“Christmas at Cartwright’s” is a delight for the entire family, and not just at Christmas time. The story is about love, forgiveness, and working through problems. Alicia Witt gives a wonderful performance as Nicky Talbot, an out-of-work single parent who lands a job as a department store Santa, quite accidentally…or was it fate? The kids love her, and she has a knack for playing the bearded fellow. She meets one of the department managers, Bill (Gabriel Hogan), and the chemistry between them is apparent. But how does she tell him she is the department store’s Santa when she isn’t even supposed to have the job?
Nicky is terrific as Santa, as she speaks in a deep voice and delights the kids, figuring out what they want and making them feel good. A man named Harry Osbourne (Wallace Shawn) helps her out, calling himself a “Christmas consultant,” but he looks like the angel that Nicky’s daughter Becky (T.J. McGibbon) finds on a coin. This heartwarming film will get the entire family talking about the joys of Christmas and about making the right choices. We are pleased to award it our Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages. Enjoy “Christmas at Cartwright’s” in your home!