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Hollywood Re-Discovers Christmas Movies!

Joy to the World 

Hollywood Re-Discovers Christmas Movies!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

In the past, Hollywood used top release three or four Christmas movies during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays – movie’s like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “A Christmas Story,” “Scrooge,” The Muppets Christmas Carol,” “Home Alone,” and “The Santa Clause.”

Sadly, in recent years, Hollywood movies featuring Christmas have been few and far between.

This year, however, things are looking up.

This Friday, Columbia Pictures and Sony will release one of the best Christmas movies of all time, a fun, charming animated comedy adventure about the birth of Jesus titled “The Star.” And, next week, another great Christmas-themed movie opens, “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” about how Charles Dickens codified England and America’s iconic ideas about celebrating Christmas in “A Christmas Carol.” Though rated PG-13, the recent comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” also incorporates the celebration of Christmas in a major, positive way.

“We hope this trend in making uplifting Christmas movies will continue,” said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and head of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission®.

“We should remember, however, that, as they say, ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season,’” Dr. Baehr added. “Just as people shouldn’t be afraid of saying, ‘Merry Christmas,’ they should also not be afraid of talking about Jesus Christ and the salvation He brings during this glorious time of joy.”

Author of “The Culture-Wise Family” and “How To Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul),” Dr. Baehr is chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC) and its family guide to movies and entertainment, Movieguide® (www.movieguide.org).

Now in their 32nd year, CFTVC and Movieguide® are the largest, longest-running international, non-profit ministry dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.”

For more information about Movieguide® or CFTVC, and their 26th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala on Feb. 2, 2018, visit www.movieguide.org or call (805) 383-2000.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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4000+ Faith Based Articles and Movie Reviews – Will you Support Us?

Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.