Bullfrog Films
53 minutes
Grades 3-12, College, Adult

Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete
Produced by Rhombus Media

DVD Purchase $59, Rent $25
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $25

US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-93777-204-7
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-777-8

Subjects
Canadian Studies
Christmas Carols
Creativity
Holidays
Humanities
Music
Performing Arts

Awards and Festivals
Gold Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition
Silver Rose, Golden Rose Festival of Montreux
5 Nominations, Gemini Awards
Finalist, The New York Festivals
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film Festival
The Canadian Brass
A Christmas Experiment

The kids of the Canadian Brass help create a unique Christmas pageant.

"Yes, Virginia, there is a musical Christmas special with taste." The (Toronto) Globe and Mail

The top brass quintet in the world recruits their own kids to help create a unique Christmas pageant. Together they weave a tapestry of visual elements through 15 segments, each built around a particular Christmas carol.

The Brass are costumed, according to the dictate of the kids, as musical wind-up toys, angels, the Three Kings, a Christmas tree and Santa Claus. What results is a festive and spontaneous "free for all" where the kids run the show and where the Brass playfully indulge in their own experiment.

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/cb.html

Reviews
"The Canadian Brass has earned its widespread appeal by combining superb musicianship with humor and theatricality - The sense of genuine warmth and good cheer generated by viewing this film might be a perfect cure for holiday cynicism or stress in this or any other year."

Richard McRae, Associate Librarian, University at Buffalo Music Library MC Journal: the Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

"Yes, Virginia, there is a musical Christmas special with taste."
The (Toronto) Globe and Mail