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SPOOL'S GOLD

HOLIDAY HITS

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Videotapes to warm the living room when a Duraflame won’t do: *THE COUNTRY MOUSE and the CITY MOUSE: A CHRISTMAS TALE (1993, Random House, unrated, ages 3 to 7) Crystal Gayle and John Lithgow lend their voices to this charming story about the holiday’s simple joys. B+

*THE WISH THAT CHANGED CHRISTMAS (1993, CTW/Republic, unrated, ages 4 to 8) Uninspired animation, but the tale of an orphan who lucks into her best Christmas ever registers high on the heartwarming scale. B

*OPUS N’ BILL IN A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK (1993, Universal, unrated, ages 8 and up) The penguin and cat from the Outland comic strip meet Santa in this irreverent Yuletide gem. A-