|Rated: Not Rated (Dove approved for ages twelve and up)|
Starring: Ted McGinley, Brad Stine, and Nancy Stafford
Released: 2011 (DVD)
Produced by Pure Flix, makers of Marriage Retreat, Jerusalem Countdown, and What If...?.
My Review: This movie does a great job of showing what the spirit of Christmas is truly about: loving others, even your enemies or opponents. It also vilifies the selfish Christmas traditions, such as selfishly buying a big-screen TV for your family in honor of Jesus' birth. Even the acting is better than usual for a film like this; Ted McGinley reminded me of John Travolta, and Brad Stine was appropriately zany. Unfortunately, the ending was a little too pat, the subtitles lagged and were full of errors, and the production values weren't as polished as they could be. Still, fans of Christian cinema might want to at least give this a rental.
- Sex: The details of Jesus' birth are discussed, though in a lighthearted way. 4.5/5
- Nudity: A shirtless guy is seen briefly. 4.5/5
- Language: The euphemism "gee" is used once. An erroneous English subtitle crudely uses the term "screw," though the person speaking only says the word "forget". 4.5/5
- Violence: A girl falls while skiing and hurts her knee, but the injury is mild, and no blood is shown. 4.5/5
- Drugs: None. 5/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: A comic monologue involves a guy making a scary face. 4.5/5