Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Favorite: VeggieTales LIVE {CLOSED}

** Giveaway Closed - Winner is Rebekah from Simply Rebekah - but there is no email! Contact me ASAP ***

We love VeggieTales in our house.

We love that they are teaching the kids (and adults) important life lessons, but they are doing so in a seriously funny way. We frequently find that when we put on a VeggieTales in an effort to distract the kids so that we can get something done, that it distracts us too!

So when I was contacted and asked if I wanted to checkout the new VeggieTales Live! DVD, it was a no brainer, I said YES!

The DVD was waiting for us when we got back from vacation and as soon as it came out of the envelope my son started jumping up and down “Can we watch it now? Can we watch it now?”

About the DVD:

Veggitales newest DVD :Veggietales Live! Sing Yourself Silly!” is first-ever VeggieTales Live! DVD based on their successful touring stage show! VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly showcases 18 of the most classic and popular VeggieTales songs performed live on stage including “His Cheeseburger,” “Love My Lips!,” “The Hairbrush Song,” plus a few hits from the 80’s that both parents and kids will enjoy. There are also several fun and family-friendly bonus features included such as a peek behind the curtain on “Larry’s Backstage Pass.”

My son (6) sat on the couch anxiously awaiting the start, when it started you could seriously see the wheels in his brain moving

:: blink : blink::

“Mom, those are real people!”

I explained that it was alive show, like the plays we have just started going to. His response? Cool! His sister (4yo) is very into musical theater and she sat literally inches form the TV singing along with every song.

Their thoughts (in their best transcribed words):

I really liked "The Pirates Who Don’t do Anything" I got to dance with them!

My favorite was"The Pirates Who Don’t do Anything" because I like how silly it is and the bubbles. I
don’t like this DVD as much as other VeggieTales, because it’s all songs and I like a story and I miss the cartoon. I like it a little bit, but I prefer a story.

It's worth noting that this particular six year old doesn't like musical theater and in fact was in preschool for three years before he participated in song time with them so I attribute his slightly curmudgeon attitude to his review.

I can see this DVD coming into heavy rotation on rainy days this summer! I fear that "The Hairbrush Song" and "The Pirates Who Don’t do Anything" will be in a constant battle for my brain all summer too! Those songs are not only catchy, but easily can be converted to go with life...

Oh wherrrrre are my car keys? 
Oh wherrrrre are my car keys? 
Oh where o where oh where oh where oh whererrrrrrrre are my car keys!

A sneak peek at the video:

Do you want to make your Summer Silly? I’m giving one reader their very own VeggieTales Live! DVD!

Mandatory entry:
Leave a comment on this post, need inspiration, tell me your favorite VeggieTales character or song.

Extra entry:
Tweet (once): I want to sing myself silly with @veggietales and @PBinmyhair

Leave one comment per entry, two entries per person max. Giveaway will run through Thursday 16 June and the winner will be announced and contacted on 17 June. Winner has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is drawn.

Good Luck!

*Disclosure: I was provided with 1 VeggieTales Live! DVD for the purpose of the review. No other compensation was received and the opinions are all mine and my children's.


Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal said...

Abby is a VeggieTales FANATIC! Bob & Larry are her favorite! She knows all of the songs. We have to play "Bob-Larry" in the car and we have tons of videos but not this one! Would love to add it to our collection!

Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal said...

I tweeted!

Wendy C said...

We love the (and even my husband knows every word to it) the theme song to Veggie Tales! Great stuff for kids to watch that teaches them biblical stuff.

nerisman said...

My favorite song is " i love my lips" and my favorite character is Larry the cucumber! we love to listen to veggietales on our trips that we take as a family!

Stephanie said...

We LOOOOOOOOVE Veggie Tales too! We have most of ours on VHS, because I buy them every time I go to Goodwill for 50 cents a piece. My kids just love to sing and dance along too, so I know they would LOVE this!

Janelle said...

My kids would love this DVD! My 4 year old loves Veggie Tales so much that he insisted we HAD to grow tomatoes and cucumbers in our garden just like Veggie Tales.

Jen said...

We love the theme 3 three year old would love it!

Rebekah from Simply Rebekah said...

I love the "No Belly Button" song. It is my toddler's favorite!

Nicole said...

Our favorite is The Pirates Who Don't do Anything. My oldest sang this song at a CYT camp, so it holds good memories for us!

Hyacynth said...

Our fav VT song is The Bunny or The Grapes of Wrath. :)

Finnelly Family said...

Veggie Tales is the anthem to my 18 mth's heart. He loves to hear them sing. I'm always looking for new renditions of faves!

Lisa said...

We've never watched them, but I've heard such great things and would love to check them out! Thanks!