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Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghost Of Christmas Eve

4.8 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Nov. 20 2009
  • Run Time: 46 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005R1N6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,985 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Tos'S The Ghost Of Christmas Eve - Now Available For The First Time On Vhs And Dvd - Is A Unique Fantasy Trip Through The Magic Of Christmas. Narrated By Award-Winning Actor Ossie Davis, The Production Takes Us On A Journey Of A Runaway Little Girl'S Decision To Return To Her Family After She Enters A Rundown Theater For Shelter And Encounters An Old Caretaker Who Guides Her On Her Journey. This Magical Story - Which Features Appearances From Atlantic Recording Artists Jewel And Michael Crawford - Was Filmed Entirely On Location At The Newly Refurbished And Historic Loews Jersey Theatre In Jersey City, New Jersey, And Includes Performances Of Such Tracks As "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," And "This Christmas Day,". Track Listing: O' Come All Ye Faithful/O Holy Night Good King Joy Hark! The Herald Angels Sing -- Featuring Jewel Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) Christmas Canon O Holy Night -- Featuring Michael Crawford Music Box Blues Promises To Keep This Christmas Day First Snow

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra. One great band, one amazing concept. This DVD contains music taken from the bands first two albums. (Christmas Eve and Other Stories & The Christmas Attic.) The DVD contains a nice mix of the bands original music + a great little story intertwined to go along with it. The story is that of a run-away girl who, to escape the cold one night enters an abandoned theater. Inside she meets The Caretaker, played by Ossie Davis. While inside he introduces her to an amazing show only the likes of angels (actually the spirits and ghosts of the theater) could have performed. The show is that of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In the act they are joined by Jewel singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and by Michael Crawford singing "O Holy Night." The Caretaker uses the imagery of the show to help the girl to change her life. Such songs as "Good King Joy," "Music Box Blues," "This Christmas Day," and "Christmas Canon" are performed to wonderful amazement. As well, on some songs the band is joined by a beautiful children's choir. Hearing them alone will bring a tear to your eye. Some complain about the length of the DVD. Sure, it may only be 46 minutes long, but it is a 46 minute adventure that is well worth it. The disc lacks in the special feature area, but there is a complete discography and a bonus track; the `Timeless Version' of "Christmas In Sarajevo." I highly recommend this DVD. The T.S.O. have done an excellent job of telling a story while showing the kind of music they produce. The tale is heart-warming, the music is emotionally intense and this is one DVD that is good any time of the year. And the best part is that you can share with others besides the ghosts on Christmas Eve.
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I'm not sure what I was expecting here, but I certainly wasn't disappointed. The story from "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" has been modified a bit to allow for different tracks to be used, a fact that makes this something new and different rather than just videos of the group performing their songs. The highlight for me is the incredible version of "O Holy Night" that simply takes your breath away. This DVD is full of the passion and originality that make their three cd's such extraordinary experiences, and seeing them perform reminds me of the energy of their concert that I was fortunate enough to see (highly recommended also, by the way). While I would have loved to see more music contained here, the length seems to be perfect, as it can hold you spellbound and not drag out a bit. No one here will win awards for their acting, but it isn't about the acting--it's about the music and the season. This is a great DVD to own.
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I agree with the other reviewers. TSO is magic. Plain and simple. But this DVD is, well, an extended music video.
There's a big difference. Let me try to explain it to you.
I saw TSO in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on December 2. It was a sold out show and I was sitting second row center.
Words can't even begin to describe the emotions I experienced that night. I was awed. I was captivated. I was stirred. I was in tears. I was transported to another world, a magical world of beauty, joy, passion -- did I say magic? The word that best describes what I experienced is "magic."
A TSO CD is mesmerizing all on its own. But a TSO performance is an unbelievable experience.
This DVD -- The Ghost of Christmas Eve -- falls somewhere in between. It's all the music with none of the magic.
Maybe that's too harsh. Maybe it's all of the music with SOME of the magic.
This DVD is part on-stage performance (lip sync'd) and part movie. It's the story of a young woman looking to get home on Christmas, helped by a kindly caretaker (Ossie Davis). The caretaker shows the girl a Christmas performance that captivates her heart and mind (naturally, it's TSO that appears on stage in what was an empty auditorium).
Paul O'Neill, the director of this and producer of TSO and Savatage albums, is brilliant. He has the ability to capture the feeling of Christmas magic and set it to music.
But this effort is far too tame, too flat, to do justice to what TSO has to offer.
Don't get me wrong. This is really fun to watch. But if Paul really wants to stir his audience he'd simply film the band live -- the entire show from start to finish -- and let the performance speak for itself. I would pay hundreds of dollars to see a DVD of the performance I attended. And I'm sure there are many others like me out there.
So until an actual, real, magical TSO performance is filmed, this DVD will have to do. But it's a pale imitation of the real thing.
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My wife and I would love to pay to take a whole bunch of people to hear TSO! They are amazing. Christmas is about Christmas, not Santa Claus. They take the story of Christmas and re-present it in a modern context with a totally inspiring mix of Classic music and Rock!

We have been to their concerts at least 2 or 3 times. Will go again. Nice to be able to buy a package of all or almost all of their Christmas presentations. I bought this to send to a friend who has lost the spirit of Christmas.

All of their stories are masterfully presented! I love to hear classic songs presented so skilfully and then suddenly the power of rock is added to the mix without destroying the mood set by the classical.

Second only to being in a live performance is buying and listening to their CD's and better yet, watching and listening to their DVD'S!!!

We love it. I was never much of a rock fan until I heard the way TSO mixes classical and rock!

It spans the generations! The concerts have grandfathers like myself, almost 70, and my wife and kids of all ages. It is not many types of music that can accomplish that feat! TSO does!

If you do not go, at least buy the DVD! Then resistance will be futile! You will absolutely have to go see one of their concerts!
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