When I grew up it was all about Rudolph. I lived for Yukon Cornelius and Hermey’s “I want to be a dentist!”
While Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer will get his television due over the next few weeks, the special my boys ask for every night before bed is “Pepper Landing!” (aka Disney’s Prep and Landing)
This should have been a feature film, seriously. Thankfully we have it PVR’d from last year.
If you’re new to Disney’s Prep And Landing, it’s a 30 minute special about the elf crew that preps the landing site for santa. Elves parachute ahead of the big guy making sure he can land on the roof and no creatures are stirring inside.
It’s filled with fun action for the kids and lots of subtle jokes for the parents. We keep pressing pause to try and read the clever coffee/Christmas sayings on Magee’s mugs. Magee is voiced brilliantly by Sarah Chalke and “Byeeeeee” has become a Christmas catch phrase around our house.
There have only been 2 episodes of Disney’s Prep and Landing released and, frankly, that’s just not enough for our boys. Here’s how you can get more Lanny, Magee, Wayne, Tiny, and Thrasher in your life.
Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection 1 of 12
First things first. If you haven't seen Prep and Landing and Prep and Landing: Naughty vs Nice, you need to get this totally tinsel DVD set. It has both the specials as well as lots of little extras starring Betty White as Mrs Claus in the Emmy Award-winning short, Operation Secret Santa.
Prep and Landing Landing Lights Toy Set (Hallmark) 2 of 12
A couple of years back, Hallmark had the license to release accessories from the specials. These little Christmas tree lights are what the elves use to help guide in Santa's sleigh to the rooftops. You can still find them kicking around.
Christmas Carol’s Elf Challenge 3 of 12
Hallmark Christmas Prep and Landing Light Up Gingerbread Man Toy 4 of 12
My wife found these on sale after Christmas 2 years ago. She bought them, didn't tell the boys, and hid them until the following year. Now they are Junior Elves constantly scanning everyone and everything to make sure we're nice, not naughty and no creatures are stirring.
Get it from Amazon for $19.95
Gingerbread Man Scanner Cookies 5 of 12
Hallmark Christmas Prep and Landing Elf Hat with Ears 6 of 12
Elf hats are awesome this time of year. This one makes it even more awesome by putting your kids right on the Prep and Landing crew.
Shorts and Extras 7 of 12
Kringle Academy Elf Training 8 of 12
Prep and Landing Crew To-Do’s 9 of 12
If you get right into the theme, you can even have Prep and Landing Christmas cards to send.
Activities, Crafts, and Printables 10 of 12
HALLMARK CHRISTMAS DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING LIGHT-UP GOGGLES 11 of 12
Since it's been a couple of years since the accessories were at Hallmark, you can drum some up on eBay. I love these elf goggles.
Ornaments and Other Collectables 12 of 12