Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Flyby Review: Why Do We Call It Christmas DVD

I have been privileged to review three items from Flyby Promotions in a short period of time, so I am bringing you all three reviews today.  There are some giveaways and Christmas gift ideas, so don't miss anything!  These reviews are getting me in the Christmas spirit a little early!

My kids really enjoyed the What's In The Bible DVD Series: Why Do We Call It Christmas DVD.

Hmmm, why do we call it Christmas?  Why do we decorate a Christmas tree?  Who was Saint Nicholas?  Do your kids know the answers to these questions and the origins of other Christmas traditions?  Would you like a fun way to teach them?

Some story books and DVDs endeavor to answer one or more of these questions with a story, but in this DVD, they are all tackled in an informative yet entertaining manner by intrepid newsman Buck Denver, who is having a Christmas party!

Created by VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer, newsman Buck Denver's job is to teach kids about the Bible.  If you love Veggie Tales, you'll love Buck Denver.  With the humor and Biblical accuracy we loved in Veggie Tales, he informs, educates, and entertains using modern computer technology interspersed with all the media WE loved as children:  big-mouth puppets, flannel graph, and popsicle-stick puppets to name a few.  There's even a purple sock monkey!  The artwork and music are not quite the caliber of the Veggie Tales videos, but that did not stop my 9yo from loving Buck Denver!

I highly recommend Buck Denver in Why Do We Call It Christmas? for anyone with children 10 & under.

About the movie: Approx. 60 minutesCutting 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!
DVD Trailer:
And yes, of course, we are giving away a copy of this DVD, too!  Enter enough giveaways, and you might have some of your Christmas shopping done!  Post here or on my Facebook page with a Christmas symbol or tradition about which you would like to know the origin.  The drawing will be held on Thursday, November 20.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Check out all the Buck Denver: What's in the Bible DVDS:

Happy Movie-Watching!

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1 comment:

  1. Hubby and I disagree on Santa. Maybe some additional information would help explain things to little ones too.
    ~Kim A.