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Approved for 12+

The Christmas Hope

When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the one unifying gift. After suffering a personal tragedy, Patty Addison, a social worker, throws herself into finding homes for children in need. With her marriage to Mark, an airline pilot, on the rocks, Patty feels it’s the wrong time to temporarily take in 9-year-old Emily, who has just lost her single mother in a terrible car accident. However, sweet Emily quickly wins over Patty and Mark. As the Addison’s start to reconnect with each other, it’s revealed that their teenage son, Sean, had perished in a car accident as well, two years earlier.

The ties run deeper– at the same time in the very same town, Dr. Nathan Andrews, a father-to-be, struggles to find the parents of a young man who died in his ER. While Mark takes a troubled friend of Sean's, the friend who ultimately holds the key to Emily’s special Christmas gift, under his wing. In a twist of fate, all is almost lost when Emily runs away, but Patty and Mark come together to find her in a true measure of healing and faith.
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Negative Rating
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Dove Review

This is a wonderful story that portrays how amazingly small the world really is. This wonderful Christmas tale shows how people and situations intertwine for many years and then come full circle on one particular Christmas Eve.

It is a snowball effect that warms the soul in this movie about mending the heart and the feelings a person experiences after a loss of a loved one. The story involves a collection of strangers that become connected through a chain of events and they help repair the sadness of family loss to create a new family of faith, love and joy.

This is a movie that will be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. We are proud to award the Dove “Family Approved” 12+ Seal for ages 12 and older due to content issues that may be upsetting for younger children.

Dove Rating Details

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Integrity

Young woman gets hit by truck and dies; girl upset and pushes dish to the floor.

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Sex

None

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Language

H-2; OMG/MG-4; All other references to God are in reverence.

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Violence

Young woman gets hit by truck and dies; girl upset and pushes dish to the floor.

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Drugs

Discussion regarding a baby's mother being arrested for dealing Meth; man drinks a beer; couple drinks wine.

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Nudity

None

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Other

Loss of a son in an accident; loss of a young mother hit by truck; wife blames husband for the death of son; couple with marital problems; social worker case problems.

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