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Top Religious Christmas Movies for Children

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While Christmas is celebrated around the world by people of varying degrees of faith or belief in the actual Christmas story, some families are still trying to teach kids about the birth of Jesus and the original reason for the season. Here are some fun kids' and family DVDs which truly put Christ back into Christmas.

1. The Very First Noel

The Very First Noel
Photo © 2007 Reel FX Entertainment
Narrated by the voice of Andy Griffith as Melchior, one of the three wise men, The Very First Noel tells the wonderful story of the first Christmas and the birth of the Savior. The colorful, CG animated tale is told in rhyme, as the wise men make their journey from the East and follow the star to Bethlehem. Softly played renditions of various Christmas carols create a beautiful musical background for the poetic story.

2. Veggie Tales: Saint Nicholas - A Story of Joyful Giving (2009)

Veggie Tales: Saint Nicholas
Photo © Big Idea
In this holiday film from Big Idea, Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving, our veggie pals learn about the true joy of giving as Larry tells a story about a little boy named Nicholas who made a discovery in Bethlehem that changed Christmas forever. Veggie Tales movies teach kids Bible related lessons through silly stories about our veggie friends and other religious or historical characters.
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3. A WowieBOZowee Christmas (DVD, 2007)

A WowieBozowee Christmas
Photo © 2007 Reel FX, Inc.
The DVD series BOZ The Green Bear Next Door uses CG animation and loveable characters to help children discover the wonders of God's world. In A WowieBOZowee Christmas, Boz and his next door friends, the Baxter family, help viewing children learn about the true meaning of Christmas as they share their Christmastime experiences and traditions. Their celebrations include giving gifts from the heart, singing Christmas carols, and acting out a live nativity.

4. Read and Share DVD Bible - The Jesus Series - Christmas (2009, DVD)

Read & Share Bible DVD - Christmas
Photo © Thomas Nelson, Inc.
This DVD is animated straight from the pages of the popular Read and Share Bible. The title is part of The Jesus Series, and introduces children to the life of Christ in an uniterrupted half-hour presentation of Jesus' arrival on earth.

5. The Small One (1978)

Mickey Holiday Classics
Photo © Disney.
The DVD Classic Cartoon Favorites, Vol. 9 - Classic Holiday Stories contains several classic animated Disney Christmas holiday shows, including "The Small One." This Disney animated cartoon reflects the charm and magic that made the company legendary. Small One depicts a story about a young boy who is devastated to learn that he must sell his donkey. In the end, the boy is comforted by the kind and gentle man who buys the donkey, and Small One is privileged to be the donkey that carries Mary to Bethlehem. This title is featured on a couple of different DVDs from Disney, such as the one pictured.
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