An Avonlea Christmas (Originally titled; Merry Christmas, Miss King)---Set during WWI
The award-winning cast of "Road to Avonlea" returns for this touching King Family reunion. As they prepare for their traditional Christmas dinner, their gathering is marred by the news that one of their youngest members, Felix, is missing in action on the battlefields of Europe. To make matters worse, the indomitable Hetty King collapses with an unexpected health emergency. "An Avonlea Christmas" is an uplifting drama that reinforces the power of family love in times of crisis.
This has personally been one of my very favorite Christmas movies for a number of years! It is simple, but in a way very deep and touching. You'll have to watch it to see what I mean, since I know there is no way I can put it into words. The story line is so real. Warning: You will cry! I did and I hardly ever cry with movies. It is so, so good. Defiantly at the top of my favorite Christmas movies!!
It is something the whole family can watch together and appreciate, as there are no inappropriate scene or any language. So. .watch it! ;) And here's the trailer!
Silent Night---Set during WWII
A German mother, Elisabeth Vincken, who had already lost her eldest son in the Battle of Stalingrad and whose husband is a cook serving in the German army, and her son, Fritz, are seeking refuge in a cabin near the front lines in the Ardennes forests region of western Europe. They are invaded by three American soldiers and then soon after three German soldiers, and after much resistance the mother manages to convince the enemy soldiers to put aside their differences for one night and share a Christmas dinner. The Germans were planning to kill the Americans, but eventually they and the American soldiers share their rations to make a proper Christmas dinner. This includes homemade cookies and other goodies. Throughout the night the Americans and Germans befriend each other, despite the fact that they will eventually have to return to the war.
Okay, I saw this for the first time this year and I loved it. Seriously, it has been a long time since I have loved a movie so much! I laughed, I cried and I held my breath. I felt the pain of the characters, their desire for peace, if just for one night, and the ultimate healing that came from their Christmas together.
This is a movie that shows the other side of war. The side where men are drafted and wish only to return home. The side where there is not truly hate involved, but only a duty to country. Yes, there were those who may, for one reason or another, have a hatred for their enemy, but that enemy is a country, not a man. Did any of that make any sense? This is why I don' t write reviews very often. :P
But anyway. . what can happen when six enemy soldiers come together for a night of peace?
Uhhh, yeah, I guess I should stop talking now. Can you tell I love this movie? Yeah, I do. It is so, so good!
As a caution, there is cursing in the first 20 min. between he soldiers. It's not too bad, but it's probably not a movie you'd watch with younger kids. There is also a few bloody/gory scenes. Again, nothing too horrible.
But yeah, I love it so much!!!
I couldn't find a trailer for y'all. .sorry. :(
However, if you wan to watch it, the whole movie is uploaded on youtube. :D
Have you seen either of these? If you do watch either of them, let me know what you think! What is your favorite Christmas movie?