I hadn’t heard about The Heart of Christmas before I saw the movie. I had an idea of what it was about with a trailer, but I definitely wasn’t prepared for the “heart” of this movie.
First of all, it had a few people I recognized like Christian comedian Anita Renfroe (she completely detours from that in this movie), Candace Cameron Bure, and George Newbern (think Father of the Bride). I was interested to watch this line up and to find out at the end that Christian singer, Matthew West played a bit part, was icing on the cake.
About the movie:
“Based on a true story that gained national attention, the film tells the story of Austin and Julie Locke, who are devastated to learn that their young son Dax has been diagnosed with cancer. With courage, determination and faith they decide to give the boy one last Christmas – even if it has to be in October! When the community sees their decorations and learns the truth of what’s going on in their home, a truly moving outpouring of care and support occurs that people really need to see to believe. It’s a great relief to know that this kind of thing really occurs in our society today, despite all our problems.
THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS is also a tremendous Christmas film that many families will add to their favorite holiday movie collections. It teaches valuable lessons about life, faith and community and features popular singer/songwriter Matthew West, whose title song received Emmy® nomination.
For more information about this inspiring true story of hope and compassion, visit the Dax Locke Foundation website at: http://www.daxlocke.org.”
I’ll admit, it wasn’t an easy movie to watch as a mom. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to watch your child go through cancer. The support the Locke family received from the hospital, family and friends is the beautiful part of this story. Dax’s life and the short amount of time he spent on this earth and the impact he had on those around him has the viewer wanting to take stock on what’s important in their life.
Really, there’s no way to walk away from this movie wanting to hug your kids and tell those you love that you love them. It’s definitely a tear jerker, but in a good and tender way.
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