Sunday, November 21, 2010

More Cute Family Christmas Stuff!


A moving Christmas tale about a young orphan named Boo who is taken in by his aunt. When a homeless man shows up at their door it appears he has some strange powers that he wishes to bestow on Boo and the family, leading to a magical tale full of seasonal cheer.

A Small Miracle: A Christmas Story
25 min.

On Christmas Eve, a poor old woman plays her accordion in the street. Apart from two children, the passers-by ignore her and by the end of the day she has to sell her accordion to buy some food. Worse is to come. On her way home a thief steals her money. She discovers that he has also vandalized the church-the little Nativity figures lie scattered on the floor and the collection box is empty. The old woman restores order and sets off exhausted towards her caravan. But before long she collapses in the snow. And now the magic begins. The little Nativity figures come to life and carry her safely home. They make sure that her good deeds are rewarded so that in the morning she wakes to the most wonderful Christmas she could ever imagine. The traditional nativity characters feature in the story but the setting is contemporary and the plot touching and original.

Mrs. Miracle
90 min.

Overwhelmed widower Seth Webster is searching for a housekeeper to help him with his unruly six year old twin sons. "Mrs. Miracle" mysteriously appears and quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend... and matchmaker.

Recipe for a Perfect Christmas
86 min.

First-time food critic JJ Jenner is a cute but bookish 24-year-old whose transformation from low-level magazine writer to coveted food columnist faces just one roadblock--her free-spirited, scene-stealing mother, who shows up unannounced for the holidays. Low on energy and patience, and desperate to get some work done, JJ sets her mom up with Alex, a sweet and ambitious young chef, in exchange for reviewing his struggling restaurant. When writer's block suddenly hits, JJ begins to recognize that her true feelings for Alex may be the problem. As Christmas nears, JJ learns that her mother is just as vulnerable and insecure as she is, and that love and family are worth risking everything for.

A Christmas Snow
111 min.

The plot is centered around Kathleen, a hard business woman who has been greatly hurt by the past. Right before Christmas her boyfriend Andrew asks her to look after his daughter Lucy while he is away on a business trip. The fireworks between the daughter and possible future mother make a story in itself. Then the enigmatic Sam comes on the scene, as delightfully played by Muse Watson. This mysterious figure appears to be a homeless man on a quest. He is taken in by Kathleen, and a major snowstorm and the failure of electricity force the three to live together through Christmas.

Thank you Dr. Fred of Amazon for your synopsis.

Christmas Hope
86 min.

Starring Madeleine Stowe. No synopsis found anywhere. Don't know what it is about (sorry). Ratings are middle of the road 5 out of 10.

Christmas in Wonderland
98 min.

Wayne Saunders (Patrick Swayze) is forced to leave L.A. to move to Edmonton CA. The kids get lost in the mall the youngest wants to see Santa. After visiting Santa a wish comes true they find a bag full of money. The only problem is, its counterfeit cash and the problems start, after they go on a spending spree.

Thank you movie buff "love my mac" of Amazon for your synopsis.

1 comment:

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hmmm don't think I've seen any of these either. Although a few of them look familiar.