I'm really looking forward to the holidays, but I'm not looking forward to the winter weather. All that rain and cold and snow mean that the kids need to spent a lot more time indoors, and everyone is sure to get a bad case of cabin fever. And once winter break starts, look out!
The trick is to find fun indoor activities that everyone will look forward to, especially ones that come only with the season, such as gingerbread house decorating, trimming the tree, making holiday crafts, or snuggling with the kids underneath a cozy blanket, with a bowl of popcorn and a mug of cocoa, in front of the tv. Throw in some fun holiday DVD's, and all of a sudden the kids are happy to stay indoors! Here are some great holiday kids' DVDs from NCircle Entertainment that are sure to get your whole family into the holiday spirit:
"It's Always Christmas With You!" - This brand new holiday DVD includes a mix of 14 original new tunes and seasonal favorites. It’s the first holiday DVD in seven years from the beloved platinum-selling band from Down Under, and it features celebrity guests including ‘N Sync's Joey Fatone, who sings a sweet rendition of “O Holy Night.” (If you were an ‘N Sync fan, you may remember their version of the song, which became a mega hit in 1998!) "It's Always Christmas With You!" was filmed on location on three different continents, and introduces children to the diverse ways different cultures celebrate the holidays.
“The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That: Told From the Cold” – This brand new DVD contains four episodes from the popular PBS Kids series. “Starring” the voice of actor-comedian Martin Short, the four episodes on this learning-and-fun-filled DVD are: Snowman’s Land, Flight of the Penguin, A Long Winter’s Nap and Reindeer Games.
“WordWorld: New Happy Holiday WordFriends" – A brand new DVD from the multiple Emmy Award-winning PBS Kids series, WordWorld, featuring three holiday-themed episodes: The Christmas Star, A Christmas Present for Dog, and Duck’s Family Reunion – plus a bonus music video, Dancing Dog.
“Chloe’s Closet: Winter Wonderland” - The debut DVD from the charming PBS Kids Sprout series will unlock preschoolers’ imaginations as they try on all the fantastic winter treasures in Chloe’s Closet. The DVD features four episodes: On Frozen Pond, Best in Snow, Getting to Snow You, and Icing Escapades.
“The Fairies: Christmas Wishes in Fairyland” – With a sprinkling of fairy dust, love and friendship, Fairyland is transformed into a magical Christmas setting. Tinytots will sing and dance along to their favorite Christmas carols and learn new songs as they celebrate the joys of the season with Harmony and Rhapsody!
Hmm... now that I think about it, the cold weather isn't looking so bad after all.
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Disclosure: I will be receiving a copy of each of the DVDs featured in this post as a thank-you for posting this information. Thanks to NCircle Entertainment for providing sample copies for me and for the product giveaway. Product information is provided by NCircle Entertainment and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.