Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
One of my favorite movies is The Sound of Music. I enjoy so many of the songs from it and it is such a great family movie. So I was pretty excited to hear about the upcoming new LIVE version of this classic movie! Coming this Thursday, December 5 at 8/7c, The Sound of Music will be shown live on NBC. I can't wait to watch this with my family and hope that you all will be able to as well!
From executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
("Smash," "Hairspray," "Chicago") comes an instant holiday classic: "The
Sound of Music," based on the original Broadway musical. Carrie
Underwood and Stephen Moyer star as Maria and Captain von Trapp in this
beloved story of the young novice who falls in love with Captain von
Trapp and his seven children, set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied
Austria. The jewel in the Rodgers and Hammerstein crown, "The Sound of
Music" contains some of the most famous songs ever written for the
stage, including "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi,"
"Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Climb Every Mountain" and "Edelweiss."
new version of "The Sound of Music" will be a faithful adaptation of
the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new
generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast LIVE, adding a
whole new level of immediacy and excitement. Get ready to reintroduce
your family to the most joyful, most emotional and most musical family
adventure of them all.
This post is part of the Faith & Family Viewing Party featuring THE SOUND OF MUSIC, live on NBC. As a participant in this party, I will be receiving a $25 VISA gift card for pizza and snacks.
We recently received a really great Christmas DVD called The Promise. It is a musical about the first Christmas, Jesus' birth. We loved watching this together as a family. The kids liked that it is animated, but I really like that it is not a typical cartoon animation. It is beautifully done! We all enjoyed the songs, but it wasn't all singing and the story came through very nicely. I think this would make a great gift for someone this Christmas season and highly recommend it! Here is a trailer of it for you to enjoy:
The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical
celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the
birth of Jesus Christ.
This beautifully crafted musical is a
faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in
both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion
technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the
performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The
result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire
audiences young and old for years to come.
And now for the giveaway! One of you lucky readers will receive your own copy of The Promise! To be entered, please leave me a comment letting me know your favorite Christmas movie. Please be sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will end Monday, December 9 at 8 pm when I will pick a winner using random.org.
I received this DVD for free for review from FlyBy Promotions.
Thanks to those of you who entered the Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas giveaway! I wish you could all win so that your kiddos could enjoy it as much as mine do! Here is the result from random.org:
Congratulations Regan D! You have 48 hours to respond to me or I will have to pick a new winner.
Since having kids, I have come to realize how hard Christmas can be to keep the focus on Christ's birth and on others instead of on ourselves. With all the decorating, parties, and gifts, Christmas can become a rather selfish time, especially if you are a young child. So I was very excited when I was contacted about reviewing the new Veggie Tales DVD Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas. My kids have always loved Veggie Tales and more recently have enjoyed watching the TV series Duck Dynasty. Well, this new DVD brings both of them together and my kids couldn't have been more excited!
Larry The Cucumber is a Christmas elf at the Spring Valley Mall who just
wants to spread joy at the holidays. When he meets a little girl with a
big heart whose only Christmas wish is to help a friend in need, "Merry
Larry" sets off on adventure that will light up the holidays like never
before and show the town of Spring Valley what Christmas is all about -
"Christmas shines most bright and true when you give the love God gave
to you!" Featuring Si Robertson as Silas the Okra!
My kids were not disappointed watching this one, they LOVED it! They
couldn't help laughing every time Uncle Si's character was on! I really enjoyed this movie too. I thought it did a very nice job of
showing that Christmas is much more than making a list and getting
gifts. It is a great way to start kids thinking on what they could do for others for Christmas (or anytime of year!) instead of being so focused on themselves.
Here is a trailer of the movie to give you a little taste of it:
To purchase Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas, you can head over to the Veggie Tales website While you are there, you can also check out some behind the scenes with Si Robertson or download some really cute coloring pages for your kiddos!
And now for the giveaway! One of you lucky readers will receive your own copy of Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below with one way you try to keep the focus of Christmas on God's love for us and others. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will end in one week on Saturday, November 30 at 8:00pm PMT when I will draw a winner using random.org.
I received this DVD for free for review and all opinions are my own.