Walden Family Theater returns tonight with the premiere of the family film "Pete's Christmas." Most adults will recognize the concept of the film, and children will be delighted by the idea of reliving Christmas over and over again and seeing familiar faces.
Zachary Gordon, star of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," is an overlooked young man who feels neglected. He's tired of being the middle child and things only get worse when his grandfather unexpectedly shows up for the holiday. Gordon tries to make the best of things but nothing turns out the way he wants; as a result, Gordon is given the chance to make things right and relives Christmas Day over and over again.
If the concept sounds familiar, adults may remember the film "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. "Groundhog Day" allows Murray's character to relive the same day and evaluate his life and goals. However, it's not a family-friendly movie, even though it promotes a good message about the quality of life. more >>
TV host Bethenny Frankel has responded to the allegations made by "Teen Mom" star and former guest Farrah Abraham, who claimed that she was unfairly targeted by Frankel and was judged harshly during her appearance.
"Before going on the show, I was told that it would be a positive and inspirational talk for mothers and business women," Abraham told Radar Online after her appearance. "But as soon as I met Bethenny, it turned into a judgmental zone. She did not like how I valued my daughter's opinion and care so much about her that I allow her to have her own voice."
Now Frankel has responded to Abraham's claims and stated that she had not had any contact with Abraham since her appearance. more >>
Evangelist Billy Graham's possible final message to America premiered last night on Fox News, while the global preacher hosted family and friends at his home in Asheville, N.C., to celebrate his 95th birthday. After its debut last night, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association made his "The Cross" message available for free viewing online.
The 30-minute program features a salvation message from Graham, who shares how his heart has been broken for America because he feels that the country is in need of a revival.
"Our country's in great need of a spiritual awakening," says Graham in "The Cross" video. "There have been times that I've wept as I've gone from city to city and I've seen how far people have wandered from God." more >>
More than 20,000 people have been invited into homes, businesses, and high school locker rooms in the North Texas area by members of Prestonwood Baptist Church to hear the Gospel message as presented by Billy Graham and his ministry association in an inspiring video shown during this entire week, which included the iconic preacher's birthday celebration on Thursday.
Prestonwood Pastor Jack Graham (no blood relation to Billy Graham) told The Christian Post that this aggressive, 6-month campaign in which he and his staff enlisted hosts from the Dallas-area congregations at three locations to share Graham's My Hope America video "Defining Moments" is not over.
"This is house-to-house witness and evangelism, book of Acts style," Graham explained. "We pray that it's not just a moment, but truly a movement in our church and we are asking God to send revival through our community as a result of this aggressive, proactive intentional sharing of Christ and the Gospel." more >>
While speaking in a recent interview with celebrity chef Rachael Ray, Fox television host Bill O'Reilly defended previous comments he made when he said the Holy Spirit guided him in the title of his most recent nonfiction book, Killing Jesus, which documents the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
O'Reilly, host of Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," told Ray on her daytime talk show "Rachael" that his previous comments regarding the Holy Spirit were in-line with his Christian faith, and atheists had misinterpreted his comments.
"Catholics and Christians believe there's an interactive God," O'Reilly told Ray, adding that this God "pays attention to all of us, and that's [where] the inspiration you get comes from. So I just said that on '60 Minutes.'" more >>
Concerned that young children and teens might come across NBC's new "Dracula" TV series during its Friday 10 p.m. ET broadcast, conservative group One Million Moms has called on supporters to "take action" by pressuring the peacock network's sponsors to withdraw their ads.
"Dracula," which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes/Dracula, was lauded by television critics on its Oct. 25 premiere for its fresh take on the Gothic lore created by Bram Stoker. While reviewers like The Los Angeles Times calls the NBC series "sumptuous, sexy and, yes, bloody fun," One Million Moms insists "Dracula" is "extremely violent" and "entirely too graphic in too many ways" and needs to be taken off the air.
"Warning! NBC's new program 'Dracula' airs on Friday evenings at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT with a TV-14-SV rating. The gory series will air on weekends when children and teens usually stay up later. Not only is this show extremely violent, but it also includes a high level of sexual content that should be considered pornographic material," the organization proclaims on its website. more >>