It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! We got a chance to have Christmas a little early here, by taking a look at The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury – Audio Collection, Digital Downloads (I also received one CD from the collection.) from The Familyman.
The Digital Downloads collection has 8 stories (6 of which are included in the CD collection).
My children really enjoyed these stories! They are great way to bring the true meaning of Christmas into your home! Christ is often forgotten during this time of year, during the hustle and bustle of the commercialization of this sacred holiday. This would be a great gift for any Christian family.
All the stories included in the set are great, but my kids picked out their 3 favorite for me to talk about in this review (maybe because these are the first ones we listened too, not sure, because I had trouble picking!).
The first is titled Cootie McKay’s Nativity. This story is about a mentally handicapped man who was asked to rebuild the town’s nativity set. They were really nervous about asking him, he is a tinkerer and collector of junk, and they weren’t quite sure how it would turn out. Cootie was not even familiar with the story of Jesus’ birth. Therefore, they educated him about it, and he was so excited to learn about this story and about Jesus and what He means in our lives. He made a great nativity set, much to the surprise of the whole town! It was a very heartfelt, feel good story…the kind that brings some tears to your eyes when you hear it.
The second story they voted on was Captain Chaos and the Manger Blaster. In Captain Chaos the main character gets a taste of what Christmas would be like, if Jesus had never been born. He gets in a spat with his sister, over playing with the nativity, and wishes that there wasn’t such a thing. When he wakes the next morning, no one in his family knows who Jesus is, what a Christmas tree is or anything that relates to Christmas. What a sad day that would be!
Gladys Remembers Christmas was the third favorite. Gladys doesn’t like Christmas. Her mother died when she was young, and she doesn’t have very pleasant memories of growing up with just her father. But, after her father’s passing, she remembers the good memories associated with Christmas as she clears through her his belongings. She has flashbacks of good memories she had at Christmas time in her home, when she was younger, and her mother was still alive.
These may be our favorites, but every story is just as good as the first! All gentle reminders that Jesus is the reason for the Season! Keeping Christ in Christmas is so important. This wonderful Christmas Treasury helps to do just that!
Two of the digital downloads, are actually Easer stories, but another great holiday that is a result of Jesus in our lives, and a great reminder to the true meaning of the season!
The digital downloads are available for $3.99 each (with the exception of It’s Called Christmas, which is $4.99). The CD collection of the Audio Treasury (6 stories) is available for $25. An 8 pack of books is also available for $58, or books can be purchased separately for $10 each.
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