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Friday, April 3, 2009

Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol Review & Giveaway!!!


Just in time for Easter, BigIdea has re-released one of their beloved tales, "An Easter Carol."

If you are unfamiliar with Veggie Tales, it's a group of talking vegetables, lead by Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber that bring moral messages to children in a fun and interesting way! They have musical numbers, silly songs, quirky characters and zany plots that kids love! I was first introduced to these guys when I was in high school and they'd play the silly songs at a Wednesday night church function. It's great that my children can enjoy them still to this day!

An Easter Carol highlights old Nebbie K. Nezzer, who is always looking to make a quick buck while someone else slaves away for this to happen. Mr. Nezzer wants to produce mass quanitites of plastic eggs in time for Easter and works his mechanical chickens to the breaking point. Cavis and Millward (Bob and Larry) decide to teach Mr. Nezzer what Easter is really about and that it isn't just bunnies, eggs, toys and candy!

There is also a music box angel character named Hope that is voiced by Grammy Award winning artist Rebecca St. James. The newly released DVD is full of cool bonus features, like karaoke, an easter egg hunt, trivia, games and more! Feel free to check out the An Easter Carol trailer for a preview!

Family Time Factor: I actually enjoy watching Veggie Tales with my kids! The stories are clever, the music is catchy, and it's a pleasant way to spend some time together. I think that it can be enjoyed my pretty much every age group.

MOTR Grade: A-

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

One lucky winner will receive this DVD! I will choose the winner via random.org on April 13. Entries will be accepted through noon. Contest is only open to U.S. and Canada residents.

To enter:

1) Let me know about something special you do for your children for Easter or something that you did as a child for Easter that you remember well.

2) Follow or subscribe to my blog, or follow me on Twitter.

3) Post a link to this giveaway on facebook, your own site or twitter and then return here with to let me know!

That's it! Good luck!

91 comments:

  1. First off, we remember the true meaning of Easter with Resurrection Eggs which instructions I found online. As we work on coloring our own eggs, we open and discuss the Resurrection Eggs.

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  2. We go to church and then have a picnic with the whole family. Dying easter eggs the night before is always special! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. We love Veggie Tales! For Easter we usually have an Easter egg hunt in the backyard with extended family. Pretty basic!

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  4. I follow your blog and just became a follower on Twitter.

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  5. Every year on Good Friday we go out for lunch. We go to the same place every year. Then we go to my sister's house and color eggs with my sister and her children. I always buy egg decorating kits after Easter so we usually have a bunch to choose from so we create a variety of eggs. We color at least 5 or 6 dozen eggs. My sister makes some deviled eggs and we all have a great time.

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  6. My daughter loves Veggie Tales. We always have an Easter egg hunt for my daughter just like I had when I was a kid.


    abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. We prefer to call it Resurrection Sunday rather than Easter but we do refer to it as the Easter season including Palm Sunday, and Good Friday. Our family gets together after church and has a special Sunday dinner followed by an egg hunt, but no Easter Bunny. Jesus arose not a rabbit.

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  8. I remember my mother would fill plastic eggs with candy and hide them around the house. They had my initial or my sister's and we only searched for our own.

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  9. put money in easter eggs and hid them for each child . mverno@roadrunner.com

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  10. my daughter will take her to an easter egg hunt and in the house will hide some eggs for them also...thanks for the great giveaway

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  11. I always made up Easter baskets myself and didnt just buy one of those big showy expensive ones at the store! I used the same special baskets each year and picked out candies and small toys, jewelry for the girls,etc.

    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  12. I remember my Mom used to write out clues, and hide them in different place in the house, and we kids used to run around looking for our next clue till we finally found our baskets, it was great fun, thanks.

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  13. When I was a kid we would go to church as a family and come home to an easter egg hunt !

    My kids grew up the exact same way and now its my grandchildren's turn!

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  14. I subscribe to your blog!





    I follow you on Twitter
    greeeneyedwhwom(twitter name)

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  15. I shared this on my Facebook page.



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  16. I also shared your giveaway on Twitter

    greeeneyedwhwomhttp://www.momontherandom.c... Win Veggie Tales: Easter Carol!!

    greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  17. We always do an Easter egg hunt with their cousins.

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  18. we go all out with the egg hunt - pretty much anyone under the age of 40 hunts

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  19. http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1453030387

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  20. lways focus on Christ and how he died for us so we can live again. Instead of individual easter baskets we put one big one on the kitchen table. We hace given the kids a Veggie Tales video in the basket every year. We also get them bubbles and sidewalk chalk and a little bit of candy. The kids love easter egg hunts too!

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  21. the kids will enjoy watching this...thanks :)

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  22. My kids love the Veggie gang!

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  23. My son and nieces all get together to go visit the Easter bunny and then decorate eggs. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I have an Easter egg hunt for my kids. We hid everything, the eggs, chocolate bunny and then finally the basket which usually has 1 or 2 toys in it and some candy.

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  25. When I was young our church had an Easter egg hunt that I loved every year!! My children have loved the one our neighborhood has every year now!!

    reaganandromeo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. We play a game called find the Easter eggs.We hide candy eggs and the kids look for them.Every Easter Sunday.It's become a tradition at our home.

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  27. Ahhh there was nothing like getting that awesome Easter Basket... hidden somewhere of course so I had to hunt a bit for it.

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  28. We would get up early and hunt eggs then we would always go to church. After church I would have to hide the eggs over and over

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  29. started following you on twitter

    bellows22

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. After church we get all the kids together at my parents and then grandparents homes to hunt eggs and eat a large dinner! I also put together a basket filled with stuff for my sons!
    kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

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  31. I remember the year I went to the community egg hunt. They gave the little kids AND their parents a full five minutes ahead of the older ones. I was about 8 and only found one piece of candy because all the adults saw them and pointed them out to the two and three year olds so they had about 10 times more than the 4-10 year olds. My aunt lived near the park so I went there after the egg hunt, and my lone piece of candy -- a chocolate covered marshmellow easter egg was sat on by my mother (accidently) and I couldn't even eat it because she sat on it so long it was all smushed and gooey. That was a big disappointment.

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  32. I remember one time entering an egg decorating contest as a kid and winning. I got to pick out a dress from JC Penney's that I wore to visit my grandfather in a nursing home.

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  33. My children and I always color Easter eggs together usually the Saturday before. My husband and I also get the girls Easter baskets filled with all kinds of goodies, not too much candy! Then we have a great Easter dinner together. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  34. I am also following your blog.

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  35. I am also following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/1463978372

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  36. We hide the kids' surprises in ridiculously obscure places so the hunt is as much fun as the actual goodies

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  37. We always hide Easter baskets in our house. The hunt is on after we get home from church. Thank you for the fun give-away.

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  38. We always have a nice dinner together.

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  39. We go to church to remember the true meaning of Easter then go home and have a huge family get together with lots of food and hidden eggs. Lots of fun. Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  40. Hiding the Easter baskets is one of the big ones. The kids love it, and I enjoy hiding them

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  41. We hide plastic Easer eggs with candy in them for the kids, they love to have their Easter egg hunt!

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  42. my mom always dressed my 2 sister and I up in new dresses and purses etc for easter:)

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  43. We love coloring eggs, and doing hunts, making a ham ! Thanks for the chance.

    mogrill@comcast.net

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  44. we do a hunt every year, I remember doing them every year growing up and now my children do it

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  45. Christina - xristya@rock.com - First of all, I dropped by from Book Room Reviews. Secondly, as a child I grew up Ukrainian-American and learned to make intricate wax-resist Ukrainian Easter eggs which were also very rich in symbolism. I have fond memories of everyone in the family sitting around the round kitchen table my father had made us, sharing beeswax and making Ukrainian eggs!

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  46. Nothing beat dyeing the Easter eggs and ensuing hunt. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  47. As a child, I remember it being a big deal to go out and get that special dress...complete with a hat, for Easter. I have carried on that tradition, and my daughter now loves our annual Easter dress purchase. This year we have dresses that match, and we are both delighted.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  48. I remember searching for our Easter Baskets was fun. This year I am going to hide Easter eggs for my son for the first time! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  49. I am a follower. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  50. We keep away from the consumerism (yes we still have Easter baskets) but we don't try to dress showy at church. We have a family meal. Somewhere along the way my father says, "He is risen" and we say "He has risen indeed." just like when he was while pastoring a church.

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  51. We go to church and then we eat breakfast at church with our church family. There is an egg hunt in the park for the kids too. We also got to the dog egg hunt which benefits the APA here and the dog just loves it.

    There is also dyeing the eggs and finding the easter baskets that the Easter bunny hid.

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  52. We go to church and spend the rest of the day with the extended family.

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  53. When I was a child, we would make "Easter nests" in my grandma's yard. We would dig out a small hole, line it with green grass, and decorate it with flowers. Then we would check the nest a couple of hours later and find colored bunny eggs in it!

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  54. I will be coloring eggs with my toddler grandson this Easter.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I follow.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. We hide the kids Easter baskets the night before and then we have multiple easter egg hunts that day.

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  57. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted: qwills2cats

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  58. As a child we used to dip boiled eggs into food coloring.

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  59. We always have easter dinner\brunch with family. Always with a ham.

    thanks for the great offer

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  60. We remember the true meaning of Easter-Christ's resurrection, we go to church service and have a fancy dinner.

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  61. We always dyed eggs and I would always try the wax thing of drawing designs and redipping in different color dyes. I invariably made a mess but my mom never stopped me from experimenting.

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  62. When we were little, we would have Easter egg hunts, and at the end, we would find our Easter basket! So instead of giving them to us, we had to search for them!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  63. I make special baskets for my kids, not the premade ones, just like my mom did for me.

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  64. We have a tradition of going to church and an Easter egg hunt at home following service.

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  65. I remember as a child my mom or my grandma used to buy me a pretty Easter dress to wear to church every year that was complete with white glove and a hat. We would always to to church and the day before Easter go to the Easter egg hunt at the city park. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  66. We always have a lot of fun dying eggs.

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  67. We don't "do" the Easter bunny, but we do usually go to church (if I'm not stuck at work like today) and dye/hide eggs. I remember fondly as a little girl getting all dressed up for church, finding eggs at Grandma's and then my Grandpa would always peel and eat them! :)

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  68. I loved getting little chicks for Easter. Unfortunately that was the 60's when they were dyed different colors and they didn't last long. Sorry PETA.

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  69. we always watch easter vidios and dye our eggs then hide the baskets .

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  70. Growing up we always had an easter tree made from a sprouting lilac branch. I want to start doing that!

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  71. Coloring eggs & having a hunt is a fun tradition that we have carried on with our kids.

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  72. I always throw my kids an Easter egg hunt as I had as a child!

    tweetyistruckin@yahoo.com

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  73. We put candy in easter eggs and hid them for the grandkids.

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  74. I remember dying Easter eggs various colors.

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  75. We colored eggs for easter but then we made cards and walked down to the nursing home (only a few blocks from our home) and handed out colorful eggs and cards.

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  76. I follow on twitter now and twittered check out cleorose05

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  77. We exchange baskets and have brunch with the grandparents

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  78. We dye eggs and have an Easter egg hunt. We go to church and then meet with other family members for a delicious lunch. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

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  79. My parents would take us to church and then we'd have an easter egg hunt in our backyard.

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  80. Going to church and having a big family dinner together :)

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  81. We color eggs together on the Saturday before Easter.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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