6.9/10
2,088
43 user 4 critic

The Christmas Shoes (2002)

Trailer
1:53 | Trailer

On TV

Airs Wed. Dec. 12, 8:00 AM on LIFE

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Andy Wolk

Writers:

Donna Van Liere (book), Wesley Bishop (teleplay)
Reviews
Popularity
1,546 ( 4)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Christmas Hope (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. After suffering a personal tragedy, a social worker throws herself into finding homes for children in need.

Director: Norma Bailey
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, James Remar, Ian Ziering
A Christmas Visitor (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: William Devane, Meredith Baxter, Dean McDermott
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ally is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Dean Cain, Richard Ruccolo
The Christmas Box (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.

Director: Marcus Cole
Stars: Richard Thomas, Maureen O'Hara, Annette O'Toole
The Christmas Choir (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nineteen days before Christmas, accountant Peter Brockman is dumped by his fiancée, Jill, because of his workaholic ways and being emotionally detached from life. Proverbially drowning his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Svatek
Stars: Jason Gedrick, Tyrone Benskin, Michael Sarrazin
The Christmas Note (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The new original film is based on a bestselling novel by Donna VanLiere. "The Christmas Note" Having just moved back to her hometown without her serviceman husband but with her young son, ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Leah Gibson, Lynda Boyd
Christmas Everlasting (TV Movie 2018)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

"Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York's top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Oliver
Stars: Tatyana Ali, Jaida-Iman Benjamin, Aleq Bey
A Season for Miracles (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two children neglected by their incarcerated mother and their protective aunt who is trying to keep them out of the foster system with the help of an angel.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Carla Gugino, Kathy Baker, David Conrad
The Christmas Shepherd (TV Movie 2014)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Christmas Shepherd is a story about a widow of a veteran, Sally Brown, who is a published children's book author. After her husband dies she is left with just "Buddy", his German ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Teri Polo, Martin Cummins, Jordyn Ashley Olson
Christmas Solo (TV Movie 2017)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two single parents stumble into the possibility of love for Christmas, only to discover that their daughters are embroiled in a nasty rivalry at school. When the rivalry gets out of control... See full summary »

Director: Christie Will Wolf
Stars: Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe, Pippa Mackie
November Christmas (TV Movie 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her.

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson
Christmas Shoes (Video 2014)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The inspiration to a Christmas classic.

Director: Robby DeVillez
Stars: Dean Carter, Will Little, Brittani Nicole Prenger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Robert Layton
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Maggie Andrews (as Kimberly Williams)
Max Morrow ... Nathan Andrews
Maria del Mar ... Kate Layton
Hugh Thompson ... Jack Andrews
Dorian Harewood ... Dalton Gregory
Shirley Douglas ... Ellen Layton
Amber Marshall ... Lily
Rhonda McLean ... Gwen
Jeremy Akerman ... Tom Wilson
John Maclaren ... Dean McGraw
Brian Heighton Brian Heighton ... Jake Cardwell
Geoff Herod Geoff Herod ... Young Adult Nathan
Bill Carr ... Dr. Mather
John Dunsworth ... Dr. Julian
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

christmas | based on book | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Shoes See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Christmas Hope (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Shoes
Written by Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom
Performed by Newsong
Courtesy of Reunion Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nice movie about miracles, if somewhat sad
9 December 2002 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Rob Lowe plays a lawyer who is so obsessed with work that he misses a school concert where his daughter has a solo. He is also having problems with his marriage. Kimberly Williams is the volunteer choral director who finds out she has a fatal condition requiring a heart transplant for a cure to take place. Two families cross paths in a number of instances. Lowe's wife takes over for Williams, canceling an important job interview her husband worked hard to arrange. Williams' husband is the mechanic who ends up working on Lowe's car. Later in the movie, Williams' son, fearing his mother will be having her last Christmas, seeks to buy Williams a pair of special shoes which Lowe earlier found lying in the street, mysteriously intended to be delivered to a department store which did not order them. Lowe gets the shoes to the store (eventually) and later plays a role in helping the boy buy the shoes. The boy's teacher rents a room from Lowe's mother, who we know will probably die during the movie, since Lowe is visiting her grave at the movie's start, 15 years after her death. The boy faces numerous obstacles in his quest for the shoes, and while miracles do happen in the movie, not everything comes out the way you would hope.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed