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The Heart of Christmas (2011)

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The Locke family are devastated when they learn their 2-year-old son, Dax, has leukemia.

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Gary Wheeler

Writers:

Lance W. Dreesen, Matthew West (inspired by: One Last Christmas)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candace Cameron Bure ... Megan Walsh
Jeanne Neilson Jeanne Neilson ... Julie Locke
Christopher Shone ... Dax Locke
Nicholas Shone ... Dax Locke
Eric Jay Beck ... Austin Locke (as Eric Beck)
Dendrie Taylor ... Michelle Denford
Anita Renfroe Anita Renfroe ... Theresa (Julie's Mother)
Sophie Sinise Sophie Sinise ... Nurse Laura
Erin Bethea ... Trish Hurtgren
George Newbern ... Dr. Don Sandler
Burgess Jenkins ... Walt Walsh
Karl T. Wright ... Dr. Benson
Brooke Bryan Brooke Bryan ... Emma Walsh
Christian Nelson Christian Nelson ... Jackson Walsh
Hayden Nelson Hayden Nelson ... Jackson Walsh
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The Locke family are devastated when they learn their 2-year-old son, Dax, has leukemia.

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Drama | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Magia de um Sonho See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Julie and Austin Locke are now divorced. See more »

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O Holy Night
English words by John Sullivan Dwight (uncredited), French lyrics by Placide Cappeau (uncredited) and music by Adolphe Adam (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional}
New arrangement by Matthew West
Performed by Matthew West
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Giant infomercial
27 November 2012 | by TravelJunkie23See all my reviews

The whole movie plays out like a giant St. Jude hospital commercial.

While i feel the acting is good and draws the viewer in for an emotional movie experience, it seems like the screenplay was written for just that purpose. The writers create an emotional roller coaster where the only option is to donate money to St. Jude. The movie follows a family's struggle with a terminally ill child, but with frequent references to the St. Jude hospital's staff and general medical care it's hard to get lost in the plot. Next time i'd rather just watch their late night infomercials and skip the movie part of it. Not my ideal movie watching experience.


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