All I have to say another year comes and another year of disappointment from Warner Bros. They just don't get it, instead of releasing this box set with the never before remastered releases of Rankin Bass's " The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus " and " The First Christmas " also " Little Drummer Boy Book II " we get this new set with the not so classic " Miser Bros Christmas " included which could hardly capture any of the magic of the original Miser Bros in " The Year without a Santa Claus " Rankin Bass classic.
I would recommend to get the proper previous set if you really do not have these shows yet, as it was a much better box set, though they did make a blunder and insert the wrong disc for The Year without a Santa Claus in many sets with the the live action movie so you never know if you'll get the right disc. Just goes to show you how much care they take with these great shows to insert the wrong disc. Stay clear of this 2011 Christmas box set and send Warner Bros a message you want all ORIGINAL Rankin Bass classics! They ditched the Rankin Bass animated original " The Stingiest Man in Town " in this box set which was a take on the Christmas Carol. The only thing good they did here was include the Rankin Bass classic " Jack Frost" but still every year Rankin Bass fans hope for something like The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus and that would have been a much better fit since Jack Frost is already out in a stand alone deluxe edition.
Here's what you get in this box set if you are curious.
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold
The Year Without A Santa Claus
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
Nestor The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
A Miser Brothers Christmas
Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July
It's could be so much better! If only Warner Bros would release all the Rankin Bass specials they own in one box set with a whole disc of Rankin Bass related extras I am sure they would sell a lot more of these. I give the Original Rankin Bass shows here and The Grinch 5 stars but this release I give 2 out of 5 stars because it's just the same old, same old!