A warm-hearted Christmas tale to remind us that in the holiday season, the best gifts in life are the simple ones, and that miracles do happen—if you believe.
Life is good for David George and family—lucrative job, beautiful home, parties with politicians, cello lessons. But when David loses the lucrative job and is too proud to take a lesser one, all the rest begin to go south, along with friends and influential acquaintances, and of course, the “super-tragedy” that is imminent when any teens’ phones go black. One simple, innocent voice of logic remains—that of Nina, the sweet kindergartener and cello player. After losing their home and being rebuked by alienated family members, the family follows Nina’s suggestion of sleeping at the church. There they meet the Christmas tree handler, Henry, who by coincidence (or not), recognizes David as the person who bought him a coffee in a time of need.“A Christmas Tree Miracle” brings us random acts of kindness and because of David’s earlier goodwill, Henry invites the family to stay at his place atop a 200-acre Christmas tree farm. We learn Henry lives to keep his late wife’s dream alive—to give a free Christmas tree to whoever needs it. Earning their keep, the George family begins to see the fruits of their hard work on the farm, and gradually, the values of fellowship, industriousness and appreciation replace the shallow place from which they came. Henry has been this family’s light in a time of need; indeed he’s given a hundredfold back from that simple cup of coffee David offered Henry so long ago. The family is tested when Henry suddenly dies, leaving the farm to the Georges. Do they choose the farm and the dreams Henry was carrying on for his departed wife? Or do they sell it for the money to get back to the comfortable life they had before? This sweet film doesn’t directly appeal to faith in God but depicts a family blessed by transformation through a positive change of values, and is entertaining and uplifting for everyone, earning it the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages.