Wednesday, December 25, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Movies - Movie Seven - Mr. Christmas

Period Christmas films are quite possibly my favorite type.  So I had to record (yep DVR time) Mr. Christmas.  

Movie Seven:  
Mr. Christmas
Starring:  Jace McLean, Jen Celene Little, Ireland Rose Maddox, Abigail Knslow 

About the film (from Amazon):
A young father can't afford to buy his 5-year-old daughter what she's expecting Santa Claus to bring her for Christmas. 

My Review:  
Mr. Christmas is a sweet and tear jerking film about a young family celebrating Christmas in 1941.  Times are hard for the young Carter family and they only get harder as World War II has pulled into full swing.  They do all they can though, to share a wonderful Christmas with their children.  

Carol Lee the eldest child (who maybe was 5 on my guess) and her sister Babby are excited about the arrival of "Santa's Catalog" (I remember similar feelings about the Sear's catalog when I was a child).  Mom and dad are stunned by the cost of everything in the catalog and try desperately to steer Carol Lee away from her number one Christmas wish, a bicycle.  Dad also desperately tries to figure out how he can grant that one wish while mom tries to make it clear to dad that sometimes, you get what you can and be happy with it.

Mr. Christmas is a sweet and brief Christmas story.  It made us laugh and made us a little teary eyed as well.  

I would give it 3 1/2 stars.  It is definitely family friendly.

Here's the trailer:

No comments:

Post a Comment