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Christmas Child (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 November 2004 (USA)
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A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.

Directors:

Bill Ewing (as William Ewing), Bart Gavigan (co-director)

Writers:

Andrea Jobe, Max Lucado (short story: "The Christmas Cross") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
William R. Moses ... Jack Davenport
Tonya Bordeaux ... Alicia
Steven Curtis Chapman ... Michael Curtis
Megan Follows ... Meg Davenport
Tree Browning ... Mom (as Theresa Browning)
Vicki Taylor Ross Vicki Taylor Ross ... Naomi Williams
Juli Erickson ... Mrs. Schneider
Grant James ... Joe
Rebecca McCauley Rebecca McCauley ... Vanessa
Muse Watson ... Jimmy-James
Frederick Martin Smith ... Piano Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeremiah Diamond Jeremiah Diamond ... Craig
Mary Donnelly-Haskell Mary Donnelly-Haskell ... Cindy
Jessica Dyer Jessica Dyer ... Rebecca
Nicole Fancher Nicole Fancher ... Caroler
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A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buon compleanno, Jack! See more »

Filming Locations:

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Impact Productions LLC See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Clearwater, TX is, and has been since 1933, in Franklin County in East Texas, not Deaf Smith County and not West Texas or the Panhandle. There is no "downtown", just a church and cemetery and a few houses. See more »

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Well Pay Attention
28 August 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

This film has lots of themes in it. Most of all it has deal with "finding family", "What is family", and what secrets are worth keeping. Most of all what price people pay for keeping those secrets.

This is one of those rare films that you can not multi-task while watching. You need to pay attention to the details otherwise you can easily lose track of people's names and motivations.

In this film Bill Ewing's holiday film Christmas Child concerns Jack (William R. Moses), a reporter who has been having a difficult time getting much joy out of his life. Both his wife (Megan Follows) and his job fail to revive his spirits. While he is working on a story in Dallas, TX, he comes across a photograph that gets his attention. The photograph leads him to Clearwater, TX, where he learns about the town's ornate nativity scene and confronts his past and maybe can lead him to a happier future.

This film is well made. Its heart is in the right place. I am glad that the makers of this film did not portray "Small Town" USA as bunch of hicks.

If you like stories without Hobbits & Super Heroes then watch this. Trust me it is much better than most of those films.

This is a nice films for adults. Kids will be bored.


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