Holiday Gift Guide – DVD Edition


I’m sure many kids will find Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, and How to Train Your Dragon DVD’s in their stockings. That’s why I decided to highlight some movies my kids like that many dads and moms may not have heard of. So if you’re looking for something a little different to stuff in a stocking, check out my DVD list below (categories: Superhero | Bakugan | Ben 10 | Bionicle/Hero Factory).

If your kids love superheroes, there are plenty to choose from. Here is a list of super hero DVDs your children might like:

  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
    My kids and I saw this one over the weekend and we love it. Lots of action. The movie features Superman, Batman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and the evil Darkseid. List $19.98, Amazon $13.99
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
    This DVD is one of my favorite movie on my holiday list. The story includes Gotham’s new vigilante (Red Hood), Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Joker, Black Mask, and Ra’s al Ghul. Warning: the movie is a little on the dark side. List $24.98, Amazon $16.49 for the Two-Disc Special Edition
  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
    Another excellent DC movie. This movie pits the Justice League against the Crime Syndicate (a Justice League from a parallel Earth). Unlike the Justice League, the Crime Syndicate rules with an iron fist and is willing to kill to maintain law and order. Priced at $14.98
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
    In this movie, Lex Luthor is the President of the United States and he has declared Superman and Batman as public enemies. Other characters include Captain Atom, Power Girl, Katana, Starfire, Gorilla Grodd, and Captain Cold. List $24.98, Amazon $15.49 for the Two-Disc Special Edition
  • Green Lantern: First Flight
    Green Lantern is one of my favorite superhero so I was glad when they released this movie (I can’t wait for the live action movie next year). The movie features Hal Jordan, Sinestro, and the Guardians. List $24.98, Amazon $15.49 for the Two-Disc Special Edition
  • Wonder Woman
    Even though the main character is a woman, I think many boys will like this movie too. My son did. List $14.98, Amazon $12.99
  • Planet Hulk
    In my opinion, this is one of the better animated Hulk movie. In this DVD, the Incredible Hulk is exiled from Earth. He crash-lands on a distant planet where he becomes the planet’s mightiest gladiator. The movie also features Beta Ray Thor. List $14.98, Amazon $12.49
  • Justice League: The Complete Series
    This is a collection of all four seasons of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited series. My kids like the Unlimited episodes best because they feature a lot more Justice League members. The price isn’t cheap, but the series include 91 episodes on 14 discs. List $99.98, Amazon $59.49
  • Marvel Animation: 6 Film Set
    This collection features six Marvel superhero animations that were previously released individually. The six titles are Ultimate Avengers – The Movie, Ultimate Avengers 2 (Rise of the Panther), The Invincible Iron Man, Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, The Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, and Hulk Vs. List $34.98, Amazon $26.49
  • Wolverine and the X-Men: The Complete Series
    In this storyline, the Xavier mansion explodes and Professor Xavier and Jean Grey disappear. As a result, Wolverine has to lead the X-Men to save the world from a catastrophic future. List $29.98, Amazon $23.99
  • Spectacular Spider-Man: Complete First Season
    It’s hard not to love the wise-cracking and unappreciated Spiderman. This series take place when Peter Parker is still in high school. Villains include Electro, Sandman, Venom, Green Goblin Doctor Octopus, Chameleon, Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Rhino, Lizard and Shocker. List $19.94, Amazon $17.49
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures Complete Season 1
    In this series, Tony Stark is a teenage prodigy. Just like the grown-up version we are use to, Iron Man has to defeat villains to save the world. It kinda reminds me Peter Parker (Spiderman) when he was a teen-aged Spiderman in high school. List $29.93, Amazon $23.49
  • Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam
    We have this on hold at the library and have not seen it yet. The DVD is a compilation of DC Universe animated shorts: Superman/Shazam, Green Arrow, Jonah Hex, and Spectre. This DVD did not receive good reviews so you might want to wait until you see it in the $5 bin somewhere. List $19.98, Amazon $12.99
  • The Super Hero Squad Show: Volume One
    I should love this series because it features Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon. But I found the shows too wacky. I think the series is geared towards younger kids. List $14.93, Amazon $9.99 for volume one and List $14.93, Amazon $11.99 for The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword Vol. 2
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1
    I thought the Brave and the Bold series was also corny, but my kids think the shows are funny. Ditto for Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Vol. 2 and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Vol. 3. List $14.98, Amazon $8.99 for each volume

My kids are into Bakugan, but I’m not. If your children are into Bakugan, check out these Bakugan DVDs:

Ben 10
Ben 10 is one of those series that keeps going and going and going. My kids love this show and there are a whole bunch of them ready to be stuffed in a stocking:

Bionicle/Hero Factory
Bionicle has been discontinued and replaced with the new Lego Hero Factory. If your children are into Bionicle or Hero Factory, they might like these movies:


4 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide – DVD Edition

    1. Me too! We only have the Justice League collection and some of the DVDs in the Marvel collection. So we have to reserve the other titles at the library when we want to watch them. It would be convenient if we owned them all.

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. I know many families also enjoy watching movies together during the holidays. If you enjoy great holiday family films, I have one you need to check out. I just wanted to take the time to share a new film that I have recently discovered. I know in this day & age, we are always looking for good films that can be shared with our families. Homeless for the Holidays is one of these films, & I highly recommend it! As an executive loses it all & has to take a job at a burger shack, this film is also one that many of us are able to relate to today. Based on the real life experience of the director, this is great for a family holiday movie night. Enjoy!

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