After Halloween, it really is time to start thinking about Christmas. No really, I mean some people have completed their shopping. Wow!
Not me – I’m more of a last minute kind of person! But I may be able to help you with yours.
To get you into the spirit of Christmas I’m giving away this beautiful DVD – On Angel Wings.
The story is based on Michael Mopurgo’s book and it is brilliant.
The story begins on a present day Christmas night. Rachel is eight and for the first time she is allowed to join her brothers and sister to visit their Grandfather Amos, as he carries out his annual ritual of a night in the hills, where he worked as a young shepherd boy.
Grandfather is delighted to see the children and a special bond is established between himself and Rachel. Like her, he was the youngest and was always getting in the way, struggling to do things better, fighting to be believed in. He tells them how she reminds him of a magical night and proceeds to recount how he was flown by the Angel Gabriel to become the first visitor to the newly-born Christ child, the Virgin Mary and Joseph.
Rich with human poignancy, ON ANGEL WINGS makes ideal holiday viewing for the entire family and is the perfect gift for Christmas. This very special DVD also features an exclusive Storyboard Commentary from director Dave Unwin (The Tales of Peter Rabbit, The Wind and the Willows, The Little Reindeer)
Selected for a screening at the 58th Annual BFI London Film Festival in the Animated Shorts for Younger Audiences category, this biblical triumph from The Illuminated Film Company features an all-star voice cast including Golden Globe nominee Sir Michael Gambon (Fortitude, Harry Potter series) as Grandfather Amos, BAFTA nomineeJuliet Stevenson (Atlantis, The Village) as Mary, Dominic Cooper (Fleming, Captain America: The First Avenger) as Angel Gabriel, Colin McFarlane (Olympus, The Dark Knight) as Joseph and Maya Gerber (Nine Lives, Cider With Rosie) as Rachel.
Our thoughts –
Now since we love Christmas we love everything connected with it – stories, food, presents – the lot. On Angel Wings is a short film – about 30 minutes – and is just the thing to get you into the mood for Christmas. It is an animated film and is so well made that you get quite absorbed in it.
It is perfect for watching while snuggled up with the kids.
I loved the way the characters are portrayed – like simple, ordinary people where children squabble and a baby is greeted like a baby.
As mentioned, to get you in the spirit, I’m giving away a copy of the DVD. Enter the giveaway below to win it in time for Christmas –