A new movie that is prefect for the season... Christmas Jars (Movie Review & #Giveaway)


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Christmas Jars
Theatrical Release
110 Minutes
November 29th 2019 by Deseret Book

Summary

Based on the New York Times best- selling novel by Jason F. Wright

Hope is an aspiring reporter who has had her fair share of tragedy in life. Abandoned at birth, she's grieving the recent death of her adopted mother when her apartment is burglarized of all her possessions. While reporting the burglary to the police, Hope discovers a jar full of money, labeled "Christmas Jar." Shocked and grateful for this act of kindness, Hope discovers that people all over her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, have been receiving Christmas Jars for years during times of need. The jars are always anonymous and always contain different amounts. In this heartwarming Christmas classic, Hope goes undercover to discover the secret behind the Christmas jars, putting into motion a series of events that will change her life, and her community, forever.

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Movie Trailer


My Review

CHRISTMAS JARS is a heartfelt, inspiring movie. It's about a woman journalist who is struggling and finds a Christmas jar on her door full of money. She then researches to find out where it came from and ends up finding a story to share, but a complicated one that she's in the middle of. An overall heartwarming movie to watch with the family and remind us all that Christmas should be more about giving than receiving.

I haven't read the book this movie was based on, so I can't say if it was close to the book or not. I did think there was a good balance of humor, sadness, and heart, along with a touch of romance. The scenes and acting were all well done, with a few hard breaks in between scenes that may be fixed in the finished movie. I watched it with my kids, ages eight to thirteen, and it held everyone's attention. If you're a softy, then expect a few tears and a happily-ever-after ending.

In the end, was it what I wished for? If you are looking for something to watch in the spirit of Christmas this season, this is one I'd recommend. I'd compare it to a Hallmark movie, but with the romance not being the focus. It was sweet and heartwarming and we enjoyed watching it. 

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the studio, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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