The Facts of Life Complete Series can arrive before Christmas

The Facts of Life proved to be a guilty pleasure those who dreamed of attending a girls boarding school. Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) found herself being upgraded from the maid on Diff’rent Strokes to Eastland School’s headmistress. The series lasted for most of the ’80s with a cast that had numerous very special episodes. Now all nine seasons are coming out in The Facts of Life: The Complete Series! The boxset will be in stores on January 13th in 2015. But you can get the boxset before Christmas by pre-ordering directly from Shout! Factory. They’ll ship it to be delivered by December 16. You can bask in the glow of the first season with Molly Ringwald under the tree. All 209 episodes are spread over 27 DVDs. While there’s no news of the bonus features, the cast recently reunited at the Paley Center so that might be on a disc. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

“You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have The Facts of Life…”

Mrs. Garrett and her girls are ready to make you laugh – and make you think – all over again with The Facts of Life: The Complete Series! Join Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Tootie (Kim Fields), Natalie (Mindy Cohn), and Jo (Nancy McKeon) as they experience the highs and lows that we all experience on the road to adulthood. With the ever-developing friendship of our four young heroines, the gentle wisdom of Mrs. Garrett, and enough Very Special Episodes to make Blossom blush, The Facts of Life engaged audiences for nine seasons, and remains a favorite for countless fans to this day.

From Eastland School for Girls to Edna’s Edibles…from Cousin Geri to George Burnett…all 209 episodes of this quintessential 1980s sitcom are available in one convenient package for the first time on DVD. Who says “the world never seems to be living up to your dreams?” Nobody who adds The Facts of Life: The Complete Series to their collection!

Although the street date is January 13th, 2015, those who order it directly from will have their copies shipped early, with arrival in time for the holidays with a delivery date of December 16th, 2014. They will also get free shipping for their purchase. The Facts of Life: The Complete Series is all 209 episodes, including The Facts of Life Down Under and The Facts of Life Goes to Paris, on 27 DVDs with a retail price of $159.99. Bonus features will be announced at a future date.