Merry Christmas and welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Party! As you can see, I finally got the party graphic! (These are done in advance, and I was late getting the graphic downloaded. XD So, without further ado, let's get into this Christmas movie review!
Every year we try to find a new Christmas movie to enjoy as a family! This year, my younger sister gave this one to my parents and we all enjoyed it thoroughly!
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About the Movie ||
"The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey" is a story of love, redemption and above all, hope. When a broken-hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a reclusive, ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to allow her son to watch him carve it. The commission takes their relationship to unexpected places as the young boy makes greater and more difficult demands of the woodcarvers ability, and as Christmas approaches, the three of them struggle to come to terms with each other, their painful memories and the process of putting their unhappiness behind them. Outstanding performances, stunning CGI visuals and a brilliant score make this compelling, funny and ultimately, very moving adaptation of one of Americas most loved and award winning childrens' books a must-see family movie experience.
My Review ||
This movie was so sad and beautiful! Set in the closing of World War One, there's plenty of war aftermath sorrow to help you connect with the characters.
I don't personally like some of the insinuations of the future at the end of the movie (nothing bad, just not how I wanted their story to go, haha!) but the acting was lovely, the costumes were gorgeous and the character arcs were so well done.
My favorite character was Mr. Toomey. It was hilarious watching him and the main character interact! After a bit, we got to expect certain questions, but rather than get annoyed at the repetition we anticipated the different answers Mr. Toomey would give!
The old-fashioned setting was a favorite part! The city and country sets were so pretty and accurate! I felt like I had traveled back in time!
This is a classic the whole family is sure to enjoy!
Be sure and swing by Faith's blog for more Christmas fun!
Tune in tomorrow for part 3 of Expected End!
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