Monday, November 10, 2014

DVD Review and Giveaway ~ Little House on the Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas

When I was a little girl, I loved the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, as well as the TV series based on the books. I have such fond memories of watching the TV show every week, and I’m thrilled that a new generation of kids is discovering the series. So, I was excited to learn about the new holiday DVD, A Merry Ingalls Christmas, which features two Christmas shows from the original TV series.

The two shows are very different. The first one, “Christmas in Plum Creek,” takes place when the Ingalls girls are very young. Money is tight, but everyone in the family is trying to think of ways in which they can afford to get the perfect present for each other. I won’t spoil the story by telling how each family member raises the money, but all of them, especially Laura, make sacrifices so they can bring a wonderful Christmas to the Ingalls household. In “A Christmas They Never Forgot,” Laura and Mary are both married and bring their spouses to the Ingalls household for Christmas. A snowstorm strands them, so they take turns sharing tales from Christmases past. It was especially interesting to see the tale that Almanzo Wilder (Laura’s husband) shares from his childhood considering that the real Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a book about her husband’s growing-up years!

If you’re a fan of the original Little House on the Prairie series or want to share a wholesome and heartwarming show with your children or grandchildren, I suggest you pick up a copy of A Merry Ingalls Christmas. It’s been restored and remastered for superior picture and sound, and teaches wonderful lessons about family, history and love. This DVD would make a great stocking stuffer, too!



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117 comments:

  1. I always related to Laura Ingalls growing up.

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  2. If we're talking about the books, Laura would be my favorite Ingalls. If we're talking TV series, it's Pa Ingalls (Michael Landon).

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  3. Anonymous11:31 PM

    Kimberley Thomas: My favorite character was Charles Ingalls. I think he was my first crush!

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  4. Tammy H2:02 AM

    Best Christmas memory would be going to my grandmas on Christmas Eve. The entire family would be there

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  5. I LOVED Little House so much when I was a kid :) Mr. Edwards was one of my favorite people on the show, but Charles was my favorite Ingalls :) I wanted him to be my dad :)

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  6. love Laura Ingalls. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  7. I always liked Nells Olseon.

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  8. Laura without a doubt - I absolutely adore the books and I must admit that the older Laura is more appealing to me - and I love the Farmer Boy book about Almanzo and his family :)

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  9. Half-pint for sure! Her spunkiness was a delight!

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  10. I have always been a big fan of the show, and Charles was always my favorite on the show-

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  11. I love Laura the most

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  12. I liked Laura's Mr Edwards.. He could be such a character. My favorite episode was when he came for Christmas bringing gifts for everyone. After wading the creek in his long johns :)

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  13. Loved the books and the show.

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  14. My best Christmas memory would be when my family and friends all had Christmas together.

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  15. I always related to Laura as a child because she got into mischief. :D Pa was my next favorite.

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  16. Anonymous1:06 PM

    My favorite member is Laura Ingalls I feel like I grew up with her.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  17. My favorite Ingalls was Laura. But I was always a fan of Mr. Edwards. (Interesting that in the books, he was described as very lean. That's okay - in the books, Pa wasn't clean shaven either!)

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  18. I loved Laura, grew up reading her books!

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  19. Anonymous5:13 PM

    i always liked Nellie Olsen

    dianetherkildsen@att.net

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  20. My favorite Christmas memory is cutting down our Christmas tree as a child. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  21. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing the name of your favorite Ingalls family member

    i gre up watch michael landon..so i would say the father

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  22. From the show I loved the adopted boy, Albert.

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  23. Anonymous9:05 PM

    I always liked Laura

    Roy

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  24. Close call but going with PA!

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  25. i love Carrie and Ma

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  26. Love the show. My fave is Mary. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I remember Laura.

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  28. I always loved Albert, he was a great addition to the show!

    ssgsweeps @ gmail .com

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  29. I like Charles - what a great dad!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I was a huge fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder, even wrote fan mail to Melissa Gilbert!

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  31. Laura is my favorite, she is always getting into trouble

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  32. I always had a huge crush on her dad! Charles was my fave!

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  33. Mr. Olson! He had it rough.

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  34. I loved Laura....she had spunk and wasn't afraid of anything and always wanted to care for others.

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  35. My best christmas memory would probably our family midnight dinner

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  36. Laura has always been my favorite. I loved reading the books when I was younger!

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  37. I loved the Christmas I was able to get absolutely everything on the boys wish list (and then some). Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Laura and ma!!

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  39. I read all the Little House on the Prairie books as a kid and watched all of the movies. It would be fun to watch them now with my daughter.

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  40. My favorite character was Laura. She was always getting into trouble.
    Sherri J

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  41. Anonymous11:20 PM

    Laura was so cute.

    Susan

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  42. Laura was my favorite ingalls but i also loved nellie olsen

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  43. I think most everyone loved Laura. She was the star of the show.

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  44. I like Ma. She was patient and fair, but also put the teaching of her kids (life lessons) as a priority.

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  45. Anonymous8:00 PM

    I really liked Albert. He had a lot of courage.

    Beth

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  46. My fave was Laura. She was spunky and sweet at the same time. I love Little House. I watched it all the time growing up and now watch it with my kids :)

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  47. Laura was my favorite! She was so spunky and cute. And, one of my favorite memories was when I received my first personalized Bible from my Dad and step-mom. I still have it but it is very worn out. Thanks.

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  48. My favorite character on the show was Nellie!

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  49. marry was my fave.

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  50. Pa Ingalls is my favorite. A good man.

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  51. Anonymous9:55 PM

    going to my grandparents house for Christmas and playing with all the cousins

    Jeff

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  52. Anonymous11:08 PM

    Elizabeth miller -- you just have to love Laura Ingalls

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  53. Laura was my favorite. I love dreading all of the books, and I still occasionally watch the episodes on tv.

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  54. Albert was one of my first crushes.

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  55. Half Pint - Loved Laura

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  56. I always liked Pa

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  57. I loved the serene personality of Caroline the best, but really I loved them all!

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  58. Kate F.4:13 PM

    Laura is my favorite Ingalls.

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  59. cyndi br10:29 PM

    favorite was almanzo wilder

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  60. Tiffany Banks11:59 PM

    Laura has always been my favorite

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  61. Laura, Little Half Pint for sure!

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  62. Suzanne Marble11:44 AM

    Always loved laura. she has the best smile.

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  63. Laura is my favorite.

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  64. My favorite Ingalls is Laura :)

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  65. I loved Laura the most!

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  66. I rather like Nels.

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  67. Anonymous10:53 AM

    Laura Ingalls is my favorite (with Mary a close second)
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  68. PA is my favorite and whenever I see anything about Little House on the Prarrie , I think of PA or Michael Landon, show would not be the same without him.

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  69. I remember watching this with my mom and my favorite was Laura.

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  70. Laura was my favorite .. she just was just so much fun to watch!
    prizewinner (at) hotmail [dot] com

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  71. I like Laura the most followed by Nellie.

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  72. I like Laura the best on the show.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  73. I love Charles he was such a great dad :)

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  74. Daniel M6:52 PM

    always lked laura - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  75. janet woodling11:49 PM

    Pa was my favorite.

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  76. I like Laura and Mr.Edwards. I love watching Little House still. It was one of my favorite shows growing up. Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

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  77. Laura was my favorite. Actually, my sister used to call my best friend Robyn, Laura, because she looked so much like her.

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  78. Jennifer Rogers8:41 AM

    Laura "half Pint" is my favorite Character fa,ily member of the Ingalls' and Little House on The Prarie!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  79. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I like Matthew Laborteaux as Albert Quinn Ingalls!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  80. I always loved Ma Ingalls. She was the backbone of their family.

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  81. My favorite family member was Laura!

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  82. I liked Mr. Edwards he was rough around the edges but very caring.

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  83. Decorating christmas cookies wiht all my siblings

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    I loved little house .but. Laura was myfavorite

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  85. My daughter and granddaughters recently visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder home; this would be a nice book for them:)

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  86. I always loved Laura.

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  87. My favorite was Pa Ingalls the father. I liked all the characters.

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  88. I loved Charles Ingalls! Hardly ever lost his temper and had a cool head on his shoulders. His family came first.

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  89. I always liked Nelly. She was so funny.

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  90. Laura Ingalls was always my fave

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  91. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Laura

    heatherstamper09@aol.com

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  92. amy guillaume linderman8:49 PM

    i've always loved pa ingalls. one of my favorite christmas memories is watching Little House christmas episodes with my mom and sister while we wrapped presents

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  93. The dad, was it charles?

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  94. I loved watching all The Little House On The Prairie shows. My favorite was Laura, but they were all good on the show. Thanks for having this contest.

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  95. I loved watching all The Little House On The Prairie shows. My favorite was Laura, but they were all good on the show. Thanks for having this contest.

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  96. Laura is my favorite.

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  97. My favorite character in Little House is Mary!

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  98. Laura was my favorite.

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  99. My favorite memory is our family holiday dinners

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  100. My favorite was always Mr. Edwards!

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  101. Anonymous11:38 PM

    Laura was always my favorite.
    snowwolf222@yahoo.com
    Hollie J.

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