- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 10, 2013
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Hollywood Reporter - 11/26/2013
"It all goes down easily thanks to a terrific cast that also includes Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan as loving grandparents..."
An embittered family man finds his childhood love of Christmas rekindled thanks to a generous gift from a mysterious stranger in this holiday drama for the entire family. Three decades after a childhood tragedy that destroyed his love of Christmas, cynical Michael Walker still loathes the sound of carols, and the sight of Old St. Nick. Try as his spirited wife (Connie Britton) and family might, they still can't get Michael into the holiday spirit. Meanwhile, as the snow begins to fall, misfortune strikes Michael's family, prompting the concerned father to reflect on his troubled past. Just when Michael's future looks to be teetering on the brink of disaster, however, a benevolent stranger (Willie Nelson) bestows his family a lavish new home under the one condition that they join in their new neighborhood's Christmas festivities. In the process, the man who forgot how to feel joy rediscovers that wide-eyed child who ran down the stairs every Christmas morning eager to see what Santa had left him under the tree. Kris Kristoferson and Lyle Lovett co-star.