Why Do We Call It Christmas? Review & Giveaway


It’s that time of year again. The decorations are out, the gift list is being made and the kids are excited about what will be awaiting them under the tree come Christmas morning. But in all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I long to slow down to take in the true meaning — that of a baby who came to save that which is lost. I am always looking for entertainment that will instill Christian values and reinforce the true meaning of Christmas for children.

I am excited to share with you Why Do We Call It Christmas?, by Phil Vischer (creator of VeggieTales) starring Buck Denver!


About the movie: Approx. 60 minutes

Cutting 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?  Some of the topics included are:

  • Where do we get the word Christmas?
  • What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
  • Who is St. Nicholas?
  • What is Hanukkah?
  • Who is Emmanuel?

My Thoughts:

I found the video entertaining and informative.  I watched it with my 11-year old son (most of it anyways) and it even brought out a chuckle or two in him.  We found the characters entertaining and the songs were easy to follow.  The explanation of how some of our most loved Christmas traditions (such as cutting down trees or hanging stockings) all point back to Jesus were informative and I learned some things I didn’t already know.

I would recommend this video for children ages 5-8.

You can view the trailer here.

I am excited to offer one of my readers a free copy of Why Do We Call It Christmas? on DVD. All you have to do is follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will remain open until 9PM (PST) on Monday, November 24th at which time a winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and announced on the widget.  Winner will also be contacted by email and must have a valid email address.

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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.”

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7 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    And we love watching the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center!
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  2. Shelley C. says:

    Our family enjoys going to the woods and chopping down a Christmas tree. It is so much fun!!

  3. Merry says:

    We love going to our church’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

  4. The tradition we most enjoy is going out with popcorn and cocoa and looking at Christmas lights. 🙂 With Christmas music playing, of course.
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  5. Rebekah says:

    Meals are a huge part of our holiday tradition – and cooking is one of my major love languages, so I love to make things for all the family to share. Also, when we’re decorating for Christmas, I always have Miracle on 34th Street (the original) in the background – sometimes just the movie playing on the screen, but with Christmas music on the sound system.
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  6. We do presents at the grandparents house on Christmas Eve and then stay home on Christmas morning.

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