Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Curious George {A Very Monkey Christmas Review & Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, DB!}

With Christmas only days away, families across the country are gearing up for the big day. Whether the main event in your household is church, a big meal, opening presents or just being together, there are so many aspects of the day to look forward to.

And, for Curious George fans out there, there is one more reason to be excited about Christmas... the fact that Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas airs on December 25 on PSB KIDS! What better way to bring some extra joy and laughter to the holiday than to spend it with everyone's favorite mischievous monkey?

When we first hearing mentions last year that Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas was going to premiere on PBS KIDS, we couldn't have been more excited. Big Sister E has remained a huge Curious George fan from the beginning and, not to be left out, Little Sister B has quite the attachment to him as well. Just seeing the regular episodes on television can stop them in their tracks, so turn things into a full movie and they are definitely happy.

I have to admit that even I have a fondness for the fuzzy little monkey and can't help but want to see what mischief he gets himself in and out of each time. I love the fact that the show is completely appropriate for children, always has a positive moral and the TV episodes even have a real-life science, math or engineering lesson or activity at the end that show how kids can take away the educational aspects each time.
Curious George TM & © 2010 Universal Studios and/or HMH. All Rights Reserved.

If you haven't seen A Very Monkey Christmas, it's 58 minutes of merriment - monkey style. Following George and The Man with the Yellow Hat as they prepare for Christmas, the story begins with the duo enjoying Christmas preparations such as picking and decorating a tree, making a Christmas list and figuring out the perfect gifts for one another.

However, they soon encounter a big dilemma: neither can figure out what to give the other for a present. George draws a list, but The Man doesn't know how to decipher what the geometric shapes represent and, all the while, George has ideas about what The Man in the Yellow Hat might enjoy, but when he attempts to make them something always goes wrong.

Curious George TM & © 2010 Universal Studios and/or HMH. All Rights Reserved.

As Christmas approaches, George and The Man get more and more distraught and end up following each other around town, hoping to discover a clue as to what the other would like to find under the tree. But it seems that even Hundley, the Pisghettis, Gnocchi, Bill, Betsy, Steven and Professor Wiseman can't help and The Man in the Yellow Hat begins to wonder if life for George would be better off with someone else who understands him better.

Falling into a fitful sleep, The Man has a dream in which the Ghost of Time Going Sideways helps him to realize just how important he and George are to one another... and also allows him to see the answer to what George's Christmas wish list has been pointing to all along. At the same time, George thinks of a homemade art gift that ends up meaning more to The Man than anything else could have and the true spirit of Christmas is displayed.

With the colorful animation, engaging plot, catchy music, great length and overall message about the true meaning of Christmas and gift-giving, I have no doubt that we will be celebrating the holidays with Curious George all throughout the year. It's just that fun!

Do you have a Curious George fan in your life? Thanks to the generosity of PBS KIDS, one person will be able to provide their young one with an action-packed, wild and fun adventure across the country with a certain monkey we all know, because...

One lucky person will win a copy of Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey on DVD!

To enter to win: Tell me which PBS KIDS show is the favorite of the child in your life.

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Giveaway will end on January 14th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to PBS KIDS for providing a Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas DVD for me to review as well as Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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