of Secret Santa. When a nosy reporter takes interest in Ashley, she struggles to keep Nick's secret while protecting her heart.


Nicole Eggert, David O'Donnell, and Tom Arnold star in this film about a legal dispute that can only be resolved by one thing -- romance. When two lawyers on different sides of a battle over land rights discover that they were once childhood sweethearts, the case that was supposed to be a dogfight becomes an opportunity to revisit the past.


Sophie Kelly is a top-rated lawyer with three kids and a husband that take up all her time. All of her family and work stress comes to a chaotic halt at the shopping mall, days before Christmas, when she sees Santa and wishes for a different life. However, the grass is not always greener as a single, successful lawyer with her own firm and the most eligible bachelor vying for her attention. Freedom has its price as she realizes the sweet life is not so sweet and must race against time to find the true meaning of family and love before Christmas Day.


Michael Keaton makes his directorial debut in this low-key story of two unlikely kindred spirits. Kate Frazier (Kelly Macdonald) is a sweet woman who has left behind an abusive husband to start her life over in Chicago. Kate lands a job as a receptionist, but one afternoon after leaving work for the day she sees a man with a rifle on the ledge of a nearby building. The man is about to jump, and Kate screams; the noise startles the man, and he falls backward to safety. As it happens, the man with the gun was Frank Logan (Michael Keaton), a hired killer who has a lingering illness and has fallen into a suicidal depression. Kate is questioned by the police about Frank, and police detective Dave Murcheson (Tom Bastounes) quickly becomes infatuated with her after their brief conversation. But Frank seeks out Kate, and they discover they have more in common than they might imagine as two lonely people dealing with a troublesome past.


In the 60s and 70s, it just wasn't Christmas without the legendary King Family. Catapulting to fame as one of the most popular television, recording and concert acts of the era, the Kings hosted two network series and 17 holiday TV specials. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of their ABC debut, join the King Family on DVD for the first time ever as they take a heartwarming look back at their classic specials in this all-new holiday TV event, coming to public television soon from Polly O. Entertainment. In clips unseen for decades (now digitally remastered), The Kings perform a cavalcade of classic showstoppers, while sharing personal, behind-the-scenes memories in contemporary interviews.


Touched By an Angel: the Inspiration Collection features select episodes from the critically-acclaimed and landmark show that brought a message of hope and faith to millions of families. Get inspired again with your entire family with the Emmy® nominated show that followed the adventures of angels Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese) and Andrew (John Dye).


The magic of the holidays is here with four heart-warming tales! Four children's stories filled with adorable animals, lots of love and fantastic original songs! Guaranteed holiday fun for the whole family! A Christmas Carol:This all-animal version of the beloved holiday classic by Charles Dickens is retold in stunning state-of-the-art CGI animation! Dot & Spot's Magical Christmas Adventure: Strong winds on Christmas Eve force Santa's sleigh to make an emergency landing in the woods and only Dalmatian dogs Dot and Spot can help save Christmas! Christopher & Holly: The Bears Who Saved Christmas: Two adorable teddy bears, Christopher and Holly, set out on a heroic adventure to save Christmas for two children stranded in a deserted cabin with their parents on Christmas Eve. Nick & Noel: A touching Christmas story about the adventures of Nick the dog and Noel the cat as they embark on a series of exciting adventures to make a little girl's Christmas wish come true.


Their car brimming with luggage and Christmas presents, Franklin and his family are off on a holiday visit with Grandma and Grandpa at Faraway Farm! Unfortunately, Franklin s enthusiasm fades as he begins to realize that being a big brother to Harriet means being in big trouble. Everything changes for Franklin when a sudden ice storm hits and Grandpa takes a terrible tumble. So begins a magical adventure for Franklin and Harriet, as they journey home in search of help. Luckily, with the aid of a mysterious flying creature and some very special new friends, the two manage to return to Faraway Farm with Doctor Bear and her family. Once back together, friends and family share an enchanted Christmas Eve and a memory they will hold forever of a magical ride on a magical Christmas night.


Christmas Magic and the amazing power of a boy's wish put young Tim Webster (Clayton Taylor) literally in the dog house for Christmas. It seems that anything is possible once the Professor (Gordon Jump) arrives in town along with some other colorful characters. When the professor tells Tim about the legendary supernove that is due to appear right before Christmas time, Tim messes up his Christmas wish to find himselrf with a fur coat and wagging tale. This exciting and hilarious story of Christmas magic is destined to be a holiday treasure and year round classic for the whole family to enjoy.


Santa doesnt want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the planet, there is a little boy who is a perfect match, but his lack of self-confidence and fear of heights make him a poor contestant. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place?


With Becky home sick with the Measles, George sets out to build her the best SnoWal*Martan ever. But a snow storm hits and George finds himself stuck inside his snoWal*Martans hat for shelter. Using his ingenuity, George has planted signals to help Dad find him. But George finds himself feverish and tired, and starts to see snoWal*Martan coming at him from everywhere. He wakes up safe and sound surrounded by his family in Becky s room where he too now has the measles.


Pippi's first Christmas on land proves to be a special one. Thunder Karlson and Bloom have nowhere to go for Christmas and even their attempts to get arrested are bungled. Pippi comes to their aid and helps them to understand the true meaning of Christmas.


Franny is transported to the frozen tundra where she meets two little lost penguins that need help finding their colony. On their way, they run into Freddy the Yeti, an abominable snowman. At first Freddy scares them, but they soon realize he s just lonely. Freddy helps them find the penguin colony and Franny helps Freddy make new friends.


Christmas at the mall sucks: Line ups, impatient customers, and last-minute shopping is enough to drive anyone mad. Caitlin tries to get everyone psyched for Christmas. She has decorated the Big Squeeze and even planned a Chris Cringle gift exchange. But the whole gang is too wiped out by the Christmas rush to get into the mood and eventually even Caitlin gives up. When Jonesy (who gets fired from his Elf gig in Santa s Village) gets them all locked inside the mall after closing, however, the gang discover the true meaning of Christmas at the mall.


In this animated adventure geared towards preschoolers, lovable baby Farzzle prepares for the Yuletide by decorating a Christmas tree. Along the way, he discovers the wonder and magic of the holiday season in an adventure that is certain to captivate young viewers.


The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree is a timeless, magical tale about two unforgettable friends: an abandoned Christmas bulb, afraid and alone, and the eight-year-old boy who finds him and takes him home. When the town suffers a blackout from a fierce winter storm, Little Light triumphs over all odds - and his own self doubt - to 'shine,' lighting the way for others to 'see the light.' Featuring the voices of Emmy® and Tony® Award winners Jane Seymour and James Naughton.


This all-animal version of the beloved holiday classic by Charles Dickens is retold in stunning state-of-the-art CGI animation!