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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Review & Giveaway @KirkCameron #SavingChristmas

 Like a lot of you I grew up watching Kirk Cameron on Growing Pains. Of course as a young girl my sisters and I loved watching the show together. Kirk's newest film Saving Christmas will be in Theaters for two weeks starting November 14, 2014.

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.


~~GIVEAWAY~~
One winner will receive a Saving Christmas poster autographed by Kirk Cameron, the Saving Christmas sound track, and a car air freshener that smells like a Christmas Tree. To enter fill out the Rafflecopter below.
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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.
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42 comments:

carolwegs said...

My favorite tradition is opening presents Christmas morning and then having breakfast and relaxing with the kids.

Jenn Crawford-Lierman said...

Baking Christmas cookies with my children :-)

KrazeKatLady said...

My favorite Christmas traditions is sending out cards.

Anonymous said...

I love everything about the Christmas season. But I think my favorite thing is watching the little kids sitting around the tree opening their gifts...all excited and wide-eyed!

Holly said...

Going to Koziar's Christmas Village!

LaVonne Long said...

I love Christmas tree decorating as a family.

Maria K said...

My favorite Christmas Tradition is reading the Christmas story as a family on Christmas Eve.

Joan Kubes said...

My favorite is putting up all the decorations and the tree. And having the whole family over for diner.

Lisa Boyle said...

Everything! The tree, the carols, the decorations....

Wendy Rozema said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the xmas tree as a family!

Andrea said...

I love decorating the tree and watching all the Christmas movies! I love that my oldest son will come home and all 5 of my sons will be in the house to enjoy gifts, songs and a big Turkey dinner.

Nikki said...

My favorite thing to do is decorating the tree with my family!

sunnie said...

Id say decorating the tree
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Audra said...

Baking cookies as a family

Anonymous said...

Baking cookies with my mom and sisters!
Amy W
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Maureen said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is attending Christmas Eve service together and then going home to sit around the Christmas tree reading Christmas stories!

megan tilley said...

I love decorating the tree and then the Christmas parties!

Della said...

I love Christmas service and decorating the tree with our grandchildren

Holly said...

Setting out the nativity and telling the Christmas story on Christmas Eve

King J's Queen said...

It's difficult to choose one favorite. One of my favorite family Christmas traditions is piling into the car to go on a tacky-light tour, followed by coffee and donuts.

Jessica Medina said...

i love baking cookies with my little ones.

Desiree said...

I love Advent.

Kathy Anderson said...

I love just being surrounded by family.

Teresa McCluskey said...

The memories we make, the peppermint and egg nog!

Rebecca W. said...

We read Luke 2 before opening our parents.

OmahaCouponClipper said...

Pictures in our pjs. Kids are so cute opening presents in their PJs!

Nancy said...

I love the beautiful hymns of Christmas.

Nancy
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LeeAnn Boggs said...

Watching Christmas movies with that variety popcorn and hot chocolate.

melissaandkeith miller said...

decorating the tree on Thanksgiving night

wen budro said...

My favorite tradition is a big Christmas dinner with my family.

Ashley Am said...

My fav christmas tradition is putting out food and water for the epiphany camels.

kathy f said...

Our favorite tradition is after Christmas eve service at church we get ice cream and drive around town looking at all the beautiful light displays.

Allison Bahr said...

I love to open gifts with family after the Christmas Eve service, we usually look at the lights in the neighborhood that night too. Thanks so much for the chances to win.

Jasmine Henderson said...

I like to open our Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve!

blew415 said...

Putting up the tree on Thanksgiving eve

kathy dalton said...

my favorite tradition is going to midnight mass then dennys for pancakes

Renee G said...

I love decorating the tree and house.

Lucy Lopez said...

Our Christmas tradition is on Christmas morning we sit around the tree and we open Christmas presents and have fun being together.

Angela snoozy said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is on Christmas morning we all open gifts together, then we eat a big meal together as a family!

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savvygirl65 said...

We have a tradition of all decorating the tree together. From setup to lights - to ornaments. It is such fun.
Sherri J

Daniel Diffy said...

We love waking up on Christmas to open gifts. And we eat coffeecake! :)

Sue Hull said...

We love going to my moms house for breakfast and presents. Its so much fun! Thank you for the chance :)
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