I adore almost any holiday themed movie or show out there. So much goodwill in most of them that really calls to me this time of year. A new holiday short show, The Christmas Dress, is out and I was happy to have the chance to screen it for a brief review. Affiliate links are present.
About The Christmas Dress
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.
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.
My Thoughts on The Christmas Dress
This is a darling show with a huge focus on the reason for the season.
My youngest son joined me in watching this show and he was anxious to see if the packages for the Jeppson family would arrive in time. The idea of their Christmas Eve dinner being the last of their food and no presents under the tree distressed him.
I used the film as an opportunity to share how not everyone has so many of their desires met. And, how this family was the recipient of a community’s generosity. Beyond the ‘fun’ gifts such as candy, the eldest daughter Ellen receives a beautiful new dress.