Classic Christmas movies arrive in 4K for the first time from Warner Bros. and Universal

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It’s the season to modernize. This holiday season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release classic Christmas movies in 4K Ultra HD for the first time, including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) and Elf (2003) from Warners and the Rankin/Bass Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (1964) and Frosty the Snowman (1969) specials from Universal. The beloved original will also arrive in premium format later this year A Christmas story (1983) by Warners and Rankin/Bass Animation Santa Claus is coming to town (1970) from Universal. Unpack details below.

According to the HD Movie Source website, the list of 4K titles coming this holiday season includes A Christmas story (1983), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Elf (2003), and The Polar Express (2004) by Warner. Universal titles include holiday hostel (1942), Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (1964), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Santa Claus is coming to town (1970), and The original collection of Christmas promotionswhich brings together all three Rankin/Bass promotions in one box.

All titles are scheduled for release on November 1, 2022. See descriptions and disc details below.

Elf

Elf 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Warner Bros | 2003 | 95 minutes | Rated PG | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

audio

English: 5.1

Subtitles

SDH English

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 883929788385

This hilarious Christmas movie tells the story of a young orphan who mistakenly slips into Santa’s gift bag on Christmas Eve and is taken back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later, Buddy learns he’s not really an elf and sets off on a journey to New York to find his true identity.

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A Christmas story

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A Christmas story 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Warner Bros | 1983 | 93 minutes | Rated PG | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

French: Mono

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 883929788361

A Christmas story 4K (1983)

Set in a 1940s Midwestern town and told from the perspective of a seven-year-old boy, who only wants one thing for Christmas – a Red Ryder BB gun – the episodic story not only tells of his plans to convince his mother and father to buy him one, but also offers a warmly nostalgic look at middle-class American life in the 1940s. Based on the stories by and told by Jean Shepherd.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Warner Bros | 1989 | 97 minutes | Rated PG-13 | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: Dolby Digital Mono

Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 883929788408

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a seasonal family celebration, but things never go well for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two children. Clark’s continued bad luck is compounded by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to carry on knowing that his Christmas bonus is coming soon.

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The Polar Express

The Polar Express 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Warner Bros | 2004 | 100 minutes | Rated G | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

audio
English: 5.1

Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 883929788415

The Polar Express 4K (2004)

When a disbelieving young boy takes an extraordinary train journey to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Universal Studios | 1964 | 52 minutes | Not Rated | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS 2.0 Mono
Spanish: DTS 2.0 Mono

French: DTS 2.0 Mono

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 191329235232

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer 4K (TV) (1964)

The modern Christmas classic comes to life in this stop-motion animated feature. Rudolph is shunned by the other reindeer because of his strange red nose. Rudolph and Herbie the elf decide to run away and end up having a series of adventures, encountering the Abominable Snowman and traversing the land of misfit toys before returning in time to help Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

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Frosty the Snowman

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Frosty the Snowman 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Universal Studios | 1969 | 51 minutes | Not Rated | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS 2.0 Mono
Spanish: DTS 2.0 Mono

French: DTS 2.0 Mono

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 191329235249

Frosty the Snowman (television) (1969)

A discarded silk top hat becomes the center of a struggle between a failed stage magician and a group of school children after he magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that the newly alive Frosty will melt in the spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and a young girl he befriends board a freight train bound for the North Pole. . They don’t know that the magician is following them and that he wants his hat back. This animated short is based on the famous Christmas song of the same name.

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Santa Claus is coming to town

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Santa Claus is coming to town 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Universal Studios | 1970 | 51 minutes | Not Rated | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS 2.0 Mono
Spanish: DTS 2.0 Mono

French: DTS 2.0 Mono

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 191329235256

Santa Claus is coming to town (television) (1970)

The postman decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus and tells us about a little baby named Kris who was left behind by the Kringle family (toy makers). When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to children in Sombertown. But his Burgermeister (Herr Meisterburger) is too mean to let that happen. And to make matters worse, there’s an evil wizard named Winter who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt Winter’s heart (as well as the pleasant schoolteacher’s) and deliver his toys.

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Original Christmas classics

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Original Christmas classics 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Gift Box

Universal Studios | 1964-1970 | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

audio
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English: DTS 2.0 Mono
Spanish: DTS 2.0 Mono

French: DTS 2.0 Mono

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Six-disc set (3x 4KUHD, 3x BD)
UPC 191329235218

Joriginal Christmas classics Gift Set (TV) (1964-1970)

Understand “Rudolph the red nosed reindeer“(1964),”Frosty the Snowman” (1969) and “Santa Claus is coming to town” (1970).

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holiday hostel

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holiday hostel 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

Universal Studios | 1942 | 101 minutes | Not Rated | Release date to be determined (planned for November 01, 2022)

Video
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10

Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

audio

French: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles

SDH English, French, Spanish

Discs
Ultra-HD 4K
Blu-Ray disc
Set of two discs (1x 4KUHD, 1x BD)
UPC 191329234341

holiday hostel 4K (1942)

Two retired entertainers create a country inn in New England with the unique and, one might think, counterproductive idea of ​​being open only on holidays; however, in this delightful fluff festival, they achieve instant success. Conflicts arise as they fall in love with the same woman, and sparks fly – just like their feet – in a variety of inventive productions of holiday-themed song and dance.

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