I’ve mentioned before that there are only three things that Grace can watch on television – Sesame Street, Barney, and Veggie Tales. We have allowed her to expand her repertoire slightly to include a few Disney movies, but her choices and viewing time are still strictly limited.
I bent the time limit rule two nights ago. We had gotten a new movie, Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol, and Grace asked so nicely to watch it over and over again.
It helps that I think the movie is a riot. It is sweet and cute, and it has a great message, like all Veggie Tales movies we’ve seen, but that’s not what makes me laugh. It’s based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. There’s a sickly little boy and an old Scrooge and ghosts of Easter past, present, and future, and it stresses the real meaning of the holiday. Every time we’ve watched it, I have seen something else that evokes Dickens’ original story. I love it!
Of course, there are things in this video that you won’t see in A Christmas Carol, like plastic eggs and mechanized chickens and singing asparagus. I’m just saying.
Did I mention that Grace likes it, too? She does. We watch it all together as a family.
An Easter Carol will premier on the Gospel Music Channel tonight (April 10) at 7 pm Eastern or you can buy the DVD. You’ll like it, too.
IÃ¢â‚¬™d like to thank the Family Review Network and Veggie Tales for allowing me to share this review with you.
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