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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007)

When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Jonathan Toomey
Sarah Wildor Sarah Wildor ... Jonathan's Wife
Thomas Briggs Thomas Briggs ... Jonathan's Baby
Joely Richardson ... Susan McDowell
Karen Westwood Karen Westwood ... Mrs. White
Aran Bell Aran Bell ... Richard Tyler
Lia Williams ... Joan Tyler
Jenny O'Hara ... Mrs. Hickey
Ronald Pickup ... William McDowell
Elliot Cowan ... James McDowell
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Luke Ward-Wilkinson ... Thomas McDowell
Benji Compston Benji Compston ... Charles White
Robert Jezek Robert Jezek ... Jim Hardwick
Sam Douglas Sam Douglas ... Wallis Woodman
Jack Montgomery Jack Montgomery ... Edward Hardwick


When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to allow her son to watch him work on it. The commission takes their relationship to unexpected places as the young client makes greater and more difficult demands of the woodcarver's ability, and as Christmas approaches, the three struggle to come to terms with each other, their painful memories and the process of putting their unhappiness behind them. Written by Anonymous

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9 June 2007 (USA) See more »

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GBP8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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This is a great Christmas movie for all ages!
17 November 2015 | by ellenamadisonSee all my reviews

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a Christmas film, that shows us how to love others in many ways. This movie is a great non-rated film with morals and it has something for all ages!

Tom Berenger does a wonderful job playing a gloomy Jonathan Toomey. Children make fun of his sad disposition, but when you learn more about the man, you understand why he is downcast. Jonathan is a widower, who lost his wife and baby son and he is a very lonely man.

Jonathan's life gradually changes in a positive way, when he mets Thomas, played by Luke Ward Wilkerson, and the boy's mother, Susan McDowel, played by Joely Richardson. These two come into the man's life, after Thomas's father is killed in a war.

The lonely threesome become friends, when Jonathan agrees to make a wooden nativity set for Thomas. Their relationships are strained at first, but later on Jonathan warms up to Thomas, after the boy is sweetly particular about how the manger characters should be carved.

During the cute movie, other relationships build with Thomas and other children, and his mom and lovable aunt. (The aunt thinks that she lost her husband in the war, but later we find out that he was just lost in action for awhile.) The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey was very well done, except that I would like to have heard more religious Christmas music in the movie. Also, I did not enjoy the whiny country singer at the closing of the film. However, the movie still deserves a 9 out of 10, because the story was very well developed and it shows how the love of Jesus can make a positive difference in people's lives. The top stars in this movie are really Jesus, our Lord and Savior, and a caring, sweet boy, Thomas!

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