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For the last month or so I have been seeing a lot on Facebook about the movie Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas. The movie opens in theaters on November 14, 2014 for a limited 2 week engagement. The other morning I was checking the website to see where it was playing near me. Trying to find time in our calendar, the last 2 weeks before Aaron’s wedding to drive 30 minutes to see this movie was proving difficult. Later that day, I received an email asking me if 1) I would like to participate in a conference call with Kirk Cameron-YES 2) Would I like to watch the movie via online screener in the comfort of my home before it is released int theaters-YES and 3) Would I write a review of the movie and host a giveaway of movie swag-YES!
On November 5, 2014 I was a part of a conference call with Kirk Cameron that also included a Twitter chat, you can check out #kirkchat on Twubs to read the tweets. While on the conference Kirk told us about the movie and why he made it. He also answered some of our questions about his life and family (he is a homeschooling dad of 6!), Growing Pains, his faith and Christian walk. If was fun to hear from him and to learn a little more about the personal side of Kirk.
About Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.” KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is an engaging story that provides a biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. So take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in… and let’s put Christ back in Christmas! KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is in theaters for a limited engagement beginning November 14 for two weeks only!
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
This movie wasn’t at all what I expected it to be. I would call this infotainment or an illustrated sermon. The movie was slow moving and the parts with the character D’Andre could have been omitted and nothing would have been lost in the message. That being said…I loved that this movie helped me look at traditional symbols of Christmas in a new light. The swaddling cloths, the Christmas tree, the toy soldier and even Santa Claus have their place in a Christian Christmas celebration.
I would recommend this movie for those ages 12+, I feel younger children would be bored.This is a great movie for a small group or church to see together as it would be a wonderful springboard for discussion.
Saving Christmas Soundtrack
- Joy-1 Girl Nation
- Christmas Time Again-Steven Curtis Chapman
- Saving Christmas-Building 429
- Let Us Adore-Jason Crabb
- Away In A Manger-Casting Crowns
- Deck the Halls-Tenth Avenue North
- Hark The Herald Angels Sing-Matt Maher
- Silent Night (Christ is Born)-Jason Crabb
- O Holy Night-Kerrie Roberts
- O Come, O Come Emmanuel-Rhett Walker Band
Father, My Father/Silent Night-Isabella Cameron and Kenzie Mae