The Canadian airline WestJet is offering more than holiday deals – within four hours, its employees compiled Christmas wishes from everyone on two flights, bought all the gifts, and presented them at baggage claim in Calgary. This generosity made the video go viral on YouTube.
The event gave WestJet "an opportunity to share some of the magic of the Christmas season, not only with the guests on the flight, but also with the video at well over a million views," Robert Palmer, the airline's manager of public relations, told The Christian Post in an interview on Tuesday. Palmer called gift-giving "the epitome of the Christmas spirit."
"Twas a night before Christmas, and all across the land, the good folks of WestJet had a miracle planned." The video, already with over 1.5 million views, continues in this poetic narrative, and then splits the screen to show two different airports where a visual Santa had been set up. more >>
Ten years after Christian pastor Todd Burpo of Nebraska shared the near-death story of his then three-year-old son in The New York Times #1 bestseller Heaven Is For Real, Hollywood is putting the story on the big screen. But even months before the film's release, atheists and Christians are already fighting over it.
A trailer for the "Heaven Is For Real" movie starring actor Greg Kinnear, due in theaters on Easter 2014, reveals some stunning dialogue from the movie reflecting young Colton Burpo's "heavenly" experience.
For instance, the child actor playing Colton tells his mother about the sister that "died in your tummy," which no one had told him about. more >>
Lisa Whelchel is perhaps most well-known for her role as Blair on "The Facts of Life," but the mother of three has had an exciting and diverse career on TV and in ministry. Now Whelchel is featured in the new DVD "Lisa Whelchel's Everyday Workout for the Everyday Woman." She took time to speak with The Christian Post about the DVD, her appearance on "Survivor" and life now.
The Christian Post: After being on TV, competing on "Survivor" and being in the ministry, what made you decide to work on this particular project?
Whelchel: When Acacia first asked, my response was "no," because I don't enjoy working out. I had a best friend who was a personal trainer, and she was re-training me because I had been doing a lot of things wrong, pushing myself too hard. I rethought the offer and thought that if I could make a DVD for women like me, then I would reconsider. I wondered, "Is there anyone else like me, who doesn't care about the rock hard abs but still wants to lose a few pounds?" I went ahead to film it and actually had a great time filming the DVD because I was working with my friends. I was able to enjoy and follow the professional. more >>
Viral music video artist Rebecca Black debut a follow-up to her hit song, moving from "Friday" to "Saturday" this time around. An entrepreneurship expert praised the pop star for thriving despite the massive public backlash against her first hit, and warned that the true cause behind teens' tendency to party hard and make bad decisions is the oppressive culture of the public school.
"Two PM getting out of my bed, trying to get Friday out of my head, it's all so hazy, got a little too crazy, you know I'd do it all again," sings Rebecca Black in her newest video. Starting the afternoon after "Friday's" explosive shin-dig, she sits up from a tough night on the couch, ready to party some more.
"She's slightly making fun of herself, but really making fun of the extremely negative public reaction," Jeffrey Tucker, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books and research fellow at the Christian Acton Institute, told The Christian Post on Monday. Tucker praised Black for persisting through the huge backlash to her hit song "Friday," even going so far as to make a sequel. more >>
Meagan Good, the 31-year-old Christian actress, recently revealed how God had a hand in her obtaining a leading role in the upcoming comedy, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."
After doing a chemistry read with lead actor and comedian Will Ferrell for the coveted role, Good spoke about how God helped her land the part.
"Will was very sweet and supportive; I kind of beat him up in the audition, and threw him around the room a little, and he let me," Good told Complex magazine. "About a week later, they called me and say, 'Hey, you got the part!' And I just was blown away, and so appreciative." more >>
A new Christmas video featuring the carol "Angels We Have Heard on High," in which four guys used only a piano and their voices to make full-bodied worship to God, went viral this week.
"Glory to God, Glory to God," are the first words in the video, sung quietly by the artists as they play a piano in a most unique fashion. The video, "Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs)," features four musicians grouped around a piano, each playing a different part of the instrument.
In addition to a fascinating combination of talents, the video shows high tech cameras in a classic Christmas atmosphere – complete with a tree, stockings, and an electric train circling the piano. The band members rip a golden wrapping paper off the piano and put cameras on the moving train, stockings, Christmas tree, and even in the hand of a Darth Vader statue and on a mini-drone, buzzing above the scene. more >>