Kino Lorber Holiday (Facebook/Blog) Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Contest (December)

Happy Holidays with Kino Lorber!
DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway, Winner’s Choice of 3 Holiday Classics

Yay! The contest is over and the winners are: Millie and Javier! Congratulations!

Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our Kino Lorber Holiday Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away two Holiday Classics via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of Kino LorberEach of our two winners will be able to choose their prize from the three titles listed below. And, remember, we’re also giving away EIGHT MORE DVDs/Blu-Rays via Twitter this month as well, so please feel free to enter that contest too…

In order to qualify to win this prize via this Facebook/Blog contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, January 6 at 10PM ESTWe will pick our two winners via a random drawing and announce them on this Blog the day after the contest ends (Sunday January 7).

If you’re also on Twitter, please feel free to visit us at  @ClassicMovieHub for additional giveaways — because we’ll be giving away EIGHT MORE Kino Classics there as well! PS: you don’t even need a twitter account to enter! (Click here for twitter contest details)

Glenn Ford, Peter Falk and Bette Davis in Pocketful of MiraclesGlenn Ford, Peter Falk and Bette Davis in Pocketful of Miracles

ENTRY TASK to be completed by Saturday, January 6 at 1oPM EST —

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

What is one of your favorite holiday movies and why? (does not have to be one of the prize titles)

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


Here are the titles up for grabs:


The Lemon Drop Kid (1951): Blu-Ray or DVD available. Comedy legend Bob Hope (My Favorite Brunette) stars as Sidney Milburn (A.K.A. The Lemon Drop Kid, named so after his love of the simple candy), a con man who offers a friendly “sure thing” horse tip to the girlfriend of mobster Moose Moran (Fred Clark, Visit to a Small Planet) at the race track. When the horse loses and Moose’s original pick wins, Moose gives Sidney until Christmas to pay back the money he lost or his thug, Sam the Surgeon (Harry Bellaver, Naked City), will “open up” Sidney after Christmas. To pay back the money he owes Moose, Sidney enlists some pals to hit the street corners of New York dressed as Santa Claus accepting donations for a bogus elderly ladies’ home, but soon after, gangster Oxford Charlie (Lloyd Nolan, The House on 92nd Street) tries to move in on Sidney’s scam. What follows is vintage Hope shenanigans, highlighted by a heart-warming rendition of the Christmas classic “Silver Bells” sung by Hope and Marilyn Maxwell (Lost in a Harem). Also starring William Frawley (I Love Lucy) and Tor Johnson (The Black Sleep).

I’ll Be Seeing You (1944):  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Hollywood greats Ginger Rogers (Swing Time), Joseph Cotten (The Third Man) and Shirley Temple (Since You Went Away) top a stellar cast in this tender wartime love story about two troubled strangers who long for a normal life, meet by chance and try to crowd a lifetime of love and laughter into eight days. Studded with brilliant performances, I’ll Be Seeing You manages to ambush your emotions and hasten your heartbeats. After serving half of a prison sentence for accidental manslaughter, Mary Marshall (Rogers) is allowed a holiday furlough to visit her family. Keeping her history a secret, she falls in love with a kindhearted G.I. (Cotten) who’s struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. This David O. Selznick (Duel in the Sun) holiday classic features stunning cinematography by Tony Gaudio (The Adventures of Robin Hood) in glorious black-and-white and wonderful direction by William Dieterle (Portrait of Jennie).

Pocketful of Miracles (1961):  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Capricious, winsome, whimsical, and all together delightful! Superbly directed by the peerless Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life), this remake of Lady For A Day is pure Hollywood magic – an unforgettable combination of comedy, whimsy and romance that was nominated for three Oscars including Supporting Actor (Peter Falk, TV’s Columbo), Costume Design, and Original Song. Impoverished Broadway peddler “Apple Annie” (Bette Davis, All About Eve) has a problem, her daughter Louise (Ann-Margret, Tommy), educated abroad since infancy, is coming for a visit and bringing her wealthy fiance with her. The problem is that Louise has believed all her life that Annie’s a wealthy dowager, and the poor old women doesn’t know what to do. Enter “Dave the Dude” (Glenn Ford, 3:10 to Yuma), a kindhearted racketeer who enlists the aid to pass Annie off as a high-society granddame so Louise can marry her fairy-tale prince and everyone can live happily ever after! This Christmas classic was the final film in Frank Capra’s glorious career and featured a great supporting cast that included Hope Lange, Arthur O’Connell, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton and Barton MacLane.

You can visit Kino Lorber on their website, on Twitter at @KinoLorber or on Facebook.

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

For complete rules, click here.

And if you can’t wait to win any of these titles, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon :)


Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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21 Responses to Kino Lorber Holiday (Facebook/Blog) Blu-Ray/DVD Giveaway Contest (December)

  1. It isn’t officially a holiday movie, but every Christmas season, I try to watch Roman Polanski’s FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS. This horror comedy has a fairytale atmosphere, and it has some of the most beautiful snow scenes in movie history. Parts of it have the feel of the Rankin-Bass stop motion animation Christmas specials.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Wow, I have to honestly say that I’ve never seen that one! Sounds interesting… Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  2. My favorite holiday movie is “It Happened on Fifth Avenue” It stars my favorite character actor, Victor Moore, along with Gale Storm, Don DeFore, Charlie Ruggles and Ann Harding. It’s light and uplifting. It shows people with not much material things, have a very giving spirit. It has a wealthy couple learning that you don’t have to be rich to catch the Christmas spirit and share the holiday with those who have little. Victor Moore and Gale Storm are divine in this film. I love it!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I had only seen that for the first time a few years ago, but really enjoyed it! Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Millie, I’ve sent 3 emails to you regarding your prize. Please respond by 12noon today. Thanks~

  3. Laura A. says:

    My favorite holiday movie, and one of my favorite movies of all time, is White Christmas. It wouldn’t feel right to not watch it every December!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Certainly a great one! For me, I think it would be It’s a Wonderful Life, and also The March of the Wooden Soldiers 🙂 Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  4. Crochetcat says:

    My favorite holiday movie is Remember the Night -Stanwyck & MacMurray. Sentimental and touching without being cloying.

  5. Garrett Solomon says:

    A favorite holiday movie of mine is the one and only “Miracle on 34th Street.” To me, this is a movie about the magic of believing that is truly sincere and not in-your-face mushy like, say, “The Polar Express.” And in my mind, it’s got the best Santa Claus I’ve seen anywhere because he is simply depicted as a person; someone who’s good and wants to bring happiness to those around him. No red suit, no “ho-ho-ho’s,” no magic, just the man himself and nothing that makes him a caricature.

  6. Shelia says:

    Oh my! what to choose….what to choose….I may have to let you do that Annmarie!
    But I’d have to say my favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life because it IS a Wonderful life. We just have to get our priorities straight and embrace it. That was the sermon today using that very movie. =) Then for lighter fare, A Christmas Story, for the sheer magic nostalgia of it.

  7. M.T. Fisher says:

    If I am allowed to use movies made for television, my favorites are the Max Trilogy with Peter Falk as the angel. I tear up at the revelation each and every time I watch them, even if I’m only catching the endings. For theatrical films, I would have to go with THE BISHOP’S WIFE. Both this and the Max Trilogy teach us what is important at Christmas. And it isn’t presents.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I don’t think I’m familiar with the Max Trilogy… I better do some homework! Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck!

  8. Vickie L Gleason says:

    My Favorite Holiday movie is It Happened on Fifth Avenue. I love Charles Ruggles and the story line is fabulous and warms the heart with Christmas Spirit.

  9. Javier Valverde says:

    My favorite holiday movie is White Christmas because of the beauty and warmth it gives with the singing and acting of Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. Also the beautiful cinematography in VistaVision adds to the warmth of Christmas that it gives.

  10. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    My favorite is the massively sappy COME TO THE STABLE (1949), written by Clare Booth Luce, starring Loretta Young and Celeste Holm. My devotion to this film demonstrates the power of early imprinting. A showing of this was the standard prize in my Catholic elementary school for the classroom which collected the most newspapers in a paper drive, sold the most subscriptions to OUR SUNDAY VISITOR, or whatever other competition was being pushed. The movie has an undeniable charm, and actually garnered 7 Oscar nominations, but it is very much of another time, and parts are simply ridiculous. Those nuns are clearly wearing lipstick and mascara. Still, I love it.

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