This Christmas, Big Idea has released their two Christmas episodes on one DVD. This is great for those just finding the series since it will save them money.
First up is "The Toy That Saved Christmas" from 1996. In it, Mr. Nezzer has convinced Dinkletown that they need to buy lots of his toys to make the season happy. But one of those toys isn't buying it and sets out to prove that there's more to Christmas.
Being 8 years old, the animation is rather poor, but this is my favorite of the two on the disc. It's a fun little story with catchy songs that clearly presents what Christmas is all about. And anything with the "Oh, Santa" silly song is OK by me. This release does include the extra animation they did to turn it into a full hour special for PAX TV.
Next up is 2002's "The Star of Christmas." This episode finds the gang in Victorian England. While Bob and Larry (as Calvin and Millward) are planning a Christmas spectacular, across town a humble little church is putting on a Christmas pageant. When the two shows collide, watch out!
I'm not as big a fan of this episode in the series. I think it tries to stretch too short a story into 45 minutes. Still, it is VeggieTales and is entertaining with another great message about Christmas.
Between the two shows, this DVD has 90 minutes of entertainment on it. And that's not counting the 2 hours of bonus features. At the price of a normal DVD, if you are planning to get either of these stories this year, this is the way to do it. You can't beat two for the price of one! Anyone already owning them both on DVD will probably want to head right on by unless you want two copies of these fun Christmas specials.