A Country Christmas

DVD Release: October 29, 2013
A Country Christmas
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

When a disgruntled politician leads a global campaign to ban the myth of Santa Claus, the world joins his movement, causing Santa Claus to lose his magical powers. Two children from a small farming community learn about Santa’s predicament, and attempt to help Chris Cringle regain his powers after he becomes stranded in their barn while making his final rounds around the world.

Dove Review

This is a delightful film the entire family can enjoy. When disgruntled Arizona Senator Max Schmucker campaigns against Santa Claus, a brother and sister named Zach and Miley Logan decide to fight against him, especially after Santa shows up in their own barn! His powers have weakened due to the “We don’t believe in Santa Claus” movement but Miley manages to challenge the senator to a debate on the topic. Meanwhile, Zach and Miley learn that their mother Renae’s cancer has returned. They will need two miracles by Christmas time, one that people will begin to believe in Santa again and also that a miracle happens to their terminally ill mother. But in Hope, Arizona, anything seems possible.

The acting is excellent in this movie, making the plot that could have come off as unintentionally funny instead work great. Caitlin Carmichael is outstanding as young Miley and when she turns the tears on she will touch the viewer’s heart. The kids do tell a few lies in the story to protect and cover up for Santa but the truth eventually comes out. In one nice scene Santa makes a cross necklace appear on Miley’s neck. The theme of believing when things are the worst is to be commended. We are very pleased to award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. Your family will enjoy this movie not only during the holidays, but any time they want a little old fashioned imagination and magic from a film.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: OG/OMG-2
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: The kids pretend to be sick so they can get a debate challenge done and they lie to protect Santa but the truth eventually comes out; an elf blows sleeping sand in a police officer's face after he pulls him and the others over for speeding; a woman falls on some hay but is okay.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: Phase 4 Films
Writer: Eric Brooks, Dustin Rikert, William Shockley
Director: Dustin Rikert
Producer: Eric Brooks, Dustin Rikert, William Shockley
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Kevin Pollak, Joey Laruen Adams, Trace Adkins, William Shockley, Kix Brooks, Illeana Douglas, Abraham Benribi, Jay DeMarcus, Caitlin Carmichael, Benjamin Stockham, Loren Lester