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Blue's Clues - Blue's Big Holiday [VHS]
If sleuthing, not Santa-stalking, is the name of your 2- to 5-year-old's game, grab your scarf and settle in for Blue's Big Holiday, a festive double feature that doesn't dissolve into folkloric fluff. The title episode arranges itself gently around December's gift-giving trifecta. Steve and Blue, off delivering presents, pick up on some peculiar goings-on at the homes of their pals: At Wynonna Judd's, a tree twinkles in the living room; at Lisa Datz's, candles symbolizing a miracle burn brightly; and at Tyrese's, corn and a cup, tokens of community togetherness, create a curiosity-arousing tableau. Who knew Blue hung out in such swanky celebrity circles? No matter--they're a mere sideshow here. The mystery we're meant to tackle is not who celebrates what and why, but which patch Blue wants to add to her holiday quilt. "A Snowy Day" also circumvents the seasonal trappings in favor of a romp through the white stuff. Before bundling up, though, Steve will need to get to the bottom of what Blue wants to play (hints: a carrot and a snowball factor in). He'll also have to skidoo into a calendar to fix an inappropriate winter scene (swimsuits in the snow?) and match some falling snowflake patterns for Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper. What's best about this collection is its bold choice to go against the holiday herd and bag the moralizing. Instead of getting all wrapped up in the dog days of December, it keeps its concept on a short leash, which means plenty of skill-builders and problem solving. It's perfect for preschool fans of the show, and parents hoping to head off the annual hoopla with calm, low-key holiday fare. --Tammy La Gorce
||Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory, Aleisha Allen, Nick Balaban|
||Angela Santomero, Bruce Caines, Daniel Silverman, Dave Palmer, John Rowe|
||Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Live, NTSC|
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|VHS Tape Release Date:
||September 25, 2001|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 6 reviews|
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5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Blue's Big HolidayOct 10, 2001
I highly recommend this video. It shows Steve and Blue explaining the different types of winter holidays with guest stars. They do this in a manner that is educational and fun. My niece absolutely loves Blue and Steve!! They've made an exceptional video about winter holidays. Adults every where can enjoy this video too!
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
great movie!!!!!!Oct 23, 2001
o.k. i am a 13 year old person and i watch blues clues. sad. i think this is a cute show and my parents think its educational. the series teaches you every thing from math to social skills. it also chalenges kids to take three clues and put them together. for you parents that have a toddler, get this movie and all the others. they're great!!!!!!!!!!!
6 of 8 found the following review helpful:
A good holiday special for kidsOct 28, 2001
By carrie peck
I thought that the vidio was great. It teaches kids a little about the way that different religions spend the holiday season, and that they may know some kids that do celebrate those holidays. It also teaches kids to bundle up to play out side, share with their friends, and have fun.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Phenomenal videoMar 28, 2003
My daughters received this video awhile back and love it. We usually get it out around Christmas, because they enjoy anything relating to winter holidays. They have learned a lot from this video, through Blue, Steve, and their friends. They enjoy learning in this manner, with familiar characters from Blue's show, as well as other videos and books. If you're looking for a fun way to teach your young ones about other holidays and customs, this is a wonderful tool. Even though we don't watch Blue's Clues as often as we used to, this is still a treasured favorite.
4 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Blue's Clue: at least 8 hours a dayDec 16, 2001
My 16 month old daughter has been watching Blue's Clues since she was 6 months old. It is the only show we watch, which of course means I have to buy all of the tapes!! Without Steve, because that is her main interest in the show, I would never get anything done. I, personally, am so sick of the show it's pathetic but she loves it. It goes on the minute she wakes up until the minute she goes to sleep. I think that says a lot in itself. As much as I've grown to hate Blue's Clues, she has learned a lot from it. It is educational and entertaining at the same time. Take it from a 16 month old, she knows what she likes and Blue's Clues tops her list. It has replaced everything, even all of her toys! I just hope she outgrows it.
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