12 Posts of Christmas: Free Wallace & Gromit DVD
Regarding "Musical Monday," I think I may have to do a "Best of TV Music" year-ender because there are just WAY too many songs to post. This will happen sometime between now and Christmas. Of 2009. Har har.
However, I finally finished my Top 20 Covers of 2007 list. Once I get everything uploaded and my little commentaries written, this post will be up later today. Keep checking back please.
So, this contest's winners are....
Stephanie M (wacky_tangerine)
I'll be emailing you four shortly to get your shipping information. Thanks for playing!
"Backstreet's back - alright!!"
Hello interweb friends! Thanks for all the emails/complaints/threats telling me to get back to blogging. They've picked up quite a bit over the past week. Thus, today starts Post #1 of a 12-Post Christmas series.
I realize I overpromised and underdelivered with my "40 Days 40 Post" pledge, so I want to make sure your expectations are really, really low here. It's gonna be pretty underwhelming. The blog version of an NBC Christmas special if you will. But with less Al Roker. There will be free gifts though. And Christmas music. And year-ender lists. What more can you ask for? Well, a lot more. Like I said, it's gonna be pretty weak.
OK, disclaimer finished.
So, on the first post of Christmas, your true love gives to you...a chance to win the Wallace & Gromit: Three Amazing Adventures DVD!
[pausing for Oprah audience reaction]
Alright, I know it's no iPhone, nor even a DVD on your wish list probably, but still, it's a great collection of award-winning claymation shorts. Oh yeah, and it's free. You can always re-gift (looks like Mamma Lee's present is taken care of!).
For anyone not familiar with the Wallace & Gromit collection, they come from the genius mind of Nick Park, who also did Chicken Run (not to be confused with Chicken Little). The shorts follow the adventures of an absent-minded inventor, Wallace, and his dog, Gromit. I still need to watch the Wallace & Gromit movie, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, but I did watch all the shorts in high school and purchased all of them on VHS. Each one is absolutely wonderful. The Wrong Trousers is probably my favorite of the bunch.
The DVD contains all three of the original half-hour shorts: A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, and A Close Shave. As an extra, the DVD also has Cracking Contraptions, which is a series of ten shorter shorts (1-3 minutes). Another extra is a behind-the-scenes featurette that details the incredibly pain-staking process of creating these clay worlds, where they have to shoot literally one frame at a time.
I'm giving away FOUR COPIES. Contest rules are the same as usual. See below and good luck!
1. Tell me your favorite moment from your favorite animated movie.
2. Post your answer by clicking on the 'COMMENTS' link at the bottom of this post. Those without Blogger accounts can always click 'Other' or 'Anonymous' when leaving a comment.
3. In your comment, leave your first name and your email address, so I can contact you if you win.
4. You have until 11:59 pm PT THIS Sunday, Dec. 16 to leave a comment.
5. On Monday, Dec. 17, I will pick at random FOUR people from the comments who have left a proper answer, name and email.
A clip from The Wrong Trousers: