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A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.

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A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receives an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly, but mysterious drifter.

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What if the world threw you a birthday party...and you weren't invited?

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Stacy Westray: So, you must be the "Jess" we've all been hearing so much about!
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One Good Carpenter can build a World of Love
20 February 2010 | by (the Bay Area) – See all my reviews

Now here is a Christmas movie with TRUE family values.

This is the story of an out-of-town carpenter, who notices a minister "trying" to build a large Nativity scene in front of his church. Jess offers to erect it, as a favor.

A high school girl needs to compose a story about Christmas, or flunk her class. Jess helps her along, and everyone else he meets.

This movie moves along pretty slowly (a definite plus for me), and shows the transformation in several people. Spirituality is different from religiosity (spiritual is about feelings ... religion is about rules). This is a feel-good movie.


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