Christmas movies are some of our favorites. It’s cold outside, gets dark so early, and cozying up in front of a great feel-good movie full of holiday magic with the kids is my idea of the perfect night. I’ve partnered with Anchor Bay Entertainment to share this new double-feature set, Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake with you. We’ve watched both movies and just love them. These are going to be the kind of movies we watch several times over the holiday season.
Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake
These movies feel like a throwback to classic holiday movies. Not that they’re ‘old’ if you know what I mean, but they just have that classic animated feel, and that nostalgia is such a huge part of the holiday spirit. I’ve loved watching these with my kids and am thrilled that they are so happy to enjoy the messages without all of the buzzing and whizzing and lights flashing on the screen.
Tis the season to bring home some holiday cheer with Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake arriving as a special DVD double feature, as well as individually on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. Both family-friendly animated tales are also available individually on Digital HD and On Demand. Based on the animated television series “SantApprentice,” the perfect gift for anybody naughty or nice comes with jolly goodies including 16 winter themed decals to help spread the joy!
Santa’s Apprentice is the movie to watch first. This is where the story begins and it’s just so cute. I love a good Christmas story that involves a big-hearted Santa bringing Christmas magic to a child.
In Santa’s Apprentice, starring Julie Gayet (My Best Friend, Select Hotel), Jean-Pierre Marielle (The Da Vinci Code), Max Cullen (The Great Gatsby, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Australia), Gabe Eggerling (The Kicks, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”), Santa doesn’t want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the planet, there is a little boy who is a perfect match, but his lack of self-confidence and fear of heights make him a poor contestant. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place?
The Magic Snowflake is actually the second piece of Santa’s Apprentice, a continuation of the story. This is such a sweet story about what the magic of Christmas means and how to find it in yourself this holiday season.
In the sequel to Santa’s Apprentice, The Magic Snowflake, starring Vincent Grass (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ernest & Celestine), Nathan Simony (Santa’s Apprentice, “Merlin”), the new Santa is a seven year-old boy. As Nicholas contracts the illness of those who want to grow up too fast: Grown-up-itis, The Council of Retired Santas is forced to relieve him of his duties and appoint an experienced Santa who will be able to manage the delivery in time. To get his job back, Nicholas must regain the innocence, freshness and carefree attitude of his childhood.
Bonus Christmas Decals
As a bonus to the movies, when you grab the double feature 2-pack, this set of 16 holiday decals is included! They are the clingy kind that go on the walls but come right off cleanly. Aren’t they cute? A fun holiday decoration for the kids’ rooms.
Where Can I Get It?
This double feature set that includes both Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake is available at several retailers. You can see the complete list here. If you’re an Amazon shopper (I am!) this is where you can find it.
I love this set for a holiday gift for families. It’s still before Thanksgiving right now and I’m not exactly thinking too heavily about Christmas but after watching these movies, cuddled up with my kids on the couch, I’m feeling the holiday magic!
The generous folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment have sponsored this post and a giveaway for my readers! One of you will win a prize pack valued at $69.98:
One (1) winner receives:
- $50 Visa Gift Card to plan a Family Movie Night during the Holiday Season
- Copy of Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake DVD Double Feature
This giveaway is open to US residents only ages 18+, and will end at 11:59pm ET on November 28, 2016.