Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Why Do We Call It Christmas DVD - Review and Giveaway

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I am having a hard time believing that Christmas is right around the corner. I had the opportunity to review the DVD Buck Denver Asks...Why Do We Call It Christmas? I was excited to start watching Christmas movies.
About the Movie:
Approx. 60 minutes
Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus' birthday?  More than you'd think! 
Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world's most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don't miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as Buck Denver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas? 
Contains the following topics:
-Where do we get the word Christmas?
-When was Jesus born?
-What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
-Who is St. Nicholas?
-What is Hanukkah?
-Who is Emmanuel?
-Luke 2 Story

My Thoughts:
We've watched other Buck Denver DVDs with mixed opinions, so I began watching this with a little bit of skepticism. It turned out to be a good little learning DVD. In fact, The Boy even came in to watch it with us and afterward commented that it was pretty good.

One of the best things about the DVD is that it not only shares the Christmas story from Luke, but it also relates it to salvation. After watching the DVD, Sassy and I sat down to talk about it, and she accepted Jesus as her Savior. How exciting!

Each of my girls learned new things about Christmas from the DVD. We don't "do" Santa Claus at our house, so I had never really taught them about the background story. The DVD showed the story of who St. Nicholas was and how Santa Claus was derived from him. They also learned where the word Christmas came from. 

Overall, this is a good DVD to help children understand how some of the "secular" Christmas traditions relate to Jesus' birth. 

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