If all movies were like this I would actually watch TV or go to the movies! This was an excellent film, well written, well directed, well acted. It's all about relationships, and that's what life is about! Thanks to Hallmark for another outstanding performance and to the wonderful cast! I appreciated the fact that God and prayer were given proper respect and significance. I also appreciated the way our human condition sickness, broken relationships, death was dealt with as being a part of life. Life isn't always fair and hard times come, but the way we deal with it speaks of <more>
character and faith and perseverance, and taking joy where we find it. This is one movie that I would actually buy and make a family tradition to watch. Thank you!
As I was flipping channels, looking for something interesting, I found November Christmas. As I checked on the information, I saw that Sam Elliot was in this movie. Enough for me to watch......I once read where he saw some parts that he had passed up on, then later thought that he could have done that...I have always admired his work and felt that he could have/should have been a mega star, very much in the caliber of John Wayne, just in our era of time.In my view, we do not have many actors in the caliber of our hero, John Wayne. Mr Elliot has stretched his acting legs many times, in <more>
different movies and different types of roles and he has excelled in each, as I expected.In "November Christmas", Sam plays an aging neighbor to a family in crisis.This family in crisis, allows him to do a "do over" from a crisis in his past. This is something that he missed in his real life, so he gets to address that concept on screen. Sam personifies someone that is bitter from circumstances of the past, who transforms into a wonderful, Grandfatherly figure, with a new opportunity to right the past. He does just that, in grand fashion. It is saddening for me to understand what his age is, and to know that even tho he never attained the reputation of a John Wayne, He will always be a hero for me, and a truly grand actor, in my view.
I did miss the beginning of this movie but quickly found myself involved in it fully. This movie made me long for a time when you knew your neighbours and could count on them when you needed them. The neighbours in this movie go above and beyond with their wonderful surprises to make a little girl happy. I say get yourself a hot chocolate, a nice warm fuzzy blanket and a box of tissues for all those tender moments! This movie was well directed and the actors truly brought the characters to life. The scenery was also quite beautiful, I believe it was filmed in Nova Scotia. The Christmas Tree <more>
farm is especially beautiful! Just when I finished having a tearful moment over an act of kindness, they would come up with another one. If more movies were made like this I would honestly enjoy watching TV more. November Christmas is totally a family movie, no need to worry about foul language, nudity or violence. I would definitely recommend this movie and look forward to seeing it again.
Well Made & Heartfelt SEE IT!!! (by Christmas-Reviewer)
BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.A small community comes together to create special Halloween and Christmas moments several weeks early for Vanessa Marks, an 8-year- old girl with a life-threatening illness.After the father quietly asks a neighboring farmer Sam Elliott about buying pumpkins - and later Christmas trees - <more>
the farmer figures out that the father is trying to speed up the holidays so that Vanessa will have one more Christmas! To give anymore of the plot away would be a huge mistake. I will say this film captures everything in a realistic manner. All motivations from everyone seem "Realistic". If you lost a child I think this film would be very hard to watch. However the film does show Like In Real Life how all of us hurt in someway! It also shows that at times "It Does Take A Village". Have a tissue or two handy. Great Film
We all know Christmas movies can get bad. I am sure there is plenty examples of bad Christmas movies. Now if I asked 10 people "What is One of the worse Christmas movie you have ever seen" I will get 10 different examples. Now if I asked the same 10 people what is the best Christmas movie you ever seen chances are they will say "November Christmas" that is if they have seen it! A father of a "Cancer stricken child" bumps up the holidays just to cheer up her child. By doing these the father inspires his town to mend fences and that "The Christmas Spirit" <more>
Get the tissue ready for this emotion-packed movie (by SimonJack)
This is a fine film for the Christmas season. But, unless one usually has a supply of tissue on hand for this time of year, it is wise to be prepared before sitting down to watch "November Christmas." This is definitely a full box tissue movie for the ladies, and a hankie soaker for most men. The movie goes at a very slow pace, but that's dictated by the circumstances. Vanessa Marks is an 8-9 year old girl who is being treated for cancer. But many of the people in the small town her family has moved to are hurting from their pasts. Nearly every scene is packed with emotion. I <more>
won't say more about the plot, but note that there are several smaller stories built in this one movie. And, it's done quite well.The cast all are excellent in their performances. Especially worth noting is Emily Alyn Lind who plays Vanessa.