Saturday, 19 December 2009

Family Holiday Movies

The Dog Who Saved Christmas: "Part of ABC Family’s 2009 “25 Days of Christmas,” The Dog Who Saved Christmas is a “fetching” live-action comedic tale about love and loyalty, featuring the highly-recognizable voice talent of Mario Lopez (Dancing With the Stars, Saved by the Bell) as Zeus, a mischievous yellow Labrador. Zeus appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the Bannister family needs, but when two befuddled burglars set out to break into the family’s home while they are away for Christmas, the careless canine snatches the chance to be a hero, proving that every dog – even this one – has his day!

The Dog Who Saved Christmas boasts a “top dog” team of talent, including Adrienne Barbeau (Fly Me to the Moon), Dean Cain (Superman: The Adventures of Lois & Clark), Elise Donovan (Clueless; Sabrina, The Teenage Witch), and Gary Valentine (King of Queens). Adding two fresh young faces to the cast as the Bannister children are Sierra McCormack (Land of the Lost, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?) and Charlie Stewart (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody)."

The Velveteen Rabbit: "Children and families nationwide need not wait until Easter for a visit from their favorite rabbit! One of the most beloved family tales of all time returns in this enchanting combination of live-action drama and animated adventure. The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of a boy named Toby who is sent by his busy father to spend the holiday season with his stern grandmother. Toby’s world instantly brightens when he discovers the house’s “magic attic,” where three forgotten toys – including a special stuffed rabbit – unlock an imaginative world that will change all their lives forever!

Starring the voice talents of Jane Seymour, Tom Skeritt and Ellen Burstyn, this charming and unforgettable classic will be a gift to treasure all year long."

The Velveteen Rabbit is a very cute film, with half animation and have live action. John David loves this movie and in the two days we've had, he's watched it three times already! The other thing I like about this movie is that it doesn't have to be just a holiday movie. I can see my kiddos watching this all year long. The Velveteen Rabbit is rated G, retails for $14.98, and runs for 88 minutes. You can go here to see a trailer for this movie.

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