Something I really enjoyed about this DVD is the relationships. I never thought of the reaction of Mary's parents. While I had thought about Joseph's reaction before, I never considered how Mary's parents feelings to their daughter being chosen by God for such a special role in history. Also, in the movie, Mary sings to Baby Jesus and calls him her King. I never considered if she explained to Him who He was or if it was totally revealed by God to Him that He was to be the Messiah.
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The one thing I did dislike about this DVD was I think if you weren't very familiar with the story it would be difficult to follow. If you are showing it to children, I would read through the entire Biblical account first -- including Simeon, Elizabeth greeting Mary, as well as Luke chapter 2 which is commonly read at this time of year. A friend said he felt like he had watched an opera about the birth of Christ. Personally I wouldn't go that far, but these are not songs your children will sing constantly (which is a huge plus considering how annoying some songs are in children's DVDs.)
Overall, I think this is a very well done portrail of Christ's birth. While is says it is for children, I think anyone would enjoy this because of the quality and how closely it follows Scripture. It is a DVD I think families would enjoy year after year!
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