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Ashley lives in the fast lane until a handyman invades her life and she's directing a Christmas play for underprivileged kids. She runs into her ultimate soul mate. They may live happily ever after unless her step brother gets her killed.

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Eighteen-year old Ashley's life is headed in the wrong direction. She's been hanging out with a bad crowd and seeking an escape from the drama at home. Everything begins to change when a handyman working on the family's house encourages her to volunteer for a Christmas play with underprivileged children. Ashley finds purpose by helping people in need and uses that to help heal her troubled family. Together, they discover the impact one person can make through the gift of giving. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the greatest gifts are the ones you already have.


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Das ist Weihnachten  »

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Sections of this film were shot at the Will Rogers High School, a beautiful example of art deco architecture. But the Girl's Washroom, where scenes between Ashley, played by Lexi Ainsworth, and Nicole, played by Cassidee Vandalia, were shot, was so small that the producer had to watch the video of the takes crammed in in a toilet stall with the assistant director and script supervisor. See more »

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Mac: You'll make a terrific Virgin Mary.
Ashley: Shut up! And who said I was a virgin?
Mac: I was talking about the play. And being a virgin is bad because, why?
Ashley: Because nobody else is.
Mac: There may be one or two...
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Well done, Thoughtful and discussion worthy.
6 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the "olden days" we used to watch movies together and then discuss them with our families, especially at the holidays. This is a great one for discussions between youths and adults.

Kids are exposed to so much these days regardless of how parents may try to protect them or whether everyone gets a trophy. They have so much access to information of all sorts and are exposed to problems most of us weren't in our youths. They may not know what to do with all the information, misinformation and feelings about information. Some of them learn the hard way that NOBODY'S life is "perfect." This film gives everyone a problem. It's an excellent vehicle for helping your kids explore not only the problems featured in this story, but also helps parents or other adults set the stage for open discussion on life's touchy subjects.

May be a little R-rated for the wee ones. Still, if you've ever wondered how to bring up subjects surrounding the idea of losing to win, this well-acted, well-directed and well-filmed movie is an excellent starting point. Bravo to the cast and crew!


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