Friday, December 10, 2010

What is Hanukkah? {and a Giveaway!!}

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Today, I’m excited to share video 8 of 12 in the What's in the Bible? 12 Questions of Christmas Blog Tour. Check out www.whatsinthebible.com each day to find the location of the next video in the series. Clive and Ian are answering questions each day and today they explain a little more about what Hanukkah is. Tune in below to hear what they have to say!

What is Hanukkah?

 

What's in the Bible? is the new 13-DVD series from VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer designed to walk kids and families through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. DVDs 1-4 (Genesis - Ruth) are available now. Check out www.whatsinthebible.com to learn more.

We are big fans of the What’s in the Bible? DVDs at our house. They’ve traveled on vacation with us and as a mom, I love that adults can even enjoy them {if not learn a little something from them! Only Phil Visher can make the books of Numbers and Leviticus FUN for kids and have them walk away learning something they will remember.

I’ve listed a few additional resources below, but be sure to check out the rest of the videos in the What's in the Bible? 12 Questions of Christmas Blog Tour! Our kids are crowding around me every day to see them!

~ My review of What’s in the Bible 1 & 2

~ My review of What’s in the Bible 3

~ Visit the What’s in the Bible blog

~ What’s in the Bible Facebook fan page

Giveaway: What’s in the Bible? DVD #1 “In the Beginning”

The folks from What’s in the Bible? have offered FOUR copies of “In the Beginning” DVD to give away to four of my readers! To enter to win, leave a comment below telling me your favorite part of Christmas.

I will use Random.org to select the four winners on Friday, December 17, 2010. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

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76 comments:

  1. I'd love to own some of these dvd's, they look really good! Our families favorite part of Christmas is the focus on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and God's love and sacrifice in sending Him to save us! We also enjoy baking for the holiday!

    schroepfer 7 @ gmail. com

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  2. We love listen to Christmas music. We even break it out during the rest of the year. My daughter is just really grasping what Christmas is all about and it has been wonderful to beable to answer all the questions she asks.

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  3. Our five little boys would love to win a copy of the first DVD, its the only one we don't have yet. Thanks for hosting this video and the wonderful give-away! :)

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  4. the fact that even secular stations are playing music celebrating our LORD!!!

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  5. We love that it is a time that we can share with the masses our love for Jesus Christ. People become more humble, more giving and more open to the moves of the Spirit. We also celebrated Hanukkah for the first time this year as a family in addition to Christmas.
    Abbey Richards thendrichards@hotmail.com

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  6. My kids love putting a new piece of the nativity scene out until Christmas day. Then they enjoy making Jesus a Birthday cake and singing Happy Birthday.

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  7. Christmas retreat!!! those are the most memorable, most important three days of the year for me. it's all about Jesus! Family and friends come second ^_^

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  8. My favorite part of Christmas is the focus on the birth of Christ and how God's Gift has transformed our lives . . . this leads to my deep appreciation for the family God has gifted me with . . . I've truly been blessed in so many ways. I would enjoy winning a DVD to give to my brother's family. Thanks for hosting WITB with Clive and Ian! dvanveen@ag.org

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  9. I have several favorite parts of Christmas. I love listening to Christmas music and enjoy baking all kinds of goodies. Most of all I enjoy celebrating Jesus' birth which becomes more precious each year. Love Clive and Ian!

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  10. Chirstmas Carols are by far my favorite part of Christmas.

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  11. My favorite part of Christmas is the giving... We have 8 Children and about 4 years ago we all agreed to give our christmas away each year... Some years it has been alot some alittle depending on were we are financially but it is so nice to focus on the giving... the little ones are still learning in this area but it is a blessing to see my older children be true givers!!!
    Kathey

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  12. I love these guys...can't wait to get the DVDs. They are funny yet very informative and they are well done. Hooray for JellyTelly!

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  13. My favorite part of Christmas is the candlelight service at my church on Christmas Eve, and then all the family get-togethers.

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  14. My favorite part of Christmas is the family time and remembering the true meaning of Christmas :-)

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  15. I love the Christmas carols the best!

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  16. Singing Christmas carols with my kids. Adults just don't belt them out like kids do!

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  17. I love everything about Christmas! I am loving making new family traditions with my boys as they grow each year...

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  18. My favorite part of Christmas is getting things for my kids.

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  19. I think my favorite part of Christmas would have to be Christmas eve. Growing up, the whole family would gather at my grandparents house. Sadly we don't do that anymore, but my mom has picked up the tradition and my daughter loves going to her grandparents house just like I did.
    Katie
    Aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I found that ornament at Shopko...Starbucks has ADORABLE ones in both the hot and iced cups but are about $5 a piece. My fave part of Christmas...memories in the ornaments of course

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  21. DVD's look great! My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas Eve, thinking of the song Silent Night and thinking about what it must have been like at Jesus' birth and what it means to us all.

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  22. My favorite part of Christmas is hanging out with my family. There seem to be more opportunities to attend festivals, programs, get-togethers at this time of the year and I enjoy making memories with my kids and extended family.

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  23. Oh that is a hard question! I would say just being in my house with the tree up and my family around singing Christmas songs and baking something/anything.

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  24. Horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown to see christmas lights, drinking hot chocolate and remembering the things we are thankful for.

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  25. How we celebrate Christmas has changed over the years due to wherever we are living but celebrating the birth of our Saviour is what it's all about.

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  26. I'm not sure if I have a favorite part. There are so many things I love about Christmas.

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  27. That's a tough question - so many things I like. I love watching my kids get excited about celebrating Jesus' birthday.

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  28. My favorite part of Christmas is hearing my very quiet husband read the Christmas story out of the Bible. We started that tradition the first year we got married, and have done it ever since. Our boys love it, too! B
    frymanfour(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I would love to win. My grand daughters would love it, and I would enjoy watching it with them. :-)

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  30. Watching the excitement of my children and preparing for the celebration of the birth of our Savior.

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  31. Love time with family, making goodies with my kids, listening to Christmas music!

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  32. My fav part of christmas is watching my children open up the presents from under the tree! The expressions on their face is priceless!

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  33. My fav part of Christmas is watching how the Lord has changed their heart to giving my oldest son Bradley told me that he would like to give a coat to children in need this year. What a blessing for my ears to hear. We would love to have these videos they would be such a blessing to our homeschool. May whoever you choose to win be blessed. Merry Christmas

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  34. My favorite part of traditional secular Christmas is the decorations and lights. My favorite part this year is that we are going through the Jotham book and focusing on the whole point of Christmas!
    Kori

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  35. My brother was recently telling me about this videos, but this has been my first time to actually see a clip. Very cool!
    My favorite part of Christmas is getting up early on Christmas morning, before anyone else is awake, and reading the Luke account by the light of the Christmas tree. <3

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  36. I love teaching our children the true meaning of Christmas! (Also, the food :-)
    EWELLLA@YAHOO.COM

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  37. We love spending time in the evenings around our Advent wreath usually reading from Jotham's Journey series.

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  38. My favorite part of Christmas is celebrating our Lord and Saviors birth as a family. We have a lot of traditions that we use the teach our children the real meaning of Christmas.

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  39. My favorite part of Christmas is sharing the real meaning with my children and watching them "get it".

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  40. My favorite part of Christmas is being able to spend time with my family and meditate on the wonderful Gift we have been given (Jesus!)

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  41. My favorite part is watching my children get excited!

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  42. My favorite part of Christmas? CHRIST, of course! :0)

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  43. My favorite part of Christmas, other than just the awe that God sent his son Jesus to us, is Christmas day spent at home with just our immediate family.

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  44. These guys are funny. Thank you for the giveaway. Our favorite part of Christmas is the added emphasis put on family.

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  45. I love the happiness and warmth. And celebrating Jesus's birth. katiehlt@hotmail.com

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  46. My favorite part of Christmas is opening up those good old boxes of decorations that have been passed on from generations before and placing them all over the house. Of course the music and the cheer; the hot chocolate; baking cookies; watching my kids put together the nativity scene; the togetherness; everything; it's the very best time of year.
    meganvolkert@gmail.com

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  47. I love that my kids remember traditions that we've created and look forward to them every year.

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  48. My favorite part of Christmas would be celebrating Advent with our children.
    ~Jen Unsell
    unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  49. My favorite part of Christmas is enjoying family and celebrating the birth of our Savior.
    karhostetter@verizon.net

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  50. I love celebrating our Saviour and I love the joy and excitement from my kids
    sonjahnelson@hotmail.com

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  51. My favorite part of Christmas is the Christmas Eve service. It's so beautiful and so full of tradition and meaning. I love how it brings our focus to God right before the craziness of the gift frenzy, which helps the kids remember it's not about toys.

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  52. The traditions...advent calendars for the kids, the train under the tree, driving to see Christmas lights, choosing a Christmas tree, baking cookies, lighting the advent candles...they ground me for the holidays and really help us as a family to prioritize -- we will celebrate Christ's birth and we will spend quality time as a family!

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mlhwhite@gmail.com

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  53. My favorite part of Christmas is seeing it through my children's eyes! I love the joy in their faces as they play with the nativity,open gifts,make cookies,and get to see their uncles and aunts that they don't get to see very often!
    markntiff777@msn.com

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  54. I love all the excitement. Christmas music is a must in our house. We start early on Pandora listening and singing. Then the smells...cinnamon, peppermint, etc. Last night the kids requested that we mop our floors with peppermint oil in the water, so we did and boy did it smell yummy!
    I enjoy that everything is always so new and exciting to my kids. Nothing is old or boring during this season to them.

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  55. We love celebrating Jesus' birth(day) with cookies, lighted Christmas tree, caroling, hot chocolate, candle-lighting, gift giving, and love!

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  56. Being with family and friends, and seeing my kids understand more each year about the reason for Christmas.

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  57. Getting together with Family and playing Santa grandpa to the grand children. I also am a Children Minister and love telling the Christmas Story in Children Church.
    James c. Williams Jr.
    papabear50126@gmail.com

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  58. I love the times when we get together as a family.

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  59. my favorite part of christmas is the music and candlelight Mass, and having the kids put out the baby Jesus in our nativity set on Christmas eve.

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  60. My favorite part of Christmas is the coming together of family and singing of Christmas hymns. Thanks for an amazing giveaway.

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  61. Making (and eating!) fudge and getting Christmas cards are my favorite parts of Christmas!

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  62. Making (and eating!) fudge and getting Christmas cards are my favorite parts of Christmas!

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  63. Being with family and friends, and seeing my kids understand more each year about the reason for Christmas.

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  64. My favorite part of Christmas is seeing it through my children's eyes! I love the joy in their faces as they play with the nativity,open gifts,make cookies,and get to see their uncles and aunts that they don't get to see very often!
    markntiff777@msn.com

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  65. I love celebrating our Saviour and I love the joy and excitement from my kids
    sonjahnelson@hotmail.com

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  66. These guys are funny. Thank you for the giveaway. Our favorite part of Christmas is the added emphasis put on family.

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  67. My favorite part of Christmas, other than just the awe that God sent his son Jesus to us, is Christmas day spent at home with just our immediate family.

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  68. My favorite part of Christmas? CHRIST, of course! :0)

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  69. My favorite part of Christmas is being able to spend time with my family and meditate on the wonderful Gift we have been given (Jesus!)

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  70. My fav part of Christmas is watching how the Lord has changed their heart to giving my oldest son Bradley told me that he would like to give a coat to children in need this year. What a blessing for my ears to hear. We would love to have these videos they would be such a blessing to our homeschool. May whoever you choose to win be blessed. Merry Christmas

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  71. My fav part of christmas is watching my children open up the presents from under the tree! The expressions on their face is priceless!

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  72. I would love to win. My grand daughters would love it, and I would enjoy watching it with them. :-)

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  73. My favorite part of Christmas is hearing my very quiet husband read the Christmas story out of the Bible. We started that tradition the first year we got married, and have done it ever since. Our boys love it, too! B
    frymanfour(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. That's a tough question - so many things I like. I love watching my kids get excited about celebrating Jesus' birthday.

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