Saving Christmas: Review and Giveaway

November 9, 2014

Christmas traditions include huge meals, decorated trees, an abundance of gifts, and Santa Claus whisking off in his sleigh pulled by reindeer. However, many of us are put off, or even angered, by the commercialism and hoopla. The movie Saving Christmas takes aim at this mindset. See my review of the movie, as well as enter a giveaway to win some fabulous movie swag!

Many of us would rather focus our celebration on baby Jesus in a manger, wrapped in swaddling cloths. I, too, was growing weary of traditional festivities, fearing they left only a foggy remembrance of spiritual significance. When I first sat down to watch the movie, I expected to see a discussion about how we need to defend ourselves in the war on Christmas. Be warriors against naysayers because God "needs" us! Hmm...well, I discovered something quite different. I realized I was missing crucial, key elements in the story of the birth of Christ.

You'll have to see the movie to know what I missed, because maybe you've been missing it too. What I will reveal is that watching the movie will help you gain new perspective on the entire Christmas story. I am energized and ready to celebrate this year, probably more than ever before. 

Hurry to the theater opening weekend to see Saving Christmas and be ready to see Christmas through new eyes! Take a peek at the trailer...

Now, on to the giveaway!

This prize pack giveaway from Saving Christmas includes the following:
  1. Movie poster autographed by Kirk Cameron
  2. Sound track CD from the movie -- includes songs from Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, and more!
  3. Great pine scented car air freshener (you'll understand why after you see the movie!)
The giveaway period is from November 10th through the 17th (week leading up to and including opening weekend). There is only one mandatory entry, but lots of additional entries to earn. Please feel free to share this review and giveaway with family and friends!

Several bloggers, including me, had the opportunity to participate in a teleconference call with Kirk Cameron on Wednesday, November 5th. Here are a few trivia tidbits I picked up along the way!
Kirk's favorite Christmas activity is spending time with his family. He shared that he is always thankful to have his wife and kids for another year.
One of the gifts Kirk remembers the most is a red surfboard he received. His uncle gave him surfing lessons in a swimming pool. 
When asked what he hopes the audience takes with them after watching the movie, Kirk replied, "I hope people leave the theater saying, 'I love Christmas!' I hope they leave filled with joy!"

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About the movie: 
This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.” KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is an engaging story that provides a biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. So take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in… and let’s put Christ back in Christmas! KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS is in theaters for a limited engagement beginning November 14 for two weeks only!

Official Website for Saving Christmas

"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.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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