EASTER EGG: From the Features menu, select "Stained Glass Documentary", then go right. You will see a large Easter egg. Press Enter to see David Pitts discussing the design and development of Hope's character, and showing some maquette sculpture footage.
Although this film was produced and released after The Star of Christmas (2002), that story was actually written later, as a sort of prequel. The two were written as a matched set of "bookends" for the two most important holidays in Christianity.
When the lyrics for Mr. Nezzer's song were written, the song was intended to be fast paced (like the "Bunny Song" in VeggieTales: Rack, Shack & Benny (1995)). However, when the score was composed, the song was slow. As a result, this is one of the longest (if not *the* longest) songs in VeggieTales videos.
EASTER EGG: From the main menu, select "Fun!", then go right. You will see a large Easter egg. Press Enter to see David Pitts discussing how clever editing can simplify the animation of complex scenes. He shows rough-rendered versions of the "Bob and Nezzer spinning in the factory" scene to demonstrate.
EASTER EGG: From the Fun! menu, select "Main Menu", then go left. You will see a large Easter egg. Press Enter to see some footage of the exploding factory scene with Big Idea animators inserted into the bucket.
Granny Nezzer tells Mr. Nezzer that he will have a vision - a deliberate departure from the ghosts of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol. Ghosts were deemed to be inappropriate in a Christian kids' video.
Phil Vischer originally contacted Rebecca St. James to get permission to use her recording of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" in The Star of Christmas (2002). That negotiation failed, but they remained in contact, eventually landing her the role of Hope in this video.