Today we were lucky enough to be asked if we would like to attend the film premiere of Nativity 3: Dude, Where's my Donkey? on behalf of Save the Children for their Christmas Jumper Day. I eagerly said yes, and then watched the trailer. For some reason I thought it would be a cartoon type film. Nope. I was wrong. I asked Grandma M and Grandad if they would like to come too if I could get enough tickets, and they happily said yes... I was thinking if S didn't have the patience they would be able to stay with J so she wouldn't miss out. Thankfully, we were allowed all of us to attend. So THANK YOU!! We made a family occasion out of it, and met up earlier then the start so we could have a coffee and breakfast.
It was then time for the 'festivities' to start. We were all dressed in our Christmas Jumpers, and I was feeling a tad embarrassed being in them so early, but when we arrived, I needn't have. We were greeted my balloon modellers who happily made donkeys and reindeer. We were also given an elf's hat each too.
Then we made our way for the girlies to have their face painted. Going back a year ago, both girls freaked out at the thought, today they happily sat and had it done.
S chose a red glittery stocking for her cheek.
....and went Frozen type theme with glittery snowflakes.....
We where then pointed in the direction of writing a letter to Santa. Grandma helped S so Santa could understand the scribbles.
The girls then posted each of their letters.... so Santa, please let us know if they don't arrive....
After our letters to Santa was posted, it was time to pose with the cast of the show, and become a part of the cast too for a poster. Grandma M actually was wearing a green top, so had to wear her jacket over her Christmas Jumper so she wouldn't disappear into the background.... good old green screens are magic aren't they?
After all the fun festivities, we then purchased a snack pack for the girlies consisting of some sweets, popcorn and a fruit shoot for £3.50. However after getting into the film, we needn't have worried as there was snacks provided too. We have been spoilt. So again, Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day... THANK YOU!!
The film started almost straight away, which was handy as the girls didn't get time to get bored, and both were watching it. Up to this point the only other film they have sat and watched all the way through was Disney's Frozen.
The film is a great family film, and even though my almost 3 year old enjoyed it, my 5 year old was laughing, on the edge of her seat, and smiling all the way through it, as well as Grandma, and Grandad, and I must admit, I even laughed out loud at points too. The film is a U rating, so it is a perfect film for the Christmas treat. It is about a dad & teacher who looses his memory after being kicked in the head by a donkey. A non qualified teacher and all the children then try and help him get his memory back, so he can remember his life, daughter and the lady he is going to marry on Christmas eve. Even Santa makes an appearance, and little J gasped with excitement when she saw him. There is also a flash mob dance competition thrown in to the mix too, with lots of singing which probably helped keep my girls attention. I'm worried ill give away the story line, so will leave my review there. But I will just say, we saw it as 3 generations, and we all really enjoyed it, was a great way to start our festivities.
So if you want a light hearted Christmas film to treat your family to this year, why not try this?
AND.... if you want an excuse to get your Christmas Jumper out, make sure its out for an airing on Friday 12th December for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day. You can find out more here.
I was given free tickets as a family to see Nativity 3 on behalf of Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. All words, photos and opinions are my own.