There’s a new movie coming out that tells the Christmas story! It’s called “The Star: The Story of the First Christmas,” and it comes to theaters November 17 (that’s tomorrow!).
The Star movie
The premise is that a small, 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 lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Accompanied by 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.
I love the look of this movie. It amazes me the way film makers can make even animated movies like this one look so realistic and vibrant these days. Visually, it’s stunning. I also love anytime we can get out the true Christmas story for kids. I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest fan of the current trend of featuring “wise-cracking” animals with attitudes in a Bible-based movie, but hey. These days, I guess we will take what we can get.
The film has a great website, full of activities for kids: I found printable nativity dioramas, coloring sheets, mazes, printable Christmas cards, and more. Wonderful resources for families! If your church would like some resources related to the movie, here is a site they can use.
I went to the movies yesterday, and look what I saw in the lobby! Kind of cool.
Have you heard about The Star movie before today? Do you plan to see it?