Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means that the Christmas season is about to officially start. As always, I’ll turn to my old DVD stand-bys: Christmas In Connecticut, Meet Me In St. Louis, A Christmas Story, I’ll Be Seeing You, and so on. But I’m really excited because this year one of my favorite Christmas movies, which I’ve only had on VHS until now, is being released on DVD.

TCM has been diligently airing Remember the Night every Christmas season for the past few years now, helping classic film fans rediscover this sweet and romantic holiday gem. Starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, it’s the unlikely love story between a petty thief and the DA trying to put her away. Stanwyck and MacMurray are mostly known together for their work in Double Indemnity, but this is a completely different kind of film.

Remember the Night is coming to DVD as part of TCM’s new Universal On Demand service, which is a lot like the really awesome but kind of needlessly expensive On Demand service Warner Bros. started earlier this year. Universal is taking it up a notch, though, with remastered material and special features. Their DVDs, even with the features, also appear to be cheaper than Warner Bros. Other titles released include Murders In the Zoo and The Mad Doctor of Market Street, both available on the 5-Disc Cult Horror Collection.

So definitely head over the TCM.com to pick this one up. Sadly, my money is so tightly budgeted for the next month for my trip to Chicago that I’m just going to have to be happy with my VHS copy for another year.

There’s an intriguing little tease over at the Fox Classics site. In the Coming Soon to DVD section, all the way at the bottom there’s simply a link that says For Christmas 2008, which brings you to this page…

http://foxclassics.com/comingsoon2.php

Definitely an interesting tease, obviously pointing to the release of Borzage’s Seventh Heaven on DVD. But it seems pretty strange that they’d make such a mysterious, and big deal over one movie.

But… there are rumors. Rumors that have pretty much been confirmed. For Christmas this year, Fox will be releasing a massive Frank Borzage/FW Murnau box set. Yes, that’s right. Not only will there be lost of Borzage on DVD, but we also get some Murnau thrown in there, too.

It looks like the films on the set will be Seventh Heaven, Street Angel, Lucky Star, Lazybones, The River, Liliom, They Had to See Paris, and Song o’ My Heart from Borzage and City Girl, Sunrise, and Four Devils from Murnau. It’s also looking like it will have some pretty amazing special features.

Well….I know what I’m getting from my parents for Christmas.