The Christmas Shoes

Theatrical Release: December 1, 2002
DVD Release: December 1, 2006
The Christmas Shoes


If we’re open to it, the smallest of miracles can change our lives. After 10-year-old Nathan Andrews learns that this will be his mother’s last Christmas, he decides to buy her a special gift. As Nathan sets out on his quest, fate puts him in the path of Robert Layton, an overworked attorney who has forgotten to take time for his family. It’s the boy’s love for his mother that inspires Robert to reconnect with what’s truly important in his life. Inspired by the #1 hit song and best-selling book, “The Christmas Shoes” shows that small miracles happen everyday – you just have to be willing to see them.

Dove Review

Sometimes people get so involved in their lives and what they think is important that they don’t see the people around them. Robert is that type of person. He’s always thinking of his great plan for his life and he is too busy to see the wants and needs of his family. While Robert is so unconnected with his family, young Nathan’s family is very close. Then the Andrews family receives news about Nathan’s mom that will have a life-changing effect on both families.

This is an endearing story that will pull at your heart strings. I must warn you however that the topic regarding a terminal illness and the death of a parent may be upsetting for some viewers. But this movie does show that Christmas is a time of blessings and miracles. If you loved the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” you will enjoy “The Christmas Shoes.”

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss and hug.
Language: D-3
Violence: A couple argues.
Drugs: Prescribed medication.
Nudity: None.
Other: The death of a parent; a parent with an illness.


Company: Gaiam/Vivendi
Writer: Book by Donna Valerie; Teleplay by Wesley Bishop
Director: Andy Wok
Producer: Craig Anderson; Beth Gross bard
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Rob Lowe; Kimberly Williams; Max Morrow, Maria Del Mar, Hugh Thompson, Dorian Harewood, Shirley Douglas; Amber Marshall
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe