A review of some of "Christmas story movies" past and present.
The Nativity (2006 live-action full-length movie)
The Star (2017 animated)
The Fourth Wiseman starring Martin Sheen and Alan Arkin, available on DVD at Vision Video and Christianbook. Here's the 1-minute.TRAILER A great movie to teach with too. It's the story of "Artban" the fourth Wiseman who tried to catch up with the other three but kept being "sidetracked" by helping others. In the end, he ends up spending the jewels he was going to give the Christ child, but then meets the crucified Christ.
See all these reviews and more at https://www.rotation.org/topic...5#572285145726844975
Saddleback Kids' Animated "Short" Video: The story of Christmas
the Story of Christmas, aka "Mary and Joseph" is on YouTube, https://youtu.be/XkEypzmHwCI
Animated Hero Classics: The Maccabees and the Story of Hanukkah
You can also find lessons here at Rotation.org for kids about Hanukkah, including one that uses this video. These lessons connect the festival and its theme of "light" to Jesus the light of the world. Written by Pastor Ron Shifley, a member of our community!