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VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Giving

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Bouncy moral tale takes a deep look at what giving means.

Movie NR 2009 45 minutes
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Veggietales Saint Nicolas A Story Of Joyful Giving Review By Logan Strohl

One of the best Christmas releases from Veggietales about Christmas with great songs and lots of fun with a good message in it perfect for the holiday season and for the whole family too.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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Kids say: Not yet rated

The catchy music and funny side-stories will entertain kids of all ages. Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber have different views of the Christmas experience: Larry loves tinsel and blinking lights and knickknacks. Bob prefers the historical aspect of the the holiday, even if it takes a detour to Greece to make a point about charity. Fans will enjoy unraveling the connection between Santa and St. Nicholas, thus answering the inevitable question: What does Santa have to do with Christmas?

The corny jokes allow for some laugh-out-loud moments; all the better for a moral message to be swathed in playful platitudes. However, for non-religious, or non-Christian viewers, the embedded religiosity of this video ("I can love because God loves me/ Jesus' love is why I'm smiling") can ultimately feel a little alienating.

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