WHEN CALLS THE HEART: Home for Christmas Will Remind You Of The Value Of Being Together As A Family
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Below is a portion of the review from WHEN CALLS THE HEART: Home for Christmas, which is nominated for the FAITH & FREEDOM AWARD® FOR TELEVISION and an EPIPHANY PRIZE® FOR INSPIRING TELEVISION PROGRAM.
WHEN CALLS THE HEART: Home for Christmas follows familiar characters in Hope Valley as they prepare for the Christmas holiday with a festival in town.
“Home For Christmas” kicks off Season Seven of the beloved Hallmark series with joy, emphasis on helping others and generosity. “Home for Christmas” also showcases children singing “O Come Let Us Adore Him” inside a church. For all its noteworthy elements, Movieguide® finds this WHEN CALLS THE HEART episode very worthwhile for families.
WHEN CALLS THE HEART: Home for Christmas begins in Hope Valley. Elizabeth Thornton and her toddler son, Jack, explore the Christmas festival in the town square, celebrating the joys that Christmas has to offer. Meanwhile, Rosemary and Leland ponder the perfect birthday gift to get Jack.
Nathan Grant and his niece learn that Nathan got promoted, which although exciting, means they’ll have to move to Union City, a town a few miles away. Carson Shepard is far away from his sweetheart, Faith Carter, but sadly, wont’ be able to see her for Christmas due to a scheduling conflict. Jesse Flynn tries to garner the attention of Clara Stanton, but she’s busy working at the town’s restaurant. To help ease her load, Clara asks Jesse to help pitch in and take orders.
Meanwhile, there’s a traveling salesman in town who hopes to make something of himself, but he’s having trouble making sales. Additionally, Elizabeth grapples with her grief of her late husband and the need to adjust.
As the threat of being pulled in a million directions looms for the characters, how will the Christmas season fair in Hope Valley?
All the storylines in “Home For Christmas” wrap up beautifully to show that being together during Christmas is ultimately more important than any other distractions the season may bring. The characters enjoy a meal and some beautiful Christmas carols that will make the audience feel lighthearted.
WHEN CALLS THE HEART: Home for Christmas effectively sets the stage for Season Seven of the beloved Hallmark Channel series. Fan favorite actors deliver solid performances, and the music is whimsical and fits the onscreen action.
“Home For Christmas” has a very strong Christian, biblical, moral worldview that stresses helping others, generosity and joy. The episode also showcases children singing “O Come Let Us Adore Him” inside a church. For all these noteworthy elements, MOVIEGUIDE® finds this WHEN CALLS THE HEART episode very worthwhile for families.