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Top 7 Religious Easter Movies for Kids and Families

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The following DVDs focus on the Christian religious meaning behind Easter. Animated stories provide a wonderful way to teach children the true meaning of the Easter holiday, and The Ten Commandments DVD can serve to broaden understanding of the Old Testament traditions that Christ observed at this time of year while He was on the earth. (For DVDs about other Easter topics such as the Easter Bunny, eggs and parades, see Top Easter Movies (Secular Version).

1. The Greatest Adventures of the Bible: Easter Story (DVD)

The Greatest Adventures of the Bible series presents animated, family-oriented tales from the Bible, with this installment covering the story of Easter.
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2. Easter Promise/The Witness (DVD) (1996)

Easter Promise: Jerem dreams of being a soldier for a king. He is thrilled to hear about the upcoming arrival of the true King Jesus, but he is deceived and rejects Jesus along with many others. Jerem learns about the truth and ultimately trusts in Jesus and is able to witness the fulfillment of prophecy — the resurrection. Witness: Barabbas doubts Jesus Christ's divinity, but he is soon unable to deny that Jesus was no ordinary man. Animated, NR
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3. VeggieTales - An Easter Carol (DVD) (2003)

The made-for-video children's series VEGGIETALES stars adorable, computer-animated vegetables in family-friendly stories that foster Christian values and morality. In AN EASTER CAROL, Cavis and Millward team up with a music box angel to teach crabby Uncle Ebenezzer Nezzer the true meaning of Easter. NR
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4. The Easter Storykeepers (DVD) (1997)

A kindly baker relates the story behind the miracle of Easter Sunday, while Nero's persecution of Christians rages outside their sanctuary. Features the voices of Robert Guillaume, Debby Boone, Adam Wylie, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Tim Curry. Animated, NR
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5. The Ten Commandments - 50th Anniversary Collection (DVD) (1923/1956)

While not directly about Easter, this movie is appropriate for the time of year because of Passover. This classic rendition of The Ten Commandments tells the story of Moses and his people.
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6. The Animated Passion Trilogy 3 DVD Set

This animated 3-DVD set will touch hearts—young and old—as the betrayal, resurrection, and ascension of Christ are told in a language that children of all ages can understand.

7. He is Risen Video on Interactive DVD

He is Risen is an accurate narrative that helps children understand Christ’s resurrection and ascension. Use this interactive DVD to teach the story of the greatest miracle of all—the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
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