The Christmas Card
Once in a while, a movie comes along that remind us how powerful love can be. In the midst of war in Afghanistan, Caption Cody Cullen (John Newton), is touched by lovely card sent by Faith Spelman (Alice Evans) from a small picturesque town in Nevada City, California. As months pass, the card never leaves his side, giving him the strength to survive and setting him on a mission to find her.
“The Christmas Card,” is a gem in the genre of family Christmas films. Unlike most family-friendly Christmas films, there truly is something for everyone and not just something for the women. Cody Cullins is ordered to take a break from his tour-of-duty overseas after tragedy strikes and he inadvertently finds a new family. The film is sympathetic with current events, dealing with service men and women in a way that is sensitive to those affected by deployed service members. Ed Asner and Peter Jason give cannot-miss performances.
This film receives our seal as it has very little objectionable material. Early in the film is a simulated battle scene with no blood but it could be disagreeable to those with loved ones overseas. There were a few scenes with kissing but overall, this film was incredibly family-friendly. Gather the family around for this one.