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“My birthday isn’t on Christmas—Christmas is on my birthday!”
Synopsis: A spoiled schoolgirl, her overworked executive mother, and a disillusioned young minister each receive an uplifting message about friendship, commitment, and the truest meaning of Christmas from a friendly but mysterious drifter named Jess.
“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” (Hebrews 13:2 NLT) Abraham did it at the doorway of his tent. (Genesis 18:2)
And that’s exactly what happened when Jes stopped by to help a not so handy minister build the Nativity for Christmas; which caused great civic controversy.
In The Perfect Gift, Maxine Noelle Westray (Christina Fougnie) is pretty and well-to-do, yet she is an incredibly spoiled and ungrateful child. Who is also being plagued with bad grades. Born on Christmas, she only sees that day as a time she can receive expensive gifts from her Wish List. Who vocalizes, “My birthday isn’t on Christmas—Christmas is on my birthday!” All this she does and says, as her overworked mom (Amy Hess) is struggling to make ends meet; while going through a divorce and fighting to keep Christ in Christmas at the office.
Meanwhile, on another side of town, Tony, a young disenchanted minister, (Matt Wallace) does not see Christmas through a ministerial eye. Pastor Black (Tom Luce) has him too caught up in chores instead of Christ. But not too caught up that he notices Jes resembles Jesus.
Tony accidentally leaves his tools outside. When Jes (Jefferson Moore) drifts into town, he picks up those tools changing these four people’s lives forever. Not only does he teach them and the township the true meaning of Christmas. But demonstrates that the greatest gift of all doesn’t come wrapped in expensive shiny paper. No, He came wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.
This movie was originally released in 2009, is 88 min. and NR. Can be seen on Tubi, Vudu, and Youtube for free.
We give The Perfect Gift
Be sure to add this movie to your Holiday Watch List. It is a holiday must-see to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. And that taking Christ out of it to be politically correct just won’t do.
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