Overall Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Got to admit I am a sucker for a Holiday special and to top it off I love me some Smurfs. This DVD comes with not one but two specials from “The Smurfs” television series. Warner Home Video is known for keeping The Smurfs alive through releasing numerous volumes over the last year. This DVD definitely does the job and gets you in the holiday spirit. If you are a fan of The Smurfs and looking for a little holiday cheer this is a no-brainer.
The first episode included is The Smurfs’ Christmas Special, originally aired on December 12, 1982, shows its age a little bit but delivers the smurfing goods. It is the classic story featuring Gargamel plotting to destroy Christmas for the Smurfs. This is easily the better of the two on the disc. The second special is called “‘Tis The Season To Be Smurfy”, originally aired December 13, 1987. It follows Sassette Smurf who helps an elderly human couple celebrate Christmas and discover the true meaning of the season. This one is missing my favorite character, Gargamel, but does contain some decent holiday spirit.
Synopsis: Deck the halls with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Jokey and all the other true blue friends in these absosmurfly charming animated specials from The Smurfs TV series. In ‘Tis the Season to be Smurfy, young Sassette Smurf discovers the true meaning of the season when the Smurfs befriend an elderly human couple who have no money to celebrate Christmas. Then, in The Smurfs Christmas Special, the wicked Gargamel plots to ruin Christmas for the Smurfs and with the help of an evil stranger, he destroys the Smurf’s village. But even with no Christmas decorations or holiday feast, the Smurfs still have a smurfy song in their hearts. Will Gargamel feel the Christmas spirit this year? Dash through the snow to give your family the smurfiest gift of the season!