Family Friendly Christmas Movies Giveaway

December 19, 2012

I absolutely love Christmas.  I love listening to music, decorating my house and visiting with my family and friends.  I also love watching Christmas movies.  As a mother of two children I’m aware that it can be hard to find good quality movies for children.  I heard about three movies this year and was lucky enough to review them.



New DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment Starring

C. Thomas Howell, Brooke Langton and Tom Arnold Delivers Festive Fun to Families Nationwide – November 6, 2012

Beverly Hills, CA – You better watch out, Rudolph… a new four-legged hero is coming to town…!

Chilly Christmas, a brand-new feature film unleashing November 6, 2012 on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, will deliver a sleigh-load of fun for audiences of all ages!  Featuring top talent, including C. Thomas Howell, Brooke Langton and Tom Arnold, this heartwarming holiday adventure shows Christmas miracles really do come true.

“We are delighted to help kids and families celebrate the season with this festive DVD they can enjoy together,” said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment.  “Chilly Christmas will allow families to bring home the joy of the holidays this year, and for many Christmases to come!”

Chilly Christmas (SRP $19.98), 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 Newest Christmas Caper – Starring Gary Valentine, Elisa Donovan, Dean Cain and the Voice Talents of Joey Lawrence and Peyton List, with Michael Gross and Shelley Long – Delivers Festive Fun for the Whole Family

Fourth Title in Best-Selling Series Comes Home for the Holidays at
Retail Nationwide – December 4, 2012

Beverly Hills, CA – You better watch out…!  This holiday season, families from coast-to-coast are in store for more tail-wagging fun with The Dog Who Saved The Holidays.  Starring Gary Valentine, Elisa Donovan and Dean Cain, along with Michael Gross and Shelley Long, and featuring Joey Lawrence and Peyton List as the voices of two dueling dogs, the newest title in the best-selling DVD series from Anchor Bay Entertainment bounds onto retail shelves nationwide, December 4, 2012.

“Audiences of all ages will delight in the merry mischief of The Dog Who Saved The Holidays, the latest installment of the popular series,” said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment.  “The non-stop action combined with a roster of terrific talent will make this seasonal sequel a classic for many Christmases to come.”

The fur-flying fun of The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (SRP $19.98) 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!

Delivering loads of laughs and heartwarming family entertainment, The Dog Who Saved The Holidays is the perfect addition to every holiday movie collection!


New Feature Film Release from Anchor Bay Entertainment Delivers Holiday Fun for the Whole Family – December 4, 2012

Audiences from coast-to-coast are in store for a sleigh-full of excitement with Elf-Man, a festive new DVD release for the whole family, from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  Starring Jason “Wee Man” Acuña (Jackass, Grind), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The Frighteners, From Beyond) and Mackenzie Astin (In Love and War, “The Facts of Life,” Iron Will), the hilarious and heartwarming original film soars into retail stores nationwide on December 4.

“We’re delighted to introduce a new Christmas hero to kids everywhere with this debut title,” said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment.  “Elf-Man is loaded with laughs and engaging family-friendly entertainment, making it the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season this year, and for many more to come.”

The non-stop action of Elf-Man (SRP $19.98) begins on Christmas Eve at the Harper house, where Ryan and Kasey Harper’s dad, Eric (Mackenzie Astin) is hard at work on his newest invention.  The Harpers are all set to have a merry Christmas – until Eric is kidnapped by a gang of thieves, who seek to steal his newest creation.  When Santa arrives that night to find the Harpers in trouble, he fulfills the wish that Kasey makes on a magical elf doll by leaving behind one of his elves (“Wee Man”) to help save her dad.  As the robbers scheme to break into the house, the Harpers help their new friend discover his true powers as superhero “Elf-Man”!  With time running out and the Harpers counting on him, Elf-Man takes on the kidnappers in a heroic attempt to save the family’s Christmas.

“Family Approved for All Ages” by the Dove Foundation, the new DVD also features Mirelly Taylor (The Historian Paradox, EvenHand, Kiss Me Again) and introduces Carly Robell and Blake Kaiser as the Harper kids.

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