First of all, WOW!
Miracle on Christmas is a fantastically heartwarming holiday film that combines faith and real-life difficulties in a unique and entertaining way.
Mary knew that the first Christmas after losing her father was going to be difficult, and then, add in the fact that James, her husband, was diagnosed with a terminal illness a few months prior, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Mary had been detached—she was avoiding church and family gatherings and operating on a very short fuse—so, when James brought a stranger, Harry, home from church, Mary was very upset. Throughout the day, Mary struggled with patience toward her family, a problem that would eventually lead to conversations that needed to be had and shocking revelations about their guest, Harry.
While the movie does a really good job of sharing the Gospel, some of the Biblical references are a bit overdone. For example, each of the adult siblings has a religious name: Martha, Mary, and Peter. Helen, their mother, also carries a Bible around with her which seems a little out of place even though it is a sentimental item. I think that the message could have been communicated just as well with less symbolism.
Miracle on Christmas as a whole is wonderful. It has all the aspects of a great Christmas movie: love, overcoming an obstacle, lots of Christmas music, family, and, of course, Jesus. When looking for uplifting movies to watch on a snowy winter night, families should look no further than Miracle on Christmas.
Miracle on Christmas is Dove-approved for all ages.
The Dove Take:
Miracle on Christmas is a brilliant story depicting a family dealing with, and overcoming, grief during the holidays.