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Morgan Freeman narrates this poignant retelling of the Nativity, weaving together the gospels of Matthew and Luke as it follows Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem, culminating in the touching events surrounding the birth of Jesus. An awe-inspiring musical score by The Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, captures all the power and beauty of the very first Christmas.

Ages five and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, Holiday Classics.

©1992 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

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  • I'd Rather Be Reading
  • 26-11-17

excellent performance and short

Morgan Freeman's voice is great. Excellent short reading of Christ's birth. Great length for kids without all of the bells and whistles of a kids book.

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  • HealthcoachB
  • 11-12-18

Close to Biblical narrative but not totally accurate

Morgan freeman did a great job as did the choir and musical score background. It was beautifully put together. But like many books and traditions it had the wise men coming on the night of Jesus birth which isn’t accurate nor possible if you follow the timeline. And it was a little disappointing to hear not only 3 wise men but also names which isn’t Biblically accurate nor historically proven. Other than this-which you can tell is my soapbox- it followed pretty close to the Biblical narrative.

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  • Barbara D Davidson
  • 12-02-18

Absolutely lovely!

The well-written narrative is beautifully read by Morgan Freeman, and the brilliant choral music plants this greatest of all stories deeply into the heart!

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  • katunka
  • 15-12-19

The Best True Love Story That Exists

This tells the Truth about Christmas. Christmas is Jesus's Birthday. The birth of Jesus is a True Love Story. This was told with Great back ground sound. By one of the Best narrators I listen too. I buy all I can that he reads. Jesus is the They added some words different from the Bible, but it is still the same Truth . I really like this one over the others ...

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  • Karen Bauer
  • 20-11-19

Masterful Morgan Freeman

Our family’s new “Night Before Christmas” story. Nothing beats Morgan Freeman and his gifted voice for this story. ✨ a treasure ✨

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  • Jackie
  • 13-10-19

Beautifuly told

We listened to this multiple times last Christmas season. It makes a wonderful winter bedtime story.

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  • jpalmatier
  • 03-05-19

highly recommend!!

A beautiful audio book to enjoy during the Christmas season and throughout the calendar year.

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  • Susan Irvin
  • 25-12-20

Beautiful!

I learned some things I didnt know about the story of Jesus's birth and being read by Morgan Freeman just made it 1000× better.
Great book. Highly Recommend!

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  • easterntraveler
  • 08-12-20

The savior is born

It was a great book and I liked it a lot.
I wish there was more books like this one.

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  • Joel
  • 28-10-20

Unexpectedly frightening

Contains flight into Egypt with Herod’s murder of baby boys in frightening detail for very young listeners (my daughter is 5). I am very upset because the book will not delete from my device.