Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? How did Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus? Why do we have Christmas trees? “Charting Christmas” provides answers to these questions and many more as it explores the history of Christmas.
Host Levi James takes viewers back to the Holy Land over 2,000 years ago to when the Messiah was promised. The history of St. Nicholas becoming our modern Santa Claus and how Christmas Day was chosen are explained in depth. Referring to the Bible on many occasions, the film explains how Christmas became Christmas. There are beautiful images and scenery throughout the video, with the stained glass is especially stunning.Bible teachers and scholars explain the charting throughout the film. You will see how Christmas celebrations evolved through the ages and how those celebrations were influenced by myths and legends. The whole family will enjoy this fascinating glimpse into history. This educational documentary is awarded the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.