Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Saving Christmas Movie Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Are you tired of the fact that Christmas seems to start earlier year after year? Stores are pulling out the decorations in mid October, Christmas music is playing at the beginning of November.

Christmas is becoming commercialized.

Christmas is about buying gifts and spending money.

People are replacing the phrase "Merry Christmas" with "Happy Holidays" and nativity scenes are being replaced by blowup santas and snowmen.

Have people forgotten the real reason we celebrate CHRISTmas?!   Is Christ pushed to the back while Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman are center stage?

Official Synopsis:  This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.” Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas is an engaging story that will leave the audience with an understanding of a biblical basis for our celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. So take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in … and let’s put Christ back in Christmas! 

Plot:  While at a Christmas party his sister is hosting, Kirk Cameron realizes his brother-in-law is upset about the commercialization of Christmas and feels everything people do to celebrate Christmas is wrong.  Kirk reveals how Christ is in the center of things like the Christmas Tree and Santa Claus and his brother-in-law ends up seeing everything with a fresh set of eyes.

Topics Discussed:
Why Christmas is celebrated on December 25th
Why we put a tree in our home and decorate it with lights
The story of the real Santa Claus
Why the Wise Men brought Frankincense and Myrrh
The importance of swaddling cloth in the Bible

My Thoughts:  Our family enjoyed this movie but not every family will.  It is rated PG but I don't think it will hold the attention of most younger children.  It is slow to start and most of the movie involves adult conversation, mainly between Kirk and his brother-in-law while sitting in a car outside the party.

It's quirky.  There are awkward pauses.  There are also some pretty controversial topics discussed and I have no doubt many people will not agree with Kirk.  At times it made us laugh and other times we were just staring at each other.  I've read it described as a comedic narrative, and I'd have to say that sounds about right.  If you like quirky and awkward humor, you may like this movie.  We did.

The reason I liked this movie is because it helps us to appreciate what we have and reminds us that Christ can be to center of all of our "things"...we just have to look for Him.


Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Saving Christmas.  Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas will be in theaters November 14th.  You can also find him on Facebook.

GIVEAWAY

A signed Saving Christmas movie poster, the soundtrack to the film, and a car air freshener.



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42 comments:

Phronsie Howell

Jesse Tree! We love doing the daily reading before bed.

Homeschooling6

Making rice pudding with an almond in it.


Linda @ www.homeschooling6

jeff

Jeremiah 10 God don't like Christmas trees

Sunnie

We like to open up one present on Christmas Eve.

Audra watts

Baking cheistmas cookies with my mom

Holly Mitkowski

Going to Koziar's Christmas Village!

Melanie Reynolds

We love the Jesse Tree/Advent celebrations!

Although I do love making hot chocolate, getting dressed in pjs and driving around and looking at Christmas lights. There's something so childlike and fun about it! :)

Jessica Medina

decorating a gingerbread house as a family!

stracey2010

Going to church as a family on Christmas eve

Yolanda Scott

I grew up in New Mexico and we would light luminarias every Christmas eve.

Amy W

Making cookies and candy with my mom and sisters... now our daughters are in on the tradition!

Maria Kiguthi

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

Allyson Tice

opening one present christmas eve and watching the grinch!

Deanna

When I was little, we would help my mom take 12 days of Christmas presents to a family. I thought it was fun because I could ring the door bell and run away. I later learned we were doing service.

The Johns Family

Buying the kids an ornament each year so that when they grow up they will have lots of special ornaments to fill their first Christmas tree!

Kathy Anderson

I love just being with my family.

Daniel M

the big family dinner

Joe Gregg

Decorating the tree with the family!

Holly

Reading the Christmas Story from the family Bible on Christmas Eve

Dan Duffy

Christmas, every year is spent with family. We love spending time together on this day and opening gifts. :) We watch movies, eat desserts, and enjoy the company of one another.

Suzanne Robinson

making cookies

jodi

The weekend after Thanksgiving we go downtown to watch the parade, set up our Christmas tree and get all of our decorations out !

Stephanie J

Christmas Eve service at church

Lucky Jen

Christmas Eve party with the family

Nichol Tone

We dress up in the same pajamas

Darlene Owen

My favorite tradition is getting together with my family for food and fun.

Audrey Griffis

Putting up our tree on thanksgiving night

Christina Anne

Making ornaments:) and cooking Christmas dinner together

Stephanie Grant

My most favorite Christmas tradition is having my dad sneak off and dress up as Santa for all the kids during out annual Christmas Eve family party! The kids absolutely love it and have no idea it's really Papa dressed up as Santa!

liz l

Putting up tree on thanksgiving

Kelly McGrew

we love to drive around and look at christmas lights and decorations!

Betty Barnhart Lockhart

my boys picking out their new christmas ornament for our tree.They pick a special one every year that they like

Lucy Lopez

My family sitting around the tree on Christmas and opening our gifts.

Kathy Fleming

My favorite Christmas tradition is spending time with family.

Sherri J

Our tradition is to all help with all steps of the Christmas tree - from assembly to lights to decorations. We listen to Christmas music and it's a lot of fun.
Sherri J

Robyn R

Packing everyone in the car with snacks and hot chocolate and driving around town to look at lights.

Debbie Lewis

I love going Christmas caroling

Veronica Cummings

St. Nick's day!

Wen Budro

My favorite traditions are the delicious dinner that my sister makes and watching Christmas movies.

Dana Matthews

Candlelight services on Christmas Eve at Church...sure puts things into perspective!

maria gagliano

Sitting with my kids and watching home alone

Mandi

getting together with my family for a family party I love this time of year