Nov 302011
When I was growing up, watching Babar was a treat, because we did not have cable and Babar certainly did not play on the two channels we did have. Our town library sometimes showed the Babar movies on a big screen, and it was an experience I still remember clearly. So, when I learned about the new release of Babar and Father Christmas on DVD, I was eager to watch it with my kids.
Nowadays kids are bombarded with cartoons every day, but a classic cartoon such as Babar is something everyone can appreciate. Babar is the king of the elephants in Celesteville, the land of the elephants, and he is a kind king who strives to do the right thing.
In Babar and Father Christmas, Babar’s children ask why Father Christmas does not come to visit them on Christmas Eve, and Babar sets out on a journey to find Father Christmas and extend an invitation to Celesteville. Babar’s search for Father Christmas takes him to the land of man, and he even gets to visit Paris before he eventually finds his way to Father Christmas.
As with all Babar stories Babar and Father Christmas is a story with a message of kindness, and it is a DVD that will bring the true message of giving to its audience. Babar is a French fictional character created by Jean de Brunhoff in 1931, and in 1989 it was turned into a Canadian television series. 
The Babar and Father Christmas DVD features 70 minutes of Babar stories, and it includes the two classic Babar TV bonus episodes: A Child In the Snow and The Gift plus an exclusive 8-Page holiday coloring booklet. 
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
Language: English, Spanish, French
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Entertainment One
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
Run Time: 70 minutes
The Babar and Father Christmas DVD is the perfect family DVD to watch this holiday season, and I am excited to announce that Entertainment One is giving away a copy of Babar and Father Christmas to one of Frugality Is Free’s readers as a part of the holiday gift guide. 

As an extra bonus, Entertainment One is also giving away a copy of the holiday DVD 25 Days Until Christmas – A Family Advent Calendar.

25 Days Until Christmas – A Family Advent Calendar reintroduces the Bible into your family’s Christmas Tradition by counting down the Advent Calendar with daily scripture readings, beautiful winter scenes, devotions and inspiratoinal music. Your family can choose whether you want to listen one day at a time, or you can play the entire DVD at once.
Holiday Gift Guide 2011
Buy It
You can buy the Babar and Father Christmas and the 25 Days Until Christmas DVDs on with free shipping on orders of $25+.

Win It
One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a holiday DVD prize pack, which includes the Babar Father Christmas DVD and the DVD 25 Days Until Christmas – A Family Advent Calendar.

This giveaway will end Monday December 19th at 11:59 EST. 
The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years old or older. I will chose the winner via, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Babar and Father Christmas dvd for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway. No monetary compensation has been received, and any opinions expressed above are based solely on my experience with the Babar series.

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