The VeggieTales gang is back for their second Christmas episode. Though the setting is Victorian England, old Ebenezer Scrooge is nowhere in sight, refreshingly. Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are just finishing up their first holiday musical in an effort to "teach London to love." However, their hearts aren't in the right place, and the play has more electrical lights than well-meaning words. When they learn that a local church plans to bring out a priceless artifact for their meager holiday-themed play, Cavis and Millward panic and try to steal the precious Star of Christmas (which looks something like a turtle). Sure enough, the boys will learn their lesson and discover the meaning of Christmas. There's enough wit and song to justify the longer length (45 minutes) of this episode that vastly improves on the unremarkable first VeggieTales Christmas show. (Ages 4 and older) --Doug Thomas
I wonder what a Star of Christmas is, anyway?
Beg pardon - were you asking about the Star of Christmas?
Yes, indeed. The Star of Christmas of Canterbury, one of the finest existing examples of sixth-century metalwork, given by St. Gregory the Great to the monks at Canterbury August 14, 592. This astonishing gold and silver five-point star later decorated the courts of King Edward the Confessor, William the Conqueror, and James the Lethargic before coming to rest at the church you see behind you in 1638.