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The Night Before Christmas - Enchanted Tales

December 12, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Not the traditional poem, but a whole new holiday tale ...

This digital book app is based on a straight-to-dvd animated movie from 1995. It is NOT based on the traditional poem of The Night Before Christmas. Instead this title follows the story of an orphan named Jeffrey who lives in a toy factory. He begins giving toys away to other orphans with lots of suspenseful plot twists. In the end there are toys that come to life and a conclusion that brings a happy ending to Jeffrey and all the other orphans. The app is solidly made with highlighting word-by-word with the polished narration. For a title this long, a page-guide would be very useful, but alas is not an option with any of the omBooks. Otherwise, this is a great treat for Christmas, engaging children in an original story with all the elements that made the original movie a favorite.

This title is one of over two dozen titles briefly reviewed for a special post in our blog for the winter holidays, 2011.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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The Night Before Christmas - Enchanted Tales

December 12, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Diane Paloma Eskenazi

Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
12 - 15 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
38 Pages


Story Synopsis - The Night Before Christmas - Enchanted Tales

There is no synopsis for this title. It is part of a special post for Winter Holiday Books in our blog, The Digital Media Diet. This is one of our many seasonal & recommended reading lists. Publication Date: Winter 2011


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


News On/Off, Sound On/Off, Links to: Web, AppStore, Facebook, Twitter, Email

App Release Date:


Size: 18.44 MB

Version: 1.0.8

Lite Version Available: No



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