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The Christmas Blessing (2005)

A young doctor encounters romance and deals with his past when he returns to his hometown during the holidays.

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Nathan Andrews
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Meghan Sullivan
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Charlie Bennett
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Jack Andrews
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Tucker Bennett
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Dr. Goetz
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William Bradley
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Nathan Andrews, a medical resident, goes back home to his small town after he loses a teenager on the operating table. He joins his dad and his mechanic's business and becomes a basketball coach to some youths. Here he meets Charlie and Meghan. This is based on a novel by Donna VanLiere and a continuation of "The Christmas Shoes." Meghan is trying to start up a day care business for single, working mothers and Charlie is ill. All their lives are connected and Nathan meets someone from his past. Written by soccer_player7

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Hugh Thompson reprised his role of Jack Andrews from The Christmas Shoes See more »

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Robert Layton: Who would've thought a pair of shoes could change people's lives?
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Many paths cross in this heartwarming Christmas sequel
28 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This made for TV movie is a sequel to the 2002 film, "The Christmas Shoes." Both are based on novels by Donna Van Liere. Some of the characters and cast are the same in the two films. But "The Christmas Blessing," has new characters and several more families and people whose paths cross in interesting ways.

So, this film has love and romance, healing from earlier losses and overcoming long-held periods of grieving. And, it offers some new tragedy with love, sacrifice and redemption. The plot in this film is very good, but considerably more complex than in the first film. It has many sub-plots, and for that reason, the script and direction have difficulty in places keeping the parts tightly together.

As in the first film, the cast are all very good. Again, the scenery, settings and camera work are all excellent as well. This is another very good film for the whole family, including younger children. It's a nice movie for the holidays, with Christmas again forming the main setting for the film.


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