A Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure Family Movie Night Giveaway

by Jennifer Donovan

Watching movies as a family is a fun activity. For my 7-year-old son, if we pop some popcorn and give it the name “Family Movie Night,” it ramps up his enjoyment tenfold. We don’t take enough time as a family to celebrate, and since popping a little popcorn and taking 90 minutes to watch a kid movie feels like a celebration, I really should make an effort to do it more.

Kid movies, especially in the direct to DVD variety like Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure, are pretty formulaic, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t going to entertain your family.

This movie includes the following predictable plot elements — parent whose work gets more attention than their children and evil criminals. Add a real-life Christmas elf who falls out of the sled, losing Santa’s magic toy bag, and a big slobbery Saint Bernard, and you’ve got elements that kids will enjoy.

In this movie Beethoven and the stray dog that tags along for this adventure can talk — sort of. You see, the elf is actually a stable elf who takes care of the reindeer and all animals at the North pole, so he is able to understand dogs. Hearing the dogs talk added a lot of humor and some heart to the movie, and I appreciated the way this plot twist was presented.

Watch the trailer or check out the Beethoven Movies Facebook page for more info.

Content Note: Some passing gas jokes (from dogs), and before the teen learns to “believe” he tells the Christmas Elf who has come straight from the North Pole that believing in Santa is kid stuff, but my 7-year-old didn’t blink an eye at that.

I have some great news. Two of you (U.S. shipping addresses only) will win this fun Family Movie Night pack to enjoy with your family this holiday season:

Just leave a comment if you’d like to win. The winners will be announced on December 11.

*Original post by 5 Minutes for Books Managing Editor and 5 Minutes for Mom contributor Jennifer Donovan. I received a Family Fun Night kit and DVD so that I could review. This review is subject to the terms in our disclosure policy.

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Danetta November 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

This looks like a great family movie!


2 Heather November 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

Looks like a cute movie!!


3 Kelly Ann T. November 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

I would love to win and I’m an email subscriber.


4 Jingle November 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

What a wonderful collection! This would be a great holiday gift, too!
jinglesells at gmail dot com


5 maria November 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I would love to win this for my niece and nephew for Christmas!


6 Kristie November 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm

This would be a lot of fun for a family movie night this holiday season! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)


7 LaShanta Magnusson November 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

My boys and I love to watch movies together. We would love a chance to win this awesome movie bundle.


8 Elisabeth November 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I would love to win!


9 june November 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Our family just loves Beethoven, he always made us laugh so much.


10 Lee November 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Look at that cute boy! Miss him! We love movies and most of us love popcorn. Sounds like a fun night.


11 Angela Maa s November 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I’d love to win. Our family loves movies too. :)


12 Michelle November 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Oh how fun! We love watching movies together as a family and have definitely not seen this one yet!


13 Jill November 23, 2011 at 7:56 pm

This would be a great distraction for me and my four year old while my husband has 10 weeks of training. It’s going to be a long winter.


14 Amber November 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

My son loves any movies involving dogs! Thanks for a chance to win!


15 Carol Hatcher November 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm

My kids would LOVE this!


16 Wehaf November 24, 2011 at 12:02 am

I love Beethoven! I’m glad there’s a new movie out!


17 Terra Heck November 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

My kids have enjoyed the previous Beethoven movies and I think they’d really love to watch this one. Please count me in to win.


18 Kathy Stevenson November 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

I would love to win this for my girls!


19 Jen Whitten November 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

We love family movie nights, so this would be awesome for my kiddos! Thanks for the giveaway!


20 Angela E. November 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

I am sure this movie is going to be good & funny too.


21 Vickie Couturier November 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

my grandkids would love this if I won,,cool prize


22 Lauren November 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

i woud love to win. looks like an adorable film!!


23 LaVonne November 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

My daughter would love this I am sure!


24 Liz V. November 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Perfect for a snowy, holiday weekend (id only I remember to charge the battery on the DVD player).

Meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving.


25 Ruthie B November 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

What a great Christmas gift this would be for my 5 year old grandson! Thanks for the chance!



26 DogsMom November 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I need this to complete my Beethoven movie collection. My saints and I watch together.


27 John D. November 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Would like to win


28 Natalia November 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Nice movie, would like to win.


29 mrsshukra November 25, 2011 at 6:25 pm

What a cute and fun gift package, please count me in!


30 Christine Jensen November 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

I would love to win! Thanks


31 Daniel M November 26, 2011 at 12:59 am

bet my niece would love it!


32 Drina M. November 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I love family nights and would enjoy to have this at our next one!


33 shelly November 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Love movie night! This would be fun! Thanks for the chance.


34 Teresa from NanaHood November 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Nanas love movie night with GRANDchildren!


35 Staci A November 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm

We’d love to win! It looks like such a cute movie!


36 Laura Royal November 27, 2011 at 6:37 am

Looks too cute


37 Kelly D November 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I would like to win this for my family. Thanks


38 megan h November 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm

looks like a really cute movie!


39 Dawn November 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Would LOVE to win this!


40 Naomi November 27, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I’d love to win this!


41 NAN November 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

would love to win
nannypanpan at gmail.com


42 beth November 28, 2011 at 2:39 am

Looks cute!


43 Van November 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

When I was younger, I would watch Beethoven all the time. Those were great memories.


44 Melanie H November 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

I would LOVE to win!! As a single mom of 2, staying in for movie night is a huge hit for us! :)


45 Andie November 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

We love watching movies at home. With four ids it is logistically one of the best nights in for us!


46 Shari Lynn Alligood November 29, 2011 at 8:02 am

Thank you for helping to spread lots of holiday cheer!! Enjoy a safe & blessed holiday season!


47 Lonna November 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Great movies-all of them!


48 Carrie T November 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Look s like a GAS !! Hee hee .. we love to watch doggie movies!! They are so much fun! : )


49 Rebecca C. November 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

We love Beethoven at our house but don’t own any of the movies. This would make a great Christmas gift for our young sons. thanks!


50 Chuck November 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I bet this is a good and funny movie to watch as a family.


51 Idaho Jill November 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

My daughter would love this movie!


52 kathy November 30, 2011 at 11:07 am



53 Apryl November 30, 2011 at 10:28 pm

My kids loves Beethoven!


54 Dena December 1, 2011 at 12:24 am

My children LOVE the Beethoven movies!


55 Garrett December 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I bet this is the best children’s movie ever, thanks for the chance to win it.


56 Don December 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Brings back some childhood memories watching good old Beethoven movies.


57 samantha w December 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

this would be cute


58 Brooklyn D December 4, 2011 at 11:37 pm

My kids would love all this fun!



59 amy red December 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Please enter us!!!


60 CherylS22 December 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I’d love to win this Family Movie Night pack – Thanks for the chance!


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