I don’t know about you, but I have had trouble finding palatable children’s Christmas movies. One would think that since there are about a gazillion of them that it would be easy. Not so much for me. We did stumble upon one this year that not only didn’t make me gag, but was actually really great for a couple of reasons.
First off, it is a Veggie Tales video called Veggie Tales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving. Since our family celebrates St. Nicholas Day on December 6th rather than doing santa on December 25th this movie was AWESOME. It doesn’t tell the Christmas story, so if you are looking for that it won’t be a good fit. But, if you are trying to figure out how to mesh the santa thing with Christmas in a way that is linked to Jesus this is perfect. And, it explains why we celebrate santa and teaches kids that he was in fact a real person who did great things because he loved God. I am a Veggie Tales fan to begin with, not only because they incorporate Biblical stories and concepts, but because frankly it is extremely entertaining as a parent. There are many videos the girls like that are slightly painful for me to sit through, but this is definitely not one of them. I put a link to Amazon above, but I actually bought it at Target for $9.00, which is cheaper. Not sure if they will still have any around, but worth a try if you are thinking about getting it for next year or heck, as I’m sure we will be watching it all year round, for tomorrow.
So there you have it, a little video recommendation to help you pass those gloomy days of winter. You are so welcome.