So if you read us regularly then you know we have a new dog. And if you don’t read us regularly now you know we have a new dog. Her name is Abby and she’s an adorable chocolate lab with a lot of energy. Now Disney sent us a copy of Disney’s The Search for Santa Paws and I was really excited to watch it. Well, apparently the whole family including Abby was so excited to watch The Search for Santa Paws that they couldn’t wait for mommy to get home to rip open the DVD and watch it.
The Guilty Party:
I brought up Abby because both Zoe and Miles said that Abby likes this movie and gives it four paws up. So from one dog to another she recommends this movie. Now, I did finally get to watch it and it has some of the best DVD features of any DVD. It is quite easy to pause it and mark where you are at for later viewing. Santa Paws is a great mash up of movies into one and you don’t even realize it. There are orphans, scrooges, and a toy store in crisis. Santa Claus is walking around New York with Paws and someone attacks him. He then loses his memory and ends up working at the toy store in trouble. Because of him and his genuine Santa look he works there as Santa until his magic runs out and he gets very sick. What really surprised me is that the heroine of the movie was not the dog but the orphans. Santa Paws makes an excellent Holiday Movie with all of the singing and Holiday cheer that it brings to your heart!
“Someone once told me that the spirit of Christmas is embodied in the hearts of children, untouched as of yet by the doubts, fears and disappointments of the adult world.”
–Santa Claus in “The Search for Santa Paws”
Whether you’re nine or ninety-nine, Santa Claus likely still holds a special place in your heart. Maybe you remember sitting on his knee at your local mall as a child or writing—and re-writing—him a letter asking for a dollhouse or red wagon. Many of us remember staying up past midnight in hopes of catching a glimpse of him as he came down your chimney.
As parents, we pass down the stories and traditions of Santa Claus. Even if we can’t think of a logical explanation as to how he visits every home on one night or why there are so many Santa look-alikes all around town each December, it is important that we support the true meaning of Christmas and the Santa Cause. Kids ask us tough questions all the time, and this one, like many others, is onethat doesn’t come with a clear-cut answer. The simplest thing is to tell your children to have faith and to just believe. Children love magic, so if you just explain that Santa is magical, that should hopefully help them understand the underlying spirit of Christmas.
Santa Claus is a wonderful tradition, and establishing traditions in your family that get passed down from generation to generation—such as baking cookies for Santa and his elves each Christmas Eve or leaving carrots out for his reindeer—helps create a bond between you and your children. It also makes the holiday more meaningful, memorable and fun for kids, who otherwise might complain about wearing a coat and tie to Christmas Eve dinner at grandma’s. So despite the fact that logic may tell you otherwise, make a point of teaching your children about Santa Claus, his 8 tiny reindeer, his sleigh, his workshop and of course, his best friend, Paws.
THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS is Available on Blu-ray & DVD November 23rd!
Santa Paws DVD extras:
Deck the Halls by Debby Ryan (Bonus)
Huckle Buckle Hero Intro (Bonus)
DISNEY’S THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS is an exciting and uplifting movie from director Robert Vince about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas in the tradition of Disney’s classic holiday tales. This big city adventure for the whole family reveals the how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began.
DISNEY’S THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS comes with a stocking full of fantastic bonus features, including:
· An interactive Animated Pop-Up Book – ‘Buddies’ puppy star Rosebud reads a holiday story featuring new canine friends from The Search For Santa Paws
· Sing-Along Mode – colorful lyrics added to the film’s song sequences, so audiences can sing along to the film’s fantastic new songs.
· Music Video – tween favorite Debby Ryan (Disney Channel’s Suite Life on Deck) performs a great new arrangement of ‘Deck The Halls.’
· Deleted scenes
The film follows in the tradition of Disney’s classic holiday tales with a heartwarming story about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas. An exciting prequel, the movie allows kids of all ages to discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began – as it is the inspiring original film (in a timeline it precedes 2009’s Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws).
In the movie, when Santa and his new best friend, Paws, discover that the boys and girls of the world have lost the spirit of the season, they take a trip to New York City. But after Santa loses his memory, it’s up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn (America’s Got Talent’s Kaitlyn Maher), her new friend Will (The Game Plan’s Madison Pettis) and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about. Do you believe in Santa Paws? Experiencing this sure-to-be holiday classic, full of fun, adventure and a carrying the timeless messages of the holidays, with surely delight the entire family!