CHRISTMAS TOWN

"Making Miracles Happen"

Quality:
Content: +4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
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What You Need To Know:

CHRISTMAS TOWN is the name of a Hallmark TV movie. “Christmas Town” is also the nickname of Grandon Falls, a small town where a father purchases an angel tree topper for his daughter, 6-year-old Lauren. Lauren and her father are decorating the Christmas tree when he suddenly experiences a bout of dizziness and breaks the angel. He reassures her he’ll get it fixed right away, but he dies just after Christmas. Years later, Lauren finds herself in Grandon Falls. As the days pass, Lauren befriends the townspeople, including a handyman named Travis and Dylan, the boy Travis is fostering.

CHRISTMAS TOWN is a joyful, inspiring movie that draws viewers into the season. The movie has a strong Christian, biblical worldview. It features many overt Christian elements, including references to Scripture, the Nativity, faith, and prayer. Dylan prays to the Lord and lives out his Christian faith by clothing those in need. The acting is effortless and wonderful, allowing viewers to be swept into the heartwarming Grandon Falls village. The storyline in CHRISTMAS TOWN puts romance on the backburner and allows Lauren to connect with the foster boy, Dylan, in a refreshing twist.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, biblical, moral worldview with references to faith, the Nativity, Scripture, and the Salvation Army, plus kindness is extolled and family is valued

Foul Language:
No foul language

Violence:
Two people slip on the ice, and a friendly snowball fight occurs

Sex:
No sex scenes or sexual immorality (three brief kisses between a man and woman)

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol use

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

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

CHRISTMAS TOWN very well may be one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies to date. “Christmas Town” is the nickname of Grandon Falls, a small town where a father purchases an angel tree topper for his daughter, 6-year-old Lauren. Lauren and her father are decorating the Christmas tree when he suddenly experiences a bout of dizziness and breaks the angel. He reassures her he’ll get it fixed straight away by shipping it to Grandon Falls. Sadly, Lauren’s father dies just after Christmas, orphaning Lauren and leaving her with the angel’s wing.

Several years later, Lauren is all grown up and about to move from Boston to Springfield, Mass., for a teaching position. When her train must make a sudden stop in Grandon Falls, Lauren hops off for what she thinks will just be the night. At the Grandon Falls train station, Lauren meets a handyman named Travis, who’s fostering a boy named Dylan. Dylan is always giving away his coat to someone in need, particularly to children from the neighboring town of Rocklin. Rocklin recently experienced a disaster, and many of the residents have relocated to Grandon Falls for the time being.

Lauren is smitten with the town, and what was supposed to be a one-night stay stretches into weeks. She begins to befriend the townspeople and even picks up a temporary job at the local café. At the café, she discovers a picture of her father more than 25 years ago, holding the angel she thought she’d lost forever. Thus, Lauren embarks on a quest to find the angel. Lauren also has a series of letters her father managed to have delivered after his untimely death that remind her of the value of faith and hope in trying times.

CHRISTMAS TOWN is a joyful, inspiring movie that draws viewers into the heart of the season. The movie contains a strong Christian, biblical worldview, featuring many overt references to Christianity, including nativity jokes and one reference to Scripture. When the town goes caroling, they sing “Silent Night,” instead of many secular songs often used in movies. Dylan prays to the Lord and lives out his Christian faith by clothing those in need. The Salvation Army is featured prominently, with both a bell ringer and a clothing drive set up to help the Christian charity. The acting is effortless and wonderful, allowing viewers to be swept into the heartwarming Grandon Falls village. The precious storyline in CHRISTMAS TOWN puts romance on the backburner and allows Lauren to connect with the foster boy, Dylan, in a refreshing twist.

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