Journey to Christmas is a four part documentary series with one hour episodes, following the journey of Five diverse people as they experience the Holy Land for the First time.
Their goal?To discover if there is more to Christmas than what we typically experience here in North America. Guided by a local scholar and other experts, viewers will watch as the Christmas story unfolds through the eyes of each member on this pilgrimage as they search for answers to their questions about the deeper meaning of Christmas.
How do you make the story of Christmas come alive to a 21st Century audience? This was the challenge we faced with our Journey to Christmas documentary series. The Biblical Nativity story is rooted in history but for many in North America the crazy pace of Christmas festivities has drowned out the true meaning of Christmas.
We may have a few Christmas card images of Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem, or Wise men riding camels en route to worship the King, but the ancient story is lost in North America’s focus on shopping, decorating and gift-giving.
So we decided to take five people who had never been to Israel to the Holy Land asking “Is there more to Christmas than what we experience in North America?”