Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ho Ho Ho, yes I know its almost Halloween.

I'm sure you've heard the story, the one with the stockings all hung by the chimney with care? I know I've read The Night Before Christmas so many times at this point I think I can rehearse it by memory alone.

The Night Before Christmas is one of my favorite children's Christmas stories. Read aloud in this Scholastic Treasures dvd each page is animated and its quite nice to see one of my favorite stories brought to life before my eyes.

What really surprised me about this dvd is the six other stories included. Sure I've heard The Night Before Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy but the other four stories were all new to me at least. The most unexpected part is that three of the other stories stray a little from Christmas and carry a multicultural flare including Seven Candles for Kwanzaa, In the Month of Kislev, and Too Many Tamales!

It was really kinda neat seeing Christmas stories, I've always celebrated a traditional Christmas my entire life, tree, presents, stockings, Santa.. the classic Christmas story. Growing up however I did wonder often how the holidays were spent and what exactly Hanukkah and Kwanzaa were all about. Still even as an adult I am pretty ignorant to traditions surrounding both not because I don't want to know. The second and third stories on the dvd Seven Candles for Kwanzaa and In the Month of Kislev may help answer some of those same questions for Connor, as both stories focus on just that question.. what exactly does Kwanzaa and Hanukkah represent?

Too Many Tamales is a Christmas story but it set in a spanish speaking household and can be see on the dvd in english or in spanish if you choose. I cannot even imagine having Tamales for my Christmas dinner but it does sound awfully yummy!

You can get your own copy of The Night Before Christmas right no over at Amazon!

I have one copy of The Night Before Christmas to give away to one lucky reader!


To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out the The Night Before Christmas and tell me what is your favorite holiday story?!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Nov 30th at midnight!

173 Comments:

mar said...

My favorite holiday story is Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby!

Unknown said...

we like The Little Drummer Boy!

Unknown said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

this is our favorite here too mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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DMarti2620 said...

My favorite holiday story is "The Night Before Christmas"...so I hope I win!

Kristie said...

I love so many Christmas stories (especially movies). One of my favorites is White Christmas.

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DMarti2620 said...

I subscribed to your mailing list/RSS feed to earn another entry!

Erica C. said...

Rudolph is probably my favorite :)

lisaray said...

It wouldn't be Christmas without White Christmas

jceko77 said...

My fave holiday story is the Littlest Angel
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jceko77 said...

I'm a subscriber
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katy said...

The Night Before Christmas is my favorite. The Little Drummer Boy is also a top choice.

peg42 said...

It's a wonderful world is my favorite! Thanks so much for this giveaway.

Dee said...

I LOVE the polar express! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

My favorite holiday story is "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Unknown said...

I love Rudolph.

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monky said...

The Night Before Christmas is my favorite holiday story.

:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

LindaH said...

Reading The Night Before Christmas is a tradition around our house.

Millie said...

Ok I just love the "Chrismas story" ya know the one with "You'll shoot your eye out" lol hands down my fave! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Millie said...

I have your button on my blog :)

Stephanie said...

I have always frosty the snowman!
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Carol M said...

The Night Before Christmas is my favorite. Thank you for the chance to win this for my grandson!
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Carol M said...

I subscribed to your mailing list.
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dwhogan said...

Christmas Carol

AmandaK said...

My favorite story is Rudolph!! I love how he overcame his problems and it still had a happy ending!!

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AmandaK said...

I'm a subscriber!

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VickieC said...

I am a subscriber,thanks

VickieC said...

Our favorite story is the Christmas story with the telling of the birth of Jesus,we always make a Happy Birthday Jesus cake for church so the kids will know what the holiday is all about,then we love How the grench stole christmas,actually thats my husbands fave an he makes us watch it,lol,thanks



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RebekahC said...

IF we're talking favorite from those featured on this dvd I'd go with the Little Drummer Boy. If we doing just a regular "favorite Christmas story" I'd go with the story of the first Christmas. I love a lot of the more modern ideas that people associate with Christmas (ie Rudolph, Santa, Frosty, presents, etc), but I love it in moderation when the true meaning of the season is kept close to heart.

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Thanks for the entry. =)

RebekahC said...

I subscribe. Thanks
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cstironkat said...

I love Nester the Long Earred Donkey. I have read the book Toom Many Tamales for Christmas so I'm sure the kids would love this. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I subscribe. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Rudolph is our favorite holiday show. Thanks for the giveaway.

mverno said...

rudolph

judybrittle said...

Miracle On 34th Street is my favorite. Thank you!
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judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed
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Unknown said...

we really enjoy the Polar Express!

Unknown said...

I'm a subscriber

chromiumman said...

a christmas carol

Kelly said...

I love the Christmas Story!

susitravl said...

Our family loves watching and reading "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" every year.

Anonymous said...

A Christmas Carol

agordon10 said...

Rudloph is mine.

patty said...

Frost the Snowman!

valerie2350 said...

White Christmas

Deborah Wellenstein said...

It's a Wonderful Life. Of course!

Unknown said...

A Christmas Story.

sweetsue said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been my favorite since I was a little girl!

Anonymous said...

We like Small One! It's so heartwarming.

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Sunnyvale said...

It's a Wonderful Life

redron said...

It's a Wonderful Life

Abby said...

I love the polar express!

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soha said...

The nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite.
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Dove420 said...

I still love It's A Wonderful life. Though a good Scrooge will always enthral me *S*

Anonymous said...

"The Little Drummer Boy" and "Noel"

nancy said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would love to win. My favorite Holiday movie the The Grinch. Thank you!
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Finamoon said...

I love the movie TOYS and my favorite Christmas story is 'The Fir Tree' by Hans Christian Anderson.

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Finamoon said...

I have subscribed.

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Unknown said...

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is one of my favorites.

Veronica said...

Hands down for me since I can remember I always loved watching the Grinch stole Christmas

Anonymous said...

My favorite is "A Christmas Story" about the little boy named Ralphie growing up in the 40's that wants a BB gun for Christmas.

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Keeling said...

I love the Christmas Story!

snowmermaid said...

A classic for all from generation to generation!A beautiful book to read on the Eve and a tradition in our house!

Tracysweetangl said...

I love White Christmas!

kygirl said...

I LOVE the polar express

Anonymous said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer has to be one of my favorites but I love them all especially A Christmas Story we have to watch it and all the classics every year right before Christmas.

Think about it said...

Rudolph the red nose reindeer!!! i loved them reindeer. but rudolph was the cutest.

D Q said...

The Little Drummer Boy.

Sarah S said...

I love A Christmas Story!

Sarah S said...

I also subscribe via google reader

Cjnedrow said...

I like The Little Drummer Boy!
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Mandy- Read. Write. Mom! said...

The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite of all on this DVD. I also love watching Frosty The Snowman.

OffTheMap13 said...

The Grinch!

Anonymous said...

The Little Drummer Boy

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susan1215 said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph are my favorites!

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I am a subscriber!

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wigget said...

rudolph the red nosed reindeer

phxbne said...

I am a subscriber

phxbne said...

I love the Little Match Girl

Fangirl Jen said...

I love the original "The Bishop's Wife" movie with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven.

Fangirl Jen said...

I subscribe to your feed and your button is on my blog.

Kari said...

We love A Christmas Story!!

Kari said...

Im a subscriber!!

Jenna said...

My favorite is the Christmas Story. I think is has a great message to share. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Daffy Man!! said...

Rudolph is the best Holiday story! Hope I win! dukeofapes@gmail.com

shelley said...

The polar express was a cute syoy I loved it.

Miss Spoken said...

Polar Express
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Subscriber
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Smooshy said...

it's a wonderful life!

Karen said...

Polar Express.

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Kit Kat K said...

Polar Express

Jenny said...

I kind of like A Christmas Carol, but this one may be even better, just for a story in general.

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Jenny said...

I have you in my feed list on my blog!

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Amanda said...

I like the Best Christmas pageant ever - funny and a good spirit.

Erica G said...

The Little Drummer Boy

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janetfaye said...

Miracle on 34th. Street is my favorite.

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.



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hues262 said...

The kids and I loved polar express,
Thanks for the sweep.

Heather said...

What a cute movie. The Best Christmas Pageant ever is also my favorite Christmas movie.

Eryn said...

My favorite Christmas story is the classic Rudolph. I could watch it 200 times in December.

Eryn said...

I am also a subscriber :)

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I am a grinch fan

justicecw said...

I love A Christmas Carol! Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

subscriber!
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rosannepm said...

It's a wonderful life

four2vero said...

My favorite on the DVD would have to be The Night Before Christmas. However my all time favorite story is It's a Wonderful Life. Thank you.
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four2vero said...

I'm also a subscriber. Thank you.
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LINDALSHOT said...

Love the GRINCH!...the cartoon version.

Reyn said...

It's a Wonderful Life.

Anonymous said...

the night before christmas

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Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber.

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Tamara B. said...

Some of our favorites are Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty The Snowman.
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Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber.
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fancyfeet48 said...

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is one of my favorites

Ashley Collins said...

I loved the grinch who stole christmas the best


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Ashley Collins said...

i am a subscriber too


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Casey Becher said...

My favorite story is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Unknown said...

I love Polar Express.

Unknown said...

I have your button on my blog.

Anonymous said...

a christmas stroy

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

My favorite growing up was "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." I would laugh so hard I would have tears in my eyes.

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

Your button is in my sidebarand thanks so much!

tsslug said...

Bells of St Marys is my fav

kathy55439 said...

i storied i hear about the kids getting operation Christmas child books...

little boy who said he wanted an airplane and when opened his box there was on in there

the little boy in Peru who opened his box and grabbed out at toothbrush and wash clothes held one in each and went back and forth kissing them..... He was so happy for something so simple and not for the toys or candy what were i am sure also in the box

Anonymous said...

It's A Wonderful Life.

Brn2lisn said...

I have always enjoyed A Christmas Carol

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klp1965 said...

i love a christmas story with little ralphie we watch it it 24 7 when tbs usually runs it all day :)

yadgirl said...

Frosty the Snowman

tawndam said...

this is my fav!

denyse said...

If this one can't count- The Little Drummer Boy was always a favorite too.

Anonymous said...

a christmas story is my favorite.

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chazvgo said...

Polar Express

Ken said...

Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Valancia said...

oh for sure- "A Christmas Carol"!!!!
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princess210 said...

I love the little drummer boy. Thanks.

artmarcia said...

My favorite holiday story is Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

SeahorseLady said...

Reading "The Night Before Christmas" has been a tradition in our family since I was a child. We also have the cute Cajun version of this and read it too.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

yellowlabs said...

My favorite is "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens.

okbarbie5 said...

My favorite Christmas story is "A Christmas Carol"...I watch it every year!!!! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Dicken's Christmas Carol is our favorite.
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Anonymous said...

"It's a Wonderful Life"

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Unknown said...

We have always loved Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Unknown said...

I'm a subscriber!
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Unknown said...

I've always loved Frosty the Snowman.

Unknown said...

we love santa claus is coming to town

celsfelder said...

National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

Unknown said...

So many but my very fave non-animated is Miracle on 34th Street (original) and animated is Nester the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.

Unknown said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

/\Heather/\ said...

Frosty's Winter Wonderland! Best ever!

Anonymous said...

"Frosty the Snowman." Loveable character, inspirational tale, and Jimmy Durante's singing is classic.

Christy said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

AllieOop said...

Some of my favorites are It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, and A Charlie Brown Christmas--and of course, the original Christmas story from the Bible.
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Anonymous said...

The Grinch!
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Unknown said...

I have 2 favorites one is the grinch&the other night before christmas!

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robt6 said...

My favorite is A Christmas Story, enter me please.

Suzie Williams said...

I love How the Grich Stole Christmas. I'm really interested in Too Many Tamales. I thought it sounded odd to have tamales for Christmas dinner, but that is what my fiance's family does. Everybody spends all day making tameles on Christmas eve. Not only do they make beef and chicken tamales, but they also make some with a fruity filling (like pineapple) with a sweet outside.

Suzie Williams said...

I'm also a subscriber in Google reader.

Anonymous said...

I love A Christmas Story!
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Anonymous said...

I'm subscribed!
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Becca Ann said...

The Night Before Christmas is my all time favorite!

Becca Ann said...

I'm a subscriber!

Anonymous said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is my favorite!!

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Twincere said...

I like the Nutcracker

tlcfromtn said...

My favorite movie is It's A Wonderful Life. Thanks!

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Unknown said...

Frosty The Snowman

Anonymous said...

I unabashadly must say that it is the movie (that in our family we refer to as "The BB Gun Movie!)...A Christmas Story, about Ralphie..the little boy who wanted the BB gun for Christmas! Great family fun!

Anonymous said...

My Favorite Holiday Story Is A Christmas Carol
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Anonymous said...

Im A Subscriber

Anonymous said...

'A Christmas Carol'!
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