It's Christmas break at the McDonald house, but silent nights—and days—are nowhere to be found. With the children's constant bickering, pretty packages and a sweet-smelling tree don't come close to filling the McDonald home with the true spirit of the first Christmas. Then Mom remembers an old tradition of building a soft bed for Baby Jesus one straw at a time. Each time someone secretly does something nice for another family member, he or she gets to add a single straw to the manger. Soon the children's quarreling and negative feelings subside and the homemade crib is overflowing. But for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take. Inspired by a true story and filled with both heart and humor, The Last Straw may forever change the way your family celebrates Christmas. 1Hr 25Min
"The Last Straw hits all the right notes as an inspirational, family-friendly holiday movie! It is a delightful film to watch, and is inspired by a true story."
—Edwin L. Carpenter, The Dove Foundation CLICK HERE to read full review.
This story has been a favorite for many years....but to see it portrayed in live action is truly spectacular.
You will see a typical family being transformed by small acts of kindness all in the hopes of building a better, softer bed for baby Jesus.
The movie expands to include a niece and a next-door neighbor with not only actions of kindness, but forgiveness too...I LOVED this addition!
This movie will truly bring the spirit of Christmas into your heart.
Please add this to your Christmas movie collection~ you will be so glad you did.