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The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Review
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I only have the Rudolph single that was released a few years ago, but this review is tempting...
 

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It would be nice if they offered Little Drummer Boy and Cricket on a Hearth as a separate release for those that already bought the previous Original Christmas Specials on blu that didn't include those 2.
 

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It's too bad that the special features don't have the alternate songs, other material and end titles for Rudolph. Most interesting was that the first broadcast on NBC did not have Santa going back to the Island of Misfit Toys to get the toys. Audiences complained and the producers filmed a new ending in which Santa picked up the toys; which resulted in editing previous material to accommodate the new scene. Saw a recent video on Youtube that showed all the differences over the years NBC, CBS and home video. Never realized all the changes that were made.
 

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Thanks for the review. I just watched Rudolph on Blu-ray last night. I didn't really loop into these Rankin-Bass specials until a few years ago when my best friend (younger and who grew up with them) insisted I watch them. This is my favorite of the bunch.
 

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I have The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector's Edition BD that was released in 2015. It includes these five features, as well as Little Drummer Boy, Frosty Returns and Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol. I assume these are the same transfers for the repeat features, correct?
 

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Would you happen to know if the sound mix on Little Drummer Boy has been fixed? In case you're unsure what I mean, the previous digital releases left out several crucial sound effects and at one point near the end ("And as Aaron looked at the babe...), Greer Garson's narration is replaced by a man for some unknown reasons. It is partially because of this snafu that I have been sticking with my old VHS of the special, which has the original, unadulterated sound mix.
 

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I have The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector's Edition BD that was released in 2015. It includes these five features, as well as Little Drummer Boy, Frosty Returns and Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol. I assume these are the same transfers for the repeat features, correct?
I think that version was an exclusive version released at Target or Walmart or somewhere like that. I have the 2015 release I bought on Amazon in 2016 and it only includes Frosty, Frosty returns, Santa Claus and Rudolph. It does not have Little Drummer Boy, Cricket on a Hearth and Mr. Magoo. I bought the individual release of Magoo's Christmas Carol separately.
 

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I think that version was an exclusive version released at Target or Walmart or somewhere like that. I have the 2015 release I bought on Amazon in 2016 and it only includes Frosty, Frosty returns, Santa Claus and Rudolph. It does not have Little Drummer Boy, Cricket on a Hearth and Mr. Magoo. I bought the individual release of Magoo's Christmas Carol separately.
I bought it at Amazon in December of 2015. It was released on 9/8/15, according to the data in my DVD Profiler database.
 

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