Can you believe it's almost Christmas?! I absolutely love this time of year. Hot cocoa, tree trimming, holiday joy and all the magic that surrounds the season. I also really love all the holiday movies. There are so very many of them and I love having so many options for family friendly movie nights. This year, Disney is adding a new movie to the holiday movies that will be sure to be an instant fave for your family.

Hitting stores November 23, 2010, The Search for Santa Paws is the prequel to the 2009 hit holiday movie Santa Buddies. The "Buddies" movies have all been wonderfully popular among kids and parents alike. This holiday season, the joy can continue with the newest installment in this series of movies.

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Disney's The Search for Santa Paws is a movie about the true meaning of Christmas and falls nicely in with a long line of Disney classic holiday movies. In this movie, the friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws is revealed and the power of giving is celebrated. My kids already love the movie and I'm definitely getting more in the Christmas spirit even before December is even here. For me, finding movies that both my 3 year old and my  6 year old like is priceless. The Search for Santa Paws, like so many other Disney movies is definitely one of those "fun for all" movies. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie with my kids. Of course, their howls of laughter helped a lot. The storyline is perfect for the holiday season and the puppies are, undoubtedly, insanely cute. Disney has really done such a good job with bonus features on their films and this movie is certainly no exception. I love the adorable Deck the Halls music video and my daughter repeatedly watches the Sing Along mode. Even though she can't read yet, she's definitely getting those lyrics down! My son's favorite bonus feature is the interactive pop-up book. He likes anything that is interactive and the adorable story is definitely entertaining. The best thing about this movie is that once the movie is over, the fun doesn't have to stop. My kids have spent hours after the actual movie just playing with the bonus features. My 6 year old has recently understood the concept of deleted scenes so he now checks all movies for that and, like me, he's always thrilled when they are included. In all, I can say that this movie has been exceptional for the different ages and genders, as well as for me. Based on our experiences with this and other Buddies movies, I'll definitely recommend all of them and assure that they'll become instant family favorites. 

Whether you already have snuggly and warm family nights planned for the holiday season or you're looking for a reason to do so, The Search for Santa Paws is a fantastic way to get the whole family together and celebrating what the season is all about. Pop it in the DVD player while the whole family decorates the tree or get cozy on Christmas Eve while you enjoy the magic that comes with any Disney movie.

The Search for Santa Paws comes with a ton of amazing bonus features, including:

- and interactive Animated Pop-Up Book
- Sing-Along Mode (which my kids adore)
- Music Video of Deck the Halls performed by Debby Ryan from Disney's Suite Life on Deck)
- Deleted Scenes

Whether you get the movie for your holiday festivities or plan on giving it to that special child as a gift, The Search for Santa Paws is sure to delight this holiday season.

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As of November 23rd, you can get The Search for Santa Paws in retail stores nationwide! Click HERE for $10 off!

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