We’ve already seen a raft of bad Christian movies this year but the worst may be yet to come. Banana enthusiast Kirk Cameron is going to save Christmas from evil things like historical facts and people who say “happy holidays.” And he’s apparently going to do it by break dancing. Seriously. Here’s the trailer:
Naturally, The Blaze is promoting the movie. And I’m not making this up, the lead character in the movie is named Christian White.
Unlike some of his more recent projects, “Saving Christmas” isn’t a documentary. It’s a comedic narrative that weaves together educational elements that, through a character-driven storyline, address these common complaints and critiques.
Cameron said some of the claims that will be addressed in the film include: the notion that Christmas is really a church co-opting of winter solstice celebrations, that Jesus was not born on December 25, that Christmas trees are pagan and that consumerism is overshadowing the true reason for the season.“It’s a scripted story about a guy named Christian White who represents the typical white Christian male and he’s got a bad case of religious bah humbugs,” Cameron said. “He is just deflating his wife’s entire Christmas party because he has come to believe that everything we’re doing at Christmas to celebrate is wrong.”
Really? You’re going to show that Jesus was born on Dec. 25th? And that many of the elements of Christmas symbolism weren’t borrowed from early pagan celebrations? Good luck with that. I’m sure it will be as historically accurate as your documentary about America’s Christian origins. In that documentary, by the way, he talks a lot about the Mayflower Compact, the Christian covenant signed by the Puritans who founded the Plymouth Bay Colony. Guess what they did? Banned the celebration of Christmas because it was a repurposed pagan celebration. Irony!