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Adored the book and the movie
on December 6, 2007
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a beautiful rendition which stays true to the spirit and story of the book -- which doesn't always happen when stories are translated from one medium to another. There are a few slight differences which do not detract from the story in any way:
--- in the book, the creche belonged to the widow, and had been carved by her grandfather.
--- in the movie, it was given to Thomas by his father, who dies in the war.
Another difference is in the book, we never learn how the widow "got" that way, in the movie there is some backstory development showing the father in uniform heading off to war, etc.
What is the same is that its a story of kindness, love and miracles. Time spent with either version of this story will be time well spent.