About the DVD: It’s Christmas Eve, and Leland Jeppson’s hope is gone. Struggling to get by in their rustic homestead, he had at least wanted to give his family a special Christmas. But with a blizzard blowing in and the train bearing their gifts nowhere in sight, it seems Christmas is just one more thing they’ll have to do without. But as dusk falls, the Jeppsons’ packages unexpectedly arrive at the post office in the not-so-nearby town. Half-blind Postman George Schow is hesitant to brave the storm, but his son, Sidney, will stop at nothing to bring Christmas to the Jeppsons—and ask their daughter, Ellen, to the New Year’s Eve dance. Now it’s up to father and son to battle fierce elements in an attempt to deliver a Christmas miracle. Don’t miss this heartwarming reminder that while God helps those who help themselves, sometimes He does so through others.
My review: Watching Christmas movies together is one of our family's favorite pastimes at this time of the year. We have tons from all different genres and all different points of view. This is one that we will be adding to our collection this year.
This one is a little bit different from a lot of movies, in part because of it's length. It's only about half an hour long. I loved the whole feel of the movie, it's set in the 1900's, during a time when the Jeppson family didn't have much. Leland, the father in this movie, is out of work, and times are hard. The family barely has enough food to eat, let alone any hope of Santa coming.
But young Sidney Schow cares for the Jeppson daughter Ellen, so when their expected packages finally arrive late on Christmas Eve, he convinces his father that they must be delivered that very night.
I was touched by this movie, I loved the way that George Schow is portrayed as almost a Scrooge figure, but his heart is not as hard as it seems and he is easily convinced to help deliver the packages. I loved the faith of the mother, Mary, in this one, she knows that Heavenly Father will provide for her family, though she has no idea how. I loved how hard Leland works for his family, he's doing everything he can to have something to give his kids, but sometimes even your best isn't good enough.
This is a heartwarming short movie your family will want to watch over and over again!
I was sent a link to watch this movie for free in exchange for an honest review.
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