Last week I had the privilege of not only being on a conference call with Kirk Cameron in regards to his upcoming movie, Saving Christmas, but I also was able to see the movie in advance this past weekend.
So today, I would like to share my thoughts on Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, arriving in theatres November 14th.
Yes, it is a movie, but in particular, I would call it more of a “documentary spliced into a Christmas special hosted by Kirk Cameron alongside his actual family and friends, which takes place at his actual brother-in-law’s house.”
It is extremely professionally shot. I didn’t realize this until it began, but it is produced by my Alma Mater, Liberty University, where I earned my BA in English.
The first adjective that comes to mind after Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas is “captivating.”
This movie is 100% interesting. I learned that the actual Santa Claus (who was from modern-day Turkey) was a famous Christian bishop who passionately defended the deity of Christ and who was also known for anonymously giving to the poor.
I learned that the Christmas tree is a symbol of the Tree of Life, which became off limits after Adam and Eve tasted the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, as explained in Genesis 3:24:
“So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.”
In essence, having a Christmas tree in your home is celebrating the future heavenly Earth, as explained in the Bible, where followers of Christ will live and eat from the fruit of the Tree of Life, as explained in Revelation 22:1-2…
“1Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
The ornaments of the Christmas tree symbolize the fruit on that tree.
After watching Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, I realized just how explicitly Christian that Christmas really is.
While obviously this Christian holiday has been (successfully?) commercialized, it is also an opportunity to introduce symbols and concepts of Christianity to those are who not familiar with who Jesus actually is.
Seeing Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas has reminded me (or maybe even taught me) that Christmas isn’t simply a celebration of the birth of Jesus. It’s equally a celebration of His life and resurrection as well.
Kirk Cameron has been recently establishing himself as a filmmaker who specializes in creative documentaries that tackle Christian-themed topics most people think about but don’t actually explore for themselves. I believe he’s got a talent for teaching challenging elements of Christianity to the general population, not just those who are already Christians.
And he is able to do it in a refreshing, welcoming, non-intimidating sort of way.
I just recently learned that Unstoppable and Monumental, his other recent films, are now available on Netflix if you’d like to get an idea of his style.
It has been an honor to, in essence, work on the promotion of Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.
I predict he will continue making many more intriguing documentary style movies throughout his career and hopefully I can be involved in promoting them.
Oh yeah… and there’s a giveaway:
And one lucky reader will win some Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas stocking stuffers!
Just be the first person to post on the Facebook wall for Family Friendly Daddy Blog (not a private message), asking me, “Did I just win Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas stocking stuffers?”
That includes a signed Saving Christmas movie poster (by Kirk Cameron), the soundtrack to the film, and a car air freshener (they smell like Christmas trees .
If you’re the first person to do so, I will respond by saying yes… After that, I will follow up by getting your address to give to the publisher so they can send you your won copy!
Update: We have a winner! The giveaway is complete.
Did I just win Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas stocking stuffers?
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And hopefully one day, Kirk Cameron will grant my recent Twitter wish and make a movie on Intelligent Design!