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Little Drummer Boy- Things I Love Thursday (Plus a GIVEAWAY!!)

TILT Now with Halloween behind us it is time to start focusing our attention on Christmas. Yeah, I know Thanksgiving comes first but I am a Christmas girl!

I have mentioned many times on this blog that my love for all things Veggie Tales runs deep so I was super excited to get the chance to review their latest Christmas offering Little Drummer Boy.

I gotta say, I have always loved the story of The Little Drummer Boy from the song. There is something so sweet about a little boy who wants to give Jesus something, but has nothing to give. Honestly, not to get all deep, but who doesn’t feel like that?

It is a sweet story of a boy (Junior) who starts out angry and said, but an encounter with the newborn King  changes his perspective. He learns to give of himself and forgive those who have wronged him. Of course there are the usual subtle pop culture references that will make adults smile. The Veggie Tales can’t do wrong.

My kids love Veggie Tales too. I thought Lily might be getting a little old for them (although who is old for Veggie Tales?) but she said it got an A+. Hannah raved as well. Silas….. well Silas can’t talk. But I am just going to assume he loved it.

So while I love Little Drummer Boy I must say my absolute favorite things about the DVD is that they have animated “The 8 Polish Foods of Christmas”. It originally appeared on A Very Veggie Christmasand we listen to it a lot. Because my husband’s family is Polish, this song just makes us giggle. I might need to put this on repeat.

Speaking of Christmas CDs, Veggie Tales has a new Christmas album, O Holy Night: Journey of a Little Drummer Boy. I let the kids break out the Christmas music early this year so we could listen. And anything that combines Amy Grant and Christmas is automatically a favorite. Your family would love it.

But all of that isn’t even the real reason I love their new Christmas stuff. It is because Veggie Tales is once again partnering with World Vision. Because the message of the movie is one of giving, Veggie Tales and World Vision are partnering together to give families the opportunity to put that message into action. World Vision’s Gift Catalog offers goats, chickens, clean water and more than 100 other unique and meaningful gifts that provide love, hope and joy to children and families in need.

We get things out of it every year and let our kids pick gifts as well. It is such an easy and often inexpensive way to give back to impoverished people around the world. The story of Junior is a perfect way to bring up the topic with your kids. It could really make the movie come alive.

Would you like a copy of “Little Drummer Boy” and “O Holy Night”? Maybe to sock away as a Christmas present for your kiddos? To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know what your favorite Veggie Tales movie is. For an extra entry, link up to Things I Love Thursday and leave an extra comment.

The winner will be drawn at random on Wed., Nov. 9th. Sorry U.S. only.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the DVD for review. But the love of Veggie Tales will always be my own.

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Comments

  1. Dave and the Giant Pickle will always be my all time fav. It was the first one I saw, and I fell in love…

  2. My girls’ newest favorite is Sweetpea Beauty. They watch it over and over!

  3. Jen Heptinstall says:

    Right now the favorite in our house is The Princess and a Pop Star, including the cd too!

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  5. Christie says:

    Not sure of the name of it, but it’s the one you shared a while ago–a princess one, with a song about how girls are beautiful just how God made them. My nephew, 6 year old niece, and I watched it, and I could see her start to glow during that song.

  6. our current favorite Veggie Tales movie is Jonah! it changes often – we love love love Veggie Tales. :) thanks!
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  7. Our family loves the Veggie Tales. I would have to say that my favorite is Madam Blueberry and Stuff Mart…lotsa stutt, lotsa mart. What an abundance we have…this is such a good reminder.
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  8. My favorite right now is Sweet Pea Beauty…and St. Nick…and…and…okay. I can’t pick just one favorite. I love them all.

  9. I just loved Madam Blueberry when my kids were younger. You have reminded me I need to pull some of those videos out for the days I have Miss Emily. I bet she would love them. This would be a great Christmas gift for her too. Smiles!
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  10. Jen Spica says:

    I think Josh and the Big Wall will always be at the top of my list. Purple slushie bombs just make it!

  11. Hi Jill!
    Hmmmm.. A favorite? Well, I guess I’d have to say either Larry Boy and The Fib or Where is God When I’m Scared.

    Thanks!
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  13. Tamara Sz says:

    I love David and the Giant Pickle. Or Little Joe.

  14. Melissa says:

    My kids favorite is Madame Blueberry, but they are all great movies. Would love to give the new one for a christmas gift.

  15. nicolerenae says:

    We love the Jonah movie!
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  16. Love Princess and the Pop Star at our house right now. I would love to win this new Christmas one!

  17. Jennie C says:

    I’m excited to see Veggie Tales in Christmas mode. What a wonderful way to teach children values.

  18. I love “Josh and the Big Wall.” Those sassy French peas always crack me up.
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  19. Ashley Bell says:

    The Big Bunny is really fun!

  20. We are loving eating outside in the fall weather!
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  21. Erica says:

    Every year, we watch “An Easter Carol”.

  22. I think we have The Ballad of Little Joe memorized… but we love them all!

    Would love to surprise the kids with this one!

  23. I have a confession. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Veggie Tales movie, but I’ve heard several songs. One of my favorites is, “Oh Where is My Hairbrush?” I’m constantly singing this song since I constantly lose my hairbrush.
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  24. Dave and the Giant Pickle, hands down. Years ago when I watched it for the first time, the “I Love My Lips” silly song came on and I laughed until I cried. (For the record, it had been a very stressful day. The talking vegetables put me over the edge.)
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  25. Genelle G. says:

    We love the Jonah Veggie Tales movie at our house! When my son was a little younger he would have watched that movie ALL Day if we’d have left him!

  26. Cindy Yoder says:

    I would have to say that my favorite VeggieTale video is Madame Blueberry. Love the lesson it teaches kids in that one.

  27. Josh and the big wall. :)

  28. My favorite Veggie tales movie will surely always be the first one I ever saw: Rack, Shack and Benny. probably because I’ll never forget attempting to do a lip synch to “The Bunny Song” for my high school youth group. :)
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  30. Meagan says:

    We love Jonah! Our pastor loves Veggie Tales too, and often uses clips during his sermons :)

  31. Amber says:

    We also love Veggie Tales in our house. I love the King George and the Ducky video and can always get a smile out of the Silly Songs with Larry. My kids (and I) are also huge fans of the worship CDs (Here I Am To Worship and Hosanna!). We listen to them constantly in the car and it brings such joy to hear little voices raised in song praising God. Thanks for sharing!!

  32. Marilyn says:

    Rack, Shack, & Benny! Gotta love the Bunny!

  33. The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything is my favorite Veggie Tales movie!
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  34. Adrianne Myers says:

    WE <3 Sweetpea Beauty and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything!!

  35. Rebecca Fulcher says:

    I couldn’t pick an absolute favorite of them. I really love the one based after the Wizard of Haz, and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, and Lord of The Beans!

  36. Alexis T says:

    There are too many to choose from…I think I love Jonah the best, although Dave and the Giant Pickle is a very close second.

  37. I love the one about King David and Bathsheba… with the rubber duckies. :)
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  38. Holly Cornish says:

    My favorite one is about….bullie and about how you should be nice to everyone no matter how mean they are.

  39. Anissa says:

    It’s hard to pick just one…hmmm I love Larry Boy and the Fib from Outer Space.

  40. Since my son’s name is Jonah, we love the Jonah Veggie Tales Movie.