Just a bit of housekeeping before I get started today. This will be my last post before Christmas. I’ll be back next Wednesday with more book reviews. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas with your family.
I’m really excited to be part of a Christmas DVD blog tour and giveaway today! I enjoyed watching both of these movies. I can’t wait to tell you about them!
About Christmas Break-In
Today was supposed to be one of the best days ever for nine-year-old Izzy Rush. But now, on the last day of class before Christmas break, she has been left alone at school. To make matters worse, the biggest blizzard this town has ever seen is blowing and snowing full force. Which is why three bumbling crooks on the lam decide to take shelter in the seemingly empty school. When Izzy discovers that the criminals are holding her friend Ray, the school custodian, she decides it’s up to her to save the day. But what can a nine-year-old girl do? You’d be surprised!
My review of Christmas Break-In
This movie reminded me of one I used to watch when I was a kid. It’s kind of like Home Alone in the way that Izzy ends up in the school by herself. And right in the path of the bad guys too!
I loved the way she was inventive and resourceful. She was my very favorite character in this movie. Izzy is sassy and determined. She really was great!
I need to say that I was a bit annoyed by how ditsy both of Izzy’s parents were. Really?! There were parts that they both were just so stupid. It almost detracted from the plot a bit.
Izzy’s friend, Ray, the janitor was great. I loved the way he goes out of his way to help Izzy with everything. He even misses a concert and puts himself in harm’s way for her.
The criminals in this one were just kind of funny! They stole from somewhere that I would never have imagined. And their get away vehicle made me laugh. I did like that there was a thread of change and redemption in this one. The bad guy doesn’t always have to be bad.
All in all this one’s a cute one that you will love to watch year after year as part of your Christmas celebration.
Christmas Break-In Trailer
Christmas Break-In Purchase link
About The Christmas Apron
The children in Millie’s family can’t wait for Grandma to arrive with her special Christmas apron. According to tradition, each grandchild will write down the gift he or she wants most in the world, and then slip that wish into the apron’s pocket. Then, on Christmas morning, those wished-for gifts will be magically waiting under the tree. But then eleven-year-old Millie overhears her parents: the family can’t afford gifts for all the little ones. She pictures the disappointment on her siblings’ faces: nothing to open on Christmas morning. Is Millie willing to sacrifice her own whole-soul wish so that someone else’s can come true? Full of tender emotion and delightful surprise, this story reminds us of the miracles that unfold when we think of others before ourselves.
My review of The Christmas Apron
This little movie was just cute! I loved the characters in it. The way they are willing to give up their own heart’s desire for each other was just sweet. It brought tears to my eyes.
This one’s only about a half hour long, but there’s a lot going on in the plot. It kept me interested. I loved it! I can’t wait to get to watch this one over and over!
The Christmas Apron movie trailer
The Christmas Apron purchase link
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