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Title-DisneysVeryMerryChristmasSongs 1988

The title card for the original 1988 release

Title-DisneysVeryMerryChristmasSongs 2002

The title card for the 2002 re-release

Sleigh Ride - Disney Sing Along Songs Christmas Special01:53

Sleigh Ride - Disney Sing Along Songs Christmas Special

The "Sleigh Ride" sing-along

Disney Sing Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs is a Christmas-themed Sing-Along video produced by Walt Disney Home Video, originally released in December 20, 1988. It was the fifth release in the Disney Sing-Along Songs series of videos, and was reissued in 1990 and 1994 as volume 8.

A new version of the video with some new songs added was released in November 5, 2002 with narration by Roscoe Lee Browne.

Songs

The original 1988 release contained the following songs:

The 2002 reissue removed "From All of Us to All of You" from the actual program in addition to adding the following songs:

Releases

Trivia

  • In the original issues, a still image of the Christmas tree from the animated film Lady and the Tramp is used for the closing credits. The firework shot from the TV special "From All of Us to All of You" is used at the end, as well.
  • "From All of Us to All of You" is played at the end of the Advanced level of the Words of the Season vocabulary game on the 2002 DVD release.
  • The song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" used footage from the obscure 1948 Max Fleischer cartoon of the same name as Disney has never made a Rudolph cartoon. This is due to the cartoon being in the public domain leading to Disney to using it without any legal trouble.
  • The lyrics to the song "Jingle Bells" used overlayed footage from the 1949 Famous Studios Screen Song cartoon "Snow Foolin", which was also in the public domain. Much like the modern Sing Along Songs cartoons, the Screen Songs series used sing-along sequences and a bouncing ball to encourage crowd sing-alongs.
  • In the 2002 release, "Winter Wonderland" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" have the same design for the bouncing ball as the 1988 version but looks different. In addition the timing to the words are also different.
  • In the 2002 release, the bouncing ball for "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has the Mickey with the Rudolph design for all of the duration of the song but in the 1988 version, the regular Mickey bouncing ball appears but when it goes to the line, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", the Mickey bouncing ball with the Rudolph design appears and stays there for the rest of the song.
  • The "Sleigh Ride" sing along ommits the first two lines.
  • The "Seasons of Giving" sing along uses the third version (introduction to the Christmas segment).
  • The 2002 release is dedicated to Eleanor Richman-Adams.

See also


Disney Sing Along Songs volumes
Disney Sing Along Songs 1986 Title Card
International: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1986) • Heigh-Ho (1987) • The Bare Necessities (1987) • You Can Fly! (1988) • Very Merry Christmas Songs (1988) • Fun with Music (1989) • Under the Sea (1990) • Disneyland Fun (1990) • I Love to Laugh! (1990) (a.k.a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious) • Be Our Guest (1992) • Friend Like Me (1993) • The Tweleve Days of Christmas (1993) • Campout at Walt Disney World (1994/1996 for countries outside of North America) • Let's Go to the Circus (1994/1996 for countries outside of North America) • Circle of Life (1994/1995 for countries outside of North America) • Colors of the Wind (1995) • Topsy Turvy (1996) [Known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame in releases outside of the US] • Pongo and Perdita (1996) • The Early Years (1997) • The Magic Years (1997) • The Modern Classics (1997) • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (1999) • Sing a Song with Tigger (2000, not an offical Disney Sing Along Songs video)

Outside of the US (Foreign releases): Let's Go to Disneyland Paris [Similar to Disneyland Fun] (1993) • 101 Notes of Fun (1994) [Similar to Fun with Music] • From Hercules (1997)

US Exclusive Releases: Beach Party at Walt Disney World (1995) • Honor to Us All (1998) • Happy Haunting: Party at Disneyland (1998) • Flik's Musical Adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom (1999) • Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (and Piglet Too) (2003) • On My Way (2003) • Little Patch of Heaven (2004) • Disney Princess Sing Along Songs - Once Upon a Dream (2004) • Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party (2005) • Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess (2006)

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