Warner Home Video will deck the halls with high-def holly this holiday season, when it brings the classics 'A Christmas Story' and 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' to Blu-ray and HD DVD this December.
After the studio leaked a brief hint last week via their press website that the holiday titles would be coming soon, Warner has officially given both 'A Christmas Story' and 'Christmas Vacation' a December 5 street date.
Tech specs for the Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of each title appear identical, with 1080p/VC-1 transfers and on 'Christmas Story' Dolby 1.0 mono tracks, and Dobly 2.0 surround tracks on 'Christmas Vacaction.' Extras include all the same extras as found on the standard-def DVD versions of each, though there is no new exclusive HD content.
Warner has set a list price of $28.95 for each title.
Note that the 2002 live-action update of 'Scooby-Doo' was also expected to be a part of Warner's Christmas high-def wave, but as of now, it remains officially unannounced. We'll keep you posted if any further news comes in.