Kirk Cameron is setting out to save Christmas. If you didn't know it needed saving, the evangelist and former Growing Pains star assures everyone that it does.
"My hope for Saving Christmas is that families all across the country will join with my family in putting Christ back into Christmas!" he said. For too many years Christmas has been attacked and hammered by those outside the church, and it's even changed how we think about Christmas inside the church. We are proudly going to put Christ back into Christmas and remind Christians why this is not only a holy day, but a celebration as well. I believe that families will love this movie!"
Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas is scheduled for a limited theater run beginning on November 14th. It is a collaborated effort on behalf of Cameron's CamFam Studios and Nashville-based Provident Films.
"I am extremely excited to begin this new, ongoing relationship with Provident Films," Kirk Cameron said in a press release.
Two additional films are already in the works by this collaboration. It is expected that the second and third films in the partnership between CamFam Studios and Provident Films will release in 2015 and 2016. Cameron's latest project arrives just months after he voiced enthusiasm for filmmakers in the Christian community.
"I'm really excited about what I see coming out of the Christian movie industry," the actor told The Christian Post. "There's independent films coming out all over the place. You look at movies like 'The Passion of the Christ,' the Noah movie that's coming out with Russell Crowe... Movies like 'Fireproof' and 'Courageous' which have done phenomenally well. It's very exciting to see a new wave of young filmmakers come out with a biblical world view. They have an understanding of the Gospel and how to tell stories. They have the technology and equipment that's so affordable that it's all beginning to look fantastic."
Even though Kirk Cameron is a bit heavy hitting when it comes to his evangelism, he might just be on to something with this new film. Christians--whether they be fundamentalists or simply every day recognizers of Christ as their higher power--have long complained about the commercialism at Christmas time. Maybe something in Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas will resonate with some of them.
Might you consider this as part one of your family's pre-Christmas activities?