What can I say...it's VeggieTales. I think I love them as much as my kids. The writers/creators do a great job of simplifying Biblical concepts for young children. There is not much on tv that I find appropriate for my kids so it is nice to have these stories to turn to. When it comes to Christmas, we are so bombarded with material things, I like using the Christmas VeggieTales videos to open the door to discussions with my kids about the true meaning. Of course I also use the true accounts of Christ's birth in the Bible, but let's face it, sometimes young kids respond better to fun character's.
As many of us are painfully aware, Veggie Tales has been teaching principled lessons from the Bible and not the Bible. While they use yet another non-Biblical story to talk about Christmas this one seemed different. There was some narration from time to time that was historically and Biblically accurate that explained this stories relation to the Bible and even the comments about the birth of Christ were on target.
I have really been dissapointed in the direction that Veggie Tales has taken in the last several years and sincerely I hope this is a sign. I hope that this means that Veggie Tales will be getting back to it roots...back to where it started...back to the Bible.
This was a good message, and it was probably the best Christmas message Veggie Tales has done.
I don't think that I can be disappointed in any Vegi Tales Movie. They are all great ways to learn/teach good character traits to kids. This one teaches forgiveness and really helps kids believe that they could be the main charater and feel those same feelings. Loved it!