The Heart of Christmas

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  • TV-G
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.8  (1,234)

The Heart of Christmas is a heartwarming and emotional 2011 movie that tells the story of the Locke family and their journey towards celebrating Christmas in the face of adversity. The movie is based on a true story and revolves around a little boy named Dax Locke who is diagnosed with leukemia. The movie is set in small-town Texas and follows the Locke family as they try to make the most of what little time they have left with Dax. The family includes Austin and Julie Locke, the parents of Dax, and their friends and family who rally around them to help make their son's final Christmas a memorable one.

One of the most touching parts of the movie is the way in which the town comes together to support the Locke family. Led by the town's resident Santa Claus, the community works to create a winter wonderland for Dax in his front yard complete with snow, lights, and all the trimmings of the holiday season. The entire town bands together to spread Christmas cheer and make the Locke family's home a magical, festive place for Dax to enjoy.

The movie is not just a heartwarming tale of the holiday spirit; it is also an honest portrayal of the struggles that families face when they receive a devastating medical diagnosis. In addition to the emotional turmoil of dealing with Dax's illness, the Lockes also struggle to maintain some sense of normalcy in their everyday lives. They have to continue working, paying bills, and taking care of their other children while trying to stay strong for Dax.

Candace Cameron Bure delivers a standout performance as Julie Locke, the mother of Dax. Her portrayal of a mother struggling to cope with her son's illness is both powerful and moving. The chemistry between Bure and her on-screen husband Austin (played by George Newbern) is believable and their love for each other and their family is palpable.

Christopher Shone delivers a standout performance as Dax. Despite being on-screen for only a short amount of time, he manages to convey the innocence and pure joy that children bring to the world. He is the heart of the film and his battle with leukemia is a poignant reminder of the fragility of life.

Jeanne Neilson delivers a heartwarming performance as the town's resident Santa Claus. Her character represents the best of Christmas spirit and her interactions with Dax are both touching and humorous. She adds a touch of magic to an already powerful story and her friendship with the Locke family is a reminder of the kindness and warmth of small-town communities.

The Heart of Christmas is a powerful movie that will leave audiences with a new appreciation for the holiday season and the power of the human spirit. It is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always light to be found, and that the love of family and community can help us through the toughest of challenges.

The Heart of Christmas is a 2011 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    1 hr 26 min
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    6.8  (1,234)