TRAVELING TERABYTE PROJECT
unable to spend the holidays with one's family and friends
is a very difficult assignment to pull. It's hard enough
when -- , due to the specialty of your skill set or the
shorthandedness of your company staff -- one is required
to work an extra shift at your routine 9-to-5 job in such
a time. It's quite another to be totally separated from
your home and loved ones by hundreds or even thousands of
Traveling Terabyte Project holds a special respect and sympathy
for all those whose service keeps them from home this holiday
season. If you or someone special to you is away from home
on active duty, you have the means by which to bring them
a little extra Christmas cheer with our help... absolutely
free. All that is necessary is to email
us a request.
in years past, we are producing DVD packages that will contain
loads of donated Christmas music and videos... anyone who
wants to bring some holiday cheer to their loved ones overseas
a copy to send to them.
be the first to admit that I absolutely hate the
"holiday creep" that seems to get worse every
year due to malls and other retailers trying to get people
whipped up into a feeding frenzy of commerce. Given my distaste
for any holly and garland that appears before the turkey
and mashed potatoes are cleared away from the dinner table,
what am I doing talking about the winter holidays so soon?
as anyone with friends or loved ones knows, sending packages
to deployed personnel can take quite a bit of time. Consequently,
we will have to start this holiday-themed project even earlier
than Wal-Mart, Sears, Macy's, and the rest of the unscrupulous
retail world starts piping the Christmas tunes over their
Christmas Cheer DVD Package
feel so bad that we have a limited number of Terabyte cases
that we can send around, especially during the upcoming
holiday season. In light of that fact, we have prepared
a collection of songs and videos that are part of our donated
archive of materials and are going to burn them to sets
of DVDs which you can send to your loved ones overseas.
following content will be part of the Christmas Cheer DVD
Specials and Films...
Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming
materialism that he sees amongst everyone during
the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become
director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie
Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating
struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper
spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree
fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the
real meaning of Christmas is.
Christmas Story (1983)
delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story
of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsly) a 1940's
nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain
the ultimate Christmas present.
Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
to make ends meet, Mrs. Otter and her son, Emmet,
face yet another bleak Christmas until Emmet secretly
decides to enter Frog Town Hollow's first annual
talent contest on Christmas Eve.
the Snowman (1969)
make up for the fact that her students are in
school on Christmas Eve, the local schoolteacher
hires the magician Professor Hinkle to entertain
the kids. Unfortunately, he's not a very good
magician. Frustrated in his attempt to pull a
rabbit out of his hat, he throws it away in anger.
Outside, the kids build a snowman, and when the
hat blows onto it, the snowman comes to life.
Garfield Christmas Special
Christmas Eve, Garfield, Jon, and Odie travel
to the countryside to celebrate Christmas with
Jon's farm family. As we get to know the wacky
members of Jon's family, Odie is busy working
on something secretive, Grandma and Garfield bond,
and unexpected presents are afoot on Christmas
the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
who down in Who-ville likes Christmas a lot, but
the Grinch who lived just north of Who-ville did
NOT! So the cuddly as a cactus Grinch tries to
wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Who-villains,
only to discover: maybe Christmas, he thought
doesn't come from as store. Maybe Christmas perhaps
means a little bit more! Magnificently narrated
by Boris Karloff and animated by cartoon legend
Rankin-Bass, stop-motion animated program, Jack
Frost is a classic winter tale of good and
evil, hope and despair, and love and sacrifice.
Narrated Buddy Hackett and framed as an exploration
of the tradition of Groundhog Day, the music-filled
Jack Frost is actually the story of young sprite
who, under Father Winters leadership, is
responsible for bringing winter weather to the
Little Drummer Boy (1968)
Aaron's family is killed, he disowns society and
all people. His only friends in the world are
the lamb Baabaa, the donkey Samson, and the camel
Joshua. When an unscrupulous traveling performer
convinces them to join his troupe and then sells
Joshua, Aaron follows a star to find his donkey.
When Baabaa the lamb becomes injured, Aaron must
overcome his hatred of mankind and find a gift
with which to approach a babe in a manger and
ask for help.
Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
animated, magical, musical version of Dickens'
timeless classic A Christmas Carol. The
nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of
a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns
the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits
who haunt him one Christmas Eve.
the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed
reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer
games because of his beaming honker, teams up
with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist,
and Yukon Cornelius, a prospector. When Rudolph
vows to see if he can get Santa to help a group
of misfit toys, he learns the old man's sleigh
is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph,
he gets a very bright idea.
Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer
Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable
for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations
by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and
Polar Express (2004)
Claus does not exist. Or does he? For one doubting
boy, an astonishing event occurs. Late on Christmas
Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound
of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. When to
his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle
can be heard outside his window. The conductor
invites him on board to take an extraordinary
journey to the North Pole.
successful song-and-dance duo become romantically
involved with a singing sister act and team up
to save the failing Vermont inn of their former
commanding general. With memorable performances
by legendary talents like Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye,
Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen... this is one
of my favorite Christmas films of all time.
on the disc are such short offerings as "A
Very Matrix Christmas" (a compilation of
spoof artwork set to rocking TSO music), an episode
of the History Channel program "Modern Marvels"
highlighting Christmas technologies, a Pixar short
featuring penguins from the film Madagascar,
a Christmas episode of the Saturday morning cartoon
Tom & Jerry, and lastly a clip of perhaps
the most ostentatious and technologically-wired
set of Christmas lights i've ever seen on a house.
Charlie Brown Christmas - Soundtrack
original soundtrack recording of the CBS television
special recorded in 1965.
Harp - Reflections
some elegance to your holiday celebration with
this relaxing collection of Christmas classics.
Siberian Orchestra - Rockin' Mix
is a mix of selections from the symphonic rock
group that plays Christmas carols on electric
guitars, melding choir voices and heavy metal.
Traditional Christmas Carols
"God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" to "Jingle
Bells" to "Santa Claus Is Coming To
Town" this unsorted collection of holiday
tunes will have your room sounding like a shopping
mall or any stateside radio station during the
month of December.
are a few important technical details of which you should
be aware. First and foremost, these discs won't be
playable in most standard DVD players. They will be DVD-ROMs,
which are best suited for use in a computer. While occasional
set-top DVD players might handle this format, most will
not. These are not for enjoying in one's living room, but
are specifically designed for use by people who have little
but their laptops and MP3 players... people like those serving
overseas. Furthermore, these are "dual layer"
DVDs... now, most modern DVD drives should handle these
without difficulty, but if you experience trouble just try
the disc in a different laptop.
files on these discs will be predominantly MP3 audio or
MPEG-4 encoded (XviD) AVI files. Most laptops (both PC or
Mac) will be able to play such content, sometimes with the
addition of a few drivers or codecs, all of which will be
included on the discs to the best of our abilities. If any
file fails to play for you at all, it is likely you need
to install a codec. If files play slowly or haltingly, there
is likely a speed problem... try copying the file from the
disc to your computer and playing it that way, since your
drive may not be reading the DVD with full speed and ease.
sources of the content on this Holiday Collection vary a
great deal. Some appear to have been recorded from TV broadcasts
(or even captured from VHS tapes of earlier TV broadcasts)
but in each instance we feel they are good enough to be
enjoyed by all... after all, what's Christmas without seeing
the stop-motion puppet animation of Hermey the Misfit Elf
or crossing your fingers in the hopes that Ralphie gets
his BB rifle from Santa, even if the picture is a little
bit blurry at the edges?
feel free to contact
us with any questions you have about this or any other
aspect of the Traveling Terabyte Project. If you have loved
ones who are serving, wish them well... may you see them
come home soon. If you are in the service, keep your action
clean and your ass covered... come home safely and quickly.