The 10 Best Boxed DVD Sets to Give This Season (PHOTOS)

Michael Fell
Little House on the Prairie, X-Files, The Dick Van Dyke Show

Holiday Binge-Watch

Take a break from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu and watch some of your favorite classic and modern shows on Blu-ray or DVD. From Barnaby Jones to The X-Files, here are some of the best and brightest boxed sets to give any TV fanatic.

Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials

Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials Blu-ray

The Time Lords designed the Doctor’s Tardis as a time machine and spaceship, but now we mere mortals get to use it as part of our home-theater sound system. The wireless Bluetooth dual-speaker Bobby call box comes packaged with all 11 of the modern Doctors’ holiday exploits. ($111)

The X-Files: The Collector's Set

The X-Files: The Collector’s Set Blu-ray

Quick! You have a little more than a month to binge on nine seasons of alien-invasion mythology and monsters of the week before the six-episode The X-Files mini-series premieres January 24 on Fox. No time to watch all 202 installments? Make sure to include “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” from Season 3. ($300)

Justified: The Complete Series

Justified: The Complete Series Blu-ray

No one was quicker on the draw than U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. After reaching for his Glock, he might chase it with a swig from his hip flask—just like the collectible one included in this series set. (Although his flask probably didn’t have JUSTIFIED printed across the top.) ($216)

Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series

Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series DVD

It’s Little House in a little house! All nine seasons fit into a replica of the Ingalls’ family homestead. The six-part The Little House Phenomenon documentary is a highlight of the packed special features. ($150)

Foyle's War: The Complete Saga

Foyle’s War: The Complete Saga DVD

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, but also during WWII, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle tends to the English home front and later works for MI5 at the dawn of the Cold War. Twenty-eight mysteries make up this hefty box set. ($200)

Barnaby Jones: The Complete Collection

Barnaby Jones: The Complete Collection DVD

Buddy Ebsen followed his turn as The Beverly Hillbillies’ grandfatherly oil tycoon Jed Clampett with his role as Det.Barnaby Jones two years later. This 45-disc collection contains all 179 episodes of the CBS drama. ($200)

McHale's Navy: The Complete Series

McHale’s Navy: The Complete Series

It’s obvious where Ernest Borgnine honed his Poseidon Adventure survival skills: four years playing skipper McHale of Torpedo Patrol Boat No. 73 in the World War II Pacific theater. Tim Conway was also along for the sitcom cruise, and both are featured in a bonus crew reunion. The box looks like a military foot locker. ($170)

The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Remastered Series

The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Remastered Series DVD

The five seasons of this classic sitcom (which TV Guide Magazine ranked as the eighth best comedy of all time) have been cleaned up from their original 35-millimeter negatives. But the crisp, clearer picture still won’t help clumsy TV writer Rob Petrie spot that ottoman right in front of him. ($200)

Lost in Space: The Complete Adventures

Lost in Space: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray

Family time is all the time when the Robinsons go planet hopping in the Jupiter 2. Extras include new original-cast interviews. ($200)

The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series

The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series DVD

Better, stronger, faster…and now more convenient. One box fits all five seasons of atomic-powered astronaut Steve Austin battling bad guys, mad scientists and even Bigfoot. This set of Lee Majors’s kinder, gentler Robocop includes three reunion TV movies, one with Sandra Bullock as bionic woman Kate Mason. ($130)

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