Lucky Christmas

DVD Release: July 30, 2013
Lucky Christmas


A struggling single mom (Elizabeth Berkley) wins the lottery, but her car is stolen with the ticket inside. One of the thieves (Jason Gray-Stanford) develops feelings for her, however, and considers returning the ticket to save their budding romance.

Dove Review

Hopefully you will be lucky enough to watch “Lucky Christmas.” It’s one of those terrific films that make you glad you took the time to view it. It has a great story and excellent actors including Elizabeth Berkley as Holly, Jason Gray-Stanford as Mike, and Mitchell Kummen as Max.

Holly wants to succeed as a chef but is looking to find a job–even waitressing–in the meantime. She’s a single mom because her son Max’s dad flew the coop when Max was born. She buys a Christmas lottery ticket in Michigan and picks all the right numbers, but there is one big problem. Her car is stolen and the winning ticket is in the car! The car was stolen when a man named Joe spotted the keys lying next to the car (accidentally dropped by Julie), and borrowed the car to drive his sick friend Mike home. Mike wakes up in the car the next morning but recognizes it is not his car. He gets on Joe to return the car, but when Joe hears the news on TV that the stolen car contains the winning lottery ticket, he tries to stall. Things begin to get complicated when Mike meets Holly, hoping to explain he’s got her ticket.

Holly and Mike fall for each other and Mike hits it off with her son Max, even promising to build a derby car with him. Mike decides to mail the winning ticket to Holly. Unfortunately, Max drops the letter while getting the mail and it winds up stuck to his shoe. When Holly learns that Mike had the ticket she becomes angry, especially since his story of mailing it to her doesn’t seem to be true. After all, she has never received the letter! The audience will keep hoping that someone spots the letter on Max’s shoe. Will it happen? Will this wonderful and warm family movie have a happy ending? Without spoiling the plot, let’s just say that Christmas dreams usually do come true.

We are happy to say that “Lucky Christmas” has earned five Doves, our highest rating, and our Dove Family-Approved Seal for all ages. Place this movie in your DVD/Blu-ray player soon!

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Kid picks on another kid and shoves him, but they become friends later.
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: OMG-1; Frickin-1; Geez-1; Idiot-1; Crap-2; Cockroach-1; Butt-1.
Violence: Kid picks on another kid and shoves him, but they become friends later.
Drugs: Wine; wine with meal; brief bar scene.
Nudity: Man in boxers; cleavage.
Other: Tension between a few characters including two brothers.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Gary Yates
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 87 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter