In our vast Christian entertainment viewing experience, we sometimes come upon films that we can hardly justify writing a full review for. Therefore, for your convenience, so you don’t have to go watch those free films that invade your suggested watch list in on-demand video services, we’ve provided a quick overview here. For now, here’s a collection of Christmas films that fall into this category.
Beverly Hills Christmas
This is barely a Christmas movie at all except that it’s based on the typically bizarre magic premise you find in many knockoff holiday films. Dean Cain and a Meryl Streep lookalike star in this movie that’s filled with wacko works-based theology and abstract vague fantasy lingo and concepts. Apparently some dead woman has to get into heaven by making her spoiled brat daughter act good, so she decides to bring a nice kid back to life by shooting lightning into his skull even though Dean Cain told her not to touch people. It’s a shame this off-the-wall movie wasted a decent character arc and a remotely interesting idea.
Also barely a Christmas film (or a Christian one), this time about a horse named—guess what—Rose. Basically, this movie wastes an hour of your time on farm footage and sitting around talking before coming to the shocking conclusion: the horse is a “special” horse that turns into a rose. [ENTER GIANT FACEPALM HERE]. No joke. The production is terrible and most people won’t even make through the entire slogfest to see the main character having hallucinations about glowing horseback riders at night. How this garbage gets made is beyond us.
The Heart of Christmas
When you use kids with cancer as props and parade vain Christian actors and actresses in front of the camera in some kind of lame attempt to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in a shameless commercial soliciting you for money, we don’t have much respect for you. Sure, St’ Jude’s does some great things and helps families in need, but can’t we just have a normal movie without all the advertising, drama, and pageantry? They didn’t even try to make this true story a realistic plot. It’s really shameful when you have characters telling you to make donations.