CHRISTMAS COUPON is about an ice-skating instructor named Alison who begins teaching lessons at a local pond. She and her family hand out “Christmas coupons” to entice customers to her skating lessons. When Alison’s high school sweetheart, a former professional hockey player named Ivan, shows up to the lessons with his niece, he catches Alison by surprise. After many years, Alison must decide whether to reconnect with Ivan or not. Also, Ivan must decide whether to take a coaching job or stay with Alison.
CHRISTMAS COUPON is cute and charming, despite a predictable story. It also has wonderful, heartwarming family elements. Even better, CHRISTMAS COUPON has a strong moral, Christian worldview extolling prayer and forgiveness. For example, a character prays and says, “God bless,” another character refers to the Gospel by citing 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and a pastor talks about the importance of forgiveness. The movie also contains some minor violence during a hockey game and miscellaneous immorality such as lying and deception. CHRISTMAS COUPON is inspiring and family-friendly, but some uneven quality detracts a bit from the movie’s positive effect.
(CCC, BBB, PP, V, A, M):
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, biblical, moral worldview promotes selflessness, hope, forgiveness, and family, plus prayer is depicted, a character says, “God bless,” a character refers to the Gospel citing 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, a Pastor talks about the importance of forgiveness, and overt patriotic elements include calling a soldier a hero and thanking him for his service
No foul language
A character is shoved during a hockey game
No sexual immorality, but characters kiss and cuddle
Wine drinking and alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug use; and
Lying and deception (for example, a character lies to make a profit off business owners), and the main character dates her high school sweetheart during a break from her boyfriend, but the lines are not clearly defined.
CHRISTMAS COUPON is about a female ice-skating instructor who reconnects with her high school sweetheart after many years. Despite a predictable story, CHRISTMAS COUPON is cute and cheerful, with a positive inspiring message and a strong Christian, moral worldview, but the movie’s uneven quality detracts a bit from its overall effect.
CHRISTMAS COUPON opens as an ice-skating instructor named Alison Grant has recently been fired from her job. She decides she will hand out “Christmas coupons” with her nieces to entice people to take lessons with her at the frozen pond in Hope Springs. Alison’s high school sweetheart, a professional hockey player named Ivan Hall shows up to the lessons with his niece. This catches Alison by surprise as she has not seen Ivan in over ten years.
Alison is now committed to her new boyfriend, Bobby, who’s in the real estate business in Hope Springs. Alison’s family owns a popular diner in town; however, Bobby wants to buy the diner to turn it into a shop. Alison is opposed to this idea, and her family begins to dislike Bobby because of his advances.
Alison sees Ivan at skating practice, and the two start to talk again. Although Alison is committed to her new boyfriend Bobby, she can’t help to feel the same way about Ivan that she felt about him in high school. Alison and Ivan start to spend more time together skating at the pond during lessons, and Bobby gets jealous. After an altercation, Bobby and Alison decide to take a break from their relationship.
During this time, Alison and Ivan fall in love with each other again, but Ivan still aspires to return to hockey. When his agent calls him with news of an open coaching position, Ivan must decide if he will return to the big leagues or stay in Hope Springs with Alison.
CHRISTMAS COUPON is cheerful and cute despite having a predictable storyline. The filming location is very beautiful, and the snow makes the viewer feel like it’s Christmas. Still, the movie’s uneven quality lessens the overall effect of the movies positive content.
CHRISTMAS COUPON is cute and charming, despite a predictable story. It also has wonderful, heartwarming family elements. Even better, CHRISTMAS COUPON has a strong Christian, moral worldview extolling prayer and forgiveness. For example, a character prays and says, “God bless,” another character refers to the Gospel by citing 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, and a pastor talks about the importance of forgiveness. CHRISTMAS COUPON also contains some minor violence during a hockey game and miscellaneous immorality such as lying and deception. CHRSTMAS COUPON promotes a Christian, inspiring, family-friendly message, but the movie’s uneven quality distracts a little bit from the movie’s positive effect.
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