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CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY

What You Need To Know:

CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY is a Christmas romance on UPtv. Sarah is a cookbook editor for a publisher in Chicago. Cookbook sales are slumping. So, Sarah’s boss orders her to visit her Amish family’s farm and bakery in Kentucky during the Christmas holiday to get recipes for an Amish cookbook. Sarah is happy to be back home for the first time in years.

However, she’s finding it hard to find the right time to ask her sister, Rachel, about publishing a cookbook of their family’s recipes. Meanwhile, she’s surprised to find a non-Amish widower, with an adorable young daughter, working on her father’s farm.

CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY has some stilted dialogue, and the story is a bit underwritten in places. However, the movie has many heartwarming, cute scenes and some funny ones too. CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY has a strong Christian, pro-family, moral worldview. It promotes family, worship, prayer, hope, forgiveness, and love. Also, the Amish children’s Christmas choir sings about the divine birth of Jesus in two Christmas carols, “Come, Let Us Adore Him” and “Silent Night.”

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian worldview with very strong moral, pro-family elements promotes family, worship, prayer, hope, forgiveness, and love and includes children practicing for a Christmas festival concert sing the first two verses from the Christmas carol “Come let us adore him, born the king of angels” in preparation and sing “Silent Night” at the festival that’s held by an Amish community, the beginning of a prayer to the Father is heard, Matthew 11:29 is shown in an inscription on a sign inside a house, an Amish woman says, “Perfection challenges God” and implies human mistakes are inevitable and can be repented and forgiven if necessary, two references to a Nativity display, and heroine’s father tells her she’s always welcome back home

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Angry side character smashes a candy cane on a counter when she can’t reach her employee on the phone, and a deadly traffic accident is related

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying but rebuked in a quiet but strong way.

More Detail:

CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY is a Christmas romance on UPtv about a cookbook editor desperate to keep her job in Chicago who visits her family’s Amish bakery in Kentucky to get some recipes for an Amish cookbook but finds family and love instead. CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY has many heartwarming, cute scenes and some funny interactions, includes two references to the divine birth of Jesus Christ, and promotes family, hope, forgiveness, faith, and love.

The movie opens in Chicago when the cookbook editor, Sarah, gets a visit from her immediate boss, Darla, whose family owns the publishing company where they work. Darla informs Sarah that sales of the cookbooks are down. She also says the downturn threatens both their jobs. They need a new idea for the next cookbook.

Darla notices a Christmas card on Sarah’s desk from her sister, Rachel, who lives in Amish country with her father, Jonathan, her husband, Abram, and her new baby daughter, Hannah. Sarah tells Darla her sister runs a small Amish bakery in Kentucky. Darla orders Sarah to visit them and get some authentic Amish recipes to produce an Amish cookbook.

Reluctantly, Sarah drives the six hours to her family’s farm and bakery in Kentucky. She’s surprised that a Non-Amish widower named Dean with a daughter named Zoey is helping her father and mother-in -law on the farm. He doesn’t seem very good at it, however.

Sarah is happy to be back with her Amish family for the first time in years, however. Also, she bonds quickly with Dean’s darling, precocious, friendly daughter.

Meanwhile, she’s helping her sister Sarah in the bakery, but she’s finding it hard to broach the subject of making a cookbook out of their family’s recipes. An idea presents itself, however, when Dean suggests that the Amish community hold an open house during the annual children’s Christmas concert.

Sarah and Rachel’s father agrees to present the idea to the Amish elders, but will they approve it? And, what will happen when Sarah’s family and Dean find out about the reason she returned home?

CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY has some stilted dialogue, and the story is a little bit passive in places. However, the movie has many heartwarming, cute scenes and some funny ones too. For example, there is a cute, heartwarming scene where Dean teaches the new father, Sarah’s brother-in-law, about how to quiet a crying baby. Also, there are charming scenes of Dean’s precocious, adorable daughter, Zoey, interacting with the other characters, including Sarah’s kind, taciturn father. Emma Henderson, who plays Zoey, has an appealing onscreen personality.

CHRISTMAS AT AN AMISH BAKERY also has a strong Christian, pro-family, moral worldview. It promotes family, worship, prayer, hope, forgiveness, and love. Also, the children Christmas choir sings about the divine birth of Jesus in two Christmas carols, “Come, Let Us Adore Him” and “Silent Night.” Finally, Sarah’s Amish father tells her she’s always welcome back home no matter where she roams.

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