A Christian couple has decided to cancel the traditional Christmas practice of exchanging gifts for their children in order to teach them the joy of giving to others.
Lisa Henderson, a popular family blogger, came under fire for her most recent post, "Why My Husband and I Cancelled Christmas!" which details how she and her husband John came to the decision to do so. Instead of focusing on the materialistic aspect of the Christmas season, Lisa and John wanted to show their children how to prioritize others' needs.
"John and I feel like we are fighting a very hard uphill battle with our kids when it comes to entitlement. Our kids have been acting so ungrateful lately. They expect so much even when their behavior is extremely disrespectful. We gave them good warning, either it was time for their behavior to change or there would be consequences. We patiently worked with them for several months and guess what, very little changed. One day after a particularly bad display of entitlement, John said, 'we should just cancel Christmas.' And, so that's what we did." more >>
Held by popular demand, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" is reaching 100 additional theaters this weekend, far exceeding its planned two-week run.
The latest film from the "Unstoppable" star was originally planned for a limited release in 400 theaters, but support from fans has inspired continued plays of the Christmas film this season. "Saving Christmas" will enter its fourth running week starting this Friday, Dec. 5. Moreover, 100 new theaters will be showing the Cameron-starred film for the first time this weekend.
Cameron intends to "put the Christ back in Christmas" this year with "Saving Christmas" as he schools audiences on new ideas about where Christmas traditions originated. The film introduces never-before-heard ideas about both the Bible and historical events while also offering explanations for iconic Christmastime accouterments including the Christmas tree, Santa Claus and the nativity. Check for show times in theaters near you on savingchristmas.com. After seeing the film, audiences can download the free family discussion guide and go deeper into the themes of "Saving Christmas" here. more >>
The Satanic Temple group has for the first time won the right to showcase its holiday display, featuring Satan descending into hell, at the Florida Capitol this year.
The Department of Management Services approved this week the applications of five groups looking to set up a display for the holiday season, Tallahassee Democrat reported on Wednesday.
The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, argued that "state officials simply can't get into the business of deciding that some unpopular messages are 'offensive' and must be banned." more >>
There are some people in this world who are not as fortunate as others may be. These children in the Dominican Republic are not used to a Christmas full of cheer and surprises. So the WestJet airline company decided to do something heartfelt for these children.
WestJet wants to show the world that miracles do come true! They are making sure the less fortunate people see that firsthand. They sent a blue snow covered sleigh with Santa on a video. Each and every person sits in the sleigh and tells Santa what they want for Christmas. Shortly after that, he sends a bunch of his helpers make these beautiful dreams come true. It is the perfect story shown on video with a perfect ending.
A video to show the world that giving is truly better than receiving on Christmas. Watching these children and adult react to the surprise will warm your heart. more >>
Another Christmas season begins. Get ready to read the headlines of the new lawsuits by the "civil libertarians" ready to throw the baby-in-the-manger out with the bathwater. I remember years ago when somebody called the Christmas season, "The Advent of Controversy."
Why is Christmas such a big deal? Let's put it this way---why do groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Americans United for Separation of Church and State invest time, money, and energy to fight any vestige of religious meaning to the holiday?
I remember what Christian commentator Janice Crouse, formerly with Concerned Women for America, told our listeners when I interviewed her for a TV special hosted by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy. The special was "What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?," based on our book. more >>
Christian actress Candace Cameron Bure's latest Hallmark movie, "Christmas Under Wraps," broke records for the channel, and Bure took to social media to thank her millions of fans and God.
"You guys…. I just can't even…. I'm so humbled by this. I don't even know what to say," Bure posted to her Facebook page on Tuesday. "I'm so grateful and so excited and so blessed. All praise and glory to God for He provides every single step. Thank you all for watching! You made this happen!"
The made-for-TV movie's premiere on Saturday drew in 5.8 million viewers and a 5.0 household rating, which makes it cable's top-rated original movie of the year and the second most-watched. It also set records for Hallmark Channel. Bure actually executive produced the film as well as played the lead character, a doctor who moves to Alaska to start life anew but finds herself having to choose between her new life and her old one. more >>