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Subject: English: Language Arts

The Christmas Series

This series offers an exclusive collection of programs produced for the Christmas season. Each will provide viewers with a deeper appreciation for the holiday. Series: 2 or 5 programs (10 to 60 minutes).
Also See: Flowers For Christmas With Jane Packer; Christian: Click for more

1. Silent Mouse: The Story of "Silent Night"

First Prize -Chicago Intl. Festival of Children's Films
KIDS FIRST Endorsement -Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Dove Family-Approval Seal -The Dove Foundation

"Highly Recommended. Young children can follow the plot, the scenery is beautiful, and each rendition of the carol is sweet." -The New York Times
"Highly Recommended. The acting is delightful and the photography gives all the scenes the ambience of an antique Christmas carol - even the mouse has star qualities!" -The Seattle Times
"Highly Recommended. This is one of those rare delights, a charming Once-Upon-A-Time Tale." -The Edinburgh Evening News
History tells us that on Christmas Eve, 1818, in the small, picturesque Alpine village of Mariapfarr, Austria, the immortal Christmas carol, Silent Night, which was written by Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber, was sung for the very first time. But there's much more to the story than that. In this enchanting and magical tale actress Lynn Redgrave reveals a curious story, "handed down by word-of-mouse," about a small boy, Felix, whose wish to create a very special tune for Christmas Day is granted with the assistance of his friend, Nonny, a mouse. Shot on location, the program includes beautiful music, period costumes, and also features Gregor Fisher, John Cairney, Bill McCue, Jack McKenzie, Phil McCall and Richard Blane. Directed by Robin Crichton. 89/07DE PIJSCA 55 min.
Associated Book: The Christmas Mouse: The Story of "Silent Night." - FREE with DVD purchase while supply lasts.

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