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Today we have a Review and Giveaway of the DVD “Buck Denver asks Why Do We Call it Christmas?”
If you have kids ages 4-10, they’ll love it! Mine did.
“Buck Denver asks Why Do We Call it Christmas?” is from the VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer. He even appears in the video talking to the kids and narrating some about the story. But most of the movie is done with puppets and animation.
There are many episodes of Buck Denver; most explain about something in the Bible. This one explains where Christmas and some of its traditions came from.
Here is what your kids will learn from the funny puppets, clever storyline, and catchy songs:
*That the word Christmas is from the Christ’s Mass celebration in the church.
*That we celebrate Christmas on December 25 because it used to be a pagan holiday that was switched to be Christian by the Roman Emperor Julius 1.
*That Emperor Dionysius made a mistake calculating Christ’s birth for the new calendar, and He was actually born in 4 or 5 B.C.
*That the tradition of the Christmas tree came from the missionary Boniface who used the tree as a symbol to teach a pagan group of people about Christ who used to think of the trees as sacred.
*That Santa Claus comes from the story of St. Nicholas who gave money and gifts to the poor. He was a bishop and wore a red coat and hat. He is celebrated on St. Nicholas Day on December 6. His German and Dutch name sounds more like Santa Claus, so that’s why we call him that.
*That our modern-day Christmas is a mixture of the December 6 and 25 celebrations, which is why we have baby Jesus and Santa Claus on the same day.
*That the holiday of Hanukkah began 300 years before Jesus and He even celebrated it.
The DVD ends with an explanation of the Christmas story–Mary and Jesus going to Bethlehem and what happened at His birth.
The best part of the whole movie was that the Gospel is very clearly explained! Those watching will learn exactly who Jesus is and what He did for us by coming to the earth, dying on the cross for our sins, and rising to new life!
The “Buck Denver asks Why Do We Call it Christmas?” DVD is about 60 minutes long. See the trailer here:
There are some fun free activities at the Buck Denver website.
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