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Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)

4.8 out of 5 stars 134 customer reviews

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An unlikely friendship blossoms between two 10 year-old boys from different backgrounds during the racially charged backdrop of rural Texas,1964. Through the years into manhood, prevailing attitudes and the growing civil rights movement severely test their friendship. In the end, they will discover that despite people's differences, it's the memories you make that determine your happiness and peace in life.

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  • Actors: Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom Heaton, Jaishon Fisher, Zak Ludwig, Jessica McLeod
  • Directors: Neill Fearnley
  • Writers: Donald Davenport, Kenny Rogers
  • Producers: Dan Angel, Daniel Wilson, Howard Braunstein, Lindsay Moffat, Margaret Loesch
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Rhi Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VMFX2E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,359 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Christmas in Canaan (Hallmark)" on IMDb

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By Maria Gagliano TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 20, 2010
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What I Can Tell You: Christmas in Canaan is a beautiful story of acceptance, bravery and friendship. I loved it! I must have cried three times which is to be expected because I am a great big sap. Billy Ray is perfect in the role of Daniel, "the dad". I was truly touched with his attempts to give his family gifts from the heart for the holidays. While the movie covers a difficult subject, the beginning of the civil rights movement and prejudice, you will walk away seeing the subtle ways the film establishes that we are all the same underneath the color of our skin.

The friendship of the boys is my favorite part of the movie although I feel some of the lesson will be lost on younger children. My children have no idea that there is a difference or that at a time, people were treated differently. They were confused as to why people would try to burn down a building, or dislike people. They have no idea what bigotry is and some of words used by the two boys on the school bus I talked over so they wouldn't learn them. Not bad words just needless words.

This is a great movie for 13+ and anyone who loves a good Christmas feel good movie
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Definitely a different Christmas movie. Billy Ray Cyrus can act and sing well. He performs and wrote "We'll Get By Somehow" the theme song for "Christmas in Canaan" in which he plays the widower dad, Daniel Burton. His oldest, DJ (young: Zak Ludwig; teen: Jacob Blair) is played well by both actors. DJ makes friends with a black boy Rodney (youth: Jaishon Fisher; older: Matt Ward) after saving a pup shot with a gun. At that point the story jumps ahead 7 years. Both the Burton family and the black, Freeman family are poor, living in Canaan, TX, in the 1960, complete with Afro-hair, and bell bottoms.

There is a combined plot/theme of racism and overcoming bigotry, the black vote, and family in this Texas Western which includes beater pick-ups, not horses. Only one gun shot but several heart-touching scenes. A Black Vote meeting ends in tragedy. The children lead the way to promise and HOPE in Canaan, TX. One line says; "Once your family, you always got a place", and this DVD's always got a place in our Christmas DVD collection. Five stars from me and also from my wife. We're thinking of ordering more for Christmas gifts.

Story is based on a book written by Kenny Rogers and Donald Davenport. Davenport also wrote the teleplay. There are no bonus materials, but it did have Closed Caption. 90 minutes of good FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, with a message. The message: HOPE. PEACE, GOODWILL TO ALL COLORS.
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We watched this movie the same day we received it in the mail... and that was only yesterday... kids have watched it three times already.
What a fantastic family movie! We have a large family and we've been through so many hard times. Where there is family, you have a home... that's the message and this movie is beautifully done! Billy Ray plays as fantastic roll as the father. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed this movie. It made me laugh, cry... and cry some more. So touching and what I strive to live as well as teach my children. Great movie for all ages... I'm 43... and the kids in the house are ages 20 to 8 years old... we all loved it!
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Christmas in Canaan is an amazing story of how all people, regardless of race, religion, or color, should love one another. My favorite part was when there was no money at Christmas and dad (Billy Ray) had the great idea of cutting out "wishes" from the catalog and gaily wrapping them in boxes with bows. The children accepted his gifts, knowing there was no money for the real thing. The black young man in the movie ran with the idea and when he became a famous author came back to have Christmas with this family, who had taken him in when his grandmother died and left him an orphan. His surprise was that he fullfilled the catalog wishes with the real thing! This was a movie that brings tears to the eyes and urges you to do better in relationships. This is a great movie to watch with your kids and talk about the issue of racism. It certainly is a step toward eradicating it. I told a white friend of mine who has two black children she has adopted - "I don't see them as black children. They are just your children!" I really do see it that way. Enjoy!
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A great movie made me cry several times.
No swearing just plain good old Love and
a family that prayed together and stayed
together. The best real Christmas movie
that I have seen in years. Every family
should have this movie in their Library.
It doesn't get any better than this. !!!
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Very good movie, and NOT cheesy, lame acting. Really good message. Hallmark movies are always clean and family oriented, but soooo many of their movies are love stories. I was happy to find something different- this one goes a bit farther and actually has a deep meaning and teaches a good lesson.
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i absolutely love this show. it's so touching and has a great message. the acting was really good- billy ray cyrus surprised me. the story is just neat and it gets the message across about being happy with what you have, making the most of tough circumstances and how the best gifts aren't always ones you can buy. i had to buy it to watch it every year. love this movie.
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