It’s Christmas Eve, and Leland Jeppson’s hope is gone. Struggling to get by in their rustic homestead, he had at least wanted to give his family a special Christmas. But with a blizzard blowing in and the train bearing their gifts nowhere in sight, it seems Christmas is just one more thing they’ll have to do without. But as dusk falls, the Jeppsons’ packages unexpectedly arrive at the post office in the not-so-nearby town. Half-blind Postman George Schow is hesitant to brave the storm, but his son, Sidney, will stop at nothing to bring Christmas to the Jeppsons—and ask their daughter, Ellen, to the New Year’s Eve dance. Now it’s up to father and son to battle fierce elements in an attempt to deliver a Christmas miracle. Don’t miss this heartwarming reminder that while God helps those who help themselves, sometimes He does so through others.
While this movie is just 27 minutes long, it packs in a lot of emotion and beliefs into that time frame. We all know that Christmas is a time to help one another, especially those less fortunate, but there is always one “Scrooge”, and in this movie that is the postman George Schow. He seems to imply that the Jeppsons’ have brought their situation on themselves which can be no further from the truth. All it takes is his son (who has a crush on the Jeppsons’ oldest daughter) to convince him that we all need a little holiday cheer.
The movie reminds us of why we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus. It also reminds us to reach out to our friends and family and help them however we can and the Jeppsons’ feel the love from their family near and far and it is a reminder of how we should all be in this world, not just during the Christmas holidays. As a side note the movie is set in 1927.
This is a very touching and heartwarming movie and if you get the chance to see it somewhere then watch it. Only 27 minutes but well worth the time.
We give it 5 paws up.