Max & Ruby – Max & Ruby’s Christmas (2002)

Brother and sister rabbit deal with Santa’s arrival, snow “queen” building, sledding, and ice skating in this winter-themed gathering of the Nick Jr. series Max & Ruby. Rosemary Wells’s classic board book siblings come to animated life beautifully with bossy, but inhumanly patient Ruby guiding 3-year-old Max through the traditions of Christmas, the safety precautions of winter sports, and the importance of building regal female snow creatures. Max, of course, utters one-word pronouncements and benignly does what he always intended to do, anyway. Each episode clocks in at just under eight minutes, making it ideal for youngsters’ short attention spans. The last two episodes about a surprise party and tent-building are not seasonal. This gentle contemplation of sibling relationships will amuse children, from different standpoints, from ages 2 to 6.

How do you make your way in the world–and even in your own house–when your big sister knows just the “right way” to do everything? Just ask Max, a 3-year old bunny with tons of a determination and a little bit of mischief, too! It doesn’t matter that his big sister Ruby thinks she has a lot to teach him; Max has his *own* ideas!

Little ones can celebrate the holidays with their favorite bunny brother and sister with this Max and Ruby Christmas DVD. The DVD contains 6 Christmas/winter-themed episodes plus 6 bonus episodes (aired between 2002-2003) for a total of 102 minutes.

The episodes included are:

Max’s Christmas – Max is full of questions when Ruby hurries to bed on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus can come. No one ever stays up to see Santa–no one except Max!

Ruby’s Snow Queen – Max wants to play with his new Christmas gift, a Screaming Green Aien Gorilla. However, Ruby wants him to help her build a beautiful Snow Queen. When Grandma comes over to admire the Snow Queen, they quickly find out where the missing Screaming Green Alien Gorilla has gone!

Max’s Rocket Run – Ruby, Louise, and Max are going on a sledding adventure! Ruby tells Max that he can only go down the Bunny Hill, while she and Louise take their first daring ride down Rocket Run. But before they get up the nerve, Max takes his *own* ride down Rocket Run!

Ruby’s Figure Eight – Ruby is determined to skate a figure eight. Max, who barely knows how to skate, is equally determined to play hockey with Roger and the big bunnies.

Ruby’s Surprise Party – Ruby plans a surprise party for Louise and stations Max as a lookout. But Ruby ends up more surprised than Louise–and Max gets the cake he was craving.

Ruby’s Tent – Ruby and Valerie try to put a tent together–despite interruptions from “Super Max”.

Ruby’s Tea Party. Ruby wants to have a tea party for her dollies, but Max wants to play pirate. When it looks like Ruby’s lost the ruby necklace that she was going to wear for the tea party, only Pirate Max can help her out.

Max Is It – Ruby, Louise and Valerie want to play freeze tag. Max wants a slime dribbler. When Max is It, he freezes everyone… and he seizes the moment to get his slime dribbler.

Ruby’s Science Project. Ruby and Louise are making a papier-mâché volcano for a Bunny Scout project. Max wants candy. Little do the girls know that Max has a totally different purpose for his Red Hot Marshmallow Squirters than they thought.

Ruby Writes a Story – Ruby needs absolute quiet while she tries to write a story. But Max wants to play cowboy. Eventually, Max helps Ruby come up with the perfect idea for her story.

Max’s Dominoes – Ruby and Louise want to earn their hospitality badge by hosting a Bunny Scout meeting. Max and Morris are busy exploring the domino effect with a variety of toys–culminating in a terrific welcome for the Bunny Scouts!

Grandma’s Attic – In Grandma’s attic, Ruby is delighted to try on old clothes. Max, however, finds an old chest that–according to Grandma–no one ever goes into. When he finds the key, they all get a surprise!

My son enjoyes this DVD and as he does his other Max and Ruby DVD. The only thing that I find unusual about this series is that we never see any parents in the episodes as Max and Ruby are left to their own devices.

One things for certain: with the Max and Ruby series, you’ll not encounter mean-spirited behavior, fast-paced action that makes your head spin, or rapid-fire dialogue that leaves you reeling. It’s gentle, quiet, slow-paced fun–which is a great alternative to other kids shows out there.

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Max & Ruby – Max & Ruby’s Christmas

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