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‘The Star’ shines brightly among Christmas movies

December 22nd, 2017 | 6 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous

I just returned from watching  The Star with my family. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, this film shows the story of the first Christmas from a creative perspective–that of the animals.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I entered the theater, but I was pleasantly surprised. The animation is very well done. The characters have real personality. The retelling of the Christmas story is funny, touching, and reverent. Though some of the voice actors don’t hold Christian views, multiple biblical themes emerge, including the importance of following God–even when the crowd doesn’t–and Jesus’ identity as the Son of God. It’s one of my new favorite Christmas films.

Merry Christmas to all my readers! May you and your families experience true joy as you celebrate the birth of our Savior.


Holly Pivec is the co-author of A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement and God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement. She has a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University.

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6 Responses to “‘The Star’ shines brightly among Christmas movies”

  1. Ron Rilee Says:

    Guess I should have gone. The wife, daughter, and her 2 kids went Tuesday AM, and I declined the opportunity. Bad grandpa. They did like it a lot.

  2. bill (cycleguy) Says:

    Merry Christmas to you also Holly. I’ve appreciated your diligence to truth and look forward to more of it in 2018. Our local theater did not show this. It is an historic theater (Tivoli in Spencer, IN) built back in the 20s which has been refurbished and shows movies for $5. My wife and I volunteer there. I will have to see it on DVD and then ask our only paid employee (the manager) to see about showing it next year. But thanks for the recommendation.

  3. JJ Says:

    I didn’t see it after I read this review.


  4. Mary Ann Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Holly! Thanks for all you do and the review of this movie!

  5. Holly Says:

    Thanks Mary Ann! And thank you for all you do over at FP. Merry Christmas!

  6. dean Says:

    So animals now handle the birth of christ?

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