The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol ★★★

I saw this as a standalone DVD in 2011, and then again last year, and I very nearly splurged on it just because I so dearly love Charles Dickens's original novel, but I couldn't quite bring myself to pay $5 for a 22 minute short. Redbox has an exclusive 2-fer DVD combining this with the recently released Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, though, and I rented it to watch with my niece. We both enjoyed the pair, though I think if I had to say I liked this one a bit more if only because of my fondness for its source material. Jokey Smurf's fake hang glider present cracked me up. That might be one of Jokey's greatest jokes in any incarnation of The Smurfs.

The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol Entered My Flickchart at #947/1594