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3.0 out of 5 stars First time on dvd but Deluxe edition??? I don't think so., August 10, 2012
This review is from: The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow Deluxe Edition (DVD)
Here we go, another year and another so called " deluxe edition " from Warner bros. The only good thing about this dvd is that this is the first time this Rankin Bass classic has been on dvd. Deluxe normally means great extras, here we have none. Deluxe edition means a great remastered picture, bearing in mind the other deluxe editions had no noticeable visual improvements over their regular dvd counterparts, one best be going in with low expectations. Here is what Warner Bros should have done, released " The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus " in a deluxe edition with " The First Christmas " as an extra, this special it's only about 23 mins long so no need charging this high price when it's nothing added with any value. I guess as Rankin Bass fans we should be some what happy that Wb even bothered to release this long lost Christmas special however.

I give this Rankin Bass special 5 stars, it's adorable and heart warming. The cover art and the nerve to be charging this price without any extras gets one star! WB never listens to fans on Rankin Bass shows and even on Hanna Barbera shows, they just release it the way they want it, it's too bad big non-nostalgic corps own these properties where as some of the smaller studios would release these with love and care with extras like interviews with the people who made these shows possible like Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, Romeo Muller for example, these people are still around and paying them a little for their time to participate in extras only seems fair for all the money WB has made over the years with these shows on home video and on broadcasting on television every year.

A side note: Drummer Boy Book II is also finally available on dvd for this first time. It's paired with 3 other Rankin Bass specials on one dvd (Leprechauns Christmas Gold, The Stingiest man in town & Pinocchio's Christmas) put out by Warner Archive, doing an amazon search should make it come up, it's already for sale. Also all pre-74 Rankin Bass shows have now transferred ownership to Dreamworks a few weeks ago, WB owns all post-74 Rankin Bass specials, here's hoping Dreamworks start doing a good job with the other Rankin Bass specials WB doesn't own though I don't have high hopes.

About the story (wikipedia)

" A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightning, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to play an angel in the abbey's Christmas pageant, and the Christmas snow that falls during the pageant works a small miracle."

It is narrated by Angela Lansbury
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Initial post: Oct 14, 2012 8:08:53 PM PDT
Brian Kinney says:
These classic heartwarming stories should all be released together and carefully restored the best they can on bluray and quit carelessy putting them out like they do and charging way too much.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 4:19:32 AM PST
oh...just me says:
I know this isn't English class, but please learn how to write before you post again. Your elementary school writing skills are aggravating for a literate person to trudge though, especially when you actually have good points to make.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 11:51:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2013 8:52:20 AM PST
RetroMan says:
Irene who has NO reviews to critique, don't you know people in glass houses shouldn't throw stone stop trying to find faults in legitimate reviews.
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