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Kirk Cameron 'Saving Christmas' Reviews Mixed, but Not All Bad

By    |   Monday, 17 Nov 2014 10:14 AM

Kirk Cameron's new movie "Saving Christmas" is getting mixed reviews, with some fellow evangelicals saying it supports a commercialized, Pagan view of Christmas.

"This movie is all about making fun of any Christian who doesn't think like or agree with Kirk Cameron and his company," wrote Sunny Shell in her blog on ChristianPost.com.

The new film opened on Friday to roughly 400 theaters across the nation, and stars both Cameron and the film's writer-director Darren Doane. In it, Doane's character has a bad case of the bah-humbugs, bemoaning the fact that Christmas has become largely un-related to Christ's birth, and far more focused on commercialism, Santa Clause, lit-up trees, and the like.

Cameron, who became famous as a youngster on "Growing Pains," then takes it on himself to cheer up his friend. To do so, he attempts to defend the presence of St. Nicholas because he punched a heretic once, and dismisses the pagan origins of Christmas trees by pointing out that God created trees in the first place, The Daily Beast explained in its synopsis.

All of this amounts to belittling Christians who choose not to participate in those aspects of Christmas that don't honor Christ, and argue in favor of the current state of Christmas as consumed — candy canes and all — by most Americans.

This became all the more clear after Doane took to Twitter to sum up the movie in his own words, saying, "the film does make fun of . . . unimaginative Christians who need to lighten up."

For what it's worth to the Christians it has offended, Cameron's film also wars against atheists and secularists who want to erase Christmas from the winter season altogether.

As a side note, Doane has a wide ranging directorial resume, and has directed a number of music videos for bands in the punk scene, including Blink-182 and AFI.



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