Ethan's been off school all week, so we've been having slightly-later-than usual bedtimes and spending our evenings watching holiday movies. The last movie for this week was a new one that had just arrived at my home, called The Promise. It turned out to be the perfect movie to get us into the spirit of Christmas! Here's a bit about it, from a press release that I received:
This is a musical that's designed for families. It does an excellent job of telling the story of Mary, Joseph and the birth of the Messiah, as well as the side stories of some of their relatives. It's really nicely animated and the songs told the Biblical stories really well. My kids are used to having these stories about John the Baptist and Jesus read to them, and it was fun to watch them as they recognized familiar characters on screen. The movie is about 45 minutes long and is largely songs. My kids are 4 and 6 and managed to stay engaged for the duration- littler watchers may have some trouble. My husband and I also really enjoyed this musical. It's definitely one that will stay in our pre-Christmas movie watching queue.The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.
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