Watch Our Own Christmas
Our Own Christmas is a new 2020 movie that showcases the Nativity story in an entirely new light. Produced and directed by the famous married couple, Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, the movie highlights the human emotions and struggles, the unifying idea of homecoming, and the importance of family. The start of the movie sets the perfect Christmas mood with the picturesque landscape and holiday decoration in the backdrop. The plot revolves around a small-town choir preparing for an upcoming Christmas carol competition. The primary focus is on members of the Everett family, who discover that their lauded choir director, the father of the family, would be absent this year. Overwhelmed with the news, the choir members' spirits are crushed in the hands of a gloomy participant who suppresses the true spirit of Christmas. The narrative takes a turn when the member named Amara, played by Good Meagan, announces that she would fill in as the choir director. The choir and the family members are initially hesitant about her credentials, but they soon realize that Amara is indeed a skilled musician and mentor. Besides her zeal for the task, she also brings together the divided members of the Everett family. As the story progresses, the choir makes progress, and the members get closer, especially Amara and the youngest member of the Everett family, a talented musician named Isaiah. Their friendship takes a deep road, and they both share their personal stories and reasons for not being with their families for Christmas over the years. Aside from the choir rehearsals, the audience is offered a sneak peek into the Everett Family's personal lives, which is a central theme of the movie. The mother of the family, played by Vivica A. Fox, is shown managing the family's general store while trying to reconnect with her husband. The father of the family, played by Edwin Hodge, gets lost while returning from a business trip, among other plot twists. The movie's pace, however, slows in the later scenes, as the choir rehearsals dominate the storyline over personal narratives of the family members. The script's lines, on the other hand, are relatable and a highlight of the film. The performances delivered by the entire cast are genuine, especially Meagan, who showcases her vocal and acting skills to perfection. Even DeVon, who plays a small role, delivers his dialogues with ease. One cannot ignore the film's excellent soundtracks, with heartwarming songs played in the choir rehearsals. These songs highlight the religious aspect of Christmas, with a mix of traditional and modern tunes. Among them, the choir's rendition of 'O Holy Night' stands out as the best, with Meagan and the choir delivering an exceptional performance that could send shivers down the spine. Overall, Our Own Christmas is an engaging movie that provides a fresh perspective to the Nativity story. With a well-crafted script, relatable characters, excellent soundtracks, and genuine performances, this movie is perfect for family viewing this holiday season.