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The Christmas Blessing (2005)

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A young doctor encounters romance and deals with his past when he returns to his hometown during the holidays.

Director:

Karen Arthur

Writers:

Wesley Bishop (teleplay), Donna Van Liere (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Nathan Andrews
Rebecca Gayheart ... Meghan Sullivan
Angus T. Jones ... Charlie Bennett
Hugh Thompson ... Jack Andrews
Shaun Johnston ... Tucker Bennett
Rob Lowe ... Robert Layton
Robert Clinton ... Dr. Goetz
Wanda Cannon ... Lydia Jones
Patricia Casey Patricia Casey ... Doris Wilson
Jesse Lipscombe Jesse Lipscombe ... William Bradley
Jay D. Sodergren Jay D. Sodergren ... Buddy
Margherita Donato Margherita Donato ... Rita
Carey Feehan ... Sean Addison
Rick Ash ... Bartender
Kate Ryan Kate Ryan ... Aide
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Storyline

Nathan Andrews, a medical resident, goes back home to his small town after he loses a teenager on the operating table. He joins his dad and his mechanic's business and becomes a basketball coach to some youths. Here he meets Charlie and Meghan. This is based on a novel by Donna VanLiere and a continuation of "The Christmas Shoes." Meghan is trying to start up a day care business for single, working mothers and Charlie is ill. All their lives are connected and Nathan meets someone from his past. Written by soccer_player7

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Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle of the Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Color:

Color
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It is the follow up movie to the Christmas shoes See more »

Goofs

At about 1:15 into this movie (with commercials), Charlie's dad, Jack, is at the bar talking with Nathan's father, when he finishes his drink, which is a light color, and you can hear the ice clink in the glass. Then he takes another drink, which is now a dark color. Nobody filled up the glass. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Nathan Andrews: I've been reading my mother's letters. She said one day, I would meet a girl. And my heart would skip a beat when she smiled at me. And then, the day would come when I realized I couldn't live without her. Well, she was right.
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Features The Christmas Shoes (2002) See more »

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Many paths cross in this heartwarming Christmas sequel
28 December 2014 | by SimonJackSee all my reviews

This made for TV movie is a sequel to the 2002 film, "The Christmas Shoes." Both are based on novels by Donna Van Liere. Some of the characters and cast are the same in the two films. But "The Christmas Blessing," has new characters and several more families and people whose paths cross in interesting ways.

So, this film has love and romance, healing from earlier losses and overcoming long-held periods of grieving. And, it offers some new tragedy with love, sacrifice and redemption. The plot in this film is very good, but considerably more complex than in the first film. It has many sub-plots, and for that reason, the script and direction have difficulty in places keeping the parts tightly together.

As in the first film, the cast are all very good. Again, the scenery, settings and camera work are all excellent as well. This is another very good film for the whole family, including younger children. It's a nice movie for the holidays, with Christmas again forming the main setting for the film.


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