Michael McLean Forgotten Carols DVD
  

Monday, December 21, 2020

Michael McLean Forgotten Carols DVD

We were so excited to get to see Michael McLean's Forgotten Carols DVD, new this year!

In this post I'll share our thoughts about the new theatrical version and where you can get your hands on a copy of the DVD, the music, and the ornaments.


What is The Forgotten Carols?



The Forgotten Carols musical shares the story of a nurse whose life is changed when a new patient of hers teaches her the spirit of Christmas through the stories of characters from the Christmas story who are often forgotten. The accounts (given in the form of carols written by McLean) help the nurse to remember what the world has forgotten about Christmas and, eventually, to write a carol of her own.

I've loved The Forgotten Carols since the first time I saw it way back in 2002 when I was living in Idaho as a University student. Then, 16 years later, I finally got to see the show live again with my family when we were living in Utah!  This show and its music really have a special place in my heart.  

Michael McLean's Forgotten Carols DVD


We listen to the music on CD every year (and often during the year), but now that we live in Canada we don't live near the areas where the play is put on, so we can't see it live anymore.  I was thrilled when Michael announced that the cast and crew would be producing a big-screen adaptation of the musical for 2020!

Here's a Film Trailer:
 


Changes to The Forgotten Carols 2020


We watched it as a family this past weekend and we agree that it is as close as you can get to seeing it live but you get to be on your own couch, in your own living room, with your own Christmas tree in the background (and your own snacks too). 

Michael McLean Forgotten Carols DVD
Michael McLean's The Forgotten Carols

There were several additions and adjustments to the story including some additional narration and explanation of things that were only hinted at in the original. We felt the changes really enhanced the story. This was especially apparent as one of our daughters was able to make connections she had missed when she saw the musical on-stage a couple of years ago.
                                                                                                
In addition to changes in the script, we really liked the modern effects that were used for the backdrops!



The Forgotten Carols musical is a funny, touching and inspiring show that can help you to make connections between the characters and yourself as you see how human and fallible they are. I encourage you to see it- there's a good chance it'll become a beautiful Christmas tradition for your family as it is for ours.


How to Get Forgotten Carols Tickets


Here's where you can get your Forgotten Carols Tickets to see the big-screen adaptation in theatre! If you don't live near one of the theatres showing it, you can buy the Forgotten Carols DVD or stream it on Living Scriptures.


Forgotten Carols Songs & Ornaments


You can buy the CD or the digital download of the Forgotten Carols songs (I highly recommend it- it is one of my absolute favourite Christmas CDs that I love to listen to every year!).  

You can also get a set of Forgotten Carols ornaments on their website!


Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the Forgotten Carols DVD to facilitate this post. All opinions shared are, as always, my own.



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16 comments:

  1. I don't think I've heard of this. I'll check it out. It helps a lot that so many of these types of programs are available for online streaming now too.

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    1. Yes, I'm so glad we have that option! & I was happy that they happened to already be planning to record this this year- perfect timing!

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  2. This sounds like such a great show! I love musicals, and I'm always eager to find a new Christmas-themed anything.

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  3. I would love to see a new Christmas themed musical this time of year. I do love those movies and songs we hear every year but it is nice to see something I am not familiar with too.

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  4. I love musicals and this one looks fun! A DVD is especially nice since theatres are closed.

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    1. It IS really fun! :) & yes, I'm so glad they had a DVD for this crazy year!

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  5. This time of year I listen to Christmas-themed songs all day long! This ones sounds like a good one.

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    1. I love it when Christmas music plays on the radio all day every day this time of year! ;) haha

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  6. I hadn't heard of this musical. I will definitely check it out. My girls love musicals.

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  7. I have never heard of this before! I'd love to check it out since I love anything Christmas!

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  8. I'm glad that DVD's are still out there! This good musical show is something you can't find on Netflix. Love it.

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~Heather Lynne

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