It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good movie, and definitely a while since I’ve found one (other than an animated one) that the entire family can watch. I am very picky about movies; no language or sex scenes, and it’s very hard to find a movie that is lacking in at least one of those areas, let alone both.
The Heart Of Christmas is a touching (and heartbreaking) story about a couple- Austin and Julie Locke- dealing with the cancer of their baby, Dax.
It takes an entire community to make a little boy’s dreams come true in the Image Entertainment release of The Heart of Christmas, the heartbreaking yet hopeful film about a family faced with losing their child and their quest to give him one last Christmas. Based on the inspiring true story that gained national attention, The Heart of Christmas boasts a stellar cast that includes Candace Cameron Bure (“Make It or Break It,” “Full House”), Jeanne Nielson (Faith Like Potatoes), George Newbern (Father of the Bride), and Erin Bethea (Fireproof). The film recently received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Music for its title song, composed and performed by Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter, Matthew West, who is also featured in the film.
The Heart of Christmas tells the story of Austin and Julie Locke, who are devastated to learn that their young son, Dax, has been diagnosed with cancer. With courage, determination and faith, they decide to give Dax one last Christmas – even if it has to be in October. When the community sees the holiday decorations and learns the heartbreaking truth, what happens next is a miraculous outpouring of care and support. The Heart of Christmas will touch your heart and bring home the spirit of the holidays.
I was hesitant to watch this movie because I knew it would be a tear jerker. Little Dax was only 13 months old when he was diagnosed, and sadly lost his battle at just 2 1/2 years old- a few months older than my sweet Connor is now. This put it in perspective for me even more, and made me think on how I would handle it if it were my child. It breaks my heart. The sad part is, this is one story out of thousands who suffer this same trial in life. To learn more how you can help, visit www.stjude.org/heartofchristmas.
I don’t want to end on a sad note, however. This film also reminded me that there is still love in this world, still tons of caring people who are eager and willing to do what they can to ease the burdens of others and give of themselves, and through sadness and tragedy can come good. Even after his death, Dax is still touching hearts of people, bringing awareness to this illness and helping others currently fighting.
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We were sent a copy of this movie for review purposes. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.