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Phil Vischer
Animation Direction:
Chris Olsen
David Pitts
Tim Hodge

Tim Hodge

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David Pitts

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Phil Vischer

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Phil Vischer
Mike Nawrocki
Jacquelyn Ritz
Lisa Vischer
Dan Anderson
Jim Poole
Tim Hodge
Mike Sage

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Kurt Heinecke
Christopher Davis

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Big Idea Productions

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Warner Home Video
Word Entertainment

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October 24, 2002

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50 minutes



The Star of Christmas is the 18th episode of the VeggieTales animated series and the second holiday special in that series. It was released on October 24, 2002 and on August 2004 an then on March 2007 in Holiday Double Feature with its earlier episode The Toy That Saved Christmas. Like the other holiday episodes, it has no. 8. A Lesson in… True Love subtitle and countertops. A message, however, is that you can teach people to love through pomp and flash, but rather that love must come from the inside; Jesus was sent on Christmas to help enable such a change, and He is the true "Star of Christmas".

The show is set in London in 1882 and has a definite Charles Dickens quality to it. Indeed, the sequel, An Easter Carol, features the same characters and the same setting and is a direct parody of the Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.

This wanted to go in a VeggieTales compliation Silly Little Thing Called Love.

The story of The Star of Christmas centers on two would-be operatic composers who are based on W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. 321 Penguins has spoofed Gilbert and Sullivan's work in Lyle the Kindly Viking an (specifically The Mikado) in Sumo of the Opera. In this episode however they spoof the people, Gilbert and Sullivan, themselves.


Bob The Tomato and Larry The Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps, respectively--two jingle writes based loosley on Gilbert and Sullivan. The setting is 1880s London, and they've written a musical called "The Princess and the Plumber", which they plan to open on Christmas Eve. Cavis thinks the production will "teach London how to love". But children at nearby St. Bart's Chruch are planning a nativity play for the same evening, and they plan to feature the Star of Christmas, a religious artifact unseen by the public for decades. The London Post Gazette writes a front-story about the nativity play and the Star, and Cavis and Millward hatch a plan to make their musical better than the children's play. In the end, they learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

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