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Do you ever feel like the Christmas season has become super commercialized leaving you wondering what the true reason for the season is? Are you worried that some of our Christmas traditions are the antithesis of what we are supposed to be promoting as Christians? Then, you’ll definitely want to check out Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, coming to select theaters for a limited engagement.
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!
My Thoughts on Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
When I first started to watch this, I set my expectations on the low side. It isn’t that I don’t like other projects from Kirk Cameron, but rather I wasn’t sure how his film would fit with my Catholic faith.
Not only did I enjoy it, but so did another family member who typically does NOT like “Christian films” as he finds them preachy and sometimes poorly made. The film’s backdrop for the story is a Christmas party where one person (Kirk’s brother-in-law) is clearly suffering from what you could dub poor Christmas spirit. Kirk seeks him out and methodically counters all arguments against mainstream Christmas traditions (a Nativity scene tucked in a corner, the Christmas tree, and Santa Claus.)
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas is constructed well with great visuals and music integration. Scenes in the house at a Christmas party have the feel of someone filming people at their party. But, then, the scenes where Kirk is providing the reason behind one of the three ‘arguments’ his brother-in-law has made have a more dream like feel. The choices for music in the film are quite varied and all fit well with the ‘action’.
I don’t want to disclose too much. I will say that as a Catholic watching this film, I did not find anything which went against Catholic Church teaching. Instead, I found it to not only fit well with my faith but also provide some more food for thought and digging a bit deeper on some of the theology. Also, I feel quite compelled to read more about St. Nicholas of Myra and the Council of Nicea. They did a wonderful job weaving in the truth about the beloved Saint who was the inspiration for Santa and a great defender of the faith.
I did jot down a few of the points made which I do want to share in graphic form …
The overwhelming message, though, is that we should make the most of Christmas and pass along the joy of the season to all we meet.
Watch the Trailer for Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
One lucky blog reader will receive a poster, CD and air freshener set. Visit the Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas giveaway post by November 20, 2014 to enter for your chance to win.
What are some of your cherished Christmas traditions?
Do you think Christmas has been hijacked away from what we are really called to celebrate?