Dammit Blip. I've been waiting to see this piece of comedy gold.
Praise the internet, you guys actually went to view this!
Well, since the video isn't up yet, I guess I'll just use this time to show Max and Jack the gift that I made for them!
Typical Blip, this is why I'm better.
^ Says the commercial sellout. I hosted videos before it was cool.
At least people know who you are. I'm just sitting hear with tons of free full length movies and rare hard to find shit. I don't even know why people torrent the movies they could just watch/download from me.
I remember when people used to watch the videos I hosted. Those were the days. Now the only reason people visit me is to watch porn.
You punk kids! Get off my lawn!
OOH OOH can I join in the argument!?
You're the man now dawg!
Did he mention the croco-duck?
I must see this movie.
I'm not paying for it, though.
I am SSOOOOOOOO Seeing this.
is it literally called Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas? To be fair, it's telling you what you're in for. It'd not fooling you.
On the marquee at my theater it says, in full "KIRK CAMERON'S SAVING CHRISTMAS"
So, yes. Yes it is.
I'm really offended by this review.
It's ok. We'll go back to my place where my banana will pleasure your crocoduck and things will be all better.
The thing that pisses me off the most about this "War on Christmas" crowd is that there are places where there really IS a war on Christmas. Every year, Christian minorities all over the world are subject to persecution and celebrating Christmas can be literally dangerous. The first Christmas after the Arab Spring, Egyptian Christians got bomb threats. But I doubt Kirk Cameron or the people on Fox News even know about that because they're too busy fighting the good fight over a nativity scene in a government building.
Actually, Fox News talks about the brutal persecution of Christians (and Jews) in the Middle East, Asia and India constantly. I try to watch all the major news networks (CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc.), and that's one of the few things you can count on Fox News to discuss with any regularity. They're generally the only ones who DO talk about it, actually, which has earned them a place in the hearts of American Copts.
Of course, the danger of this logic ("Complaints about [X] in the US are invalid because far, far more horrible things are taking place elsewhere.") is that it's also used to dismiss the complaints of white Western feminists about slut-shaming, cat-calling, wage disparity, and the like, since you can point to the actual atrocities perpetrated against women in other nations.
I believe it's called a fallacy of relative privation. Just because something is relatively unimportant does not mean it is actually unimportant and is not grounds to dismiss an issue.
There might be an argument for a relatively unimportant issue being given proportionally more effort and attention than the relatively important issues, however.
32:00: Billy the Mooouuuntaaaiiin!
I can't wait for Kirk Cameron's Saving Valentine's Day when we learn of the Chocolate Hearts origin at the Last Supper, or his Saving St. Patrick's Day with the story of Leprechauns and their place among the Angelic Choir, and of course Saving Easter with the story of Jesus' pet rabbit and its heroic role on the day of Resurrection.
And if I'm remembering correctly it was the Aztecs who contributed the Hot Chocolate, though the Muslims did lead the way with the Coffeehouses.
You can joke, but Jesus DID have a pet rabbit. His name was Peter & he became the first pope. . . St. Peter!
Lol..... use his FULL title : St. Peter Cottontail....
Hippitus hoppitus reus domine...
I knwo this is a South Park Refence but, do the Pagan origins ofEaster make sense if you're not in a Germanic Culture? Most cultures don't have The Easter Bunny.
Actually its older then the Aztecs and was invented by the Mayans who loved chocolate so much they used it as currency.Plus Cocoa means "Food of the Gods" in ancient aztec/mayan.
YOU do know that Easter bein a Pagan Holiday, while common to cclaim on the Internet, isn't actually True, right? It's not even called Easter in most Languages, but Pascha or some version of Pascha, meaning Passover. Also, not every culture even has an Easter Bunny, lik France where its Silver Bells.
The iea of a pagan fetility goddess with eggs an rabbits lacks Historical credibility.
The same goes for Christmas.
I'd pay all the money for a Jake and Brian review of KC saving Christmas.
I would, in a fucking heartbeat, donate ticket money for the entirety of Team Snob to see this movie and review it.
Brad tries Brad? I didn't realize he was that flexible.
@Abigail: We will need to start a fund for every team snob member to go!
@RandyPan, It's the main reason he lost all that weight. Final outcome was it tasted like a dick stick.
Yes. This. I would so much want this.
We need to go Deathly Hallows on this, have two (at least!) groups doing separate reviews, so we can compare them. Oh my god, that would be fantastic.
^^^ (clip of the restaurant scene from "When Harry Met Sally"):
I join to the club too! It's going to be amazing.
I'm glad you guys had fun but man, I really was pumped up from some indignant ranting about how fucking stupid the War On Christmas is. So I'm honestly kinda disappointed that it wasn't just a huge propaganda film like "Rock: It's Your Decision" or "God's Not Dead."
Hot chocolate was created by the (heathen) Aztecs, but their version of hot chocolate was more spicy than sweet because it contained chili peppers. it didn't become the hot chocolate that we know until the Spanish arrived to the Americas and mixed the drink with milk and sugar.
I've tried Aztec/Vegan Hot Chocolate, it's crap. The chocolate doesn't properly adhere to the water or chilies.
The Muslims invented coffee. And opium, for that matter. And astronomy. Really, we got a lot from them.
I thought the Greeks invented astronomy and the Muslims simply did not destroy all the books stored in various bits of the classical world as Islam expanded. But it depends on you view what is sometime misrepresented as the Dark Ages.
Islam preserved that knowledge, yes, but they did their own new work in astronomy, too. We get a LOT of star names from them.
They also invented algebra (the word itself comes from the arabic Al-jebr, "reunion of broken parts")
WHY do people believe Christian set back progress? You do know this is a really discredited view of History, right?
God damn it, I thought I was the only one who immediately googled the origin of hot chocolate! Now my whole pre-planned comment is in ruin! Damn you, SlaverBrianFan!
Heathen, unless you're a Mormon, in which case Quetzalcoatl was really Jesus.
This movie is going straight-to-DVD in my area apparently as my local Family Video has ads for the movie. Wish you would've taken Jake as well, his input would've been hilarious.
Brad, if you are going to see this again, I would love to see what Sarah and/or Jillian think of it in a second review video. What do you think? Please?
So Mr. Cameron pretended that the movie was about atheists ruining Christmas, so a bunch of anti-Atheist chrisitains went to see the movie, and then surprise! its actually about how Santa sucks.
THAT IS FUCKING BRILLIANT. He just tricked a bunch of people into paying him to see a movie they would not have seen otherwise. They paid him to insult and "educate" them.
Actually the movie is incredibly pro-Santa. It's single handedly the most pro-gluttony, greed, materialist Christian based holiday film I've ever seen in my life. It's basically Kirk Cameron making up reasons why holiday imagery DIDN'T come from other religions, but from The Bible, as a means to make himself feel better about celebrating Christmas.
Kirk Cameron should probably pick up a history book. Because I'm pretty sure that adopting practices from other cultures wasn't a bad thing for Christianity. And accepting that fact isn't a bad thing for Kirk Cameron
OK, that clarifies a point of confusion on my part. Apparently Jesus was actually for greed and materialism this whole time.
So its not so much "putting the Christ back in Christmas" but "violently thrusting Christmas into Christ over and over".
Still not what I or the target audiences would have expected.
I'm suddenly reminded of the "Capitalist Jesus" bit from "Capitalism: A Love Story".
"Kirk Cameron should probably pick up a history book."
Oh, there's plenty of reasons he should do that that don't involve Santa.
I never saw Kirk Camerons Saving Christmas. However, the idea that it's a Historical fact that Christmas was a Pagan Holiday that Christians took over and all the customs are Pagan isn't True.
EG, the 'Pagan"Christmas Tree began in the 1500's in Protestant Germany. If it was a Pre-Christian Pagan Custom., then why did it take centuries for it to enter the Celebration and why did the German Protestants revive it?
You'll probably call me a History denyign Apologist but, cme on, do some real Research. Look on an accredited soruce like The Encyclopedia Britannica Online. The "Pagan" Origins of Christmas, or for that matter Easter, aren't Real.
You didnt even read about this Movie did you? The guy he's tryign to convince Christmas is good to is also a Christian...
Christmas evolved over time and only 100 years ago it was for adults and not for kids. Check out the BBC Documentary.
Hearing you say that nothing ever goes away is funny, because they said the same thing about the clothing industry. they had commercials about buy American and support the apparel industry. People said it will never go away. Well it's Gone!
Car industry, USA will always be #1, Gone! Toyota is now #1
Electronics industry, No one can touch the U.S.A, Gone!
Halloween most kids on both coasts no longer go door to door.
4th of July, Fireworks are banned in most cities in California and in a ton of cities throughout the U.S. including places like Dallas.
Again they said that they could never ban fireworks in any city.
I guess me saying "Christmas isn't going away" somehow translated to "Nothing ever goes away!"
I think he was just providing examples of things that people thought wouldn't go away but did, to make the point that even things people right now think won't go away might possibly go away at some point, including Christmas.
Crystal Pepsi went away :(
Writing the phrase: "Hearing you say that nothing ever goes away is funny" implies that he said that in the video, which he didn't
As someone who lives in California, you want to know the real reason why most fireworks are banned? Especially in southern California?
How about you live in an area where you have the Santa Ana winds and chaparral plants and SEE HOW YOU LIKE IT. I would like to not have my house and loved ones all burn down, thank you very much.
And if they catch you for causing an intended wild fire (That's using fireworks, bud), that's some very serious jail time.
Plus, we still have big firework shows people can attend. My downtown area even has an annual 4th of July parade! So what's the big deal if people with no pyrotechnic skills to speak of can no longer fire them off?
And I still had kids visit my house for Halloween. Plus, there are a lot of places now that have night-overs, parties, and other things to do leading up to Halloween (Museums, zoos, malls, etc. are all getting into Halloween). And there are a lot of places celebrating Day of the Dead in addition to Halloween around here.
"Here come those Santa Ana winds again..."
If it makes you happy, Birdman doesn't come to Australia till January.
Seriously? Weirder than Oogieloves? Weirder than Myra Breckenridge? How does it stand up quality-wise against Nookie?
So Brad is going to be drunk when he goes again and accosting people in the bathroom and rambling "You guys going to go see this Kirk Cameron man saving Christmas'n shit WOOOO," sitting up and down, changing seats bowing to the audience etc.
This review was amazing! Please do a video with Brian and Jake going to see this!
fAs a Christian Kirk Cameron is an embarrassment. God in heaven this film sounds realy bad, I mean like I love Christmas also I am not a douchebag bout it like Christmas has to be about jesus type. it about what you want it to be about. What I hate is this film that suggests that atheists r whoever are trying to take Christmas away when most of them actually really love Christmas for the good feelings and compassion it inspires in people. However for the sake of banae I have top talk abot hat ral badatheist move last year the ledge where the atheist (sic) was someone who took away Patrick wlson's girlfriend es grea moral superiopriy there arsehole.
I'm a Muslim (honest). I'm trying to take Christmas away from Christians out of petty vengeance. I've never gotten a present from Santa.
And if I can't have it, NO ONE CAN!! MWA HA HA HA HA HA HAH!!!!
Well Winter Wizard .... if I buy you a choo-choo train, will it melt your icy heart?
The only way my icy heart will melt is with a cool island song :)
No, we have to thaw your heart with a warm island song.
A shitty movie that you guys actually recommend watching? This is not like you. Are you sure you guys didn't smoke a bowl before going in?
O Holy FUCK, thank you both!
I had almost given up all hope for Birdman and forgotten about it entirely until you brought it up here, and sure enough, it's FINALLY at my theater! God dammit, how long has it been showing?? Well, no matter; even if I'm the only one in the theater, I am finally watching the fuck out of it after classes Tuesday, so sweet Hanukkah Zombie, thank you both for reminding me that a lot of theaters are indeed getting it, just a lot later.
I'm finally getting my Keaton fix! It's a Christmas fucking miracle!
Speaking of bizarre xmas movies, have you ever seen Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale?
You guys did an amazing job of selling this. I had ZERO intention of ever seeing this thing but you guys make it sound so bizarre and wtf that now I'm kinda curious
Brad, I raise you one better. Character's name is "Christian White" lest we downplay of this film.
So, according to Kirk Cameron, we are living in a material world, and he is a material gir-... um... guy.
Brad talking jive. I'm dying of laughter. Help me. #BringBackCrazyShirtDay
Actually, what I thought of was "We are spirits in the material world."
Sweet! I'll be first in line to watch this when my public library inevitably buys the DVD. Might as well get some benefit from my tax dollars.
They bought 35 copies of God Is Not Dead. Thirty-five!
I can't wait for you guys to see Birdman. It was such a good movie, but not as out there as I hoped it would be.
"A lot of it takes place in a car."
Did they splice in deleted scenes of Irving?
Count me in on wanting to watch Jake and Brian review this! I don't care if you put fourty midroll ads in it, I will watch it! Do that, and make a shit ton of money, you deserve it for this!
So if Saving Christmas makes money, is he going to make a sequel Kirk Cameron Scared Stupid? And with that title, wouldn't it have to be a prequel?
And then after that, Kirk Cameron Goes To Jail. And we all know what happens in jail...
If Kirk Cameron had to go to jail... he'd be passed around like a bong at The Burning Man Festival.
If that's the direction they'll be going, I cannot WAIT until they get to "Kirk Cameron Goes to Africa"!
So I saw the trailer for this on the 14th and cut it together with Silent Night Deadly Night. Funny that you mentioned SNDN Brad. That creepy murder-face still shot really captures the imagination does it?
Okay. Now I have to see this movie.
This is everything I wanted it to be.
I'm just disappointed that Jake wasn't there with you guys. He watched The Identical and that one football movie after the Identical and Left Behind, so I thought that this would be the perfect moment to cram in just about everyone who watched these movies.
We almost certainly won't get this in Sweden. Have to wait for Netflix. :(
To be fair, Uncle Scrooge did play Ebeneezer Scrooge in the Mickey Mouse version of A Christmas Carol.
We know, but that's not what this movie was talking about.
Maybe that's the only version of "A Christmas Carol" Cameron has seen, and hasn't yet figured out it's based off a book.
Hot chocolate was invented by the Mayans, not Christians or Muslims. Muslims popularized the consumption of coffee.
This movie looks batshit. But is it "The Magic Christian" levels of batshit?
"Saving Christmas" is quite a present this holiday season! Sneak your Cameron the theatre and record this for your friends to witness! If you're not Doane anything, head for a screening. It's quite a wild Ridenour sleigh tonight!
Also, is this movie worse than "A Madea Christmas" then?
Who popularized the consumption of Tea?
so would it be wrong if that saint nick beat down scene would of had a clockwork orange music playing in the background
How packed was the theater?
So-so. A lot of old people
That's oddly comforting
hot cocoa was traced to Aztec I think. But...wow... Kirk Cameron , I liked him before I knew he was all bigoted and crap.
Aww, I'm honestly a little sad to hear that Jillian has retired from Midnight screenings. However, she KILLS in the reviewers.
Same here, I enjoyed watching her. Hopefully she hasn't retired from the site fully...
I've go to admit I always liked proper Christian Christmas rituals. Midnight mass, nativity plays and all that snizzle,
Fuck this review.
I'm taking my crockoduck and going home.
Not so fast, Kirk! We gotta save Christmas!
Hot chocolate may be a traditional Muslim thing, but it was the Mayan's that invented hot chocolate.
I think this is one of my favourite Midnight Screenings videos ever! And that's saying something - there are some pure-fucking-gold reviews in this series. The unbridled joy and enthusiasm you two have for what must be Kirk Cameron's magnum opus is both inspiring and absurdly hilarious.
Please PLEASE send the rest of Team Snob to see this thing!
Man, this shit makes me wish us godless heathens in California would get the religious movies.
The Christfags can keep the boring religious garbage that no one cares about, and the rest of us can take the fun secular shit that has fuck all to do with Christianity.
honestly I'm happy that Jillian retired from the midnight screenings. she talked way too fast and constantly made excuses about how little she sleeps. no one cares. it's annoying to listen to
Who da fuck is you to cancel crazy shirt day?
I live in the liberal San Francisco Bay Area so I doubt it'll be coming to any of our theaters. If it does however I'll sneak into a screening just out of curiosity, (otherwise Kirk can French kiss my shitty asshole).
Wow this makes me think he was or just made this as a joke but i'm not sure since he is batshit. To bad jillian is not coming anymore i liked her energy
I demand to see a review from everyone on this movie!
why stop at team snob? everyone needs to review this, from Doug, to Sage, to Linkara, to even James Rolfe.
send this to everyone.
lets see what Phelous, Film Brain, and Angry Joe has to say about this.
send this as a request to Spoony.
SEND THIS TO SPOONY!
Spoony hasn't done a movie review since X-men. *or maybe Bloodrayne, but that was really a critic review, guest starring spoony.* and before that, was Spiderman 2 the second.
so Send this movie to everyone on the internet. EVERYONE!
My god, that ghetto impression was fucking awesome.
Not that I'd expect you'd know this...Muslims invented chocolate? nope....Cocoa beans originated in S. America.
He probably meant coffee. The earliest records of coffee consumption come from the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding areas.
Hey Brad did any of you see that religious political thriller "Persecuted" with Dean Stockwell? If you didn't, you have to go see how horrendous it is.
Also Brad is there anyone who plans to review "Grace of Monaco" when comes to america on thatguywiththeglasses site? Because they should brace themselves, it's has the reputation of being the worst film ever to premiere at the Cannes film festival. It barely has ten percent on rotten tomatoes and over fifty critics have reviewed it so far.
Kirk - Hot chocolate wow. I wish I had all the hot chocolate in the world.
I have to see this. I just have to. This sounds like the best thing ever. xD
Fun fact: Glenn Beck is going to make a christmas movie in which santa is going to protect the little baby jesus. God I only hope it can be 1% as bad and funny as it sounds.
Sorry guys, but I'm gonna go ahead and sit this one out. I'll try and convince the others in my campus church group to do the same. I don't have much hope though...they took groups to see Son of God and God's Not Dead.
Seriously though, whenever I hear about Kirk Cameron, I PRAY he's just playing a character and is really committed to it.
I didn't expect to come away from this going "I'm going to get high and go see that" but there you go!
I'd rather see Birdman but we didn't even get it here :(
I'm getting very used to having to on-demand movies that should be in the theaters.
But this movie? OH YEA!!! We gots it baby :p
@14.49 I wish Brad really WAS a black guy :-(
Well, at least it's only Kirk Cameron and NOT the insane asylum warden Jack T Chick.
It seems that Kirk Cameron's "expertise" on the origins, cultural development and meaning of Christmas is as profound as his grasp on the "evolution vs. creation" debate. Homie skipped da 101s, yo! It's amazing that he can talk and control his bowels at the same time.
Hey,at least its not God´s not dead.
Well as of tonight Saving Christmas 'won' four Razzies: Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor (Kirk Cameron), Worst Screen Combo (Kirk Cameron & His Ego) [I am not making that up, that's the actual listing the Razzies used]. Shockingly, it didn't win Worst Director, that went to Michael Bay for Transformers 4.
So that all seems pretty legit. Now if the DVD comes out and says "Winner of 4 Razzies", then I can die happy (and laughing).
I'vd seen this movie and it wasn't really bad, and a lot of he Mixed Messages werenot Mixed Messages. For example, the guy in the Hospital wo died of Stage 4 Leukemia and ressurected didn't say don't go to the ospital, Prayer will heal me, he diedin he Hospital, beign attended by Medical Staff. Prayer was a Last Resort when they had absolutley nothign they coudl do to him.
I think they are overly harsh to this movie justebcause they dont liek its message, not ebcause its actually hateful.
When does this come out on DVD? My sister and I NEED to see this batshit crazy movie!
So I'm finally watching this absurdity. Ya'll never caught that "Christian" is being played as pre-cancer Walter White? The things one misses when one is too wrapped up in politics.
More importantly, what Silver Spoons is doing is pointing out that the entirety of Christian mythology is based upon Pagan nature-worship, which is the understanding of the cycles of nature and crafting allegories to fit the objective observed truth. So working from the facts and taking those backwards to the, I must say, better-read than I expected, interpretations from Kirk Christian, one can see clearly the true "genesis" of Christian mythology. Yeah, it came from European knowledge, Kirk. We gave you your creation story.
Sadly, Kirk will never admit this this, as he worships the true god of The Jews, which is the Jews themselves.
ACTUALLY, "Christian Mythology" isnt based on Oagan nature worship, and the claims you read on the net abotu the "True History" of Christianity arent actually True.
Christianity grew out of Judaism, not Paganism, and even Christmas wasnt actually OPagan. Read britannica or some other credible soruce.