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The Christmas Shoes (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 December 2002 (USA)
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A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage.

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Maggie Andrews (as Kimberly Williams)
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Nathan Andrews
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Kate Layton
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Jack Andrews
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Dalton Gregory
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Ellen Layton
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Lily
Rhonda McLean ...
Gwen
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Tom Wilson
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Dean McGraw
Brian Heighton ...
Jake Cardwell
Geoff Herod ...
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Dr. Mather
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Dr. Julian
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Two separate stories mesh - in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife Kate are slowly drifting apart and the matter comes to a head during Christmas when Kate takes over for Maggie for the school choir and declines a job in Robert's firm. When Robert's mother passes away, he begins to reconsider things and his and Nathan's paths cross on Christmas Eve as Nathan tries to raise the money for the shoes and Robert tries to get a present for his daughter. Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com

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Trivia

The book that the screenplay was based on, was based on the lyric written by Eddie Carswell for the song of the same name - a #1 song by the group New Song. See more »

Goofs

The lights on Maggie's bed keep changing, including a scene where one panel disappears altogether (at 01:07:19 and 01:23:18). See more »

Quotes

Maggie Andrews: Honey, what's the matter?
Nathan Andrews: Your heart. I just wanted to see if it was still beating.
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Featured in The Christmas Blessing (2005) See more »

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The Christmas Shoes
Written by Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom
Performed by Newsong
Courtesy of Reunion Records
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Wonderful Movie and Song
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. The song put me to tears, but the movie was even better. I just wish that they would show it on TV again. Seems like after the first year, this was a forgotten movie. Almost like Mr. McGreggors Christmas. Once you saw it, you wanted to see it again, but it was never played again. If I could get anyone to play this movie, I would try my best to do so. There are not enough good Christmas movies out there these days. Some of the one's they are making are stupid. Why can't we put the meaning of Christmas back in movies. Like It's A wonderful life, or Miracle on 34th street, or White Christmas. We need more decent Christmas movies.


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