“Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Christmas
October 27, 2010

If you love Olivia, you’re sure to love her new Christmas DVD, Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia.  Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Enterainment released Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia on DVD on October 5th, 2010.  You can purchase the DVD in stores and online, retailing for $16.99.


Christmas at the beach?  Celebrate with the joyful and feisty Olivia in these new-to-DVD holiday adventures as she spreads Christmas cheer during a beach party, dreams of being a Santa who returns lost toys, and more winter fun!  In this first ever Olivia holiday DVD release, Olivia will help spread the joy of the holiday season while demonstrating to children how fun the power of thinking can be and encourage an active imagination for themselves.

Based on acclaimed author/illustrator Ian Falconer’s award-winning titles, Olivia follows a 6 3/4-year-old dynamo who believes she can do anything and sees every day as an opportunity to try new things  Her vivid imagination takes her on grand adventures, both real and fantasy, and like all children, her antics occasionally result in endearing misadventures.  Olivia’s confidence and positive nature inspires kids everywhere to think boldly and follow their dreams.

Although Olivia’s adventures in her imagination are bigger than life, the challenges in her day-to-day life are preschool size.  Olivia’s unique ways of dealing with these challenges provide moments of fun and drama.  She demonstrates how kids can use their imagination to work out what’s happening in their own world.  Kids can relate to Olivia because she experiences the same daily trials and triumphs as they do.  Every day is a “Big Day” for Olivia; her exuberance is contagious as she takes viewers along for the ride!

Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia Episode Synopses:

Olivia Claus / Olivia and The Family Photo

Olivia Claus

It’s almost Christmas, and Olivia and Ian can’t wait for Santa to come.  But there’s one thing that Santa can’t bring – Olivia’s lost toy, her beloved monkey Mathilda.  Olivia imagines herself to be a Santa Claus who returns lost toys.  On Christmas morning Olivia finds new gifts under the tree and Mathilda right under her nose.

Olivia and The Family Photo

Mother is determined to take the perfect family Christmas photo – in the middle of the summer.  With the help of a snow machine, Olivia takes it upon herself to bring a little Christmas spirit to the photograph, and to Francine’s backyard beach party next door.

Olivia’s Ice Spectacular / Olivia’s Snow Day

Olivia’s Ice Spectacular

Olivia can’t wait to see skating star Sonja Spencer perform in “Cinderella on Ice.”  She’s sure she’ll be the lucky audience member chosen to skate with Sonja, and begins practicing on the skating rink she makes in her own backyard.  When the show is canceled, Olivia decides the show must go on and she and her friends stage their own ice spectacular.

Olivia’s Snow Day

It’s a snow day and school’s closed.  Olivia takes to the snow-covered streets with Julian as her cameraman, to report on all the snow day happenings.  The biggest story of the day turns out to be an alleged sighting of the legnedary abominable snowman.  Can it be true?  Olivia tracks down the real story.

Olivia Makes a Wedding Gift / Olivia Makes Magic

Olivia Makes a Wedding Gift

Olivia’s favorite art teacher, Miss Davis, is getting married, and Olivia wants to find the perfect wedding present.  But despite all of her fundraising efforts, she only has enough for a very small gift.  With help from her classmates, Olivia creates a very special card for Miss Davis to go along with the gift.

Olivia Makes Magic

After seeing Grandma perform an impromptu magic show, Olivia begins practicing her own magic tricks.  She doesn’t have much success, until she manages to make herself “disappear” for Ian and Julian.  They can’t figure out how she’s done it, but Ian doesn’t care.  He just wants his big sister back!

Olivia and the Babies / Olivia’s Good Luck

Olivia and the Babies

After noticing all the great compliments Mother receives on account of adorable baby William, Olivia finds herself some babies of her own: her cat Edwin and her dog Perry.  Being a mom is tougher than it seems, but when Mother asks Olivia to watch William for a minute, her new skills come in handy.

Olivia’s Good Luck

Olivia is determined to sell more Young Pioneers cookies than anybody else in her troupe – especially Francine.  It turns out to be harder than she thought it would be, but with a little perseverance and ingenuity, Olivia manages to do her personal best.

Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia Fast Facts:

Street Date:  October 5, 2010
DVD SRP:  $1699
DVD Running Time:  Approximately 95 minutes
Rating:  Not rated


This is a cute DVD full of fun Christmas episodes starring the adorable Olivia!  Kids love watching Olivia and learn at the same time.  Our favorite episode was “Olivia Claus,” especially because my boys get very excited about Santa visiting our house at Christmas.  Thanks to Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment for a great DVD to add to our family’s holiday collection.

I received a copy of “Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia” on DVD from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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