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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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00198PJNA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,075 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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Editorial Reviews

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.

Customer Reviews

This compilation includes 51 episodes and most of them look pretty good.
Stan D.
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.
L'escribe
I really enjoyed this collection as it brought back many memories from my childhood (almost like watching an old family movie).
John P. Gelinas

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

162 of 164 people found the following review helpful By L'escribe on 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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94 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Annie Van Auken TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By MollyB on January 18, 2009
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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Commisioned on November 25, 2013
Format: DVD
Im so tired of people buying stuff that is clearly public domain material, then bitching about it. Just so you know.... these are not from original studio masters and no millions havent been dumped into remastering them. So yes some of the episodes are taken from the best available source. Some are better than others. ANother complaint I'm sick of is that the shows are just too old and you shouldnt bother, when the titles are clearly listed on the packaging. Yes clearly they are old shows. To me that is the joy in it. And the simple fact is, if these shows were not put out in this way, they would not be put out at all, and would basically be lost forever. So just because its not "remastered" from "original studio masters", does not lessen the enjoyment of these shows. If you're old enough to remember how tv used to be and miss it. And you're looking for some good christmas stuff to have on while you're doing holiday stuff around the house. This is a great product. It has a wide variey of programming. And the virtual firelace is very nice.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jacques Tutite on December 4, 2012
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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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