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AIMAge: Over 65Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5A Christmas RomanceJanuary 4, 2020AIMAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Made in 1994, this Chistmas romance stars a much younger Olivia Newton-John and Gregory Harrison. There are also two cute girls, the older of which is actually Olivia's daughter. I would have loved hearing Olivia sing more. She did sing the first line of "Away in a Manger" while birthing a calf. The only Christian element I noted was when the younger girl asked if her deceased daddy was in heaven. There is one brief scene of the actress removing the actor's pants because they are wet with snow after his car accident. (He is wearing boxer briefs.) The main actor does get tipsy as they celebrate Christmas with a bottle of alcohol. I got this movie on sale for $1.19, so I certainly got my money's worth. The quality is not bad considering it was made 26 years ago.
BuggsMinnesotaAge: 55-65Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5Cute Storyline; not the greatest but gives valuable lessonsDecember 7, 2019BuggsMinnesotaAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3This had potential. Just so I'm clear: I really wanted to like this more. I liked the subject, the story, and actors even though this wasn't their best performances. Overall, the story was entertaining. It has great potential for discussion and teaching young kids about valuable lessons of which I'll mention a couple.
The story is about a young widowed mother, Julia, who lives with her two daughters in the house that has been in her family for over 100 years. She's behind her mortgage payments (wait... lesson #1: "over" 100 years? That's over ONE century yet they still have a mortgage? Viewers could turn that into a golden opportunity to teach about responsible money (and real estate value if the house is in poor condition). No wonder Julia struggles. Apparently her income is based on what she makes from baking banana bread (or whatever) for the local community (some of who, btw, can't afford the $5 to buy a loaf which she ends up generously donating). Lesson #2: Giving to people in need that can't afford to purchase what you make an income on.
It's basically a love story that also includes a valuable life lesson which involves doing good to those who have made (or attempt to) make your life hard. She takes in the banker who pays a visit at Christmas to inform her that the bank is taking her house. He leaves but has a car accident due to the road conditions during the storm. She takes him in and that's where it becomes a lesson -- she shows her girls what it means to bless those that "persecute" you. To those that might argue she could work on her attitude as she cares for the injured banker (Gregory Harrison), I think that her attitude is realistic to think that we all might behave or say similarly when faced with losing our home. In her defense, I can't say that I'd be very angelic in those circumstances either, particularly at Christmas time no less.
It's also a reminder that Christmas is not always "wonderful" as the song says. It can be a very difficult time financially and lonely.
There are endearing things about this movie (farm life, making the most out of what we have, value of animals). The audio is not the best, and overall quality could use redoing. Acting was somewhat subpar which I base from the two actor's performances in other movies.
I know some really liked this. I did too but I also thought it could have been better. The audio wasn't that good either. You'll have to watch it to make your own conclusion. That said, the worst part (for me) was the awful "marching" piano and horn music. To put it simply: bad. It didn't help that they used that same music to replay at the menu function. Arrgh.
Even though I have my criticisms, I still recommend it for the reasons mentioned. As much as I want to give it 4 stars -- I can't based on the audio, music, and performances. But it is worth 3 stars. :)
CAMEL5 Stars Out Of 5A CHRISTMAS ROMANCEJanuary 17, 2019CAMELQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I ENJOYED THE FILM
Zombie5 Stars Out Of 5Great Christmas MovieOctober 26, 2017ZombieQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I remembered seeing this movie awhile back, and wanted to see it again. I wasn't disappointed
MomsPelion, SCAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Sweet Christmas MovieFebruary 11, 2017MomsPelion, SCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This was a really sweet Christmas movie with a good message. The picture quality was not the best, but it was not troublesome like some of the older movies. A really young Gregory Harrison and Olivia Newton John both were very likable characters.