Classic Christmas Favorites
First, everyone's favorite little puppet boy gets into holiday trouble when his money for papa Geppetto's gift is stolen in the stop-motion Yuletide tale "Pinocchio's Christmas" (1980). Alan King, George S. Irving supply voices. "The Stingiest Man In Town" (1978) is the Rankin/Bass studio's delightful cartoon adaptation of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," chronicling the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge's Yuletide change of heart. With the voices of Walter Matthau, Tom Bosley, Theodore Bikel, Dennis Day. A young boy stranded on a magic island helps a band of the "wee folk" save their loot from a banshee, in the stop-motion special "The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold" (1981). Features the voices of Art Carney and Peggy Cass. Four-disc set also includes "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966), "The Year Without A Santa Claus" (1974), "'Twas the Night Before Night Christmas" (1974), "Frosty's Winter Wonderland," "Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey," "Rudolph's Shiny New Year," and "Rudolph And Frosty: Christmas In July." 6 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; featurettes; more.