As a blogger for Propeller Consulting I had the opportunity to view Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas and participate in a teleconference with Kirk Cameron. I also have a giveaway that includes the Saving Christmas soundtrack, an autographed movie poster, and a car air freshener that smells like a Christmas tree.
I will admit I was excited about the teleconference & I was very impressed by Kirk's response to the questions that were asked. Kirk said he grew up an atheist until someone invited him to church when he was 18 while filming Growing Pains. I did already know that he married Chelsea Noble, who played his girlfriend in Growing Pains but I didn't know family is a huge priority to Kirk and Chelsea. They try to have dinner as a family as much as possible and they homeschool their 6 kids. They thought public school lifestyle was too chaotic and he shared a quote from Voddie Baucham with us. I didn't write down the exact quote, but it was something like this. If you send you kids to Caesar, don't be surprised if they come back a Roman.
Kirk said he loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. He loves the lights, the songs, the presents, the music, etc. He decided to make Saving Christmas because he loves Christmas and he grew up not knowing what the nativity was all about. He wants to put Christ back into Christmas. Kirk said he wants people to come away from the movie excited about Christmas & singing Christmas carols.
I watched Saving Christmas with my husband and kids. In the movie Kirk's brother-in-law is upset with all the commercialism of Christmas. He is thinking that the extra money on gifts and food could be spent helping the needy. Kirk tracks him down and proceeds to find Christ in every aspect of Christmas. Kirk uses a lot of allegory to try and make everything relate to the Bible. He relates the Christmas tree to the tree of knowledge and evil, the presents to represent the New Jerusalem, and more.
I would have to say that I was a little disappointed in the movie. I think I was expecting more of a movie that we would want to watch every year, but it is more of Kirk sitting in the car talking to his brother-in-law. There were several times we were laughing and enjoying some of the scenes but there were other times during the movie that just seemed fake and bad acting. About half way through the movie my 9 year old wanted to know if this was an actual movie or just a talking movie.
Like Kirk, I love Christmas. I love the decorations, the food, family & friends, the caroling, the presents, and the music. But unlike Kirk, I don't feel the need to make everything surrounding Christmas to be biblical. There are things in our lives in the day-to-day and on holidays that aren't biblical & that is ok. We celebrate Christmas to enjoy our friends and family, and to remember the birth of our savior, but we shouldn't feel the need to try and make all of our traditions to be biblical. The bible commands us to remember Christ's death every first day of the week, but we are never commanded to remember His birth. Christmas gives us a time to rejoice in the fact that Jesus came in the flesh and lived a perfect life to die for our sins.
The soundtrack looks amazing and I have one to giveaway!! There are songs by 1 Girl Nation, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North, Kerrie Roberts, Rebecca St. James, Building 429, Jason Crabb, Matt Maher & Rhett Walker Band.
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