Monday, November 10, 2014

DVD Review & Giveaway: Buck Denver asks...Why Do We Call It Christmas?

Title: Buck Denver asks...Why Do We Call It Christmas?
Directed By: Phil Vischer
Format: DVD
Run Time: Approx. 60 Min
UPC: 853026002370
Release Date: December 6th, 2011

Synopsis: 

Buck Denver Asks….Why Do We Call it Christmas?
You’re invited to the Party of the year…an educational, informational, Christmical kind-of party! Join VeggieTales and What’s in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and his friends from the popular What’s in the Bible? series Buck Denver, Captain Pete, Sunday School Lady, Clive and Ian for the most unusual Christmas party ever! We know Christmas is one of everyone’s favorite holidays. But have you ever wondered why we celebrate the birth of Jesus by chopping down trees and putting them in our houses? Or why we hang stockings by the fire? Or how Santa Claus became such a big part of Jesus’ birthday party? And why do we even call it “Christmas,” anyway? You’ve probably heard the Christmas story - but have you ever heard the story of Christmas?
Come explore….
• Why is it called “Christmas?”
• Why do we celebrate on Dec. 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 Chrsitmas?
Review:
Yay, Christmas is coming! You have no idea how much I love this season! The lights, the carols, the tree, the time with family, it's all a lot of fun. However, with all of the traditional fun, as my littles gets older, she starts asking a lot more questions as to why we do certain things. And they are all good questions. Some I knew the general idea, but others, I had to go look it up.

I've been eying the Buck Denver series for sometime, so when the chance to review this DVD came up, I thought I would give it ago. I have to say, I'm glad I did. My littles loved this video. There was a good mix of jokes (for adults and kids) with good facts of the origins of the Christmas traditions. I also enjoyed the fact that everything wasn't all puppets. There were some cartoon sections put in for a couple of parts and it help break up the show into smaller sections for kids to understand. The segments offered some good insight into the history of the traditions and showed how everything was morphed into one giant celebration of Christmas from many smaller areas.

The littles and I also watched the extra features. There were some fun sing-a-long songs, a poem of Christmas from Buck Denver that had me crack up a couple of times, and a blooper reel. Some kids can get a glimpse into the making of puppet show that way, which is great.

This was a fun video and the littles has requested to watch again, so it is one I would recommend to anyone.

Too Watch!
5 out of 5

Giveaway:
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Thank you to FlyBy Promotions, I received a copy of this DVD for free in exchange for an honest review.

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