As we get closer to the holiday season, a lot of people are turning to holiday movies to help them feel a little bit of cheer sooner. And this year, a new movie is releasing early so we have a bit more holiday spirit in our lives. The Santa Box is an all new movie that was filmed this past year, based loosely on the magic of the book The Secret of the Santa Box, a book that can teach kids a lot about the holiday season and the joy of giving to others.
After years of having bad experiences at Christmas, Kallie and her mom have moved to a new area right at the holiday season. Despite the amount of holiday decorations around her, Kallie doesn’t have the Christmas spirit. When she befriends an elderly neighbor her perspectives start to change. But the ultimate change comes when the Santa Box randomly shows up at her home – offering to grant her Christmas wish. Instead of choosing things for her, Kallie gives her wishes away to others and starts helping others out who don’t know how to help themselves.
The movie is filled with the spirit of Christmas and while the movie overall feels like a made for Television style movie – the message is about acceptance, forgiveness and growth. Something we all need right now during this rough year and the upcoming holiday season. It reminds you the reason for the holiday season without becoming overly preachy or even bringing religion into the equation and shows a lot of family and friendship dynamics we don’t usually see in movies.
There are points the movie seems to try to be a little bit like a Bad Mom’s Christmas or even Mean Girls, but those may just be universal truths of every day life or just comedic tropes that play well in a movie. But at the end of it, be sure you have your tissues on hand, because even with the faults in the film, it’ll hit you directly in the feels and may remind you of the reason for the holiday season again.
You can get your copy of The Santa Box on Amazon and get a little bit of the holiday spirit before December even gets here!
About The Santa Box:
THE SANTA BOX tells the story of teenager Kallie Watts. For the past five years, Christmas has spelled disaster for her and her family. When a fire leaves Kallie and her widowed mother homeless just before the holidays, there’s only one conclusion: Kallie is cursed by Christmas. When Kallie and her mother relocate to a small California town, Kallie is confronted by her worst nightmare come true: a town overflowing with holiday decorations and Christmas cheer. Kallie’s life is soon changed forever by the gift of a Santa box. When she lifts the lid, she rediscovers the magic and true meaning of Christmas.a Rafflecopter giveaway