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Christmas Child (2004)

A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.

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Credited cast:
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Jack Davenport
Tonya Bordeaux ...
Alicia
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Michael Curtis
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Meg Davenport
Theresa Browning ...
Mom
Vicki Taylor Ross ...
Naomi Williams
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Mrs. Schneider
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Joe
Rebecca McCauley ...
Vanessa
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Jimmy-James
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Piano Player
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Jeremiah Diamond ...
Craig
Mary Donnelly-Haskell ...
Cindy
Jessica Dyer ...
Rebecca
Nicole Fancher ...
Caroler
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A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.

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9 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Buon compleanno, Jack!  »

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The radio announcer refers to the local area as West Texas. However, he also references a listener in Deaf Smith County, which is located in the Panhandle. No one in Texas refers to the Panhandle as West Texas. They are two completely separate regions. See more »

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Well Pay Attention
28 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has lots of themes in it. Most of all it has deal with "finding family", "What is family", and what secrets are worth keeping. Most of all what price people pay for keeping those secrets.

This is one of those rare films that you can not multi-task while watching. You need to pay attention to the details otherwise you can easily lose track of people's names and motivations.

In this film Bill Ewing's holiday film Christmas Child concerns Jack (William R. Moses), a reporter who has been having a difficult time getting much joy out of his life. Both his wife (Megan Follows) and his job fail to revive his spirits. While he is working on a story in Dallas, TX, he comes across a photograph that gets his attention. The photograph leads him to Clearwater, TX, where he learns about the town's ornate nativity scene and confronts his past and maybe can lead him to a happier future.

This film is well made. Its heart is in the right place. I am glad that the makers of this film did not portray "Small Town" USA as bunch of hicks.

If you like stories without Hobbits & Super Heroes then watch this. Trust me it is much better than most of those films.

This is a nice films for adults. Kids will be bored.


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