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Marketing director Jack Baker is on the fast track to the top---until a wrongful accusation costs him his job. Unable to find another executive position in a shaky economy, he takes a job at a local burger joint. But when his minimum wage paycheck won't make ends meet, will his family lose everything by Christmas? Dove approved. Approx. 105 minutes.
- Deleted Scenes
- Production Diary
- Auditions Highlight Reel
- Scene Index
- Commentary with Writer/Director/Producer George A. Johnson
- English Subtitles
- Discussion Guide (PDF File)
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Catherine Stachowiak5 Stars Out Of 5A good viewDecember 15, 2015Catherine StachowiakQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this story even before I bought it and had been looking for a place to purchase it for over a year. It is cheesy, corny and silly but full of good values and a great message, that we as believers ought to give up our entitlement (materialistic and self-serving) attitudes and serve others. Our own family went through a similar thing and were never the same, so the story was very realistic.
squirrelly5 Stars Out Of 5homeless for the holidaysDecember 30, 2014squirrellyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5So touching to see a flourishing family reduced to nothing and then learn the spirit of Christmas is giving and helping others. How rewarding when he got his job back and then still gave abundantly to those in need plus teaching his children to do it as well. Great lesson. Shows how our heavenly Father rewards us for doing good when we help feed and clothe His 'sheep'. When you've done it unto the least of these, my brother, you've done it unto Me. xo
AppeyBay Area, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Liked it more than I thought I wouldDecember 1, 2012AppeyBay Area, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Though the movie started out slow and the acting isn't the best, I found that I liked this story despite the above comments. Had a very good message and because I didn't pay much for it I wasn't disappointed. Good movies with Godly story lines are hard to find and I think this one did just fine.
Ben UmnusWisconsinAge: 18-24Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5November 23, 2012Ben UmnusWisconsinAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 1Believe it or not, I remember watching this on TV once locally. It was a couple of years ago I was watching one of my local television channels when I saw this unusual obscure title on the programming list. I was reminded of Homeless for the Holidays years later while looking around online for Christian Christmas films. When I was reminded of this, I had to ask myself: "why didn't I like this again?"
Homeless for the Holidays is an independent film about a wealthy marketing director who gets fired from his job, due to a wrongfully accused situation he is pinned upon. Jack Baker with his reputation now ruined cannot find ANY job, until he pushes his way into a minimum wage fast food job. The idea of dressing up as a penguin is embarrassing enough, but things get real tough and discouraging when his power gets shut off and the bank is ready to foreclose on his house if some serious cash doesn't fall into his hands. Will his family really be homeless for this Holiday? What will Jack and his family learn? And will he ever get his job back with his reputation restored? Homeless for the Holidays had a good premise, especially because this was said to be based off of a true story. I liked the fact the movie was discouraging Christmas to be about material things, and instead was promoting something worth while like family. In fact, one might argue this might be a modern-day parable of The Book of Job.
However, overall I'm not much of a fan of this film. My first complaint is Jack Baker's personality. I get the idea you're supposed to not like Jack at the beginning of the film, because he is egotistical and obsessed with his job, but I just didn't like much of his personality throughout the entire film even when he was being humbled. Of course maybe part of this feeling comes from the fact the acting was terrible. Most of the people in this movie unfortunately sound like they're either over acting, inauthentic, or just down right cheesy. Speaking of cheesy, certain story elements I strongly felt were quite cheesy like when Jack's first dawning the Penguin suit and especially the ending itself when things just get resolved perfectly as though the accusation was never even made. Not planning to buy this movie, but if a friend gave me a choice of whether to watch Homeless for the Holidays or a Holiday Fluff film like Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero I would much-much rather watch Homeless for the Holidays.
Marilyn JeffreyWhite Lake, MiAge: Over 65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Disappointed in story line and actingJanuary 25, 2011Marilyn JeffreyWhite Lake, MiAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I was very corny, poor story line put together, very boring was totally disappointed in the way it was done.
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