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A Meaningful Christmas Movie: “The Nativity Story”

Looking for a meaningful Christmas movie? “The Nativity Story” tells of the birth of our Lord and the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The film details the Biblical aspect of their testimony and the trials they faced.

In the Old Testament, there are prophesies about Jesus’ birth, including where he would be found. The movie portrays the scriptures found in the New Testament (Matthew and Luke). It also shows the birth of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for the Lord.

You, my little son, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will prepare the way for the Lord. You will tell his people how to find salvation through the forgiveness of their sins. Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death and to guide us to the path of peace (Luke 1:79-79).

Mary asked the angel, ‘But how can this happen? I am a virgin.’ The angel replied, ‘The holy spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God… For nothing is impossible with God’ (Luke 1:34-37).

I love this movie because it focuses on Mary’s perspective. She experienced so much trial and judgement when her husband Joseph found out she was pregnant. Because she was a virgin, it was hard for him to believe her fidelity. Even the townspeople judged her. Thankfully, God revealed his divine plan to Joseph and he didn’t abandon Mary.

The Christmas story is so profound and inspirational. “The Nativity Story” shows God’s power and His word in action. It is so wonderful to see God’s word on screen and to be able to view the birth of Jesus from a unique perspective.

‘Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me…The messenger of the covenant, who you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,’ says the Lord (Malachi 3:1).

Watch the trailer here:

Have you seen this movie before? Do you plan on watching it now?

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14 Comments

  1. susannah pemberton

    Posted by susannah pemberton on December 18, 2012 at 10:22

    Did you know the actress who played Mary after the movie got pregnet out of wedlock I have not sean this movie but that kind of ruined it for me.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by calijewelmonkey on December 21, 2011 at 14:37

    I watched it today in class… amazing movie!

  3. Paris

    Posted by Paris on December 19, 2011 at 21:00

    I am so thankful that God sent Jesus to save the world.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by GraceD on December 19, 2011 at 18:03

    This movie is a Christmas ritual for me. I love it SO much

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Cookie4499 on December 18, 2011 at 12:24

    That’s kinda creepy… were watching this in Bible class.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kasey on December 17, 2011 at 20:32

    I love that movie! I love how they present Joseph and Marys relationship, but I alwys close my eyes for like the first 3 or 4 minutes. That part scares me (I have lots of younger brothers so I don’t like to think of it)!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Allison on December 17, 2011 at 19:41

    I LOOOOOOVE that moviiiieeee!

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by IamLaura on December 17, 2011 at 14:08

    This is one of my favorite Christmas movies, for sure!

  9. Purplson

    Posted by Purplson on December 17, 2011 at 08:37

    we watched this in bible class!

  10. hlaluvzjesus

    Posted by hlaluvzjesus on December 17, 2011 at 05:22

    I think it looks really good. My mom recorded it 2 years ago, she has yet to watch it!

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by JordanSMD on December 16, 2011 at 21:52

    My theology teacher showed us this film a few years ago before we went on break. Mary was going into labor and she paused it, telling us that if we wanted to know what happens next, we had to attend Christmas Eve Mass.

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by Rachel on December 16, 2011 at 20:55

    We have that one. It’s a good movie!

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ann Marie on December 16, 2011 at 19:20

    I have not seen this movie before. I do plan on watching it soon.

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by purple247 on December 16, 2011 at 19:04

    Words can’t describe how amazing and touching this movie is…