There should be a “No Artificial Sugar” sticker on the Blu-ray DVD Combo pack for Ice Age A Mammoth Christmas Special. This 24-minute cartoon featuring the regular Ice Age crew and young Peaches Mammoth is a family friendly Christmas offering adults in the family will enjoy almost as often as their kids. While many seasonal cartoons and releases play like a money grab, this is not the case for A Mammoth Christmas Special.
Sid breaks Manny’s family Christmas rock and he, Crash and Eddie, and Manny’s daughter Peaches decide to go to the North Pole to see Santa and get Sid off the Naughty list Manny just told them about. Manny and Ellie go after them.
Although not as complex as the Ice Age movies, how could it be at 24-minutes, A Mammoth Christmas Special features a very smart and entertaining story that also deals with how some traditions came to be, sort of.
Parents will enjoy the spirit of cooperation this cartoon presents without being didactic about it. They will also enjoy this Ice Age Blu-ray DVD combo pack as a whole even after the kids play it over and over and over again … and they will. There’s even a digital copy so you can bring it with you wherever you go.
Scrat does not have a feature on this disc but he does show up in the episode.