Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD Review and Give-a-way

"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

Official Website: Click here!

My Review:

The kids and I sat down to watch this together.  It had so many great teaching opportunities.  The beginning with the boy in the van had us cracking up.  I had neglected to tell them the story of Saint Nicholas and they really were interested in that and asked me lots of questions.  It made me rethink how we might do our stockings this year too.  The puppets were very entertaining and did keep us interested and laughing.

The Christmas Tree story was very interesting too - I learned several things that I did not know.  This DVD did a great job telling the stories of the traditions behind Christmas.  In my opinion, this is a great way to start off the Christmas season.  I would buy this and watch it early in December and watch it every year to remind us why we do what we do and why we celebrate the way we do.

About Why Do We Call It Christmas: Approx. 60 minutes

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I have one to give-a-way!  If you would like to enter just leave your e-mail address.  And you can leave a comment about your favorite Christmas tradition too.

The give-a-way ends on 11/24/14 at 9pm EST.

The contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.

I'll email the winner, and then he or she will have 48 hours to reply before another winner is randomly selected.

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  1. My favorite Christmas tradition is reading the Christmas Story on Christmas Eve.

    maria_nay at hotmail dot com

  2. We always go to Jingle Rails to see the trains with my aunt and uncle. On Christmas eve, we have pizza and go to Christmas Eve Service!

  3. I love to bake Christmas cookies with my family. Watts128 at yahoo dot com

  4. we've done a christmas books advent the last 2 years. barahona underscore metzler at yahoo

  5. I love going to Koziar's Christmas Village!

  6. We love baking cookies!

  7. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is singing Christmas carols.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  8. My mom reads the Christmas story from the family Bible to all the grandkids. It is very special!

  9. We like to let Jacob open one gift the night before Christmas. It's a package with PJs and a book to enjoy for bedtime.


    We love to bake sugar cookies and decorate them together.

  11. eclairre at

    we like to bake cookies

  12. WE bake big batches of sugar cookies and frost them real pretty.

  13. spending time with family

    frost.jackie (at) ymail (dot) com

  14. We love to bake and share with friends, family and neighbors.
    janicecrespo at gmail dot com

  15. We always put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving together.

  16. we love watching a Christmas movie while we put up the tree on thanksgiving night

  17. We always put our tree up Thanksgiving night. And wrap all gifts on Friday

  18. Our favorite memory/tradition is making sugar cookies on Christmas Eve with all the kiddos!! Every year!

  19. We hang our stockings and put out milk and cookies for Santa, and then read the Christmas story

  20. We're still figuring out what our traditions are. :) michaelandrebekah @

  21. We all weat mathcing pj's

  22. we love to go to midnight mass then dennys for breakfast

  23. We always go to candlelight service on Christmas eve-that is my fav thing to do!

  24. A big family dinner.
    My email is in my profile.


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