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Here are some children's DVDs that have crossed our desk recently.

"Christmas Story " (Lightning Media Entertainment, rated PG, $19.97) This is the story of Nikolas, a young Laplander who overcomes tragedy and hardship in his life. It follows him as he learns the skills that will serve him well as he becomes known as Santa Claus. Running time: 78 minutes.

"Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure" (Paramount Home Entertainment, not rated, $19.99) Dora's friend Swiper ends up on Santa's naughty list after taking the Christmas Star from Dora's Nochebuena Party.

Dora decides to help Swiper discover the true meaning of Christmas by going on an adventure to the past, present and future of Christmas.

Special features: "Jingle Bells" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" music video and a look behind the scenes of the Young People's Chorus. Running time: 52 minutes.

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Choo Choo Express" (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, not rated, $26.99) Take a ride with Mickey and friends on the Clubhouse train as they ride to the top of the Mistletoe Mountain.

Mickey and friends are helping Professor Von Drake carry back loads of his special non-melting snow in order to build a snowman and make snow angels.

Bonus episode: "Mickey's Big Job" with three fun ways to watch and play featuring interactive adventure mode. Running time: 47 minutes.

"Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse" (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, not rated, $26.99) Mickey and Minnie Mouse get snowed in and stranded with friends and family.

Everyone shares the spirit of Christmas making it the best Christmas of all among friends and family.

Bonus features: Premiere episode of "House of Mouse," sing-along songs "Deck the Halls" and "Sleigh Ride," and "The Sound of Christmas," a Disney sound-effects featurette. Running time: 65 minutes.

"Barney: Tee-Riffic Holiday Collection," "Thomas & Friends: Sodor Friends Holiday" and "Bob the Builder: Building Crew Holiday" 3-disc gift set (Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, not rated, $19.98) Sing along and have fun with your favorite friends Barney, Bob the Builder and Thomas as they take you on fun-filled holiday adventures. Running time: 177 minutes.

"Thomas & Friends Holiday Express" (Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, not rated, $16.98) Enjoy this holiday season with six fun-filled episodes: "Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure," "Henry's Lucky Day," "Snow Engine," "Don't Tell Thomas," "Thomas, Emily and the Snow Plough" and "Thomas' Frosty Friend."

Special features: "Sodor Sounds" and "Cargo Challenge" games. Running time: 48 minutes.

— compiled by Dania Hogan