Growing up a child of many Christians, I have seen and heard many stories about the Birth of the Messiah. There isn’t a whole lot of variation, so I had no expectation for this one to be very different. I was, however, pleasantly surprised at how the story was told differently. The Promise told the beautiful story differently than I’ve ever heard it before and did it so very well! I love the way they told the story, starting with when Mary and Joseph were getting to know each other. Not an aspect I had ever really thought about before, much less seen played out! The movie is full of cute little songs that make one want to sign along and I love that the story is told so beautifully. Especially the funny bits that are thrown in via the animation. Just enough to keep the kids attention but not so much that it would take away from God’s story. Overall, I feel like the Promise is a wonderful telling of the great story and if you like musicals, or just have children, you’ll want to add this to your movie collection. I feel like it will become a classic, one we must watch every year to remind us of the True meaning of Christmas.
ABOUT THE PROMISE
The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.
This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.
Originally posted 2013-12-13 09:34:31.
The Star is a new film produced by Sony Pictures will be released in theaters November 17th! So excited for this adorable new Christmas film! Be sure and check them out! What a great movie to get the holiday season started!
About the Movie
In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.
Have Some Fun
The movie itself is a ton of fun but they couldn’t stop there! On the website, they have an interactive coloring book and it’s not only adorable, but also such a fun and relaxing activity! There are also free printable Dioromas to add to your holiday fun! I love love love these adorable little cutouts! What great fun to have with the children before Christmas! Being a sucker for craft
Further Things Worth Checking Out!
Christmas Love Letters from God
Where Jesus Slept
Christmas Tract & 10 Must Do Christmas Crafts
The First Christmas