Actor and Christian activist Kirk Cameron is a releasing a new movie in November titled Saving Christmas. While media coverage is already negative on the project the target audience appears not to be the critics and the skeptics. Cameron appears to be playing the film towards Christians. The film is scheduled to open on 400 screens across the country for a limited 2-week engagement only.
Saving Christmas tells a story that gives the audience a biblical basis for Christmas celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strong as the culture looks to trivialize and even eliminate the faith elements of the season.
“Our richest Christmas traditions … are so full of truth, if only we had eyes to see them,” Cameron said. “We need to infuse old symbols with new meaning.” Cameron made the comments recently to a gathering at Liberty University, who partnered on the project.
Cameron encouraged students to think differently about holiday consumerism. Instead, he said, students should embrace all aspects of the Christmas season in order to show that Christ is worth celebrating.
“Remember, this is the celebration of the eternal God taking on a material body,” Cameron said. “So it is right our holiday is marked with material things. Things we can see with our eyes, touch with our hands, and look upon.”
Cameron said concerning atheists, “I assume they’re going to get frustrated to see some of their best arguments deflated by this movie, because we take on some of the most commonly parroted myths about the origins of Christmas.”
He also described the film saying, “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,” adding, “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.”
The goal of the film is to spread the message of the “reason for the season.” Using the phrase “let’s put Christ back in Christmas” Cameron and his team are putting the focus back on Jesus in a time where the celebration of Christ’s birth becomes less and less the emphasis of Christmas every year.