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The Christmas Shoes (2002)

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A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage.

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Robert Layton
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Maggie Andrews (as Kimberly Williams)
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Kate Layton
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Jack Andrews
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Dalton Gregory
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Ellen Layton
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Lily
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Gwen
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Tom Wilson
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Dean McGraw
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Jake Cardwell
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Young Adult Nathan
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Dr. Mather
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Dr. Julian
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Storyline

Two separate stories mesh - in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife Kate are slowly drifting apart and the matter comes to a head during Christmas when Kate takes over for Maggie for the school choir and declines a job in Robert's firm. When Robert's mother passes away, he begins to reconsider things and his and Nathan's paths cross on Christmas Eve as Nathan tries to raise the money for the shoes and Robert tries to get a present for his daughter. Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com

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1 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les souliers de Noël  »

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Trivia

The book that the screenplay was based on, was based on the lyric written by Eddie Carswell for the song of the same name - a #1 song by the group New Song. See more »

Goofs

The lights on Maggie's bed keep changing, including a scene where one panel disappears altogether (at 01:07:19 and 01:23:18). See more »

Quotes

Maggie Andrews: Honey, what's the matter?
Nathan Andrews: Your heart. I just wanted to see if it was still beating.
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Featured in The Christmas Blessing (2005) See more »

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The Christmas Shoes
Written by Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom
Performed by Newsong
Courtesy of Reunion Records
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Great Movie
1 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Me and my family thoroughly enjoyed the movie on TV. The plot was excellent and the characters were great. The movie changed a lot of ways people thought about Christmas and the importance of sacrifice for something you really want to do. We enjoyed the movie enough that we wish it would broadcast again. The boy wanting the shoes for his mother showed that he loved his mother dearly and wanted to please her on her last days before going to see Jesus. The man that gave him the extra money so that the boy could afford the shoes realized that he needed to spend more time with his kids and less time with work. It was really a tear jerker and I cried halfway through the movie.


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