#Giveaway and Review: Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas

Get in the holiday spirit with preschoolers’ favorite characters from Dora the ExplorerGo, Diego, Go!The Wonder Pets!Blue’s CluesTeam Umizoomi and Ni Hao, Kai-lan, who star in the all-new DVD, Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas ! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Nickelodeon FavoritesMerry Christmascomes to DVD on Oct. 4, 2011.

Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas Synopses:
Dora the Explorer – A Present for Santa
It’s Christmas Eve and Dora and Boots are going all the way to the North Pole to deliver a present to Santa.  They must travel over the snowy mountains and across an icy river, but by the end of the journey, everyone is filled with the holiday spirit.

Go, Diego, Go! – Diego Saves Christmas!
When Santa’s sleigh gets stuck under a snow hill, Diego enlists the help of Linda the Llama to pull the sleigh out of the snow.
 The Wonder Pets! – Save the Reindeer (Double Length Episode)
The Wonder Pets are celebrating Christmas Eve when they get a call from Santa’s baby reindeer.  They head to the North Pole and find her stuck on ice.  It’s up to the Wonder Pets to save Christmas!

Blue's Clues – Blue’s First Holiday
Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper give a special holiday present of two home videos that show Tickety, Slippery and Joe as babies.  Viewers also see when everyone met Blue and played Blue’s Clues for the first time. Guest stars: Wynona Judd and Tyrese.

Team Umizoomi – Santa’s Little Fixers
It’s Christmas Eve and someone calls in on the Umi Alarm from far away... it’s Santa Claus! Santa’s toy-making machine is broken and Team Umizoomi must help fix it.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan – The Snowiest Ride
Kai-lan wakes up to see snow blanketing the whole backyard. After borrowing a sled from Yeye, she gathers all her friends together to sled down a hill.  Everyone is excited except for Tolee and Kai-lan must help him overcome his fear of sledding.

My Review:

It's never too early to get into the holiday spirit and if your kids are like mine, they'll watch Christmas specials all year round anyway.  Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas is a great blend of fun stories and positive messages about helping out, many of them helping Santa to save Christmas.  If you're looking for a DVD to help your kids get into the holiday spirit - then you should pre-order Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas and share it with them!  
Without cable or satellite, my kids rely on DVD movies more than ever and we'd never had a chance to watch Team Umizoomi before, but it's fast becoming a favorite here, although there's a special place in my heart for Blue's First Holiday - a classic that even Robyn enjoys seeing occasionally since it brings back her own younger years... and of course Ni Hao, Kai-lan, Go Diego Go and the Wonderpets help round out a really fun holiday DVD.

The Giveaway:
One lucky reader from the US can win their own copy of Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas! Disclaimer: I received this DVD at no cost to me for the purpose of writing my review. All opinions are my own.