I am excited to have been invited to pre-screen Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas in exchange for my honest review. My love of this season, my sheer JOY for Christmas, has slowly been eroded over the years due to mainstream media and its apparent disregard for traditions and values. So to say that I was mildly curious about how Kirk would be “Saving Christmas” intrigued me.
I have watched Christmas go from a family tradition celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to just another shopping holiday to be rammed down our throats before Thanksgiving has even finished. My opinion is that no Black Friday sale to kick off the Christmas shopping season should start before midnight Friday. Unfortunately, according to all the store advertisements and commercials that I’ve seen so far this year – only a handful of stores are “honoring” that tradition.
This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.” KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS provides a biblical basis for our 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, in theaters beginning November 14.
I have traveled the proverbial religion path. I was born a Catholic, became a Protestant when my mother married my stepfather. When I was a young teen I turned my back on God and the church completely after my beloved Nana was taken much to early from us. I later became a Born-Again Christian. I fell out of love with the church after leaving my home state of Pennsylvania, trying to find a church as loving and caring as my church back home. So I just didn’t go to church. I started to wonder about other religions, why we all did not believe the same. I started to study Wicca and Paganism. No matter what road I traveled, believer or non-believer, I always came back to my Christian values and upbringing.
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas explains Christmas perfectly in a conversational way while he’s talking with his brother-in-law, Christian, who is being a total ba-humbug sort during the family Christmas party. Kirk looks at every decoration, every ‘symbol’ of the season, and explains to Christian exactly how they relate to Christmas and to Jesus.
Everything you know and love about the season – the Christmas tree, the Nutcracker soldiers, the presents, the decorations, the twinkling lights, how St. Nicholas played such a crucial role in Christmas – this movie MAKES SENSE OF EVERY SINGLE TRADITION. I won’t spoil it for you by telling you what they all mean … you’ll have to watch the movie to find out! I am absolutely positive that you will leave the theater, run home and hug your Christmas tree!
You can watch the trailer below or click here to watch it on YouTube.
I can tell you though, after watching the sneak preview of the movie – I have pulled out my Christmas decorations and I am on the hunt for the perfect ornaments to adorn our tree this year that will truly represent the JOY of the season and the birth of our Lord and Savior! Kirk sums it up beautifully at the end of the film:
So this is Christmas. Pull out your best dishes, finest linens, nicest silverware, the biggest ham, every side dish you could possibly imagine, and the richest butter. It’s time to feast. . . Make the most of Christmas. Fill your table with laughter, stories. . . Don’t miss one single opportunity to pass along the JOY of the season.
Don’t buy into the complaint about materialism during Christmas. Sure, don’t max out your credit cards or use presents to buy friends, but remember this is CELEBRATION of the Eternal God taking on a material body, so it’s right that our holiday is marked with material things. Things we can see with our eyes and touch with our hands – ribbons, decorations, hot chocolate, lights, presents, giant ham, stuffing, fudge, Christmas cards, and more hot chocolate. How could we possibly capture all of it? We could eat until we split at the seams, smile until our cheeks hurt, and laugh until our bellies ached. We could sing until our voices grew hoarse, and we could not begin to scratch the surface of this glorious day.
Throw your doors open and invite the world into the glorious celebration of our King! This is our story, our tree, our lights, our presents, our songs, our St. Nicolas, our home, our future, our Savior.
Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas opens tomorrow, November 14 and is a limited engagement – in theaters for two weeks only! Click here to visit the Saving Christmas website to find a theater near you. This is one movie that you and your family need to see as we gear up for the Christmas season!
Surprise! To kick off the Christmas season and truly celebrate – we’re hosting a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive an AUTOGRAPHED movie poster signed by Kirk Cameron himself, the Saving Christmas movie soundtrack, and a Saving Christmas Car Air Freshener that smells just like a Christmas tree!
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to FlyBy Promotions and 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.
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