The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy
- List Price: $14.99
- Binding: VHS Video
- Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
- Publish date: 10/01/2001
All the children and adults who have enjoyed the book, The Legend of the Candy Cane, and those who are new to this delightful story will be fascinated and enthralled with this wonderful animated video. Just like the book, the main story centers on the Christian symbols of the candy cane -- the letter "J" for Jesus, the Shepherd's crook, and the red stripes of Jesus' suffering -- and how the truth behind those symbols changes people's lives.
The original story from the book has been expanded to three intertwining story lines with a cast of characters that includes the towns-people who are discouraged because the railroad has passed them by and a handful of charming, talking animals. After John Sonneman rides into town and sets up his candy store, their lives are never the same.
The animated artwork, drawn by the top-notch cartoon production company that produces a number of cartoon shows for television, follows the style of the book. Well-known actors such as Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), Paige O'Hara (Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast), Bruce Marciano (Jesus in the Visual Bible: Matthew), Tom Bosley (Happy Days, Murder She Wrote), Ossie Davis (Dr. Dolittle, The Client, A Vow to Cherish), Jay Underwood (The Boy Who Could Fly), and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) provide many of the voice-overs.
This 47-minute video will entertain children while providing lots of learning opportunities for parents or teachers to point to the true meaning of Christmas.