America is in the midst of the Great Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by. The older children do their best to take care of the family, but it’s the younger children who struggle most. Now, the Kamp siblings fully expect a Christmas without presents. But when William scrapes together a dollar in coins to use for Christmas gifts, everything begins to change.
When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. Family comes in many forms. It's through the love of one little girl that the lives of many are brought together during what turns out to be a most joyful time of the year.
What the community of St. Nicholas, Iowa, lacks in size, it makes up for in enthusiasm. So when the mayor and local veterinarian, Sarah (Ann Jillian), reveals that a doctor is needed to keep the area hospital open, the town jumps at the chance to fill the position. The top candidate is hometown hero Mike (Robert Hays), the widower son of a local man (Jack Palance), who is a practicing surgeon in the city.
An inspiring music adventure for all ages, Joseph: King of Dreams is the fascinating story of a young boy with an extraordinary gift of seeing the future in his dreams! Cast off by his jealous brothers, Joseph rises to honor in Egypt as his prophecies protect the Pharaoh from disaster. A sudden twist of fate reunites Joseph face-to-face with the very brothers who betrayed him! Features the voices of Ben Affleck and Jodi Benson.
Enthusiastic; big and a little clumsy; Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around... which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy; Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task; and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.
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.
Eight-year-old Zach Bonner dreams of making a difference in the world and will not let anything or anyone stand in his way. Armed with nothing more than a blazing spirit of philanthropy and his beat-up little red wagon, Zach sets out to help the 1.3 million homeless children in America, one wagon full at a time.
From Louisa May Alcott comes this passionate story of forbidden love and dangerous rivalry in 19th-century New England. Beautiful orphan Edith Adelon lives as a paid companion to the wealthy Hamilton family’s daughter, Amy. When Edith falls in love with an eligible bachelor—visiting to court a Hamilton cousin—she struggles to make sense of her position within the household. Starring Meredith Baxter, Tom Conti, Cari Shayne, and Thomas Gibson.
There be Dragons is an epic action-adventure romance set during the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. The story traces the lives of two young men, Josemaria Escriva (Charlie Cox) and Manolo Torres (Wes Bentley), childhood friends who are separated by the political upheaval of pre-war Spain to find themselves on opposite sides as war erupts. Choosing peace, Josemaria becomes a priest and struggles to spread reconciliation by founding the movement Opus Dei (work of God).
Based on the best-selling book, this film is a heart-warming classic. Combining adventure, suspense, tragedy and faith, it tells the story of a boy and his dogs growing up in the majestic Ozark Mountains, and the love between parents, children and grandfather. A movie filled with God's grandeur. Starring James Whitmore and Beverly Garland.
When a family of swans makes their home on the Peterson farm, no-nonsense ornithologist Ginny Newsom rushes in to "save" the majestic birds. For Jack, it's dislike at first sight when he encounters pushy, know-it-all Ginny. Jack's daughter Frankie and her brothers are anything but neutral observers as they watch the initial hostility between their widowed father and the strong-willed Ginny transform into something else. Could romance be in the air?(CC)
This is the wildly popular Western series about a patriotic Nevada rancher and his three spirited sons... With its value-driven themes and a cast headed by Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts and Dan Blocker, NBC's Bonanza was a hit television series that dominated the ratings during the Sixties. Volume 1 features 8 episodes.
These are the Western adventure stories of the Cartwright family: father Ben (Lorne Greene), eldest son Adam (Pernell Roberts), middle son Hoss (Dan Blocker), and youngest son Little Joe (Michael Landon). This Bonanza collection captures the classic family stories of a single father raising his sons and helping his neighbors in another 8 episodes.
Julia is a widow with two young daughters who loses her job just days before Christmas. When a banker comes to inform her that she is about to lose her home, he crashes his car in a snowstorm and she allows him into her home to wait out the storm. Starring Olivia Newton-John and Gregory Harrison.
Bruce Murakami discovers that the tragic accident that killed his wife and daughter was the result of a street racing incident. When the case against the teenage driver finally reaches court, Bruce's powerful desire for revenge is replaced by an equally powerful desire to forgive. Based on a true story. Stars Dean Cain and Peri Gilpin.
This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant. Sam takes the dog on a nostalgic journey which dramatizes the fulfillment he shared with his departed wife.
A debt of honor becomes a badge to freedom in this life-affirming winner drama. Judge Albert Sidney has retired from the bench when he is asked to help a boyhood friend, Gee Penniwell. Gee has refused the government's belated attempt to award him the Medal of Honor. Delving deeper, the judge is confronted with his friend's bitterness about World War II and the silent war he and Gee, a black man, have maintained for 30 years. As the two men confront their pasts and their prejudices, they learn the meaning of courage, friendship and forgiveness.
Who in their right mind would put someone with Tourette's Syndrome in front of the class as a teacher? Discover what happens when one school finally gives him a chance. Brad Cohen's resilience and determination changed his life. His story may change yours.
An FBI agent is sent to investigate an arson in a peaceful Amish township, but she must first gain the trust of an Amish widow suspicious of outsiders. Stars Lolita Davidovich and Patty Duke.
Mitch Albom has a pretty great life. He lives in Detroit and is happily married, he's an award-winning sportswriter, a must-read newspaper columnist, a screenwriter, a radio and television broadcaster. Then two men come into his life, and he realizes something's missing. What do rabbi and reverend have in common? Albom comes to realize they both take profound comfort in believing that there's a divine spark in all of us, and that one person – or in this case, two – can make a big difference in others' lives, as long as they have a little faith. (CC)