Last year I reviewed Prep and Landing as it made its DVD and Blu-ray debut. It was an incredible featurette that originally aired as a special on ABC. I loved the show and was impressed with how detailed and thorough it was. But it was essentially a short film at the price of a feature, which might give one pause. Enter Prep and Landing Naughty Vs. Nice. It’s a whole new adventure, just as good as the first one and they are now included in one Christmas package: the Totally Tinsel Collection. Also included are short shorts Tiny’s Big Adventure, a so so bonus feature and Secret Santa, a fun Mission: Impossible style short that is every inch as good as the features.
Prep and Landing is a division of the North Pole operations that makes sure each house is prepped and secure before Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve. Wayne (Dave Foley) is finally up for a promotion when he is suddenly passed over by santa and teamed up with a rookie. The imbittered elf must learn to rise above his pettiness and rediscover the magic of Christmas, before he ruins it for others. In the next film, Naughty VS Nice, a new division is introduced and with it, a terrorist threat from a child who intends to be removed from the naughty list. Wayne teams up with a field expert from the naughty division and old conflicts arise that must be resolved in order for christmas to be saved. My favorite reindeer, Thrasher, also returns for a cameo in this one.
In addition to the two fine specials a fun reel of North Pole commercials is included. This is a set sure to become a holiday tradition. Here’s hoping they keep ’em coming.