Thursday, September 9, 2010

Merry Christmas, Olivia DVD (Review)

The only channel we ever watch with Emma is Nickelodeon.  They have all of the toddler-appropriate shows that Emma loves, and now that she’s branching out from her old standby, we’ve been enjoying the child pig with endearing qualities and a vivid imagination, Olivia.

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The show deals with childhood challenges and dramas that little preschoolers can relate to, and the show has a catchy theme song too.  Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia is coming soon to DVD.  It features a collection of episodes themed for the upcoming holidays.  That’s right—they’re not that far away!

Here is the episode synopses:

Olivia Claus
It’s almost Christmas, and Olivia and Ian can’t wait for Santa to come. But there’s one thing that Santa can’t bring – Olivia’s lost toy, her beloved monkey Mathilda. Olivia imagines herself to be a Santa Claus who returns lost toys.  On Christmas morning Olivia finds new gifts under the tree and Mathilda right under her nose.

Olivia and The Family Photo
Mother is determined to take the perfect family Christmas photo – in the middle of the summer. With the help of a snow machine, Olivia takes it upon herself to bring a little Christmas spirit to the photograph, and to Francine’s backyard beach party next door.

Olivia's Ice Spectacular
Olivia can’t wait to see skating star Sonja Spencer perform in “Cinderella on Ice.” She’s sure she’ll be the lucky audience member chosen to skate with Sonja, and begins practicing on the skating rink she makes in her own backyard. When the show is canceled, Olivia decides the show must go on and she and her friends stage their own ice spectacular.

Olivia's Snow Day
It’s a snow day and school’s closed. Olivia takes to the snow-covered streets with Julian as her cameraman, to report on all the snow day happenings. The biggest story of the day turns out to be an alleged sighting of the legendary abominable snowman. Can it be true? Olivia tracks down the real story.

Olivia Makes a Wedding Gift
Olivia’s favorite art teacher, Miss Davis, is getting married, and Olivia wants to find her the perfect wedding present. But despite all of her fundraising efforts, she only has enough for a very small gift. With help from her classmates, Olivia creates a very special card for Miss Davis to go along with the gift.

Olivia Makes Magic
After seeing Grandma perform an impromptu magic show, Olivia begins practicing her own magic tricks. She doesn’t have much success, until she manages to make herself “disappear” for Ian and Julian. They can’t figure out how she’s done it, but Ian doesn’t care. He just wants his big sister back!

Olivia and the Babies
After noticing all the great compliments Mother receives on account of adorable baby William, Olivia finds herself some babies of her own: her cat Edwin and her dog Perry. Being a mom is tougher than it seems, but when Mother asks Olivia to watch William for a minute, her new skills come in handy.

Olivia's Good Luck
Olivia is determined to sell more Young Pioneers cookies than anybody else in her troupe – especially Francine. It turns out to be harder than she thought it would be, but with a little perseverance and ingenuity, Olivia manages to do her personal best.

The Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia DVD will be released on October 5th, just in time to get the entire family in the holiday spirit.  It is approximately 95 minutes long, and was entertaining for our entire family.  It’s such a funny show that we can not only watch in our family room, but now on the DVD player in the car, too.

No compensation was received for this post.  We were sent a complimentary copy of the DVD to facilitate our honest review.

4 comments:

  1. We love Olivia in our house. Thank you for sharing your review of the Christmas movie. We may have to check it out!

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  2. Olivia is such a cutie pie!!! Can I babysit so I can watch it with your little one?

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  3. Okay, I just have to say this totally caught my eye! I read blogs a lot and I hadn't seen a review on this at all! Thank you! My daughter (age 3) is just like yours watches nothing but Olivia and now a Christmas Olivia- guess what I will be getting come October 5th! And, since her brother's bday is Dec 12th and I try to always have her a little gift as well, this will be perfect!! Thank you!!!

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