Christmas DVDs

A Christmas Carol

by Ignatius Press
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Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens' story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain's best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens' immortal tale. Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. This movie is shown in Black and White.

This is an All Region DVD (playable in any locale on any player)
This DVD contains the following language tracks: English with English and Spanish subtitles

A Time to Remember

by Ignatius Press
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A heartrending story of a man who defies all odds and achieves his childhood dream—to sing like his idol Mario Lanza. We see the young Angelo greatly influenced by his parish priest (Donald O'Connor) who recognizes the boy's singing potential. Angelo is torn between his passion to sing and his loyalty to his widowed father who wants him to be an ironworker like himself. Also stars Morgana King.

 

Classic Holiday Collection Volume 1

by Ignatius Press
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This set includes the following four classic holiday films:
Boys Town, A Christmas Carol, The Singing Nun, and Christmas in Connecticut

Four beloved classic films in one set of 4 DVDs, led by the famous true story of Boys Town, the home for troubled boys founded by the great priest, Father Flanagan, with an Oscar-winning performance by Spencer Tracy, and also starring Mickey Rooney. The version of A Christmas Carol about the miserly Scrooge stars Reginald Owen and Gene Lockhart. The famous true story of The Singing Nun from Belgium stars Debbie Reynolds and Ricardo Montalban, and Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan star in popular holiday favorite,Christmas in Connecticut.

Fourth Wise Man

by Ignatius Press
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Based on Henry van Dyke's classic, "The Story of the Other Wise Man". A Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) sees a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant, Orantes (Alan Arkin), to the Messiah. They pursue Jesus for 33 years, only to miss Him at every turn. Along the way, Artaban uses his gifts to help people in dire need. He finally encounters the new King on Easter Sunday.

This DVD contains the following language tracks: English, Spanish or Portuguese with optional English subtitles. This movie is Not Rated

Mary of Nazareth

by Ignatius Press
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Mary of Nazareth is an epic motion picture on the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. Shot in High Definition, it was filmed in Europe with outstanding cinematography, a strong cast, and a majestic music score. ActressAlissa Jung gives a beautiful, compelling and inspired portrayal of Mary.

The film vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah, as well as her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared for one another. The movie underscores her special role in God’s plan for our redemption, her unique relationship with Christ, and the tremendous suffering that she endured in union with his passion and death, as well as her serene joy at his Resurrection.

It was directed by acclaimed European film director Giacomo Campiotti (Bakhita, Doctor Zhivago, St. Giuseppe Moscati), and written byFrancesco Arlanch (Restless Heart, Pius XII, Pope John Paul II). In addition to the luminous performance by Jung, the film also has inspiring portrayals by Andreas Pietschmann as Jesus, Luca Marinelli as Joseph, Paz Vega as Mary Magdalene and Antonia Liskovaas Herodias. The original music score by Guy Farley is enthralling and majestic.

After viewing this movie, Pope Benedict XVI said: “ Mary of Nazareth is the woman of a full and total ‘Here I am’ to the Divine Will. In her ‘yes’, even when faced with the loss of her Son, we find complete and profound beatitude.”

Two-Disc Collector’s Edition. Includes many Special Features – Interview with Alissa Jung; “Backstage” film segment; Film Photos Slide Show; Interview with Fr. Don Calloway; Music Video with song “Pieta”; 24 page Collector’s Booklet & Study Guide; and more.

In English with Spanish and English subtitles. 

Praise for Mary of Nazareth:

"The most stunning portrayal of the Virgin Mary on film. A masterpiece!"
- Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

"Mary of Nazareth captivated me from the first scene to the last."
- Johnnette Benkovic, Women of Grace

"A profound story of faith, love, suffering and hope. See this film."
- Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Denver, CO.

"A very anointed work, a powerful medium of grace."
- Michael O'Brien, Author, Father Elijah

"A gripping story, with authentic background, faithfully orthodox very beautiful cinematography."
- Steve Ray, Host, The Footprints of God

"Powerful, captivating, and mesmerizing- Mary of Nazareth will transport you to another place and time and you'll grow immensely closer to the Mother of God."
- Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, EWTN TV Host

Mary of Nazareth Duo Pack

by Ignatius Press
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This is a special duo-pack set of Mary of Nazareth book and DVD.

The film is an epic new motion picture on the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the resurrection of Jesus. Filmed in Europe with outstanding cinematography, a strong cast, and a majestic music score, this is a film that will inspire.

The book, written by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, is a wonderful companion volume to the DVD of the popular film, as well as a work that will bring inspiration and insight to all readers about the mysterious life of love, faith and sacrifice of the woman God  chose to be the Mother of the Savior of mankind, Mary of Nazareth. 

The Christmas Candle

by Ignatius Press
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From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes The Christmas Candle, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

Starring Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Lesley Manville (Disney's A Christmas Carol), and Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit Trilogy, Doctor Who). Also starring John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Barbara Flynn (Miss Potter) with James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart). And introducing singing phenomenon, Susan Boyle, in her feature film debut.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

by Ignatius Press
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When a brokenhearted boy loses the Nativity set that links him to his dead father, his mother persuades a reclusive woodcarver with a secret past to create a replica---and allow her son to watch him at work. Can they each put painful memories behind---and celebrate Christmas as a new day? Based on the award-winning book. Starring Tom Berenger and Joely Richardson.

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This DVD contains the following language tracks: English
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories)

The Nativity Story

by Ignatius Press
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It was the cruelest of times. Under Herod's torturous reign, families struggled to survive and yet, in the midst of utter turmoil, a young woman's faith is put to the test. Join Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) and Joseph (Oscar Isaac) on an incredible journey of hope and discovery. Epic in its scope, yet intimate in it's portrayal of this historical family, this "wonderful film" (Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun Times) is "a family feature that will be cherished for years to come!" (Greg Russell, WMYD-TV, Detroit).

This DVD contains the following language tracks: English with optional Spanish or English subtitles. This movie is rated PG

The Promise

by Ignatius Press
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A glorious animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.

In ancient Israel, during the days of King Herod, a young couple's world is turned upside down when the prophecy of a long-awaited Messiah unfolds directly upon their lives. They must trust in God's promise in the midst of rising challenges, and their faithfulness is rewarded as they witness the most surprising and powerful event in history. This top-notch, beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion capture technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of singers, dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique, deeply moving story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.

The Star of Bethlehem

by Ignatius Press
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From Producer Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) comes an amazing documentary on the Star of Bethlehem. This presentation, has rapidly grown in popularity around the world by thousands who have seen this dramatic revelation as it explores the exciting truth of scripture and reveals the evidence for God's existence as seen in the stars above. Presenter Rick Larson walks you through Biblical and historical clues revealing the incredible significance of this celestial event as well as the vastness of God's creativity.

The film presents a magnificent display of the evidence to support the claims made for the Star of Bethlehem, done in a way that engages even the most hostile viewer in an entertaining and easily understandable format. The data and the methods of investigation employed by Larsen are transparently clear, the visuals and the music are a delight, and the sense of discovery from it all will take your breath away. This amazing documentary underscores the Biblical words that "The heavens declare the glory of God."

A Perfect gift for Christmas. A film that will enthrall the whole family!
 

Features:

  • Produced by Stephen McEveety (Braveheart, The Passion
    of the Christ
    )
  • Dramatic presentation on the significance of Bethlehem's Star
    and its connection to the life of Christ.
  • Stellar soundtrack available for ancillary promotions

Bonus Features:

  • English with the added feature to view with Spanish sub-titles
  • Closed Caption added
  • Region zero - perfect for international customers

The Story of the Nativity

by Ignatius Press
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The story of the birth of Jesus is often misunderstood. But this fast-paced, thought-provoking look at the true story of the Nativity clears away widespread misunderstandings of Jesus’ origin. Join top scholars, inspirational speakers, and popular authors as they explain the story behind the story of the birth of Jesus. The Story of the Nativity also includes stunning works of art depicting the biblical story, from Fra Angelico to Rembrandt, and footage from the Holy Land showing the places where the Christmas story actually took place. Explore the true story of Mary and Joseph, Jesus’ miraculous conception, the birth of John the Baptist, the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, the Star of Bethlehem, and the birth of Jesus. This is an invaluable tool for believer and unbeliever alike to learn more about Jesus of Nazareth and about the truth of Christmas. Includes bonus interview withCardinal Christoph Schoenborn,editor of theCatechism!

WITH Steve Ray, Johnette Benkovic,Roy Schoeman, Tim Gray, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Peter Kreeft, Fr. Tad Padcholczyk, Edward Sri.

This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories)