Everybody knows the story of Santa Claus, the red–suited figure who lives at the North Pole and distributes gifts to good children every Christmas eve. But is there any historical evidence on which this jolly old character is based? Was there a real Santa Claus? To answer that question, host Mark Wilson, a distinguished historian and archeologist travels not to the North Pole but to modern day Turkey and Italy. There he uncovers clues that lead to the truth about the man behind the legend.
Saving Christmas is an engaging story that provides a Biblical basis for our 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. So take in the splendor' take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in... and let's put Christ back in Christmas!
From the makers of The Chosen Series, this special Christmas program was produced and released as a preview of the ongoing and widely watched web/television series about Jesus and his disciples.
A film on the life of Jesus so true-to-life you'll feel like you are in first-century Palestine with the Savior. Jesus was filmed on location in Israel in Biblical settings with a cast of more than 5,000 Israelis and Arabs. Virtually every word is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke. Jesus has been translated into hundreds of languages and is used internationally as an evangelistic tool.
Veteran sports anchor, Bruce Dalton, lives life “for the win.” But, to his family, friends, and those around him, that’s not always a positive thing. After getting into a brawl with a referee at his son’s basketball game, Dalton is sentenced to community service as a Salvation Army bell ringer during the Christmas season. Approaching even raising donations and filling food baskets as a game to be won, things quickly go south. Will Dalton learn that life isn’t a win-or-lose game, but a sport best played as a team? Dalton’s job and relationship with his family hang on that very question.
Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.
Dan Reed (Ted McGinley), mayor of Trapper Falls, Alaska, looks forward to Christmas each year with enthusiasm for all the events, friends, and family that fill the special season. Together with his brother Greg (Brad Stine) they dedicate time away from their adventure tour company to drape the town in Christmas cheer. When Dan's old high school rival Mitch Bright (Daniel Baldwin) returns home after 20 years, Dan is immediately suspicious. Mitch is a highly successful big city lawyer who has never wanted anything to do with Trapper Falls or its people, so why now?
When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. Family comes in many forms. It's through the love of one little girl that the lives of many are brought together during what turns out to be a most joyful time of the year.
What the community of St. Nicholas, Iowa, lacks in size, it makes up for in enthusiasm. So when the mayor and local veterinarian, Sarah (Ann Jillian), reveals that a doctor is needed to keep the area hospital open, the town jumps at the chance to fill the position. The top candidate is hometown hero Mike (Robert Hays), the widower son of a local man (Jack Palance), who is a practicing surgeon in the city.
Sent on a journey 170 years into the future, Scrooge encounters a world even colder and greedier than his own, a world that includes a young cutthroat businessman named Timothy Cratchit VI. Will Scrooge be able to turn Cratchit from his selfish ways and teach him the true meaning of Christmas? Mister Scrooge to See You! is a lighthearted and entertaining follow-up to Dicken's classic tale.
It’s Christmas Eve in the suburbs of Chicago and a bored and disengaged taxi driver reluctantly accepts one more pickup. He soon begins to suspect that his passenger is planning to commit suicide. The cabbie prolongs the ride in an uncharacteristic attempt to connect and help. See how grace invades the hearts of both men in this powerful short film by Dallas Jenkins, director of What If…
What would it look like if Jesus were born in the 21st Century? Savior is a contemporary interpretation of the Christmas story set in modern England. Mary and Joe are working class twenty-somethings planning for their wedding and trying make ends meet. Everything changes when a supernatural visitor announces to Mary that she will bear the Savior of the world!
On this trek, Stevie is going to discover who the real Messiah is, where he came from, and how God would use him to fulfill his promises to the descendants of Abraham. Come along and travel through the ancient land of Israel, solve this mystery, and discover how God uses one family to keep a promise designed for the whole world!
America is in the midst of the Great Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by. The older children do their best to take care of the family, but it’s the younger children who struggle most. Now, the Kamp siblings fully expect a Christmas without presents. But when William scrapes together a dollar in coins to use for Christmas gifts, everything begins to change.
With the children’s constant bickering, pretty packages and a sweet-smelling tree don’t come close to filling the McDonald home with the true spirit of the first Christmas. Then Mom remembers an old tradition of building a soft bed for Baby Jesus one straw at a time. Each time someone secretly does something nice for another family member, he or she gets to add a single straw to the manger. Soon the children's quarreling and negative feelings subside and the homemade crib is overflowing. But for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take.