Monday, 16 November 2015

Giveaway #524 : Win 2 x Nutcracker: The Motion Picture dvds - closed - winners Claire Elizabeth Noke, Catherine



Today sees the dvd release of Nutcracker: The Motion Picture. The much-loved and timeless Christmas ballet is brought to the screen in a magical feature film adaptation designed by legendary author and artist Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are).

Based upon the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s original production, this wonderful version has been in much demand for many years, and now it makes its long awaited arrival on DVD for the very first time, on 16th November 2015, courtesy of Second Sight.

It is Christmas Eve and guests are arriving at the Stahlbaum home. When Clara’s godfather arrives, he brings her a gift – an intriguing toy soldier nutcracker that she instantly falls in love with. That night, while the rest of the household is sleeping, Clara creeps downstairs to take another look at her present and as the clock strikes midnight she suddenly finds herself transported to an enchanted world.

Adapted from Tchaikovsky’s celebrated 1892 ballet, and derived from E.T.A Hoffman’s 1816 short story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, this faithful 1986 adaptation directed by Carroll Ballard (The Black Stallion) is a lavish, exciting and heart-warming celebration of dance, music and life, for all the family to enjoy.

Never has this classic Christmas story looked so magical.


This was the Madhouse kids' first introduction to ballet and it's a lovely festive story that helped keep their interest levels up. The beautiful choreography and fabulous costumes really bring it to life and we were all impressed at just how many of the tunes we knew, mainly from adverts, it has to be said ! This will be a lovely DVD to sit down and watch on Boxing Day when we need a little peace and quiet after all the electronic games bleeping and overexcited children squealing !

Title: Nutcracker: The Motion Picture DVD Date: 16 November 2015
Cat.No.: 2NDVD3283 RRP: £15.99
Cert: TBC Running Time: 85 mins
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 Original Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen



I have two copies of the DVD to give away to lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.


UK only. Closing date : 30/11/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

52 comments:

  1. We always go to the pantomime on Boxing Day.

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  2. We have tree presents...Christmas presents from the Christmas tree! :)

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  3. We spend the day using the presents the kids got - reading books, doing crafts, playing games etc!

    Ashleigh

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  4. Parents for lunch and chill - no sales for me!

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  5. We used to go to the horse racing, now i have 3yr old twins we go to the in-laws x

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  6. Writing thank you notes or nowadays text messages, and making bubble and squeak.

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  7. Usually go to the in laws for the day or otherwise boxing day sales

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  8. normally just watching tv and getting over the night before

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  9. we have a buffet and play board games

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  10. walk by the lake, come rain or shine @kohsamuirosie on twitter

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  11. We have family over and play lots of games.x

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  12. As Xmas Day is for family, on Boxing Day I make a massive buffet and invite friends (normally with kids) around for a day of nibbling on the buffet and drinks (alcohol is only for adults) and hopefully niceish weather so kids can run around outside as well as inside
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  13. A long walk to work off the Christmas food. Usually to the top of Snowdon

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  14. We go to my mum's to see the rest of the family, exchange presents, play games and eat left over Turkey :)

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  15. We drive to Derbyshire (only about an hour and a quarters drive) to have a buffet tea with my mum, brothers, sister and nieces and nephews. Last year it took us 3 hours to get home because it started snowing and the roads were terrible!

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  16. All the family meet up for dinner and we have a large buffet in the evening

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  17. We go for a walk somewhere, play board games and eat leftover turkey along with a gammon joint, stuffing, mashed potato, salad and pickles!

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  18. We usually go to either my parents or my in Laws in France!

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  19. Going to my brother's in Ireland this year to celebrate Christmas with him and his new twin baby daughters

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  20. On boxing day we either go to my sisters for tea or they come to us.

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  21. Claire Elizabeth Noke17 November 2015 at 21:27

    We "try" and tidy up from xmas day! LOL .... we get all the packaging, wrapping paper, carboard, etc bagged up ready for recycling, then we chill out n front of xmas telly and eat all the leftovers from xmas day = bliss :)

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  22. Another family meal with cold meats, salads..

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  23. my mum usually visits and we have a picnic of leftovers

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  24. eating leftover turkey @leabana1

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  25. we go to see my niece as its her birthday

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  26. We always visit the inlaws on boxing day.

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  27. A lie in for adults, a cooked brunch and a long walk

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  28. We usually have my Brother and his family over for food & drinks

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  29. going for a meal with the inlaws and my mum :)

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  30. eat left over food and spend day in our pjs,

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  31. Games afternoon, brisk walk and then buffet tea with my brother and his family coming over

    (Real name: Christine Lockley)

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  32. We have left overs with the in laws

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  33. Trying to walk off all the food!

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  34. We don't really have any Boxing Day traditions

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  35. Chilled day playing with our new toys, always intend to hit the sales but never manage it! :)

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  36. Usually going for a bit of shopping. Then lots of family games and a good film :)

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  37. We always relax and have turkey with mash potato and pickles.

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  38. We actually have our traditional Christmas dinner on boxing day :) We go to a local pub and have a 3 course Christmas dinner - it saves on anyone having to spend christmas day cooking and washing up! (christmas day we have a buffet and cold cuts)

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