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Twas The Night Before Easter- Things I Love Thursday (Plus a GIVEAWAY)

TILT How many times can I talk about my love for Veggie Tales? Apparently a lot. To me it never gets old. Although to you it might. But they provide my family wonderful, hilarious entertainment. And best of all, they are always pointing my kids back to God.

I was thinking today about how a lot of “kids” movies today throw in a lot of humor that adults will think is funny so that you aren’t bored out of your mind during a cartoon. What I love about Veggie Tales is that they do that too, but it isn’t adult humor I have to worry about my kids understanding. Have you noticed that in other movies? I cringe when I hear some of the jokes they throw out there!

Well, Veggie Tales has a new Easter DVD you might have heard me talking about over on Twitter a few weeks ago (here is a recap of the awesome Veggie Tales Twitter party I co-hosted). And the “grown up” humor is perfect for this house because it is a play on American Idol. I LOVE THAT!! It even has a new character voiced by former American Idol contestant Melinda Doolittle.

‘Twas the Night Before Easter might be my favorite Veggie Tales movie yet because its message is one I am super passionate about. The basic gist is that Jesus came to Earth to serve and our response should be one of serving others. This is a topic we have been talking a ton about in our house lately so its message is very timely (coincidentally it is also a topic I will be blogging about regularly as a contributor over at the new Pennies and Blessings- launch date 4/1/11).

But the best, best, BEST part is that this is the beginning of the partnership between Veggie Tales and World Vision. Sponsoring a child is SUCH a great way to give back and Bob and Larry encourage families to sponsor children just like they do. Also making a short appearance in their video clip about sponsorship is yours truly. Although my dream of being a vegetable in the Veggie Tales has not yet been realized, I do get to talk for a second about why I think sponsorship is such an amazing investment.

World Vision and Veggie Tales Promo from Steelehouse Productions on Vimeo.

I have a copy of the newest DVD to give away to one of my readers! I want to get the video in your hands before Easter in case you want to put it in your kid’s Easter basket or watch it before Easter to talk about the meaning of the holiday. I think you will fall in love with the movie.

To enter, leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite Veggie Tales movie is. That entry is mandatory to win, but if you want some extra entries, leave a separate comment if:

Contest is open to US residents only and the winner will be drawn at random on April 6th. Best of luck!!

Now for Things I Love Thursday. Participating is so easy. Simply link up a post about something you love. Make sure to refer back here in your post so people can find us and join in. Oh and it would be so very awesome if you would leave a comment on a few other participants posts as well. If you are a newbie, here are some detailed guidelines to get your started. Thanks for participating!!

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  1. Mia Dentice Carey says:

    I love SWEAT PEA BEAUTY!!!!!

  2. Moe and the Big Exit is the favorite in our house.

  3. I subscribe :)

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    I’m a subscriber to The Diaper Diaries

  5. facebook fan :)

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    I LIKE on….I’m a Facebook fan of The Diaper Diaries
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    I’m a Twitter follower of The Diaper Diaries
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  8. follow on twitter

  9. Mia Dentice Carey says:

    I don’t have a blog so I posted the following on my Twitter & facebook page=Things I Love Thursday @DiaperDiaries awesome giveaway of the new @VeggieTales Easter DVD. Link up and enter to win! http://bit.ly/ekz3Rl

  10. Our favorite is Josh and the Big Wall. We love the music. Hilarious!

  11. Facebook fan!

  12. Don’t enter me because I already won this at another blog, but this is really one of your favorites? It’s almost an exact copy of “The Star of Christmas” (just with the details switched around) and the message is rather tame. I think “Easter Carol” was MUCH better and shows kids the true meaning of Easter (makes me cry every time!). But of course, my kids prefer the “bunnies one!” :-P
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    • I haven’t seen either of those (what kind of Veggie Tale fan AM I??) but I love the American Idol stuff. I am such a huge AI junkie so I found all of that hilarious. :)

  13. Amy @Deals For Dayton says:

    My fav is Minnesota Cuke and the Golden Hairbrush.

  14. Amy @Deals For Dayton says:

    I linked up!

  15. I subscribe. I can’t pick I love’em all! My kids(and husband) sing the songs at random moments.
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  16. the one with the SUV song in it…now which one is it!?? lol!!

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  18. i’m a facebook follower… [i'm ready to break into a little destiny's child...always happens on giveaways, lol]

  19. Hmmm, favorite movie? Can I just say I like the shorter one called Where’s God when I’m Scared? I love the boogie man song! :)

  20. subscriber (I had grand intentions of writing a TILT today, but it’s not happening…)
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  23. I subscribe!

  24. Tweeted your offer!

  25. FB fan!

  26. Jessica says:

    A Snoodle’s Tale

  27. Jessica says:

    FB fan :)

  28. I love the Easter bunny Veggie Tales with Rack, Shack, and Benny. The only one I remember, actually. (But I don’t have kids, so the fact that I even know one should be extra points LOL)
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  29. So fun- I am very fond of VT and just learned that they were the first to do 3D animation (before Pixar and all that). Pretty cool.
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  30. shelley says:

    fb fan

  31. shelley says:

    I subscribe.

  32. shelley says:

    I have a hard time deciding between Rack, Shack, and Benny and the Wonderful Wizard of Has. Probably Rack, Shack, and Benny…it’s one of the first movies I saw from them.

  33. nicolerenae says:

    I like the Esther movie. An Easter Carol is also a good one!

  34. nicolerenae says:

    I subscribe by email!

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  36. I follow you on Twitter!
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  37. I participated in TILT today and would love to win!
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  38. My favorite Veggie Tales movie is Silly Little Thing Called Love.
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  39. Christie says:

    The Esther one!!

  40. Christie says:

    email subscriber

  41. Christie says:

    FB fan

  42. Jessica says:

    We love “Where’s God when I am scared”. Fear is a BIG issue at our house…my 9 yr old is a very anxious child. We talk constantly about how God IS bigger than the boogieman.

  43. Jessica says:

    Also, we love “Silly Songs”!!! (FB fan!)

  44. Jessica says:

    Follow on Twitter!

  45. Jessica says:

    And love to get your emails!!! :-)

  46. Charity says:

    I’m a follower: towheadsmomma and I subscribe. Our favorite is Pistachio!

  47. Ohhh… A Veggies Tales giveaway! Excited! :)
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  48. I subscribe!
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  50. And I follow you on twitter {will it get me bonus points if I say you’re my funniest follower?!}. ;)
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  51. The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A Veggie Tales Movie – is our favorite…

  52. We love Veggie Tales – my favorite DVD is the Silly Songs Countdown one! Too funny!
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  53. I linked up to TILT!

  54. I subscribe in an RSS feed.
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  56. I love Veggie Tales! Around here our favorite is “Where’s God When I’m Scared?”, which I guess is a video but not really a movie… Does it count?

  57. I follow you on Networked Blogs ~

  58. My fave is Josh and the Big Wall. Love the french peas! We have almost all the Veggie Tale movies, but not the Easter one yet!

  59. I follow diaperdiaries on twitter!
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  63. Our favorite Tale is The Toy that Saved Christmas. :)
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  66. Probably Josh and The Big Wall. I know, I know, it’s one of the first ones but I sing “Keep Walking” the boys regularly! And you just can’t think of grape slushies the same.

  67. And….I follow you on twitter (@life4boys)

  68. And I follow your blog…however, I have to admit, I came here from Cindy’s blog

  69. AND….I’m a fb fan (phew, I’m done now!)
    Enjoy your spring break!

  70. L Dice says:

    We like The Pirate Who Don’t Do Anything
    Thanks

  71. I love Dave and the giant pickle! LOVE IT!
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  72. There aren’t many I don’t love, but I think King George and the Ducky is my favorite.
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  74. I also follow you on Twitter.
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  75. I like Lord of the Bean a lot ;)

  76. I participated in TILT today.
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  79. My favorite Veggie Tales is Madame Blueberry! I love the message of it!
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  85. We love VeggieTales! My favorite is The Ballad of Little Joe…I can’t resist gourds singing about not having a belly button!

  86. Sweetpea Beauty is one of our favorites right now! Love Veggie Tales!!!

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  89. Jen Heptinstall says:

    Twitter follower

  90. My favorite is Esther! It was the one that made my daughter fall in love with Veggietales. Plus my husband and I often caught ourselves quoting it. Weird, right?
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  93. Erica says:

    VeggieTales–An Easter Carol. It’s one of the first videos my oldest daughter watched.

  94. Erica says:

    I am now following on Twitter!

  95. Erica says:

    And I am a FB fan of the Diaper Diaries…

  96. Melissa P. @Mel4Him says:

    Mandatory Entry:
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  100. The Star of Christmas. I would love to win this one!

  101. Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve been thinking about trying to incorporate some Veggie Tales into the rhythm of our family. Can I still enter the contest even if I haven’t seen any Veggie Tales?! :) Don’t throw a tomato at me (can we still be friends?).

  102. kelly west says:

    i’m just now trying to get my son into the veggie tale movies so we dont have a favorite yet, but i want to see the pirate one!

  103. kelly west says:

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  105. I am following your blog now :)

    my favorite Veggie Tales movie……any of the Minnesota Cuke :)

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