19 December 2015

Quickie DVD Review: "Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving"

Rated: G (Canada)
Starring: Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki
Released: 2009
Synopsis: All the Veggie kids are excited; it's Christmas Eve, which means Santa Claus is coming soon! Unfortunately, Laura Carrot is afraid her father may lose his job, which would not make for a very merry Christmas.  To illustrate the true spirit of the holiday, Bob tells the story of Saint Nicholas, the true Santa Claus! Watch as Nick overcomes serious tragedy to learn that it is better to give than to receive.
Also features a Silly Song with Mr. Lunt.

My Review: Since it's that time of year, I've been watching Christmas movies; this one has been on my shelf for a while, but, I didn't feel right watching it out of season.  While I enjoyed this one and was seriously moved by the ending, I'm not sure it's one of the best of the VeggieTales bunch.  Still, your kids will probably love it.

Content Concerns:
  • Sex: None. 5/5
  • Nudity: None. 5/5
  • Language: Someone is called a "fool". 4/5
  • Violence: Mild slapstick. 4/5
  • Drugs: None. 5/5
  • Frightening/Intense Scenes: The implied death of Nicholas' parents; a mildly scary antagonist. 4/5
  • Other: Despite its references to Jesus, this episode still focuses largely on Santa Claus, which may be a problem for some viewers. 4/5
Score: 3.5/5

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