Christmas for a Dollar

by Covenant Communications

Christmas for a Dollar

Product Rating

75% Off

$19.99 List Price
$4.99 Sale Price

Product Description

America is in the midst of the Great Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially since Mrs. Kamp’s untimely death nearly a year ago. Eighteen-year-old Verna does her best to take care of the family while going to school, and seventeen-year-old Warren is anxious to work to earn money to help the family in spite of his father’s protests. But it’s the younger children — aspiring ballplayer Russell, Hopalong-Cassidy–fan Norman, and straight-talking little Ruthie — who struggle most with a bleak-looking future. Now, with their mother gone and their father, William, overwhelmed by the dismal economy and mounting doctor bills resulting from young Norman’s battle with polio, the Kamp siblings fully expect a Christmas without presents or festivities. But when William scrapes together a dollar in coins to use only for Christmas gifts, everything begins to change. As each member of the family comes up with a special gift that costs little or no money to give to another member of the family, the Kamps soon begin to see many of their dearest wishes come true. And just when Norman and Ruthie believe their hopes and dreams are dashed, small miracles of service and sacrifice bring them joy and teach the true meaning of Christmas giving. Perhaps a boy who struggles to walk can become a real cowboy after all.

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  • SKU: 5112955


Average rating

based upon 8 reviews
Heart warming and funny
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I watched the movie in the theaters this weekend, and loved it. I thought the children in the film, the boy who played Norman and the girl who played Ruthie, were amazing.

The story helps us see the real meaning of Christmas and how it's the little things that really matter.

Christmas is all about giving.

Can I Be Nice About This Film? No.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I don't know whether it's kosher to admit to Desert Book that a movie it is selling isn't good.

I paid full price for this film. Sadly, if it had only been a dollar, it still would have been too much.

This movie was not produced to entertain. It's painfully dull.

Watch something else.

A real keeper
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Every year in our family we choose a Christmas movie that has just come out, to buy for our family. We saw an ad for this movie during general conference, and we bought it and watched it last week.

My kids really liked it. There was something for everyone, beautiful horse, cute dog and great story.

My kids liked the giving box with the marbles and they liked seeing what it was like when there was not a lot of money for kids.

They liked the part where they hang the bully on the fence too.

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Covenant Communications

COVENANT COMMUNICATIONS is an independent publisher of novels, nonfiction, music and spoken audio.

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