Christmas Oranges

DVD Release: November 6, 2012
Christmas Oranges
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Synopsis

In a town not so far away and a time not so long ago, baby Rose was left at Greenwoods Orphanage, where Mrs. Hartley (Nancy Stafford) and the children under her care become the young child’s family. But when tragedy strikes Rose (Bailee Johnson) loses the only home she has ever known and is abruptly shipped to Irongates — a place that seems as cold and cruel as her previous home was kind. The strict headmaster, Mr. Crampton (Edward Herrmann), immediately seems to dislike Rose — and makes sure all children are punished for any infractions of his rules. When she learns that every Christmas Mr. Crampton’s generous brother gives an orange to each child, Rose waits in eager anticipation. She’s sure it must be the most delicious treat in the world. However, on Christmas morning, Rose is devastated when she learns Mr. Crampton is punishing her again. But Christmas is a time of miracles. Share a slice of Christmas sweetened with friendship in this poignant Christmas story based on a classic holiday tale.

Dove Review

This heartwarming Christmas story can be enjoyed any time of the year! The Christmas spirit is alive in this one.

An orphan named Rose faces several challenges but they serve to fashion her into a character that stands up to life’s challenges and yet she retains a sensitive spirit. We hear the older version of Rose narrate her life’s journey.

Mr. Crampton is elderly and bitter but Rose helps turn him around and he becomes a new man, kind of like Scrooge turning into a good guy at the end of “A Christmas Carol”. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this wonderful DVD. The very young might not find it as interesting as older children and adults will. Pull this one out for the holidays or anytime you simply want to watch a great movie that tells a compelling story.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Boy pulls girl's hair; kids kick each other under table; a girl slaps a mean girl in the face after telling her there was a spider on her face.
Sex: None
Language: Boy teases a girl and says, "Piggy Face" but he likes her; the words "ugly" and "stupid" are used.
Violence: Boy pulls girl's hair; kids kick each other under table; a girl slaps a mean girl in the face after telling her there was a spider on her face.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Girl refuses to share food with others; girl rips girl's doll's head off; boys start a food fight; boy is sent to solitary confinement in attic for breaking rules as is a girl; child dies due to flu and there is grief; another character dies.

Info

Company: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Writer: Sally Meyer
Director: John Lyde
Producer: Ron Brough
Genre: Christmas
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter