Special features include a commentary track by Director Michael Campus and Artist Thomas Kinkade; 12 minutes of deleted scenes, available with an optional commentary track; the following four featurettes: Building The Christmas Cottage (18 mintues), Home For Christmas: A Conversation With Thomas Kinkade (ten mintues), On The Set With Ed Aknik (two minutes), and Christmas With The Cast (nine minutes); and previews.
Returning home from college in Berkeley to The small town of Placerville for Christmas, young artist Thomas Kinkade (Padalecki) is dismayed to learn that local attempts to boost tourism have not gone as well as the town
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows adequate detail, although it does appear rather soft for the most part. The colors used appear natural, with good saturation and balance. The picture is somewhat bright, with whites that bloom, but contrast is balanced fairly well. Fleshtones are too pale, though. Black levels are elevated, but shadow delineation is rendered nicely. Compression artifacts are minor and rarely distracting, and edge enhancement is not noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)
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