A video iPod is not much good without any content. iTunes offers very limited amount of material and transferring your own content might be a little too time-consuming. Fortunately, TVMyPod offers a service whereby they will sell you the iPod, any number of DVDs and then preload the content onto your video iPod before they ship it to you.
Before you rush off and order one as the perfect Christmas gift, be aware that orders take 3-5 weeks to ship due to the labour-intensiveness of the process. Fortunately, they offer an expedited shipping option. For an additional $50 USD, they will make sure that your video iPod will ship within 5 business days of receiving the order.