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Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014)

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Every year at Christmas time it seems the baby in the manger takes more and more of a backseat to retail sales, Santa Claus, and political correctness. With "Merry Christmas" being replaced by "Seasons Greetings" and court ordered removal of public nativity scenes, the fruit of Mary's womb is falling on hard times. But this year, Kirk Cameron is taking back Christmas with his engaging new movie KIRK CAMERON'S SAVING CHRISTMAS. Opening in select theaters November 14, the newest movie from the star of Fireproof and Unstoppable is filled with laughter, warmth, and God-honoring cheer! KIRK CAMERON'S SAVING CHRISTMAS will change the way your family sees and celebrates this magical time of year. In KIRK CAMERON'S SAVING CHRISTMAS, Kirk's sister's annual Christmas party is about to be ruined by Kirk's brother-in-law Christian, who is chock full of no-fun Scroogery. Kirk realizes it's his job to grab Christian by his seasonal sweater and show him Christ where Christ has always been: smack dab at the center of all the Christmas hoopla. KIRK CAMERON'S SAVING CHRISTMAS provides a biblical basis for our favorite time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron's family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true "reason for the season." Take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in ... and then take back Christmas!I (C) IDP/Samuel Goldwyn

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Critic Reviews for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

It is The Room of Christmas movies. Actually, The Room is more enjoyable. But you get the idea.

Full Review… | November 21, 2014
ChristyLemire.com
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Had "Saving Christmas" run any longer, Cameron would no doubt have found a way to find the divinity in Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch, peppermint bark, the Elf on the Shelf, frosted cranberry hand soap and Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo.

Full Review… | November 14, 2014
TheWrap
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Perhaps the only Christmas movie I can think of, especially of the religious-themed variety, that seems to flat-out endorse materialism, greed and outright gluttony.

Full Review… | November 14, 2014
RogerEbert.com
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Virtually everything about this production feels thrown together.

Full Review… | November 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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This may be one of the least artful holiday films ever made. Even devout born-again Christians will find this hard to stomach.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
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With a smile so wide and laughter that sounds so forced you half-expect the camera to pull back to reveal hostage takers, Mr. Cameron explains how several facets of the holiday - the tree, Santa Claus, gifts - have roots in religious tradition.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas

I decided to watch Kirk's movie this year, and I am glad I did. It was a very cute movie. I am sharing it with family and friends. A great alternative to those disaster, horror and pointless films that leave you wondering what they had been made for. Not only is it family friendly, kids will find it fun. and adults will be able to sit and watch a movie that is not only interesting, but not embarrassing to watch. No sex, no cussing, no violence and no hate, at all. Just a good movie.

Elizabeth Salvatore
Elizabeth Salvatore
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Kirk Cameron explores the roots of several seemingly secular traditions of the holiday season in Saving Christmas. When his brother-in-law expresses his disillusionment at how secularized Christmas has become, Cameron walks him through the biblical origins for decorated trees, the symbology of the Nativity at the beginning of winter, St. Nicholas, and other various Christmas iconography. However, these explanations are really flimsy and don't have the ring of truth. Also, the acting is terrible and the sets look rather cheap. In the end Saving Christmas doesn't make a convincing argument, and comes off as a desperate attempt to keep Christ in Christmas.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Un-Christian in the worst, most commercial way. Maybe Santa can buy the scriptwriter some writing classes for Christmas?

Christian C
Christian C

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