‘Tis the season to be giving, and all that! Our very special readers deserve some very special gifts this holiday season. Entry is easy – you don’t have to write 10 pages of witty dialogue or upload a short to YouTube; you just have to leave your comment below, telling us your favorite holiday- (or for the Scrooges among us, anti-holiday-) themed films. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via the email address provided to log in. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM PST, Friday, December 16! (That’s today!)
Peruse the list of goodies and let us know: What holiday films will be your Hannukah-through-New-Year’s viewing this year?
The Screenwriters Bible, Fifth Edition
The Screenwriter’s Bible may be the most complete screenwriting tool ever designed. It includes useful worksheets, sound marketing advice, sample scenes and treatment, the latest on the new spec style, and more. Over 300,000 copies sold.
Save the Cat! Strikes Back
The book that Blake believed was his best! Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, he delivers new tips, tactics, and techniques to help you solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate.
Save the Cat! 3.0
Structure your screenplay the Save the Cat! way as you develop a logline, choose a genre, fill in your beat sheet, work with moveable cards on “The Board,” and enjoy tips, tactics and a tutorial from Blake — and much more!
Cowboys and Aliens
Universal Home Entertainment
Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford headline as adversaries obliged to join forces against a terrifying enemy, with a supporting cast that includes Olivia Wilde , Sam Rockwell, Ana de la Reguera , Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine and Noah Ringer. The script for Cowboys & Aliens is by Star Trek’s Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, based on Platinum Studios’ graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
The Cleveland Show: Season 2
20th Century Fox
Join Cleveland Brown and his uproariously irreverent family and friends for another dose of hilarious animated madness! This time around, the Stoolbend bunch hits the road, with wild adventures in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Hawaii. Featuring 22 outrageous episodes and a stellar line-up of all-star guests, including the cast of Glee, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake – as a singing booger – Season Two of The Cleveland Show has it all!
How I Met Your Mother: Season 6
20th Century Fox
Ted’s search for “the one” continues while Marshall and Lily hope to become parents, Barney makes an uproariously awkward attempt to find his real father, and Robin finally feels like a true New Yorker. Featuring epic guest stars like Katy Perry and Jorge Garcia as “The Blitz,” Season Six is filled with just plain awesomeness.
Queer As Folk (UK), Complete Series
Hailed by critics as witty, daring, and unapologetic, the four-time BAFTA-nominated drama and inspiration for Showtime’s popular remake, Queer as Folk: The Complete U.K. Collection arrives to DVD from Acorn Media. Aidan Gillen stars as an unrepentant rake, wreaking havoc in Manchester’s gay scene in this groundbreaking series created and written by BAFTA and Hugo Award-winner Russell T. Davies and co-starring Charlie Hunnam. Produced in 1999-2000 and broadcast on the Ovation Channel in 2010, Queer As Folk celebrates gay culture while tackling universal themes of friendship, love, and self-acceptance. The 3-disc set includes all of Series 1 and 2, along with 131 min. of previously unavailable bonus materials, including deleted and extended scenes with commentary, “What The Folk…?” featurette, behind-the-scenes interviews, a 20-page booklet by the series’ creator, and more.
The Santa Incident
After his sleigh is shot down while flying through restricted military airspace, an earthbound Santa is sought for questioning by a pair of overzealous Homeland Security agents. The fate of Christmas is now in the hands of the disbelieving by-the-book duo, unless their faith in Santa can be restored by two children and a trio of elves who have arrived from up North to help out a friend in need.
Upstairs, Downstairs Complete Series: 40th Anniversary Edition
The most popular and successful British drama series in television history, Upstairs, Downstairs Complete Series: 40th Anniversary Edition arrives on DVD from Acorn Media, featuring more than 25 hours of never-before-seen extras and collectible packaging with gold foil. Winner of seven Emmy® Awards, two BAFTAs, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody, Upstairs, Downstairs tells the epic saga of life in Edwardian England. The series inspired the 2011 hit Downton Abbey and the PBS’ Masterpiece revival starring Jean Marsh in her original role. The beloved ITV drama series captivated viewers for five heart-tugging, humorous and satisfying seasons from 1971 to 1975 and has been seen by a billion people in 40 countries worldwide. The 21-disc collection contains all five series, in addition to a 5-part behind-the-scenes documentary, 24 episode commentaries, 25th anniversary retrospective, interviews with the stars and creators, subtitles, and much more
One Script reader will get the whole shebang; one will receive a DVD-only basket! Leave your comments below.