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'Why the Nativity?' WATCH as Dr. David Jeremiah Brings Christ's Birth to Life in New Docudrama

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WASHINGTON – With the Christmas season upon us, billions of people around the world are preparing to celebrate the holiday. But what about Christ's birth? 

In his new docudrama, Why the Nativity? Dr. David Jeremiah aims to lay out the case for the true reason for the season.   

Produced by Jeremiah and his Turning Point Studios production company, the film tells the story of the nativity, pulling information from both the Old and New Testaments. 

"It's a story that's just begging to be shown," Jeremiah told CBN News. "Obviously there's no way you can show it and have it be everything it should be but we came close and I'm really excited about it."

In a script narrated by Jeremiah, he answers a host of weighty questions, including: 

  • Why the virgin Mary? 
  • Why a carpenter named Joseph? 
  • Why did poor shepherds and wealthy kings bow down to worship a newborn king?

And perhaps more importantly: 

  • Why should we care some 2,000 years later and what should the baby in the manger mean to us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas? 

Jeremiah hopes viewers will glean the continuity of the nativity story from the film. 

"So many people who watched it in the early stages told me, this movie puts the story together so that all of the things make sense," he said. "The timing of the Wise Men, the anxiety of Joseph during the period when he didn't know what was going on."

The docudrama runs about 80 minutes and is already a huge hit. Close to 5 million people have already watched Why the Nativity? on YouTube alone. 

The film will also be screened at the Museum of the Bible through the first part of January. It's also available to churches for streaming on Jeremiah's website.

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Jenna Browder co-hosts Faith Nation and is a network correspondent for CBN News. She has interviewed many prominent national figures from both sides of the political aisle, including presidents, cabinet secretaries, lawmakers, and other high-ranking officials. Jenna grew up in the small mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied journalism. Her first TV jobs were at CBS affiliates in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Monroe, Louisiana where she anchored the nightly news. She came to Washington, D.C. in 2016. Getting to cover that year's