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Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

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America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father ... See full summary »

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William Kamp
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Mrs. Rathbone
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Verna Kamp
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Miss Mayfield
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Warren Kamp
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Ruby Jones ...
Ruthie Kamp
Ethan Hunt ...
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Helen
Liam Buie ...
Karl
Grace Hallows ...
Mae
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Esther
Bruce Newbold ...
Mr. Mueller
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Henry
Ron Brough ...
Minister
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America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her brother s polio, expects another Christmas without presents or festivities. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn't what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles. Written by Covenant Communications

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Rated PG for some mean behavior. | See all certifications »
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15 December 2013 (USA)  »

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A Christmas Wish  »

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Ruthie Kamp: What's so funny?
Mrs. Rathbone: It's just, you remind me of myself, when I was your age.
Ruthie Kamp: Oh, that's awful.
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Really moves you if you let it
24 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Way better than I was expecting. At first, I was thinking "these are some pretty modern hairstyles for a bunch of people living in the depression", and "look at all these well kept homes that these look more like This is the Place state park than the dust bowl". But it didn't take long for the story to suck me in and even bring me close to tears a couple of times, and I'm a stoic dude. I knew it wasn't just me when my 9-year old had to leave the room because he couldn't bear to watch the developing conflict in the story line. Obviously, this isn't a high budget production, but if you can suspend your disbelief for a bit, you and your family will be entertained while learning some valuable lessons in the process.


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