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5 Stars Out Of 5
January 8, 2015
I love this DVDa must watch every season. I think it portrays well how we can get "stuck" sometimes and not really realize why since things in our life seem like every thing is fine. Sometimes we have to dig a little deeper and at the same time realize how God is always present and speaking.
A fun, funny, and moving story about a man seeking out his family history in small-town Texas. Through his search, he connects with the Christmas story, which is also part of his story. The element of mystery keeps the storyline moving along. The cast of "characters" keeps it interesting.
Christmas Child brings us into the life of Jack Davenport, a journalist who is at a cross-roads in his life. Jack's adoptive father has passed away, his wife and he are simply not getting along and he is on the cusp of turning 40. With many heart questions and quite a bit of emptiness, Jack hits the road for another inconvenient assignment from his magazine. Leaving behind an upset wife who is simply ready to close up her own heart.
The small town that Jack stops in is exactly the small town you would envision in your mind. There is a large nativity in front of the church and the town is loaded with character and characters that brought me lots of smiles and a little bit of aggravation. Almost everyone in the town is extremely open and helpful to Jack who really needs the kindness at this time in his life. The genuineness of the townspeople caused me to hope that Jack would scrap it all, grab his wife, and move there....maybe in another film?
Christmas Child is a story of searching, struggle and hope. It is a story that shows the importance of reaching out to others. There was a strong focus on adoption and redemption. I enjoyed it a great deal and highly recommend it.