Christmas Movie Advent Calendar Day 20: The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story movie sceneIt is Christmas, so what better movie to be at No. 6 in Disc Dish‘s countdown of the 25 best Christmas movies than The Nativity Story? The film does, afterall, chronicle the whole reason for Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (director of the original Twilight movie), the 2006 award-winning Nativity Story covers the Bible story including the visit of the Angel Gabriel with his important request, the wise men who foresee the divine birth and the king who feels threatened by the prophecy and retaliates.

The beautifully shot PG-rated drama stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary (Whale Rider) and Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood) as Joseph, who travel to Bethlehem where Jesus will be born. Also in the film are Ciaran Hinds (Road to Perdition) as Herod, Shohreh Aghdashloo (X-Men: The Last Stand) as Mary’s cousin Elizabeth and Alexander Siddig (Clash of the Titans) as the Angel Gabriel.

The Nativity Story is available on DVD from Warner Home Video.

Check out the rest of the Disc Dish Christmas Movie Advent Calendar.

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.