Sunday, November 3, 2013


Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this movie by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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During the holidays we can often get caught up in the hustle and forget about the true light of Christmas. Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas is a brand new show from VeggieTales that provides the perfect opportunity to remind friends and family what Christmas is all about!

This new release will introduce VeggieTales fans to the newest Veggie character, Silas the Okra, voiced by Si Robertson from Duck Commander!  In addition, your family will enjoy singing and dancing to the upbeat Christmas tune Light of Christmas from Owl City featuring TobyMac.

Merry Larry & the True Light of Christmas DVD 

And, in the Spirit of the holidays and in keeping with its core mission, VeggieTales is working with Operation Christmas Child, a global children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse. This year, Bob and Larry are official spokes-vegetables to encourage families to join in the collection of millions of shoebox gifts and to share God’s love with children in need. For more information about VeggieTales’ holiday collaboration with Operation Christmas Child, check out the bonus feature found on the DVD. Additionally, Si Robertson fans will enjoy an insider’s look at the development of Silas with a behind-the-scenes video feature. Other extras include a special Owl City and TobyMac lyric video and the newest Silly Song with Larry, “Wrapped Myself Up for Christmas.” 

To watch the movie trailer, play games, learn more about VeggieTales apps, live shows and more holiday fun to come, please visit


My Thoughts:

Both of my daughters are finally at the age that they are understanding and getting into the holidays.  While Arabella still doesn't grasp that once a holiday is over like Halloween, that you have to wait until next year to celebrate it again.  She kept asking this past weekend if we could go trick or treating again and see the pumpkin display down the street.  Because holidays are starting to hold meaning for them, I have been looking for books and movies to share with them, to help them understand the next major holiday coming up -- Christmas.  They know that if they are good that Santa will come and leave them toys.  But, I sat them down this weekend and talked to them about why we really celebrate Christmas -- the birth of Christ.  To help them understand what I was talking about, I played the new Veggie Tales movie that recently releases, "VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas."  The girls, as well as my nieces and nephews love the VeggieTales movies, so they were excited to see this new movie.  This new holiday film does a great job of reminding children (and parents) about what Christmas is really about.

Narrated by Si Robertson, AKA the Duck Commander, who plays a janitor named Silas the Okra, we follow along on Bob the Tomato and Mr. Lunt are hired to decorate the mall for Christmas.  While decorating, they run into "Merry Larry," who is volunteering at the mall as a Christmas elf.  Out of the three, "Merry Larry" is the only one who understands what Christmas is all about, and he tries to get Bob the Tomato and Mr. Lunt to spend their time helping others.  The story of Christ's birth and the friendly reminder to help others without expecting something in return resonates with the story.  Viewers both young and old will enjoy this story, which is filled with holiday cheer, festive lights, amazing animation and a story line easy for all (especially the younger audience) to understand and appreciate.

We will definitely be watching this movie again as the holiday draws near, and will be adding it to our must see annual Christmas video collection.  If your family is a fan of VeggieTales, you will want to pick up a copy of this new release, if you haven't already. :-)  Or, if you are looking for a fun way to teach your children about the true meaning of Christmas, without pushing too much religion on them, this is the movie that will help share the story of Christ's birth.

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--Fun Coloring and Craft Printable Sheets to Go Along with Movie--

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this movie by the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. Oh, where is my hairbrush? Oh where is my hairbrush? Oh, where,
    Oh, where, oh, where, oh, where, oh, where, oh, where, oh, where, oh,
    Where oh, where ... is my hairbrush? hehehe

    I LOVE VeggieTales! (who doesn't) I'm excited they made a new Christmas movie. I can't wait to see it.

    The coloring sheets will make a great Christmas activity too. Thanks