Holly, Jolly G. Guide! The Original Christmas Classics & Veggie Tales Little Drummer Boy – Review & GivAway

This post may contain affiliate links. This means, if you make a purchase through one of my links, I may receive a very small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

Growing up, there were few things that signaled the coming Christmas holiday more pleasantly than our favorite Christmas movies.  Some of our favorite movies are now included in the The Original Christmas Classics boxed set.  I was so excited when I received one of these to review.  Big Brother just recently discovered Santa and Rudolph and I’m excited to enjoy the same classic holiday movies with him that I enjoyed with my family while i was growing up.

The cute and family-friendly box set contains four of the most beloved holiday TV specials of all time, including the Rankin/Bass classics “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and “Frosty Returns.” Watching these iconic TV specials are part of the American holiday tradition, just like baking cookies or trimming the Christmas tree!  The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without them…

Also included in the DVD version are:

  • Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Cricket on the Hearth


If you’re looking for a more religious Christmas movie that the kids can enjoy we really liked Veggie Tales The Little Drummer Boy.  Veggie Tales is wonderful about teaching scripture stories while helping kids understand some of the messages behind those stories.

In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus. A story of generosity, hope and love, this timeless tale will warm the hearts of children everywhere!

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • “The Little Drummer Boy” Music Video
  • Sing-Along Songs—“The 8 Polish Foods of Christmas” and “Can’t Smile Without Ewe”
  • Behind the Music of “The Little Drummer Boy”
  • Visit a Drum Factory with Junior
  • Family Activity—Make Your Own Drum
  • Interactive Book Preview—Christmas Is Finally Here

One of the things I love about the Veggie Tales movies is that at the end of each one the characters talk about a principle they have learned.  In The Little Drummer Boy, through misunderstandings feelings are hurt and offense is taken.  At the end the characters have learned about forgiveness.  They talk about forgiving one another and the misunderstandings are cleared up.  Those lessons always spark teaching opportunities.

You can purchase the The Original Christmas Classics on DVD for (current price) $21.99, or purchase The Original Christmas Classics [Blu-ray] for (current price) $30.99.

Veggie Tales: Little Drummer Boy on DVD is only $11.99 from Amazon.com.

After you enter here, be sure to stop by Peace, Love, and Poop and Freckleberry Finds for more great Gift ideas and giveaways!

Disclosure: I was provided with the above mentioned products at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review. My opinions are honest and are entirely my own.


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. Michelle Ferguson says
    My favorite Christmas tradition is reading The Night Before Christmas before bed on Christmas eve!
  2. RaettigFamily says
    My favorite is going to church for the Christmas Eve service
  3. seeing others happy with the gifts you give them
  4. My favorite thing is gathering all friends and family together and spending time with them!
  5. Liz Robinson says
    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree or making cookies.
  6. My favorite thing is the time our family spends together.
  7. My favorite thing is just being together as a family and having the kids home from school! mrshud at cox dot net
  8. I love the lights and decorations.
  9. My favorite holiday tradition is watching peanuts with the family lmerritt49903@gmail.com
  10. Colleen Maurina says
    One of our Christmas traditions is giving each child their special yearly ornament the day we put the Christmas tree up.
  11. Gerri Bolen says
    My favorite tradition is our Elf on the shelf we have done ours at Christmas (if you dont know what it is you can buy it at Borders or online at Amazon) the kids look forward to when Rosie thats what we named ours shows up ever year.
  12. My favorite thing about Christmas is the stockings :D livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com
  13. I love going and looking at the lights
  14. Christina C says
    The best part about Christmas is spending time with family!!
  15. My 5 yr old just discovered Veggie Tales and we are hooked. Love em! I love fun ways to teach our kids about the true meaning of Christmas :)
  16. SweetPanda says
    My favourite is wrapping Christmas gifts and writing Christmas cards
  17. Joy Newlan says
    midnight mass!
  18. Jennie Swencki says
    I love seeing all the decorations, especially the lights
  19. My favorite thing about Christmas is getting together with my family.
  20. First, I'm so glad you're back! Then, my favorite Christmas tradition was always listening to my mom read us a Christmas Story right before bed on Christmas Eve.
  21. Jessica Snook says
    My favorite tradition is driving around our neighborhood to look at all the lights.
  22. My favorite tradition is reading the night before christmas on christmas eve.
  23. April Brenay says
    We wear new pjs for Christmas! and wear them ALL day :P
  24. Adrienne gordon says
    We love caroling
  25. Giving gifts to loved ones is my favorite part of Christmas.
  26. Jessica Carnaggio says
    I love giving presents to people.
  27. My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies with my daughter. abfantom at yahoo dot com
  28. fave tradition- baking xmas cookies w/ family annae07 at aol dot com
  29. We make gingerbread houses.
  30. I love that Jesus was born!
  31. Julie Witt says
    We start listening to Christmas music at our Thanksgiving dinner, and that gets us all in the mood for the Christmas holidays :)
  32. My favorite Christmas tradition is making Christmas stockings for the family on Christmas Eve. jackieque@comcast.net
  33. Kathleen Downes says
    I love baking sugar cookies and decorating them with icing and sprinkles.
  34. I love White Christmas on the TV with some popcorn. Thanks!
  35. I like decorating a gingerbread house with my kids every year.
  36. Stephanie V. says
    eating tamales on christmas eve with extended family
  37. renee walters says
    My favorite tradition is staying up the night before and wrapping all the kids presents with my siblings! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway! Renee Walters Bored2quickly@hotmail.com
  38. crystle tellerday says
    i like giving people presants
  39. My favorite tradition was always waking up to stockings at the end of our bed. I plan to continue that with my son. :) Oh and the food!!
  40. JoAnna Kane says
    My favorite tradition is my mom making pie!
  41. I love celebrating Jesus' birth. My favorite tradition is every Christmas Eve we buy a new Christmas movie for the night and watch it together then. We have quite the collection because we started this the first Christmas and have been married 13 years.
  42. Monique Rizzo says
    Watching Christmas Movies while we decorate the tree/ Thanks for the chance. mogrill12@gmail.com
  43. We loving celebrating the whole Christmas season starting with Advent the first Sunday after Thanksgiving and ending with the 12th Day of Christmas on January 6.
  44. My favorite tradition is opening stockings first thing on Christmas morning (kids and adults alike)!
  45. I love watching The Christmas Story and decorating the tree. ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com
  46. I love the candle light service at our church!
  47. Jamie Brigham says
    My favorite Christmas tradition honestly is just sitting around in our P.J's all day watching our kids play with their new toys. Nothing quite like quiet family time at home
  48. My favorite is having hot cocoa and cinnamon buns on Christmas morning.
  49. my dad and i watch "how the grinch stole xmas" every year!
  50. My favorite thing is my whole family getting together.
  51. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
    I love our christmas eve supper b y candle light vmkids3 at msn dot com
  52. Allison Downes says
    My favorite thing is being with my family!
  53. My favorite tradition is gathering with my children on Christmas eve to eat home baked cookies and enjoy Christmas movies. grannylovesgiftbaskets@hotmail.com
  54. My favorite thing about Christmas is going to church together,then spending time as a family.
  55. Oh goodness... I absolutely cannot name just ONE thing about Christmas that I love.. But I can list a few: hot cocoa on snowy evenings, the smell of the Christmas tree, Christmas music and holiday baking. :)
  56. Decorating the tree and spending time with my family Christmas morning!
  57. We love to attend a "Visit Bethlehem" event where a church in a small country town an hour away from us puts up an amazing real town of Bethlehem. People are in costume, acting out real life in Bethlehem (wood carvers, sellers, inn keepers, animal keepers, tax collecters, beggars, Roman soldiers, ect.). Plus, the Christmas Story is woven throughout the town so you get a true feel for what it might have been like. God's Gift to us is so precious!
  58. I love watching little ones open their presents. i love the big meals and family together. I love the Xmas tree and music. Rita
  59. One of our Christmas traditions is to have the Christmas meal on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day. I like it because it means that I can spend the day with my kids and husband rather than having to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen preparing a big meal.
  60. I love the food of the season-yum! smchester at gmail dot com
  61. We love visiting our city's tree lighting ceremony.
  62. I love the decorations (okay and giving my children presents!) alsatia23 at hotmail dot com
  63. One of my fav. traditions is having the Christmas Elf come on Christmas Eve and deliver a new pair of PJ's for my son to wear to bed that night!
  64. Melanie Mervin says
    We put up the tree on Thanksgiving night.
  65. Suzanne Denys says
    I love going to our museum of science and Industry and seeing the Christmas trees around the world. It s one of my favorite Christmas traditions.
  66. We love to bake and decorate cookies.
  67. My favorite thing is spending time with my whole family. sreis1987@gmail.com
  68. My favorite thing at Christmas is reading the Christmas story from the Bible. We do it every year!
  69. Watching Christmas movies!
  70. Christy Johnson says
    My favorite Christmas tradition is baking cookies with my boys and letting them decorate!
  71. my favorite part is baking
  72. Kimmie Barnes says
    My favorite is getting together with extended family. Kimmie Barnes shawnandkim@suddenlink.net jakeremom--twitter and GFC
  73. Kimmie Barnes says
    ~~~My favorite is getting together with extended family. Kimmie Barnes shawnandkim@suddenlink.net jakeremom--twitter and GFC
  74. Jacqui Odell says
    being with my family
  75. all the great homecooked food on Christmas day
  76. My favorite thing about Christmas is teaching my children about Jesus.
  77. My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering with my family each year and having a nice Christmas dinner together, enjoying each others company and having a great time.
  78. Patty White says
    My favorite thing about Christmas is all of the decorations!!
  79. Knowing that Jesus has come and saved us all.
  80. Missy Lynnh says
    I enjoy creating memories with my kids. They're all young now and have so much excitement about Christmas and Santa.
  81. My favorite is family movie night during the weeks between Halloween and Christmas. The kids and I pick a different holiday-themed film, curl up on the couch and spend quality time together.
  82. Patricia Pinkston says
    Spending time with my family, and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.
  83. my fav tradition is the big turkey dinner on xmas day!
  84. favorite traditions - our German tradition of celebrating in the evening.
  85. My favorite tradition is letting each of our children open one present on Christmas Eve and then sending them off to bed excited about the morning. jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com
  86. It has to be decorating the tree
  87. watching a Christmas movie before heading to bed on Christmas eve
  88. Belinda Shaw says
    My Christmas traditiion is to place the nativity scene under the Christmas tree. I've had this since I was five years old and now my grandkids really enjoy looking at it too!
  89. We like to drive around looking at neighbor's Christmas lights.
  90. Angela Winesburg says
    i love spending time with my family
  91. My favorite thing about Christmas is getting together with my family.
  92. shirley pebbles says
    My favorite thing about Christmas is everything is peaceful for one day.
  93. My favorite thing about Christmas is having the chance to spend time with my family!
  94. My favorite thing about Christmas is having more time to spend with my family.
  95. Angela Cisco says
    On Christmas ever we take a drive and look at all the pretty lights.
  96. tracey johnson says
    this will probably sound silly, but i love the feeling of christmas.
  97. I love to decorate for Christmas with my kids. Then I love to enjoy the colors, music and lights with my family. I am usually really sad when I have to take it all down and put it away. It does make the next year exciting.
  98. We play the pickle game.
  99. dinner with the family amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com
  100. My favorite thing about Christmas is buying gifts for others! textbookmommy at gmail dot com
  101. Juli Guthrie says
    Favorite tradition is putting up the tree with my boys.
  102. JESUS is my favorite thing about Christmas!
  103. My favorite Christmas tradition is reading the story of the birth of Jesus Christmas Eve night before bed.
  104. We actually started a tradition a few years ago. Every Christmas Eve we head to my grandparents in-laws. We eat, open presents, listen to the Christmas Story and Santa usually makes a quick visit! Then after we head back to our house to make cookies for Santa! Its a lotta fun and now that our little girl is 5, she will have even more fun! ! I LOVE Christmas..
  105. We like to bake Christmas cookies!
  106. Decorating the Christmas Tree is my favorite tradition
  107. I like seeing all my family at my grandma's house.
  108. Shannon Herrington says
    The presents are good, the food is great, but honestly I love the family time! When else can you have everyone you love in one room together laughing and carrying on.