Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Video Presents Suitable for All

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Video Presents Suitable for All

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Cox News Service

Will wonders never cease?

Here it is three weeks before Santa's annual world tour and already we have made a list - and checked it twice - of videos to give as Christmas gifts.

This from a guy who starts his Christmas shopping after lunch on Christmas Eve and finishes it around Valentine's Day.

No, I am not growing sentimental - or punctual - in my old age. You see, there is this mountain of videos on my desk. If eye strain from too much video viewing does not send me to an early grave, an avalanche of videos will.

For your shopping (and mail-ordering) convenience, I have pulled recent items from Mount Video that will make great stocking stuffers. Of course, it helps if you match the gift to the giftee. Be nice.

For aerobics addicts - The Complete Guide to Exercise Videos (A 50-page catalog). Collage Video Specialties, $2.

For aspiring Ansel Adams who take terrible holiday pictures - How to Take Better Pictures. Wood Knapp, $14.95.

For aspiring Steven Spielbergs who make hideous holiday home videos - How to Make Better Home Videos. Wood Knapp, $19.95.

For bike riders who live in snow country - Florida Bike Ride. Relax Video, $19.95.

For boys who want to grow up to be millionaires - Professional Sports Training for Kids: Baseball with Ken Griffey Jr. Skyline, $19.95.

For girls and boys who just want to be a singer in a rock 'n' roll band - Legend of the Band: The Story of the Moody Blues. Wood Knapp, $19.95.

For boys who won't grow up - Peter Pan (the classic with the late Mary Martin, not Disney's wimpy animated feature). Goodtimes, $24.95.

For Civil War buffs (and history teachers): The Civil War. Time-Life for Waldenbooks, $179. …

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