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Christmas in Canaan (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  12 December 2009 (USA)
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DJ and Rodney don't like each other from the start. Rodney thinks DJ is an ignorant white farm boy, and DJ thinks Rodney acts too smart for his own good. After a school bus scuffle between ... See full summary »

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Tom Heaton ...
Wylie
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Young Sarah (as Jessica Mcleod)
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Candus Churchill ...
Eunice
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Shoup (as Julian D. Christopher)
Paul Herbert ...
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DJ and Rodney don't like each other from the start. Rodney thinks DJ is an ignorant white farm boy, and DJ thinks Rodney acts too smart for his own good. After a school bus scuffle between the two, DJ's father and Rodney's grandmother come up with a clever solution that brings the boys closer than either of them would like. Living in Canaan, Texas in the 1960's does not make it easy for a black boy and a white boy to forge a friendship. It is only amid the magic of an unforgettable Christmas that DJ and Rodney discover a land of milk and honey where hope and love make all the difference. Written by Anonymous

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Canaan, Texas is a small town northeast of Denton, Texas, near the Oklahoma border. See more »

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Followed by Christmas Comes Home to Canaan (2011) See more »

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Swing Down Sweet Chariot
Performed by The Crownsmen Quartet
Featuring: Ronald Ray Cyrus, Bill Watkins, Ronnie Large, Mike Barber & Donny
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Great family film with a wonderful message!
7 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so privileged to be invited to attend an advanced screening of this film and absolutely loved it! It's such a breath of fresh air to know that quality content like this is going to be on TV.

Billy Ray was absolutely wonderful as the dad, and the kids all did a great job as well, I thought.

For those of you that haven't read it, I also recommend checking out the book after you watch the movie this weekend :) It's a very easy read, extremely touching and has a great message.

I recommend this movie to everyone...young and old...I think we can all learn something from it!


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