Genre Archives: Christmas

Land of the North, Star of the East

Dove Approved for All Ages

Just in time for the Christmas season, Richard Giguere's Land of the North, Star of the East brings something fantastical to the season. It invites audiences—children and adult readers alike—to imagine the tales of the birth of Jesus, the three wise men, and even Santa Claus as one meaningful [...]

48 Christmas Wishes

November 1, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

48 Christmas Wishes invites us into the warm, creative home of Santa as he and the elves prepare for another Christmas of delivering special wishes. The North Pole runs like clockwork; each elf happily assigned to an important job. In the mailroom, we find Sammy, Mindy and Cam, and although this is [...]

Santa Stole Our Dog

September 4, 2017

Dove Approved for All Ages

The newest 2017 Christmas movie “Santa Stole Our Dog,” written and directed by Bryan Michael Stoller and starring a jolly and punchy Ed Asner as Santa, is an enchanting and fast-paced caper that takes the viewer along for an exhilarating journey of discovery. The Whitehaven couple is separated, [...]

The Year Santa Lost His List (Illustrated)

November 27, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

Santa relies on his list every year. But before he had an electronic list, he had to decide the old-fashioned way what gifts to give to the children when the list was lost. Well, there was a little mix-up this particular year, and although the children did not get what they wanted, it was a [...]

The Story of Christmas

Dove Approved for All Ages

The story of the first Christmas comes alive in this colorful, animated presentation. The narrator tells a cute, little caterpillar named Squiggles about how presents came to be part of our Christmas tradition. Squiggles does not know the story of Jesus's birth and, as the narrator takes him back [...]

The Christmas Project

November 7, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

Simon, Matthew, Peter and John are the Buckley boys, and their mom is expecting another baby and wants a girl very badly. It's Christmas time, and as always, the boys have quite a rivalry to be the first to get the Christmas catalog. Apparently, whoever gets the catalog first gets the best [...]

Angels in the Snow

November 15, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Angels in the Snow" is a good reminder that angels are with us. The dad, Charles Montgomery (Chris Potter), and mom, Judith (Kristy Swanson), have been drifting apart for some time. They go to a cabin Charles built, to celebrate Christmas, and the cabin is a bit grand in Judith's opinion. This is [...]

Christmas All Over Again

December 13, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

Eddie is a self-centered, young teenager who wants everything his way. Eddie is not happy that his brother, Zach, decided to get married on Christmas Day, because all he cares about is getting presents. [...]

A Frozen Christmas

December 13, 2016

Dove Approved for All Ages

Filled with animation and music, "A Frozen Christmas" features five narrated stories. Dancing snowflakes, Christmas presents, lights and trees, Santa's sleigh, and other holiday decors dance through the background. The film includes a segment of dancing gingerbread men and, at the end, the lovely [...]

A Christmas Eve Miracle

December 1, 2015

Dove Approved for All Ages

Christmas should be a joyous family time, but like so many in this world, the Holden family is busy with business and school and worried about the future. Once they're on their vacation at Farthering Pines, they hope to spend more quality time together. But when Stuart, their son, gets hurt, Sharon [...]