Now that Halloween is over, it is time to start thinking about the holidays! And there are two fabulous movies that are created with faith and family values in mind. These make the best Christmas gifts because they are universally enjoyed by almost everyone. Who can say no to a feel-good love story that also has beautiful morals?
Love’s Christmas Journey
While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King (Natalie Hall) visits her brother Aaron Davis (Greg Vaughan) and his children for Christmas. Ellie does her best to enjoy the holidays, even making new friends with Mrs. Thompson (JoBeth Williams), a local shop keeper, and handsome admirer Deputy Strode (Dylan Bruce). Settling in nicely with her brother’s family, Ellie also meets Erik (Bobby Campo), a young man abandoned by his outlaw father whom Aaron has taken in as one of his own. When Aaron travels out of town to purchase adjacent land for farming, Ellie agrees to watch his children, but the season’s festivities are threatened when Aaron goes missing.
This sounds like such a lovely Christmas movie! I especially enjoy how it isn’t centered around the same “Christmas” theme other movies are – Santa, lack of money with a kind act, or a weather struggle. These are all fine qualities, but changing the setting to the old west just gives it a fresh feeling. And you will really fall in love with the characters in this movie. Natalie Hall especially does a fabulous job as the widowed Ellie King.
Love Comes Softly 10th Anniversary Edition
● Love Comes Softly
● Love’s Enduring Promise
● Love’s Long Journey
● Love’s Abiding Joy
● Love’s Unending Legacy
● Love’s Unfolding Dream
● Love Takes Wing
● Love Finds A Home
● Love Begins
● Love’s Everlasting Courage
If you know a Janette Oke fan, this is a can’t-miss gift that will thrill them! Every single movie is just as heart-soaring as the books and takes you through periods of strife, selflessness, growth and joy. The books are some of my favorites and I can’t wait to see all of these movies.
THREE MommaDJane readers will win both the Love’s Christmas Journey DVD and the DVD collection of Love Comes Softly 10th Anniversary Edition!