When we sat down to watch Why Do We Call it Christmas? the other day, I figured it was for Emma. It IS a kids’ DVD after all. I was pleasantly surprised though to find myself giggling at the jokes and learning a lot about some of our Christmas traditions.
Why Do We Call it Christmas? is part of the Buck Denver What’s in the Bible? series created by Phil Vischer, one of the creators of VeggieTales.
In Why Do We Call it Christmas?, we learned all sorts of things:
- 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?
- What about Santa Claus? Where did he come from?
- Which came first – Christmas or Hanukah? 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 stories are sprinkled with humor, some that will go completely over the heads of younger kids but that will be appreciated by big kids and adults.
So while you know the Christmas story, do you really know the story of Christmas? Do you know how cutting down trees and decorating them in our living rooms honors Jesus? Do you know why we hang stockings? If you’re interested in learning more about the series, check out the What’s in the Bible? website.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD in exchange for hosting this giveaway. All opinions (and giggles) are – as always – honest and my own.