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November 5, 2009

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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
November 5, 2009


…Classic, heartwarming and inspiring

…Cinematographic, artistic, and musical excellence

…Beautifully done story and great animation

…A welcome present under any kid’s Christmas tree

--> VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas—A Story of Joyful Giving is No. 1!
Since its release October 3rd, Saint Nicholas remains the No. 1 new children's video since its debut according to Nielsen Soundscan's CMTA chart.

--> See what the critics are saying about this brand new holiday release, just in time for Christmas!
“This DVD uses humor very appropriate for its audience and exhibits cinematographic, artistic, and musical excellence…the moral values behind the title are exceptional. Not only does it bring in an international perspective, but it promotes service to and compassion for others.” –, as reviewed by Kids First!

“VeggieTales' Saint Nicholas is a great gift to give your family this's a heart-warming illustration of how God delights in our cheerful giving.” –

“This VeggieTales video has plenty of its signature humor, making it a fun show for adults as well as children. It also has plenty of scenes that brings tears, as it reminds viewers to ‘Use what we have to help others, not keep it for ourselves...’” –

“In the end, Saint Nicholas is up there with The Star Of Christmas for classic, heartwarming and inspiring Veggie Christmas specials... it will certainly inspire to give - and give from the heart. And the fact that it frequently reminds viewers of Jesus' birth being the reason for the season, it really can't get much better than that.” –

“Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki continue to produce top-notch talent with the multiple characters they voice... the creators manage to put a creative angle on the ‘give, but not to receive,’ moral…fantastic mix of humor for all ages…” – ONCOURSE Online

“Big Idea has really struck gold…They have other Christmas stories, all of them done well, but this has a different feel to it…the story strikes to the heart of Christmas on many levels… reinforcing the reason why we give on Christmas, because God gave to us the gift of Jesus. Saint Nicholas - A Story of Joyful Giving would be a welcome present under any kid's Christmas tree...” –

--> “Give This Christmas Away” is coming to radio on November 27!
“Give This Christmas Away,” was penned by critically acclaimed Sparrow Records singer/songwriter Matthew West. Performed as a duet by West and GRAMMY Award-winning Amy Grant, the song will be serviced to radio through EMI CMG on November 27. The song is available now exclusively at iTunes on the album, Saint Nicholas – Give This Christmas Away. To view the music video, please click on the link or visit



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