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Holiday TV Classics: 49 TV Classic Episodes (2008)

Ricky Nelson , Vincent Price  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ricky Nelson, Vincent Price, George Burns, Red Skelton, Raymond Burr
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 22, 2008
  • Run Time: 1260 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00198PJNA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,662 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Holiday TV Classics: 49 TV Classic Episodes" on IMDb

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Mill Creek Entertainment brings to you 49 episodes of holiday-themed programming from some of your favorite classic television shows.

You'll truly enjoy the holidays with the likes of Jack Benny, Liberace, Bob Cummings, Betty White, Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, Raymond Burr and many others.

Sit back and relax with the family while you watch such classic shows as The Adventures of Long John Silver, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Red Skelton Show, Dragnet, Sherlock Holmes and Racket Squad.

Celebrate the season with your favorite television stars and shows!

Episodes:

The Adventures of Long John Silver - (1) episode, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Annie Oakley, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Bob Cummings Show (Love That Bob), Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Date with the Angels, Dear Phoebe, The Doctor, Dragnet, Dupont Theatre, Four Star Playhouse, General Electric Theater - A Child is Born, General Electric Theater - Fred Waring Christmas Music, The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show, Gruen Guild Playhouse - Joe Santa Claus, The Jack Benny Program, The Liberace Show, Lux Video Theatre - Holiday Affair Meet Corliss Archer, Paul Winchell Show, Petticoat Junction, Racket Squad, The Ray Bolger Show (Where's Raymond?), The Red Skelton Show, The Ruggles, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Screen Writers Playhouse - A String of Blue Beads Sherlock Holmes, A Star Shall Rise, Telephone Time.


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157 of 159 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Holiday Treat!! December 12, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a 4-disc set of 50's and early 60's era TV sit-coms, variety and drama for the Christmas season. An added bonus is a link on Disc One for a Virtual Fireplace that you can keep on the screen while listening to music,wrapping presents, trimming the tree, etc. Cozy.
This set is one of the best values I have seen anywhere for the price. Unbeatable. Curious that some reviewers are complaining about audio/video discrepancies. I have played through all of the discs several times and could not see or hear anything out of the ordinary. They are all in black and white, common in 50's TV, some shows are a little creaky, production-wise, but all the more charming, seeing these early TV holiday shows with a few creaks make them even more enjoyable.
Contents include 5 Christmas episodes of Ozzie and Harriet, 4 of the Beverly Hillbillies, also Christmas episodes of Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Dragnet, Burns and Allen, Abbot and Costello, Petticoat Junction. Variety and music shows, such as Liberace and Fred Waring. Drama shows include Four Star Playhouse, Dickens' A Christmas Carol with Vincent Price, even Sherlock Holmes and a Lux Theatre production of Holiday Affair. Many, many more. Other reviewers have included a complete listing here on Amazon. I was astounded to see original commercials included with some of the shows, giving it a real 50's feel! A wonderful step back in time! This is truly marvelous entertainment for the Christmas Season. Sit back with a mug of hot cocoa and some Christmas cookies, with the Christmas tree lights twinkling, curl up with the afghan and enjoy!!
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89 of 92 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Program list December 13, 2008
Format:DVD
CONTENTS for HOLIDAY TV CLASSICS (one episode each, unless indicated)--

THE ADVENTURES OF LONG JOHN SILVER ("The Orphans' Christmas") (Australia-1955) - Robert Newton/Connie Gilchrist/Kit Taylor/Billy Kay/Grant Taylor
THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE & HARRIET - 5 episodes
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
ANNIE OAKLEY ("Santa Claus Wears a Gun") (1956) - Gail Davis/Jimmy Hawkins/Brad Johnson/Stanley Andrews
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES - 4 episodes
THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW ("Love That Bob")
CAPTAIN GALLANT OF THE FOREIGN LEGION ("The Little Boy Who Found Christmas") (1955) - Buster Crabbe/Cullen Crabbe
The Christmas Carol (1949) - Vincent Price (host)/Taylor Holmes/Patrick Whyte/Queenie Leonard/Jill St.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So many memories January 18, 2009
By MollyB
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
There are so many episodes on this DVD we still haven't seen them all. If you grew up in the 50's and 60's you will remember some of these shows and commercials. We really enjoyed taking a little step back in time. The video quality of some of these episodes is a little rough or I would have given it 5 stars.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Yuck, Yuck and more Yuck December 4, 2012
Format:DVD
Why, you ask, do these episodes look so yucky?

It's because these are supposedly "public domain" episodes that were not copyrighted, or copyrights weren't renewed accidentally by the original rights owners.

And so, these aren't made from master film sources, they are generally taken from beat up film or tape copies, many times sent to TV stations when the shows were syndicated around the country.

And that's because the company that put out this mess, has no access to the original master sources.

And anyone can legally copy and sell them, because they are not copyrighted.

The studios that have the original film masters won't let them out, unless they can modify the films in some minor way so they can get a new copyright. And in most cases it's too much work for stuff that's already the flooded the market in PD mode.

If you buy a video set of a show or shows that's owned and put out for sale by one of the major studios like Universal, Paramount or Warner Bros, you'll get the best quality from their original masters.

Unfortunately, this isn't that.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Image Quality November 5, 2009
Format:DVD
While the cover here clearly shows 51 episodes, the disc I received only had 48 episodes. The image quality is HORRIBLE. There was absolutley no attempt to clean up the film, which is a real shame. At one point, my Robin Hood Christmas Goose episode showed words across the screen that said something to the effect of adjusting calibration. (Uh, this is a dvd, no adjusting of VHS on my end!) As for the sound, the voice track was good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great viewing great service
Published 24 days ago by heleneldridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas through the years
I have often wished I had captured all the Christmas shows of various series as they occurred and had a collection such as these. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jane A. St. Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect viewing during the holidays!
Published 2 months ago by Jaycey S Kelsven
4.0 out of 5 stars Holiday Classic
We are still viewing this, but what we saw so far was good, it is nice to relive these old shows.
Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth L. Moore
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Good.
Out of the 49 shows that are advertised on this DVD, there are about 40 shows that are just bad. Spouse doesn't like anything on this DVD. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Derek
5.0 out of 5 stars Merry Merry!
If you like the values of the old comedies then this is the perfect selection for family viewing. W e loved it!
Published 6 months ago by Collector 23
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value
This is a great collection. Reminds me of when I was a tiny kid! Some of it was even before my time, but I loved it all.
Published 8 months ago by Bridie McGarry
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Holiday DVD with lots and lots of classic Christmas shows
You can't miss with this one: Ozzie & Harriet, Beverly Hillbillies, and much much more, hours and hours of TV entertainment culled from the archives. Nice price, too. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Coinage
5.0 out of 5 stars love this window into the past
I love all the old shows from when i was a kid. Brings back so many great memories long before tv started showing so much trash that i dont want my kids to see. Read more
Published 8 months ago by streganona
3.0 out of 5 stars A Sad Collection
I forgot how terrible old TV shows were. I was born in 1950, and have never seen or heard of most of these shows.
Its a lot of live TV for the most part, in black and white. Read more
Published 8 months ago by William
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