| My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas Gift Set|
Written by Jason Flick
October 27, 2008
The holidays are around the corner and Hasbro and Paramount are getting a jump on things with the release of My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas Gift Set on DVD. The My Little Pony toy line has been a big hit over the generations with little girls starting back in the 1980s. As a result there has been several TV shows, direct-to-DVD releases, household items like bedding, home décor and even adult aimed merchandise like T-Shirts for those of us that grew up in the 80s. A Very Minty Christmas originally released around this time 3 years ago and now it is back once again just in time to spark some holiday magic.
A Very Minty Christmas tells the tale of Minty, a clumsy pony with only the best of intensions. All the Ponies of Ponyville are working hard to get ready for Christmas, which includes making the extra special “Here Comes Christmas Candy Cane.” After the Candy Cane is presented by Pinkie Pie, the Christmas Host, it is placed on top of the tallest tree in all of Ponyville so that Santa can find his way to Ponyville.
While all the other Ponies are off preparing for Christmas, Minty accidentally breaks the “Here Comes Christmas Candy Cane.” She tries to tell the others what happens, but ends up taking things into her own hooves. She then tries to make sure everyone still has a Christmas by giving away things that are special to her. After being caught by Pinkie she takes off to the North Pole with Thistle Whistle to go and lead Santa Claus to Ponyville. All of the other Ponies soon find out and rush to the minty green pony’s aid. Safe to say the story has a happy ending but I won’t ruin it.
Also included on this holiday DVD is a bonus episode called “Dances in the Clouds,” where Sky Wishes meets Star Catcher, a Pegasus Pony, for the very first time after wishing for a way to help her friend Twinkle Twirl with a dance number for the Friendship Ball. What she gains is a new friend that only she can know about, and an even better friendship with her friends.
I have always been a fan of the series and I have a feeling it’s only a matter of time before they hopefully start releasing the complete seasons. I still wonder to this day what happened to the good classic cartoons of my childhood. They just don’t get much better than this.