So I ordered a Christmas wreath online and was playing Christmas music all morning. It’s not even Halloween yet and although I wait until closer to Thanksgiving to start my holiday decorations and spirit, I am starting a little early this year since I will be full term at Thanksgiving. The recent Backyardigans release has been yet another holiday show I have been watching with my daughter and she is getting really excited about Christmas trees, snow (hopefully we’ll get a little!) and decorations.
I know I have mentioned this in the past, but I am a Backyardigans fan, because I love how much music they incorporate into the episodes and I enjoy the different genres they expose kids to in a kid-friendly context. The Action Elves is probably our favorite episode so far, but they are all fun, musical and imaginative episodes that aren’t necessarily specific to the holidays so you can enjoy them any time of the year. It is available at your favorite retailer or online on sites like Amazon.com.
NEW YORK – Sept. 1, 2010 – When Abominable Snowmen Tyrone and Austin take Santa’s magic sack, it’s up to the heroic Action Elves to use their terrific toy-building talents to get the sack back on this brand new DVD, The Backyardigans:
In every episode of The Backyardigans, five high-spirited neighbors meet in their adjoining backyards and use their imaginations to transform themselves into different locations for epic adventures. Each half-hour episode of this Emmy® Award-winning show features a unique music/dance genre with four original songs, along with real choreographed movements recreated in animation.
The Action Elves Save Christmas
It’s Christmas Eve and Santa’s Magic Sack is missing. This sounds like a job for Santa’s Action Elves! Tasha, Uniqua, and Pablo are the stealthiest elves around. Are they crafty enough to get past the Abominable Brothers?
Music Genre: Memphis Soul (Stax-Volt)
Pablo and the Acorns
The Acorns (Tasha, Tyrone, and Austin) are kindly Scouts who value outdoor adventure and helping those in need. But they are put to the ultimate challenge when they try to help Pablo, an evil dictator from outer space.
Music Genre: Society Band
The Big Dipper Diner
Waitress Uniqua and Cook Pablo meet their hungriest customer yet when Hugs, a sweet little space alien, drops into their space diner. But an almost identical space alien, the Blarg, is also in the neighborhood shrinking things!
Music Genre: Hootenanny
The Amazing Splashinis
The Amazing Splashinis (Uniqua, Tyrone, and Pablo) astound with their incredible synchronized dives. But practicing their latest dive becomes close to impossible when they discover a Sea Monster in the pool.
Music Genre: Balalaika Orchestra
The Backyardigans: Christmas With The Backyardigans Fast Facts:
Street Date: Oct. 5, 2010
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: 95 Minutes
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