The Christmas Box

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  • G
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.0  (1,245)

The Christmas Box is a heartwarming Christmas movie from 1995 which stars Richard Thomas, Maureen O'Hara, and Annette O'Toole. It is adapted from a bestselling novel of the same name by Richard Paul Evans. The movie is set in Salt Lake City, Utah, and revolves around a married couple, Richard (played by Richard Thomas) and Keri Evans (played by Annette O'Toole), and their daughter Jenna (played by Kelsey Mulrooney). Richard is a successful businessman who has been assigned to work on a special project during the Christmas season, which requires him to be away from home for long hours. Keri, on the other hand, is a homemaker who spends most of her time looking after their daughter and taking care of their home.

The story takes an unexpected turn when the Evans family hires a kind and elderly woman named Mary Parkin (played by Maureen O'Hara) to help them out around the house during the busy holiday season. Mary brings a positive presence into their home and makes the family feel more connected with each other. She also shares her own experiences with the family, which helps them realize the importance of family, love, and forgiveness.

As the holiday season progresses, the family experiences a series of events that test their faith and challenge their beliefs. They also discover a mysterious Christmas Box in their home, which leads them on a journey of self-discovery and healing. The Christmas Box becomes a symbol of hope and transformation for the Evans family, guiding them towards a new understanding of the true meaning of Christmas.

Richard Thomas delivers an excellent performance as Richard Evans, portraying the character as a driven and ambitious businessman who slowly learns to appreciate the importance of family and love. Annette O'Toole also gives a heartfelt performance as Keri Evans, portraying the character as a devoted mother and wife who struggles to keep her family together. Maureen O'Hara is the standout of the movie, playing the role of Mary Parkin with warmth, wit, and wisdom.

The movie is beautifully shot and captures the magic of the holiday season. The production design and costumes are also noteworthy, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that perfectly matches the spirit of Christmas. The soundtrack is also a highlight of the movie, featuring classic Christmas songs that evoke feelings of joy and nostalgia.

Overall, The Christmas Box is a touching and heartwarming Christmas movie that is sure to leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. It offers a timeless message about the importance of family, forgiveness, and love, and is a great reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

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    7.0  (1,245)