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The man behind such children‘s DVDs as “VeggieTales” and “Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?” has the cure for the Christmas blues.

In an interview with The Christian Post, Phil Vischer shares his opinion that secular and Christian ideas of Christmas create division. His new film, “Buck Denver Asks…Why Do We Call It Christmas?” attempts to confront this issue with puppets, playful sing-alongs and education about the holiday’s Christian connotations.

Given that Vischer made generations of children and adults laugh voicing animated vegetables and playing with puppets, it’s a safe bet he understands pursuing happiness with a biblical bent.

CP: You got your start with the computer animation cartoon “Veggie Tales.” What originally attracted you to children’s ministry?

Vischer: I started playing with puppets at six and animation at eight. I’ve been involved with them ever since. I love those genres.

I like the experience of sitting down with your family to watch a family film or a Christmas special. It’s always appealed to me. I grew up wanting to make shows like that.

CP: What has made “Veggie Tales” so successful among families?

Vischer: 92 percent of Americans believe in God. We’re obviously not averse to talking about Him – we’re adverse to boring people about Him.

There’s often over-sincerity talking about God among Christians. The last few generations really distrust that. Anyone who just talks about serious topics while looking at the camera without ever making a joke stirs distrust. Instead, talking about serious things in a light-hearted way is extremely effective.

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