To the folks in Conway, South Carolina, Duncan Mayor is a very cranky guy. To “my sweet girl”—his wife, Suzy—he’s a doting pussycat. But Suzy is just home from the hospital and cared for 24/7 by nurse Natalie, whom Duncan tries his best to ignore. Duncan decides the best medicine Suzy could possibly have—and a Christmas present she’ll never forget—is a ride on a real Ferris wheel, set up in their own backyard. Why a Ferris wheel? Because it was while riding one many moons ago that Duncan asked Suzy to marry him.
“Christmas in Conway” contains themes which never grow old—love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. Duncan Mayor got engaged to his wife Suzy on a Ferris wheel. Now, years later, the happily married couple are dealing with a crisis—Suzy is in the final stages of cancer. A young hospice nurse named Natalie comes to help. Duncan is in a foul mood when he meets her. He is also grouchy regarding the neighbor and her hiring of a young man that once stole from Duncan. But time has passed, and the young man, Tommy, isn’t the same. In fact, he is a caring young man and he and Natalie are drawn to one another.
Duncan slowly softens up toward Natalie; he shares his dream to build a Ferris wheel for his wife so they can share one last ride before her death. And—interestingly enough—he and Tommy just might be able to mend the fences that Duncan once would never have considered. This film does a terrific job with its powerful story of sacrificial love and dealing successfully with life’s challenges and obstacles. We are pleased to present it our Dove Seal for ages 12-plus. “Christmas in Conway” is a movie you can enjoy any old time of the year!