X-Mas in October from Warner Home Video

Warner Home Video (WHV) is getting into the holiday spirit a little early with the October 7 release of four yuletide family offerings from such beloved characters as Robbie the Reindeer, The Powerpuff Girls and Tom and Jerry.

The funniest of Santa’s sleigh pullers returns in the all-new adventures Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe and Hooves of Fire. From Academy Award-winning writer Richard Curtis and directors Richard Goleszowski and Peter Peake, these stop-motion animated comedies will be re-voiced with a mostly American cast for this release. Celebrity voice talent will include Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant, Britney Spears, Jeff Goldblum and Jim Belushi. The original U.K. audio track will also be offered as a special option.

Other extra features will include a behind-the-scenes featurette, commentary tracks and cast bios. The double feature will retail for $14.98 on DVD.

Everybody’s favorite cat and mouse duo is back to chase up some winter fun in Tom and Jerry: Paws for a Holiday, featuring seven original cartoon shorts. Special features include a how to draw Tom and Jerry tutorial, a behind-the-scenes peek with the creators of Tom and Jerry, Jerry’s Winter WonderRun Challenge game, trailers and character bios. The release will retail for $19.98 DVD and $9.94 VHS.

Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup leap into holiday action in Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas, an all-new direct-to-video release based on the popular Cartoon Network series from Craig McCracken. There’s a new powerhouse in town and she’s hatching a fiendish plot to trick Santa into turning her into the fourth Powerpuff Girl. It’s up to the girls to put her in her place and keep Christmas from disappearing forever.

Included is the bonus cartoon Dexter Versus Santa Claws, from Genndy Tartakovsky’s Cartoon Network series, Dexter’s Laboratory. Special features will include a “Three Girls” music video, a Cherish music video and Trailers. The DVD will list for $19.98 and a VHS version will be available for $9.95.

In addition to a $3 rebate, Warner is including seven different exclusive and collectible Christmas ornaments with various DVD releases including Powerpuff Girls: ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas, Tom and Jerry: Paws for a Holiday, Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire/Legend of the Lost Tribe, Jack Frost, Scooby-Doo: Winter Wonderdog, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Veggie Tales: The Star of Christmas.

For more information on these and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.