Do you watch and re-watch the more familiar Rankin/Bass holiday classic every year? Why not change things up this year and add The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow to the mix? This 1975 Christmas television special, like the Rankin/Bass classic, was made in stop motion animation, is narrated by Angela Lansbury, stars Cyril Ritchard and is of course pure Xmas magic. Oh a warning for some…The special unlike some of the other Rankin/Bass classics was only meant to run for a half-hour with commercials. I mention this just in case you have never seen and have some expectations of an hour.
After Sister Theresa (voiced by Angela Lansbury) rescues an orphan shepherd boy from a lightning storm, she lovingly nurses him back to health. However, the boy suffered injuries during the storm and wakes up blind and discouraged in his new surroundings. With Sister Theresa’s help, the pint-sized shepherd with the king-sized heart learns that seeing goes deeper than what your eyes show you. Together, they discover that unconditional love can overcome any obstacles. Celebrate the gift of love with your family this holiday as you experience this fully remastered DVD!
Okay I am a fan, but I do not approve of them calling this a deluxe edition DVD (which is right on the box). It is not deluxe in any way beside the feature looking good. Re-mastered, yes. Deluxe…..meh. Still this is a great holiday special to own and should be on any Rankin/Bass fans shelf.
So…Get The First Christmas on DVD [via] WB Shop