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Your favorite holiday classics now available in 4K UHD

Your favorite holiday classics now available in 4K UHD

We received these four holiday classics from WBHE to review. All opinions are my own.

Four holiday classics and beloved holiday family films – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Elf, and The Polar Express – are now available to own from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Packs include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with each feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature films and pre-existing special features, and a Digital version of the feature films.

Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.  For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.

About the holiday classics:

Your favorite holiday classics now available in 4K UHD

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

The film is directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. The screenplay is by John Hughes and based on characters by Hughes.  The film is produced by Hughes and Tom Jacobsen and stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and Randy Quaid.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Ultra HD Blu-ray

A Christmas Story

Set in a 1940s-era Midwestern town and told from the viewpoints of a seven-year-old boy, who only wants one thing for Christmas — a Red Ryder BB gun — the episodic tale chronicles not only his schemes to convince his mother and father to buy him one, but also offers a warmly nostalgic look into 1940s middle-class American life. From the stories of, and narrated by, Jean Shepherd.

The film is directed by Bob Clark.  The screenplay is by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark and is based on the novel “In God We Trust: All Other Pay Cash by Shepherd.  The film is produced by Rene Dupont and Bob Clark and stars Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin and Peter Billingsley.

Additionally, A Christmas Story Christmas, from Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max, will debut on HBO Max on November 17.  The long-awaited follow-up to the annual holiday favorite A Christmas Story, this time Ralphie is all grown up and must deal with Christmas and all that comes with it…as a dad.  Peter Billingsley returns to the role that has made kids of all ages anticipate Christmas morning like no other.

A Christmas Story Ultra HD Blu-ray

Your favorite holiday classics now available in 4K UHD

Elf

This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

The film is directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum.  It is produced by Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki , and Shauna Robertson, and stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner and Bob Newhart.

Elf Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Polar Express

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay by Zemeckis and William Broyles Jr.  It is based on the classic Caldecott award-winning children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg.  The film is produced by Steve Starkey, Zemeckis, Gary Goetzman, and William Teitler, and features the voices of Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen.

The Polar Express Ultra HD Blu-ray

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On 11/1/22, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Elf, and The Polar Express in 4K UHDwill be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Holiday classics now available in 4K UHD BASICS

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13

A Christmas Story

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Rating: PG

Elf

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Rating: PG

The Polar Express

  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Rating: G

Which of these Holiday Classics is your favorite? It is too hard for us to choose. They are all great movies that we can watch over and over each Christmas season.

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