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Advent Calendar 2 on DVD: Christmas Carol Edition
Here are 25 brief reflections/segments on treasured songs and carols for the entire family to enjoy during Advent. Explore the wonders of Bethlehem revealed in the stories of treasured songs and enjoy new arrangements of traditional Christmas favorites by award-winning composer Steven Bias. Your spirit will sing with the inspiration and fun of Advent Calendar 2 on DVD: Christmas Carols Edition.
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Away in a Manger
- Deck the Halls
- Jingle Bells
- Joy to the World
- O Holy Night
- Up on the Housetop
- and many more!
- Special performance by the Alchemy Handbell Ensemble
- Half hour of continuous Christmas music arranged by Steven Bias
- Advent Coloring Book in PDF
- Scripts and song lyrics for all 25 days in PDF
- Daily Bible Reading in your choice of four translations (KJV, NIV, NLT & NRSV Catholic edition) in PDF
1 member reviewed: Advent Calendar 2 on DVD: Christmas Carol Edition
- David R
Good quality video footage and narration. Good selection of Christ-centered songs (e.g. O Come, O Come Emmanuel), with just a few "lighter" songs (e.g. Jingle Bells). Even the lighter songs are helpful in explaining the origin of some various Christmas traditions, such as decorating an evergreen tree.
Older kids and adults will enjoy this DVD.
The only disappointing and surprising part is that the DVD does not include actual musical performances of the carols. There are some instrumental performances in the Extras. But I was expecting to hear the actual song discussed each day. Still, you can printout the lyrics (see below) and sing them with your family. However, I can use all the help I can get when it comes to singing, and would have liked to hear the songs performed by a choir.
A full list of songs, lyrics, and the scripts from each day's narration can be found at the distributor’s web site (Vision Video) here:
All said, it is a great way to get your family celebrating and anticipating "the Coming" (i.e. Advent).