Sunday, November 24, 2013

Review: Merry Larry & the True Light of Christmas

Our family LOVES Ducks Dynasty. 

We also like Veggie Tales. 

When I heard that Si Robertson from Duck Dynasty was in the cast of this years Christmas DVD, I knew I wanted to own it. 

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Movie Description: 

"Larry The Cucumber stars as "Merry Larry", an enthusiastic employee of the Spring Valley Mall who serves as "Head Elf" during the Christmas season. Each day he hears countless children's requests for what they'd like under their Christmas trees. But one little girl's request catches his attention - Little Christina just wants to help her friend, Mrs. Crespie, who lost her house in a fire, get a new house for Christmas! Merry Larry sets off on a caper to create the biggest light show EVER to bring attention to Mrs. Crespie's situation. Meanwhile, the mall manager, Philip Fleagle (Bob the Tomato) finds he has NO lights and no head elf for the mall's spectacular Christmas display - right on the day the owner of the mall is supposed to visit! Will Philip realize what the "true light of Christmas" is really all about and help Merry Larry rally the community to get Mrs. Crespie's in a home by Christmas? Find out in this all new VeggieTales story where kids learn that "Christmas shines most bright and true, when you give the love God gave to you."


Review

As soon as the DVD came in, the kids and I tore into and watched it together. 

We liked it.

I love that they cast Si Robertson as the narrator, I mean seriously, who does't like listening to this man talk? The fact that he was in this movie made it an instant attraction for us. 

The ages of our kids range from 8 years old to 1. Titus (our 1 year old) obviously could care less about which movie is on, but the other three all like the movie. Treyton has in many ways "outgrown" the Veggie Tales season of his life, but he is a duck dynasty fan, and because of that, I think he's given himself permission to enjoy this particular Veggie Tales movie. 

The kids are not given too many opportunities to watch movies, but since getting this DVD, this has become a highly requested one to watch, when they are allowed.

We also really liked the theme song by Owl City, featuring Toby Mac (which you can watch on youtube here). It was really catchy, the kids and I actually sat through the ending words of the song to listen to it. 

Overall, I would recommend this movie for a fun clean family movie that has a good message about the true meaning of Christmas. 

My only "complaint" would be that I wish that they had even more Uncle Si!! 

 

Disclaimer

I received this DVD for the purpose of review. The opinions expressed are my own. 


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