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The Star of Christmas (2002)

Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps, respectively--two jingle writers based loosely on Gilbert and Sullivan. The setting is 1880s London, and... See full summary »

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Wiseman Pea (voice)
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Charles Pincher / Walla Group (voice)
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Larry the Cucumber (Millward) / Jean-Claude Pea (Winston) / Jerry Gourd (Constable) (voice)
Jim Poole ...
Scooter (Moyer) (voice)
Jackie Ritz ...
Madame Blueberry (Miss Effie Pickering) / Laura Carrot (voice) (as Jacquelyn Ritz)
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Scallion #3 (Tradesman) (voice)
Lisa Vischer ...
Phil Vischer ...
Pa Grape (Seymour) / Bob the Tomato (Cavis) / Percy Pea / Phillipe Pea / Archibald Asparagus (Arthur Hollingshead) / Jimmy Gourd (Plumber) / Mr. Lunt (Prince Frederick) / Mr. Nezzer (Uncle Ebeneezer) (voice)
Shelby Vischer ...
Annie (Abigail) (voice)
Josh Vulcano ...
Angel Pea (voice)
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Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps, respectively--two jingle writers based loosely 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 Church 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-page 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. Written by Jonathan A. Cullum

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29 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Big Idea's VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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EASTER EGG: From the Features menu, select "Progression Reel", then go left. You will see a large Star. Press Enter to see Tim Hodge discussing playing the harmonica in the film. See more »

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Arthur Hollingshead: The star hasn't been publicly displayed since February 12, 1803, due to the perceived security risks from the reigns of King Charles the Greedy and Cedric the I'll-Eat-Anything-Star-Shaped!
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Followed by VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty (2010) See more »

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First Big Break
Written by Phil Vischer
Arranged by Kurt Heinecke
Produced by Chris Davis
© 2002 Bob & Larry Publishing
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One of the best VeggieTales videos of them all
12 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

"The Star of Christmas" is perhaps my favourite in the VeggieTales series. The two strongest characters, Bob and Larry, take the largest roles as Cavis and Millward, a couple of two-bit commercial producers in London circa 100 years ago. They get an opportunity to produce a big musical production for Christmas that will "teach London how to love".

For those familiar with the Veggies, there are no surprises, just the characters playing their parts perfectly. Bob is wonderfully indignant and stubborn, Larry is (as usual) silly and innocent. The supporting cast is great too (with my favourites, the French peas, in fine form).

Bar none, the scene of Cavis and Millward being chased by Moyer the Destroyer (Scooter the Carrot) is my favorite from every one the Veggie videos. Trying to explain it can't do it justice, so I won't try, but listening to Moyer's diatribe while the chase is on is just priceless.

Also outstanding about this video is not just the good funny bits and the usual Christian values, but the emotional kick is a good deal stronger as well. Especially the final scene. Lisa Vischer's rendition of "Oh Come, Emannuel" is breathtaking, and darned-near brings tears to my eyes whenever I hear it.

I can't help but think that they produced this video with the intention of trying to get it on broadcast TV. There is no leading or trailing scenes from the kitchen as in most of the videos, no Silly Song intermission, and very distinct "breaks" in the story that could be used for commercial interruptions. Oh, and the duration of the video is 44 minutes, perfect for making into a 1 hour television special.

Anyways, this remains my favourite in a very good series. Always looking forward to the next one, though.


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