11/16/12

{2012 Holiday Gift Guide} The Heart of Christmas Giveaway


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Once you enter this giveaway, hop on down (scroll to the bottom) to all the other great blogs on the list. You're sure to find something to put a jingle in your step!


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christmas movies, family, St. Jude's

Inspired by a True Story
Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old.
The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases in children. Told in flashback from the perspective of Megan (Candace Cameron Bure), a successful businesswoman, wife and mother of two, the storyline unfolds when her commitment to faith and family is renewed after reading the blog of Julie Locke, (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/daxlocke), the online journal that Julie kept after Dax was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
The Heart of Christmas, a GMC original film starring Jeanne Neilson and Candace Cameron Bure, is now available on DVD.


christmas movies, family, St. JudeThere's nothing like a feel-good Christmas movie around the holidays.  When I heard about The Heart of Christmas, I was very interested in watching it because it had one of my favorite actresses in it: Candace Cameron Bure.  I remember watching her on Full House as I was growing up and I have liked pretty much every movie or tv role she's had.   Plus, I also knew that my favorite author Karen Kingsbury's daughter Kelsey had a role in too.

This movie wasn't what I expected. I have to admit it was very difficult for me to watch.  My family has been touched by cancer many times, and to see a family with a child going through it just broke my heart.  I think I went through an entire box of tissues throughout the movie.   


This isn't your typical light-hearted Christmas movie.  It is deeper than that and makes you realize just how precious life truly is.  You'll want to hug your babies close and treasure every moment with them after watching it.  And hopefully you'll walk away wanting to help support St. Jude Children's Hospital in whatever way you are able, be it through prayer or financial support. 

It has a serious subject matter, so I would recommend you watch with older children who are able to understand and discuss it with you.  

This is truly an amazing family story and you can't help but be touched by it.   


To find out more about how you can get involved, go to http://www.theheartofchristmasmovie.com/involved.php.  

You'll also find a family discussion guide and other helpful resources.



Where to Purchase:  Suggested price $27.97 but it is $9.96 on sale right now at Amazon



For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!


Giveaway:
One reader will win a copy of The Heart of Christmas on DVD


Just use the Rafflecopter form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  If you do not complete the entries, your entries will not count.  


This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 12/1/12 at 12:01 AM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery and there are no guarantees it will arrive in time for holiday gift giving.

Disclosure:   I received a copy of the DVD for review purposes.  All opinions are my own; your experience may differ from mine.  The sponsor is providing the giveaway prize.     For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.



26 comments:

cjabdelnour said...

I STILL GET A KICK OUT OF THE HOME ALONE MOVIES. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Amy W. said...

Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

akronugurl said...

i love the christmas story

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Sharon Schoepe said...

My favorite holiday movie is It's A Wonderful Life

ibjenn said...

Jen Boehme
My favorite is National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, it's so funny!

Sara said...

frosty the snowman and all the abcfamily christmas shows

Crafty Zoo said...

Elf. I love the silliness of it!

Megan Parsons said...

The Nightmare Before Christmas

nanarae said...

Last few years I have really enjoyed Mrs Miracle

~Kelly said...

Love Actually.

Thomas Sears said...

It's a wonderful life

Velvet Hubler said...

I love the Polar Express

scottsgal said...

christmas vacation - cracks me up
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Robin Quick said...

My favorite holiday movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

jenny green said...

I love a christmas story

sunnymum said...

My favorite holiday movie has always been It's a Wonderful Life!

Laura Lane said...

The Bishop's Wife

~April~ said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

rebecca williams said...

Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite!
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steve weber said...

A Christmas Story

Sarah said...

A Christmas Story

Joni Caraway said...

JJ Caraway said....

My favorite Movie is Miracle on 34th Street

Roberta said...

All of the Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen!!

Katie Amanda said...

I love Christmas Vacation!! Thanks!

Silent Poet said...

I love "It's a Wonderful Life" Thanks for the giveaway!

-Rachael Henzman

Gianna said...

A christmas story.

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