This past Saturday evening we had a “family movie night”… we saw the Buck Denver Asks… Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD.
It is made by the creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer, so you already know that it’s a quality production.
Not only is it high quality production, but it is also very informative, as well as funny.
My son’s favorite part was the blue flying squirrel. Of course, there are also robots and pirates!
The Buck Denver Asks… Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD does a great job of giving answers to the questions about the traditions of Christmas that most of us have never got around to asking or looking up:
- Why is it called “Christmas?”
- Why do we celebrate on December 25th?
- What year was Jesus really born?
- What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
- Where did Santa Claus come from?
- Which came first – Christmas or Hanukkah? And which one did Jesus celebrate?
- What are the “12 Days of Christmas?”
- How does the name “Emmanuel” explain the real meaning of Christmas?
The humor is aimed at adults as well as kids. I feel that had this been a Disney production, the jokes would have contain innuendos.
But with the Buck Denver Asks… Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD, I feel the humor is instead a capitalization of “awkward moments.” The puppet characters are more relatable and lifelike because of it.
I’m not sure that it’s being marketed this way, but in addition for home entertainment, this DVD would make a perfect and extremely addition to your church library.
In fact, I would even say it would make an essential addition.
I noticed that this the Buck Denver Asks… Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD is very “Catholic friendly.” I know that might sound like a strange comment, but it’s evident to me that this DVD is not simply geared towards Baptists, as I feel a lot of “Christian entertainment” is.
Though I’m not Catholic myself, I sort of feel like Catholics get the short end sometimes in regards to being marketed to alongside Protestants.
However, the approach and narrative in this DVD includes Catholics in the same boat as Protestants; in that we all are believers and followers of Christ, as our spiritual salvation.
With all that being said, even if you are not a religious person, instead even the biggest skeptic, I still believe you would find this DVD to be enlightening.
If nothing else, you’re going to learn answers to questions you’ve probably always wondered, but never asked, about how the ways we celebrate Christmas actually goes back to the birth of Christ.
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