Sunday, 1 November 2015

On Angel Wings Children's Christmas DVD Review And Giveaway

To launch this year's Christmas Present Giveaways I have a Children's Christmas DVD. On Angel Wings is a new release from Kaleidoscope films. Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo (the author of War Horse) it retells the Christmas Nativity story as seen through the eyes of a child, Amos.

Voiced by a great cast including Sir Michael Gambon and Juliet Stevenson, Dominic Cooper and Colin McFarlane, On Angel Wings was aired last Christmas on BBC1 for the first time, and from November 2nd this certificate U film is yours to own on DVD and Digital Download.

On Angel Wings Children's Christmas DVD Review And Giveaway

Amos is grown up now, and takes his own grandchildren up on to the hills to retell the story of what happened to him when he was a child. He was left to watch the sheep while the other shepherds went to follow the star, but the Angel Gabriel hoisted him into the air and took him to the stable, and he became the first visitor to greet the Baby Jesus.

The animation is stop-motion, which works very well as there isn't a great deal of movement and the film is mainly about listening to and watching the characters. The illustrations are very soft and rounded, and the faces are warm and friendly.

Children's Christmas Nativity DVD Review  On Angel Wings

All of the characters in the film are very 'normal' - children bicker and argue, and Amos doesn't say anything deep when he visits Mary and Joseph, he just makes the usual sort of comments anyone would about a baby. It makes this 28 minute DVD very watchable, and even my teenagers joined us.

Whether you believe the Nativity Story is true or not, it's a huge part of Christmas tradition and a reminder that we should all be more grateful for what we have. On Angel Wings is a nice gentle movie which is perfect for a snuggle on the sofa with your children during the dark Winter evening.

On Angel Wings Children's Christmas Nativity DVD Review

One Angel Wings is rated certificate U (suitable for all) and is available from all good stockists (rrp £12.99). Kaleidoscope Films have very kindly offered a copy of On Angel Wings as a Christmas present to one of my readers.

Entry is by Gleam form below. Gleam is fair and will randomly select a winner from all entries. I do not store any information after the giveaway ends. If you want to know more about Gleam or see my other giveaways, please see my giveaways page.

The giveaway will end at midnight Monday 30th November to allow plenty of time for Christmas postage. UK entries only, please see the bottom of the Gleam form for terms and conditions.

On Angel Wings Children's DVD Giveaway
We were sent our copy of On Angel Wings for review.

47 comments:

  1. I was the angel Gabriel in our school nativity

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  2. I played one of the angels that came down to greet the shepard's!

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  3. I was a wise king x always wanted to be Mary though x

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  4. I can't remember being anything, but would have liked to be a angel.

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  5. I was all sorts of peripheral characters but I've never been forward enough to want to be in the limelight!

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  6. I remember being a tree, not sure how that fit in.

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  7. I was always a Shepherd, which i hated as i really dislike sheep after been attacked by one as a kid

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  8. I don't remember doing a nativity but I wasn't my best in a very hot fur suit

    Kay Panayi

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  9. I played Mary in the school Nativity

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  10. I can't actually remember, I'm not even sure I was in it!

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  11. I was a angel

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  12. I was sacked as an angel for giggling. Weren't they mean!

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  13. I didn't get to be in the actual play - I was in the 'orchestra' playing the bells!!!

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  14. I was the little donkey in the stable...they didn't make me carry Mary and baby Jesus though ;)

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  15. The Innkeeper - how glamorous ! At least I got to sing a solo (I can still remember it now !)

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  16. I only remember one, and I was an angel! I'd have liked to have played the donkey :)

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  17. When didn't have school nativity plays in the States, but I think I might have been an angel at church once. I definitely sang a solo about holy one year.

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  18. I was Mary. I think it was my Catholic mum's proudest moment!

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  19. A barbie girl lol I plays weren't traditional as far as I can remember, would've loved to have played Mary

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  20. We didn't have nativity plays when I was at school but I love the idea of white robes and huge angel wings.

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  21. I was a shepherd with a tee towel on my head

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  22. I was an angel in our school play x

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  23. I was in every nativity play at school, plus I attended stage school so I did pantomime as well - and I was in the choir - christmas time was exhausting!

    My fave I played was the inn keepers wife :) I got to play against the cutest boy in school and chase him with a broom for turning away the poor pregnant lady and her hubby and I eventually found them a space to sleep in the barn :D (Ellie Spider for gleam as it signed me in as Eloise for some reason today)

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  24. The christmas penguin (of couse....)

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