Save Big On Open-Box & Preowned: Buy "Peanuts Holiday Collection (A Charlie Brown Christ...” from Amazon Warehouse Deals and save 36% off the $39.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all Open-Box & Preowned offers from Amazon Warehouse Deals.
Peanuts Holiday Collection (A Charlie Brown Christmas / It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving) [Blu-ray]
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Please note that the item contains three cases with two discs in each.
"It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown"
"The Mayflower Voyagers"
"It's Magic, Charlie Brown"
Top Customer Reviews
Warner Home Video remastered the audio of all these specials with a very cheesy faux 5.1 surround, giving the audio a hokey, echo-filled sound that just sounds very, very wrong. They sound as if they were processed through a "faux surround" mode found on the cheapest surround processor available.
Worse, because there is an echo added to the tracks, even if your processor or TV has a "mono" mode you CANNOT restore the audio to the original mono soundtrack most of us have heard for years, meaning that if you buy these for any kind of decent experience you need to WATCH the Blu-ray but sync up the DVD release for the AUDIO.
Warner Home Video could have EASILY included the original mono soundtracks as well, but decided that hokey fake surround would be a better choice, so ironically, sound quality-wise the mono Spanish audio tracks are BETTER.
As most of the reviews concentrate on the VIDEO quality of these releases, you likely would never know until you placed these discs in your player, hit play and wondered just what went wrong with the sound.
I can't say to stay away - I'll keep mine for the video quality and because I doubt I could get a decent price for these on the second-hand market - but be warned that if you are expecting that sound you've heard from years of TV runs or on the DVDs, you'll be SORELY disappointed.
Update: Note the 2011 release of this collection features the same horrid 5.1 DD mix as the earlier release. Stay away if you like the audio until WB gives us the original English 1.0 track back...
To be fair, I found that the special features make up for some of the lack in quality of the blu-ray dvds. It is interesting to learn about the histoy of each holiday specials and how the Christmas special was almost never produced. For the special features and the amount I paid for this set ($34.99), I didn't feel too bad about the purchase. I am disappointed in the quality but found that the special features make up for some of that disappointment.
Again, the quality of the dvds are not as great as I had hoped, but the special features are worth the consideration.
As prices for these DVDs tend to fluctuate, when I purchased this item it was at roughly $20. The individual specials tend to sell right around $15 to $18 a pop, so if you can snag this collection when it's around the price I got it for you should be very satisfied.
The only drawback I would say to this set is that for the money, you really don't get a lot of content. Each special is roughly a half our long. You get a bonus episode on each disc but, once again, price could seem a bit steep if you don't know what you are getting.
I give it a 4 out of 5 for the content factor. The rest is timeless holiday fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This made for a great gift for the peanuts lover. It's nice to have all of them together as often times they are only aired once.Published 14 days ago by Lara
Thought it included the DVD versions but when I checked, I had just misread the posting. Not exactly what I wanted but it was what I orders so no complaints.Published 29 days ago by Michael K. Veh
I would skip the Blu-Ray and go with the DVD. Did not seem very optimized for Blu-Ray to justify additional cost.Published 1 month ago by Ryanpdx
Always wanted these classic Charlie Browns on Blu-ray! Each movie has it's own disk, as apposed to the sets you buy in store, where every movie is just on the same disk. LOVE it!Published 2 months ago by Samantha
It is nice to have the entire Peanuts holiday collection so I can easily find and pop in the appropriate disk. What a lovely set!Published 2 months ago by Nicolle Perry
Great seller! Easy transaction! Excellent! Highly recommended. Thank you!Published 3 months ago by Beverly G. Moreau
Exactly what I ordered and a classic set for the holidays.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|If you already own the earlier Paramount DVDs...||
You can see some screen comparison on the review here -- http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/
Look for the links below 'Screen Comparison Gallery - Paramount (2000) vs. Warner Bros. (2008)'.
It certainly appears like they remastered the specials from the... Read More
Apr 11, 2009 by steve | See all 4 posts
|Is this a 3 disc or 6 disc set?||
It IS a 6-disc set...DVD and Blu Ray of each special.
Oct 8, 2010 by MadnessChic | See all 7 posts
|DVDS in Spanish, too?||
I'm a Spanish teacher too, and was looking for something I could show around Thanksgiving.
I read the "special details" : All titles include English, Japanese, and Portugese audio and English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, and Thai subtitles. Spanish audio and subtitles also... Read More
Nov 22, 2009 by sra in frisco | See all 4 posts
|bonus episode It's magic about Lucy ice skating?||
I'm not sure about a Lucy skating special, but there was a special about Peppermint Patty as a figure skater ... it's called "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown". Other than that, the only Lucy skating I can remember is from the Christmas one.
The bonus episode here is just about Snoopy... Read More
Jan 5, 2009 by r | See all 4 posts
|Does this set include the Deluxe Remaster Editions?||
Yes, it does. As per the official press release:
"The Peanuts Holiday Collection contains everyone's favorite Peanuts Holiday titles in one set with the all-new deluxe editions. The collector's set includes A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition, A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe... Read More
Sep 23, 2008 by Rick Truell | See all 4 posts
|Blu-ray and DVD Combo or Just Blu-ray||Be the first to reply|
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > 10-12 Years
- Movies & TV > 3-6 Years
- Movies & TV > 7-9 Years
- Movies & TV > Animation
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray > TV
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Kids & Family
- Movies & TV > Holidays & Seasonal > Christmas > Classics Kids Love
- Movies & TV > Holidays & Seasonal > Christmas > Timeless Holiday Favorites
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > All Titles
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > Kids & Family
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Warner Home Video > Television
- Movies & TV > TV