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Remember, shoot the man, not the horse. Dead horse is cover; live horse great pile of panic.

—Capt. Malcolm Reynolds
(Nathan Fillion)
[Firefly]

Synopsis: But children at nearby St. Bart's Church are planning a nativity play for the same evening, and they plan to feature the Star of Christmas, a religious artifact unseen by the public for decades. The London Post Gazette writes a front-page story about the nativity play and the Star, and Cavis and Millward hatch a plan to make their musical better than the children's play.


Reaction: Simple and well made. Not my favorite Christmas movie, nor my favorite VeggieTale, but it's still solid.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Tim Hodge => Director / Walla Group (voice) / Charles Pincher
Phil Vischer => Writer / Seymour Schwenk (Pa Grape) / Arthur Hollingshead (Archibald Asparagus) / Faerie Peas / Phillipe Pea / Uncle Ebenezer (Mr. Nezzer) / Percy Pea / Prince Fredrick (Mr. Lunt) / Cast Members (voice) / Cavis Appythart (Bob the Tomato) / Plumber (Jimmy Gourd) / Stranger Pea
Chris Davis => Composer
Christopher Davis => Composer
Dan Anderson => Rev. Gilbert (Dad Asparagus) (voice)
Jacquelyn Ritz => Miss Effie Pickering (Madame Blueberry) / Laura Carrot (voice)
Jim Poole => Moyer (Scooter) (voice)
Josh Vulcano => Angel Pea (voice)
Lisa Vischer => Edmond Gilbert (Junior Asparagus) (voice)
Matthew Hodge => Wiseman Pea (voice)
Mike Nawrocki => Faerie Peas / Constable (Jerry Gourd) / Winston (Jean Claude Pea) / Cast Members (voice) / Millward Phelps (Larry the Cucumber) / Stranger Pea
Mike Sage => Tradesman (voice)
Shelby Vischer => Abigail (Annie) (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Although this film was produced and released prior to An Easter Carol, that story was actually written first. The two were written as a matched set of "bookends" for the two most important holidays in Christianity.
  • Real-life playwrights [?] William S. Gilbert and [?] Arthur Sullivan (a.k.a. Gilbert and Sullivan) are referenced in several ways:
    • Cavis and Millward are loosely inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan
    • On the wall of Cavis' office are framed posters for H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado, two of Gilbert and Sullivans' most famous works
    • The Asparagus family becomes the Gilbert family
    • Also, The Mikado was later used as the basis for the final segment of VeggieTales: Sumo of the Opera.
  • Phil Vischer originally wanted to use Rebecca St. James' recording of O Come, O Come Emmanuel for the end titles for this video, but was unable to acquire the rights (a new recording was used instead, but with a similar musical arrangement). However, because of the contact he had with St. James during the negotiations, he was able to arrange for her to do the character voicework as Hope in the sequel, An Easter Carol.
  • EASTER EGG: From the Features menu, select "Progression Reel", then go left. You will see a large Star. Press Enter to see Tim Hodge discussing playing the harmonica in the film.
  • EASTER EGG: From the Fun! menu, select "Family Fun Activity", then go right. You will see a large Star. Press Enter to hear and read about an advertising jingle Cavis and Millward wrote early in their careers, for "Goldie's Hogbottom Lard".