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.
Please enter below on the Rafflecopter app if you would like to win a copy! The winner will be chosen on November 21 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email.
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No, I havent seen a Buck Denver dvd
Leigh Anne Borders says
I have never heard of Buck Denver.
Becky B says
I have never seen this before. I look forward to seeing it!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Kelli Taylor says
Yes, a what’s in the bible one and it was awesome!
R G says
We have been dragging our feet on viewing the Buck Denver DVD’s because, often, in an attempt to make spiritual things fun, exciting, or more readily learned by children, it seems things cross over into the irreverent, & end up down playing very serious matters such as sin, its effects, and the sure judgement of God on such things. That being said, we would love to see these and have an opportunity to evaluate them. Thanks for the giveaway!
I think you will like these Buck Denver DVDs. I heard Phil Vischer speak a couple of years ago, and he said that he regrets some of the things he did with veggie tales because he did what you were referring to. So he’s made changes with these “what’s in the Bible” DVDs. He wants kids to know the absolute truth about God’s Word and about God.
NO, I have not seen one yet.
rebecca day says
ni i have nit seen it before
June Lisle says
I have not seen any yet but I do recall seeing a preview of this dvd and being interested in it for sure.
Kelly @RaisingSamuels says
We haven’t seen any of these yet but it looks like a cute movie!
Julie Waldron says
I’ve never seen any of his videos. It looks cute though.
I haven’t seen any but it looks great!
Amanda S says
We have only seen the very 1st dvd, they are cute and my children seemed to enjoy them
Jenny K. says
We have watched the 1st volume of “What’s In The Bible” and my girls & I love it! This would be so great to share with our homeschool group at our Christmas party next month! 🙂
NO, I have not seen one yet.
Bernie W says
I have not seen a Buck Denver DVD before but it looks good.
Yes, my son loves Buck Denver!
I have not yet seen a Buck Denver DVD.
liz l says
No, I havent
Marsha Hinton says
I have seen a Buck Denver dvd before. I thought it was pretty good. My grandson loves them.