- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 20, 2006
Tech the Halls! Celebrate the latest and greatest advances that bring out the very best in our beloved yuletide traditions.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- From candles in a tree and wooden shoes by the hearth, we have come very far indeed!
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
While a traditional Christmas evokes visions of sleigh-rides and sugar-plums (whatever those are), what most of us really enjoy are giant trees, spectacular lights, and all the cheer technology can provide. Gather 'round, then, as MODERN MARVELS® gets in the holiday spirit with this joyful examination of the fantastic expertise behind the Christmas of today and tomorrow.
Visit Rockefeller Center for a look at their annual tree preparations and then take a walk to Macy's, Herald Square, to find out what it takes to design, assemble and install their annual holiday windows. Learn how the 3,300 pound UNICEF crystal snowflake is hoisted above Fifth Avenue every year. Then it's off to Oregon's Yule Tree Farms, which sells 30 million Christmas trees yearly! Finally, visit a bakery in Texas that ships about 33,000 fruitcakes every day!
Refill your egg-nog and cozy up to this warming exploration of Christmas, MODERN MARVELS®-style.