Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Available Today on DVD and VOD: A Christmas Tree Miracle - A Truly Heartwarming Holiday Film to Be Enjoyed by All (Review)

Disclosure:  I received a screener copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Green Apple Entertainment Proudly Presents

"A Christmas Tree Miralce" on DVD

It’s Time to Believe

Family-Friendly Holiday Tale DVD & VOD Dec. 3rd


"A dysfunctional family is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas  in the heart-warming story A Christmas Tree Miracle, coming to DVD and VOD Dec. 3 from Green Apple Entertainment.

For the George family – accustomed to the luxuries of a privileged suburban life – Christmas has become a season of taking rather than giving. With dad pre-occupied with work, mom on edge and self-involved teens, Nick and Natalie, fixated on their ever- growing wish lists, the youngest is the only one with any true Christmas spirit.

When their dad loses his job just before the holidays, the family ignores the severity of the situation and continues to live above their means. When the consequences catch up with them, they are left with nothing and nowhere to turn.

Taken in by an eccentric Christmas tree farmer, the family learns that miracles can come true … if you believe! A warm-hearted tale reminding us that the best gifts are the simple ones … all year long.

A Christmas Tree Miracle is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (1.78:1) and Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0. " 


My Thoughts:
You know a movie is good when you still think about it days later.  And, when it has a profound impact on your life, and makes you want to take a step back reevaluate what is important to you, and make changes to live life fully -- it is even better.  Well, this is the case with A Christmas Tree Miracle, which I was able to screen with my family after Thanksgiving dinner last week.  As we settled in to watch this movie, we knew it would be one of heartwarming films you see on the Hallmark Channel, but we were in for so much more.

Like many holiday movies, this one centers around a family, the George family, who are materialistic.  They are so distracted with things like money, cell phones and needing to outdo others with what they wear, where they live, including owning a vacation home.  It is not until the father is fired from his job, that the family is hit with a reality check. But, does this make them change their ways and spending habits...not at all.  With no job, and failed attempts at getting the job he wants and not what he needs to support his family, the family continues to spend frivolously, including buying a new car for their son, buying name brand clothes for the daughter, and just living like things are still the same.  But, things aren't...and, as the months go on, they end up dipping into the family's savings, including the children's college funds there is nothing left.  

Because the George family were snobbish in their ways prior to this dramatic family event, even attempts to reach out to family doesn't provide them with the financial backing they need.  Mrs. George's sister will only buy family jewelry or provide a loan to her, while Mr. George's father, who lives the simple life on the family farm, offers his life savings, which is found in a coffee can on the shelf -- but, he knows that this will not solve the George's financial woes.  They need to be knocked down and have everything taken from them, to start to see what is truly important in life -- family and health.  

The family ends up losing their home and wind up in a motel for a few days, until they run out of money.  This is not before Mrs. George has to visit the local food pantry to pick up canned goods to feed the family.  Little things start to open Mrs. George's eyes, along with her children, about what is really important in life.  Then, like a Christmas miracle, the family meets Henry, who owns a tree farm, as he stumbles upon them sleeping in a church, after being thrown out of the motel for not having funds to pay for another night.  He invites them to his home, and offers to have them help him out on the farm, in exchange for living in his home with them.  Having no other place to go, the George family accepts, and this is the turning point.  

As the days go on, the George family start to become more humble and start to find a new direction in life.  But, like most heartwarming movies, there is always a sad moment.  And, the end of this movie will have you reaching for tissues until the box is empty.  Don't worry, I will not ruin how the story ends,  But, I will say that it will make you take a step back and want to reevaluate your own life and how you measure your happiness.  Happiness is not about how much money or materialistic things you have, but how you choose to live your life with family and friends.  And, with the holidays around the corner, this movie is also great is reminding people that the holidays are more about giving than receiving.  The best gift of all is being able to help another person out, especially during the hard economic times we have all been struggling with these past few years.  

So, if you love heartwarming holiday movies, or movies that will inspire you to change your ways in a positive way, then you will want to pick up a copy of The Christmas Tree Miracle, to watch with your family.  This holiday film will definitely become one of those movies you pull out to watch year after year, and one that would make a great holiday gift idea.  Share the true meaning of holidays by sharing this movie, and looking inside to make changes to live a more fulfilled life, with less distractions. 

Green Apple Entertainment is a leading international distributor of quality, independent entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray, download and streaming platforms and cable VOD. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Green Apple works directly with filmmakers to cultivate superior filmmaking for a variety of genres – including action, drama, romance, thrillers, horror/sci-fi, documentaries, family and animation – and fresh new viewing experiences for a diverse array of audiences. Green Apple was founded in 2005 by industry veteran Tim Warren.

Disclosure:  I received a screener copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. What a crock. Silly maudlin script, mediocre acting, formulaic "feel good" movie.

  2. I disagree with the above comment, especially when someone remains anonymous! BAH HUMBUG to your lack of seasonal spirit. There are people out there that appreciate a good story, well acted instead of the sex & violence peddled by Hollywood.

  3. I have not heard of this movie but it sounds like one I would enjoy. I will have to put it on my list of ones to see.
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