After his father disappeared during a mass shooting on Christmas Day the year before, precocious 10-year-old Jesse Genesis creates a "12 Days of Christmas List" of tasks. He believes that ...
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After his father disappeared during a mass shooting on Christmas Day the year before, precocious 10-year-old Jesse Genesis creates a "12 Days of Christmas List" of tasks. He believes that If he completes them all, including becoming a self-taught karate black belt, his father will return on Christmas Day. Jesse's sophisticated, workaholic mother Abby believes that her husband died in the shooting but visions that Jesse reports to her give her a glimmer of hope. After Abby enlists the aid of an eccentric psychic-turned-law professor, a rollercoaster thriller ensues and the trio unravels an unexpected mystery--and maybe, just maybe, will witness the delivery of a miracle that can only happen on Christmas.
Everything You Never Knew You Needed In A Movie - Will Change Your Life
This movie has everything; mystery, suspense, drama, a little comedy in a well balanced proportion and acting which is more on par with cinematic, Oscar contender level films. I used to think of Miracle on 34th Street as the all time leading Christmas story but my new yearly tradition has changed. The holiday season will never again officially commence until a viewing of A Karate Christmas Miracle has occurred. It drives you into a frenzy of worry and anxiety and the next thing you know you are crying like a baby for the tragic events which have befallen our lead characters but that darn Jesse is quite the little whippersnapper and he knows what Christmas is all about and what is the secret to missing/presumed dead victim of theater mass violence is all about - Karate. Jesse finds his balance and attains his black belt goal through days of vigorous training against some of the most formidable opponents on the planet and once he is tough enough to finally make a father proud a true Christmas miracle takes place. Through the award caliber acting of the woman playing the teacher we are taken on a roller coaster ride of emotion and shown the inner workings of a mind which has suffered the loss of its purpose in life - fortune telling. This woman's emotional range left me speechless and thinking we will see this character again in a standalone film. The ending is one of the most draw-dropping and shocking reveals in recent cinematic history. It will unhinge you and break you down before finally wrapping you up in a security blanket cocoon of warmth and holiday cheer and contentment. Do yourself a favor and throw out your old holiday DVD's like Miracle, Christmas Vacation, Peanuts Christmas Special, Emmet Otter, etc. This is the only holiday film you and your family will ever need again to fill your stockings with Karate Christmas Love!!!
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