Go Look in the Manger -- Eight-year-old Ricky borrows his mother's favorite record to take to school for show-and-tell on the condition that, if it is broken, he will get no Christmas presents. Candy Makers Christmas -- "Only the finest for the king," cheers the candy maker as he mixes and stirs and twirls his latest creation. As he walks into the snowy night, August is certain that he has made the perfect Christmas present for the royal family.
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Go Look in the Manger -- Based on a true story, Go Look in the Manger is a wonderful tale of a Christmas gone by. Colorful illustrations, new and familiar songs, and a nostalgic setting are sure to make viewing this original story a holiday tradition.
To eight-year-old Ricky Meyer, the Christmas of 1966 is a wonderland filled with snowballs and manger scenes. Desperate to impress his teacher and classmates with a memorable "show-and-tell," Ricky strikes a deal with his mother which jeopardizes his Christmas. When he plays "King of the Hill" with his best friend, the promise he made to his mother is the last thing on his mind. The promise is broken and Ricky will have to face the consequences on Christmas.
But at church on Christmas Eve, Ricky hears the story of the greatest Christmas gift ever, the gift of Jesus. Find out what Ricky discovers when his forgiving mother tells him to "go look in the manger."
Candy Maker's Christmas -- "Only the finest will be accepted," cheers the candy maker as he mixes and stirs and twirls his latest creation. "Only the finest for the king." And as he walks into the snowy night, August is certain that he has made the perfect Christmas present for the royal family.
But an accidental encounter in front of the Cathedral teaches August that the only truly perfect Christmas present is the gift of Jesus.
August learns a lesson in love and humility as his candy cane becomes a popular Christmas reminder for people throughout the world.
Children of all ages will enjoy finding the symbolism of the candy cane in this tasty tale of Christmas discovery. The Candy Maker's Christmas is sure to be a holiday classic.
Optional English subtitles. Fullscreen.
This children's Christmas DVD has two different stories that children of all ages will enjoy. Both contain colorful illustrations, interesting music and a strong message for the holiday. "Go Look in the Manger" is a true story about a young boy named Ricky who makes a promise to his mother that if anything happens to her special record he's taking for show-and-tell he will give up all his Christmas presents. The record does make their school party extra special. But on the way home, the record is broken and so is his promise to his mother. He will have to pay the consequences. At church on Christmas Eve, the story of the greatest Christmas gift ever, the gift of Jesus is told. Ricky is all ready to accept the fact he will have no gifts this year until his forgiving mother tells him to "go look in the manger" where he finds his gifts. "The Candymaker's Christmas" is about a candy maker named August. The King's messenger tells all the shopkeepers they must bring their finest gifts to the King's son, Prince James, on Christmas Eve. August makes many kinds of candy until he settles on a peppermint stick curved into the letter "J" for James. On Christmas Eve, August is walking to bring his candy to the prince when he encounters a crying boy dressed as a shepherd. He has no shepherd's staff to take inside the Nativity story. August gives him a candy cane. Inside the church, the canes are given to everyone. Someone mentions that the canes are shaped into the letter "J" for Jesus, and the red reminds us of the blood Jesus shed for us. The shepherd boy turns out to be Prince James and the King is impressed with August's gift. August learns everyone has a special gift to give, the gift of oneself.
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