When Mandie Shaw is thrust into Miss Heathwood’s School for Girls at Christmastime, she struggles to grasp the boarding school’s new rules and the finer points of high society. As Mandie tries to stay out of hot water with Miss Heathwood and discover what the headmistress seems to have against Christmas, she stumbles upon a mystery in the school’s forbidden attic. Will Mandie ignore the warning to flee or try to get to the bottom of the strange noises beyond the boarded-up doors? Uncovering the truth may lead to telling a lie, but it might also unlock the memories of a long-forgotten Christmas.
Introducing Kelly Lynn Washington in the title role, Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas is the third film adapted from the Lois Gladys Leppard book series, which boasts over 7 million copies in print. The DVD includes behind-the-scenes videos and outtakes, a gallery of over 1,700 photos, and a printable discussion and activity guide for families.
The charming and lovable Mandie is back with cute a story about her Christmas at the girls’ boarding school. As always she can find a mystery to solve, a person to help and along the way have to find a way to get as well as remember manners and etiquettes. It is another wonderful adventure with Mandie and her friends at the school.This story is one that portrays the goodness of helping others, and not giving up hope and faith. Sometimes when Mandie tries to help, she finds herself in trouble for not following the rules and asking God to help her. When she asks her Uncle Ned why her prayer is not answered he gives her some advice that is helpful to all of us. Ned tells her that sometimes when we ask God for an answer to our problem and don’t get one right away, maybe it is because He wants us to figure it out for ourselves.
This is a wonderful movie that the entire family will enjoy. This is wholesome entertainment for everyone. With pride, we award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.