As we prepare for a Thanksgiving road trip this week, we’ve got ONE thing on our mind…….. Christmas.
I know, I know, it really isn’t fair that Thanksgiving gets absolutely no playtime during the year, but after Halloween we have our hearts and our budgets set for the big day. We prep and anticipate this wonderful season. Some of my favorite times spent with my kids is settling in with hot chocolate, warm blankets, and Christmas movies. So, what did we pack for the Thanksgiving road trip? Disney’s Holiday Movie Prep & Landing. Have you ever wondered what happens inside your house BEFORE Santa arrives?
PREP & LANDING is an adorable holiday story about a high-tech team of elves who ensure homes around the world are properly prepared for their visit from Santa. After working for a tireless 227 years, an elf named Wayne, voiced by Dave Foley (Disney●Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars), is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion. Instead he is partnered with an idealistic rookie elf named Lanny, voiced by Derek Richardson (TV’s “Men in Trees”), to execute a special Christmas Eve mission. While on their journey, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits and ultimately threaten Christmas for children around the world. Bonus features include entertaining Elf training videos shot in Santa’s workshop, “Operation Secret Santa” and much more!
What a wonder to see how your house is “prepped” before Santa’s arrival. The elves make it look SO easy in this sneak peek:
Prep & Landing, first debuted in 2009 as ABC TV’s first animated television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It became an instant favorite with viewers when it emerged as TV’s #1 holiday special. It was also the highest kids rating (kids ages 2-11), for any primetime telecast on broadcast TV in 2009.
I’m going to be honest, we didn’t see it on ABC. Actually, we JUST heard about it this year and were DYING to check it out. After we decorated the tree (yes we already have our tree up before Thanksgiving), we nestled together in the media room to watch this adorable Holiday Movie.
The kids thought it was so awesome to see what the jobs of the elves are, especially since all you think they do is make toys all year long. They were all armed with the latest technology to keep dogs from chasing them and little ones from waking. They do the prep work like making sure milk is cold for Santa. There was even a few parts where Daddy and I just couldn’t stop from laughing. It’s definitely a must-see to get in the Holiday Spirit.
I understand this debuted as a Holiday TV Special. You know what that means right? It means, that it’s not as LONG as a regular Holiday Movie. It’s run time is only 22 minutes.
Yes. 22 minutes.
My children were a tad bit disappointed. I mean, before we even settled in nicely, it seemed like it was over. I will say, however, Disney included LOTS of bonus features to keep the spirit going like:
Prep and Landing Stuffer Shorts
- “Tiny’s Big Adventure“ – The assistant to the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center is trying to make a pot of coffee and in the process, accidentally ruins the elves’ break room
- “Operation Secret Santa” – Lead elves Lanny and Wayne are sent on a special assignment by Mrs. Clause (voice of Betty White) into Santa’s office
Prep & Landing Kringle Academy Training Videos – Entertaining Elf training videos shot in Santa’s workshop
- Elfdate.com/The Fruitcake Factory/Spa Navidad
- Welcome to Kringle Academy
- Kringle Academy Equipment Training
- Academy Do’s and Don’ts
Look for Prep & Landing where ever DVDS are sold or online at Amazon.com for the suggested retail price of $19.99. DEAL ALERT: Find Disney Prep & Landing on Amazon for only $13.49.
Don’t forget you can visit www.Disney.com/PrepAndLanding to learn more about each movie character (like the very cool Thrasher), play fun games, download yummy recipes, or print Christmas cards!
What’s some of YOUR favorite Christmas TV Specials or Holiday Movies?
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