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The Heart of Christmas (2011)

TV-G | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 4 December 2011
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The Locke family are devastated when they learn their 2-year-old son, Dax, has leukemia.



, (inspired by: One Last Christmas)
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Walsh
Julie Locke
Dax Locke
Dax Locke
Eric Jay Beck ...
Austin Locke (as Eric Beck)
Michelle Denford
Anita Renfroe ...
Theresa (Julie's Mother)
Sophie Sinise ...
Nurse Laura
Trish Hurtgren
Dr. Don Sandler
Walt Walsh
Dr. Benson
Brooke Bryan ...
Emma Walsh
Christian Nelson ...
Jackson Walsh
Hayden Nelson ...
Jackson Walsh


The Locke family are devastated when they learn their 2-year-old son, Dax, has leukemia.

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Drama | Family


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Release Date:

4 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Magia de um Sonho  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Julie and Austin Locke are now divorced. See more »


The Heart of Christmas
Written by Matthew West
(c) Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/External Combustion Music/Songs for Delaney
Administered by Warner Chappell Music
Performed by Matthew West
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Giant infomercial
27 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

The whole movie plays out like a giant St. Jude hospital commercial.

While i feel the acting is good and draws the viewer in for an emotional movie experience, it seems like the screenplay was written for just that purpose. The writers create an emotional roller coaster where the only option is to donate money to St. Jude. The movie follows a family's struggle with a terminally ill child, but with frequent references to the St. Jude hospital's staff and general medical care it's hard to get lost in the plot. Next time i'd rather just watch their late night infomercials and skip the movie part of it. Not my ideal movie watching experience.

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