I’m not kidding when I say you need tissues to watch this movie’s trailer. Trust me on that one. I’ve watched the trailer a few times and each time I feel my eyes well up with tears. I don’t know if it’s tears of sadness or tears of joy.
The Heart of Christmas is a true story based on the life of a little boy name Dax Locke.
I found this synopsis of the film at MovieWeb.com.
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.
The movie is available on DVD.
Although the story it’s self is very sad I think the message is strong and important for us all to learn. We need to cherish every moment because we never know how many moments we have left with our loved ones. Make every moment count.
I also like the message about how this holiday season we should do what we can to make someone feel loved. Although that is something we should also do year round.
Here is the movie’s trailer.
Featured in the film is the song The Heart of Christmas by singer/songwriter Matthew West.
In 2010, singer/songwriter Matthew West asked his fans to send him their inspiring true stories so he could turn those stories into songs. Among the thousands of submissions he received, there were three separate letters about the Locke family and the community that came together to support them. Moved by the letters, Matthew wrote “One Last Christmas,” which inspired the filmmakers to share the story with an even wider audience. Premiering on GMC last December, The Heart of Christmas became the most-watched World Premiere Movie in the history of the network, drawing 3.6 million viewers.
If you are interested in seeing the music video (plus see additional footage from the film) here is the music video. If you do listen to the song I REALLY HOPE that you listen to the words and take them to heart. ♥
This is not your typical holiday movie. You won’t find adorable talking critters or silly slapstick humor. This is a holiday film based on true events that aims to get to the heart of the holiday and that is making every moment count like it’s your last and to spread the love and joy of the season to everyone you know.
You can learn more about the film on it’s official website, www.TheHeartofChristmasMovie.com.
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