This week’s Movie Monday family movie suggestion is Coming Home for Christmas…
Kate and Melanie were once as close as sisters could be. Until one day when Kate did what Melanie deemed to be unforgivable. Five years later, the girls still aren’t talking, which is taking a toll on their parents, who decide to separate.
Kate decides to make it her mission to not only bring her parents back together for Christmas, but also to restore the loving friendship she once shared with her sister and best friend. Kate longs for the days when her family was close and the fond memories they shared in a house her parents have since lost due to the bad economy.
But will her plan succeed?
Melanie seems to have the perfect life. She married into money, has a 5,000 square foot home, indulges in spa days, and has a seemingly wide circle of influential friends. But is everything as it seems? When Kate discovers her sister’s real life, will she be able to convince Melanie to make amends?
Throw into the mix a budding romance with a handsome soldier, some humor, the loss of a father, and the sad background of one who never had a family and you’ve got an interesting mix meshed into a delightful story.
While Coming Home for Christmas is not a Christian movie, it is a feel-good, fun-to-watch show that highlights some great discussion topics, such as,
Forgiveness – can Melanie ever forgive Kate for what she did? The Bible tells us to forgive others in various passages in the Bible, including Matthew 6:15.
Importance of family – Kate and Melanie grew up in a family that shared a lot of love for each other. They spent time together, sang together, and made each other a priority. God highly values family.
Grief – throughout the story, we see the grief of a young boy who has lost his father. He’s not the only one who has suffered loss. Enter Mike who knows firsthand all about grief and loneliness. The Bible discusses how we can comfort others after knowing firsthand the way God comforts us in our time of need. (2 Cor 1:4).
Marriage – Can Kate and Melanie’s parents move past their differences and once again experience the deep love they had for each other? Marriage is of utmost importance to God.
I highly recommend Coming Home for Christmas, especially for those mom-daughter nights or movie nights with the girls. It contains nothing objectionable and is appropriate for tweens and up.
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8 thoughts on “Movie Review Monday – Coming Home for Christmas”
I’ve never heard of this movie and it sounds like something I will like. I’ll have to check it out this year. Thanks for the great review and keeping us informed of good, clean, family movies.
Thanks again for sharing a great review to a movie I’ve never heard about. I’ll have to search it out and watch it.
Hi Debbie! Coming Home for Christmas really is a fun movie – one of those “chick flicks” that go well with a large bowl of buttered popcorn, and in my case, hot tamales, lol! Have a great week. 🙂
I’ll stick with the buttered popcorn! Mild salsa is about as far as I go, but the rest of my family…the hotter the better!
I’ll have to find this movie somewhere this season and watch it.
lol, I don’t eat much in the way of junkfood, but I never turn down buttered popcorn or hot tamales. 🙂 I found this movie on sale at Walmart, but I believe it’s available at a variety of other online and retail stores. Have a great week!!!!
I wonder if it’s on Netflix? They have a bunch of Christmas movies, I’ll check there first. Then I’ll check Walmart, gotta go there today or tomorrow.
OK, just so you and everyone else who reads these two comments by me, just dated 2 days apart, I do not remember writing the first one or even seeing this movie review. That just goes to show everyone that, I am truly losing my mind!!!! 🙂 Sorry about the two (now three) posts, but when I saw that I’d already posted, I just had to let you know that you are dealing with a “woman who is losing it” 🙂 I think I just have too many things going on in my mind and my life and I just can’t remember anything. But there are advantages…I enjoyed reading the same post the second time too! Double good!
lol Debbie! You made my day with your comment. So honored that you stopped by twice…and left two separate comments. Have a blessed week, my friend!