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A woman unable to separate the joys of the Christmas season from the pain of her family past gets snowed in with two people who help her to realize what it takes to find true happiness. Thirty years ago, Kathleen's father left the house on Christmas Eve, and never came back. Ever since that day, Kathleen (Catherine Mary Stewart) has blamed her mother for breaking up the family. In Kathleen's eyes, Christmas is just another reminder of everything that's ever gone wrong in her life - so she refuses to celebrate. ...
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A woman unable to separate the joys of the Christmas season from the pain of her family past gets snowed in with two people who help her to realize what it takes to find true happiness. Thirty years ago, Kathleen's father left the house on Christmas Eve, and never came back. Ever since that day, Kathleen (Catherine Mary Stewart) has blamed her mother for breaking up the family. In Kathleen's eyes, Christmas is just another reminder of everything that's ever gone wrong in her life - so she refuses to celebrate. But just when it seems that Kathleen's bitterness has become her defining characteristic, a chance encounter with kindhearted stranger Sam (Muse Watson) finds her chilly demeanor starting to thaw. Inviting Sam into her house to escape the incoming ice storm, Kathleen gradually opens up to the stranger while at the same time striving to establish a bond with her fianceƩ's precocious daughter Lucy (Cameron ten Naple). The chill in the air slowly subsiding, Katherine realizes that the time has finally come to let go of her painful past instead of allowing it to define her.
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Special Features

Cast interviews; Behind the scenes featurettes; Narration for the visually impaired
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2010
  • UPC: 853862002022
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: DESTINY IMAGE FILMS
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Muse Watson Sam
Catherine Stewart Kathleen
Cameron ten Napel Lucy
Anthony Tyler Quinn
Technical Credits
Tracy J. Trost Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Christmas Snow
1. Scene 1 [12:34]
2. Scene 2 [4:46]
3. Scene 3 [10:45]
4. Scene 4 [8:00]
5. Scene 5 [8:42]
6. Scene 6 [6:56]
7. Scene 7 [11:30]
8. Scene 8 [9:48]
9. Scene 9 [11:01]
10. Scene 10 [7:50]
11. Scene 11 [13:53]
12. Scene 12 [4:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Christmas Snow
   Play Movie
   Audio Setup
      Standard Audio
      5.1 Surround Audio
      Narrated For the Blind
   Scenes
   Extras
      Cast Interviews
         Catherine Mary Stewart
         Muse Watson
         Cameron Ten Napel
         Anthony Tyler Quinn
      Director's Diary
         Tracy & Catherine
         Tracy & Cameron
         Tracy & Jim Stovall
      More Extras
         Songs From the Soundtrack
         The Novel
         Restored Book
         Find Me
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  • Posted March 6, 2011

    "A GREAT FAMILY MOVIE"

    My family and I watched this movie during our family movie night and we LOVED it! I have 2 sons (6 & 8 years old). In the beginning I wasn't sure if it was going to be a slow movie for them but we soon find out that it had some action and funny moments. We really enjoyed it and most of all we were very happy that the movie didn't have anything that we would have to explain to our kids later. This movie is going to be one of our Christmas favorite and for sure we recommend it not only during Christmas season but anytime you want to have family time!

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  • Posted October 11, 2010

    MUST SEE!!!! For the whole family!

    I watched this movie with my family just this weekend. It really brought a tear in my eye because I could relate so well to this movie! It really brings out the importance of forgiveness and family! A MUST see, just with a box of kleenex!

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Great Movie for the whole family

    A Christmas Snow is a powerful story of forgiveness for the whole family. Centered around a Christmas storm and a troubled past you will be drawn in as Kathleen (Catherine Mary Stewart) comes encounter with two strangers Sam (Muse Watson) and Lucy (Cameron Ten Napel) that will help her face her past. The film is very well done.

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  • Posted October 5, 2010

    A Christmas Snow.

    This is a tale of lost love, faith and the search for redemption. They say that there is good in all of us. But it takes others to show us the way. After Kathleen ( played by Catherine Mary Stewart ) is abandoned by her father on Christmas Eve several year prior. Kathleen goes on to become a successful business owner, who is cleary bitter from her early years. There is something missing from her life. And when her fiancee, Andrew, played by Anthony Tyler Quinn, leaves his daughter with Kathleen while he is away on business. Both Kathleen and Lucy, played by newcomer Cameron Ten Napel, have experienced loss of a loved one in their lives. And desperately need a warm embrace. When Kathleen has to go out on a late night shopping trip. She has a chance encounter with a stranger, who needs shelter for the evening, before departing on bus trip to see his own family for Christmas. A Snow storm interrupts Sam journey, played by Muse Watson. And the three are forced to endure there stay together at Kathleen's home for the duration of the storm. What becomes of the trio is a true Christmas Miracle. A mysterious package left at Kathleen's doorstep is revealed when Sam departs for his journey. All things become new again, in this inspiring tale of loss and redemption.

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  • Posted October 3, 2010

    perfect to watch during the Christmas season

    I grew up in a time where Christmas classics meant (and still means) Rankin-Bass, Charles Schultz and Dr. Seuss. These classics usually focus on Santa Claus and gifts. Until now, I could only name a few that focus on Jesus (The Little Drummer Boy, The Small One).

    A Christmas Snow is a story is about the three people and what they learn about life, and forgiveness, during the week of Christmas. It focuses on the Bible rather than the shopping.

    Kathleen is a restaurant owner who had a heartbreaking experience during Christmas while she was ten years old. Her father left the family and never returned. Her Mom remarried, but Kathleen rejected the new husband because she wanted her father back instead. As she grew older and eventually moved out, Kathleen separated herself from her Mom. This left Kathleen preferring to ignore Christmas (for example, leaving her restaurant open on Christmas), and indulging in comfort food when she is stressed (usually chocolate, and occasionally other peoples dinners).

    Lucy is a ten year old who has had her Mom pass away (my guess is at the age of eight). She has become the woman of her own house, has no trouble speaking her mind, but does have trouble with her manners. She has been seeing a therapist and can be the therapist herself. Her father has been dating Kathleen for some time, and she can notice things are starting to get serious. She does not like Kathleen; as Lucy explains to her Dad "she is not Mom".

    Sam is an elderly man who left his family in the past. He saw himself becoming messed up like his own father did; with anger, drinking, other women. He gave up seeing things as too late to change. After this, he found God and has made it his goal to see his daughter for Christmas. His favorite passage is Luke 2: 29-32.

    The supporting cast of Andrew (Lucy's father), Kathleen's Mom and step-Dad, the journalist and the entire cast at the restaurant does an excellent performance no matter how large or how small. The filming does a great job of attention to detail in the background. For example, the weather report that you may not even be watching because it is in the background, shows heavy snow and heavy ice in the forecast for the Tulsa area. The only part I wish was re-filmed was at the supermarket (age and acting of cast, the closing of the store, and the parking lot lighting).

    The DVD itself offers previews of five songs from the soundtrack; cast interviews and a directors diary. One of the audio options is narration for the blind, which describes what is going on in the movie along with the movie audio track. The trailer for Trost Motion Pictures "Find Me" is there (this is the movie Lucy is watching while Kathleen visits the store). Oddly, no subtitles exist; and the trailer for A Christmas Snow is not on the DVD.

    In conclusion, I find this to be the perfect film to put on during the last few days before Christmas; after all the shopping is done, all the lights are on, and when it is time to finally relax before the Holidays. This movie will be released on October 8th. The soundtrack and paperback by Jim Stovall is already available.

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  • Posted October 3, 2010

    Fabulous Family-Friendly Film - Get It Now!

    My wife and I had the opportunity to see this film at least four times before we showed it at our church at an official screening on the 26th of September and we LOVE IT! Every time we watch it we catch something else that is part of the message of the film. So ... not only should you purchase a copy for you, your family and your friends but you will also want to watch it over and over. The message gets stronger each time you watch it as you see other connections to the story that Producer Tracy Trost is sharing in the film.

    I am really focused on presenting films in our community that have solid family values and this film has been one that I have been watching the development of for many months and was extremely pleased to be able to offer the screening to the people of our community and now I am extremely pleased to recommend that you too purchase the film. You won't be sorry that you did.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Christmas Snow delivers

    First off I will state that I am a friend of Catherine Mary Stewart's who plays Kathleen in the film. With that out of the way, I have to say that I have not been touched by a film for a long time like I have been by A Christmas Snow.

    A Christmas Snow takes us into the life of Kathleen, a successful chef and restaurateur. On the surface Kathleen's life looks golden. Successful business, Attractive and successful boyfriend (Anthony Tyler Quinn), a nice home. But as Christmas approaches and her employees ask for the day off, we learn there is more going on than meets the eye. Kathleen's father left she and her mom at Christmas. An act that destroyed the very holiday for her and drove a wedge into her relationship with her mom.

    When her boyfriend is called out of town and has no one to care for his daughter Lucy (Cameron ten Napel), Kathleen reluctantly takes on the task. Neither of them are thrilled with the situation.

    To add to the madness, Christmas is just a few days away, Kathleen is nearly mugged and is saved by a stranger, Sam (Muse Watson) and a record snow closes all the airports and roads and strands Sam from getting a bus to visit his daughter for the holidays. The three complete strangers are forced to hold up at Kathleen's, waiting the storm out with out any amenities.

    It's within the confines of this comfortable home that we see the 3 main charters truly bloom.

    We learn that Sam is estranged from his own family and has decided this year to see if there is any way to fix what has been broken. Lucy reminds Kathleen what it really is like to be a child, especially at this magical time of year. And Kathleen begins to see herself in terms of a whole person that realizes how much she has lost by shutting down her emotions and narrowing her own world.

    Muse Watson plays the quiet, gentle Sam with such power that you simply can not help but watch him during all his scenes. Cameron plays Lucy with just the right amount of brattyiness and precociousness that fits her character in the beginning, starting with her restaurant scene and informing Cathleen that she is a "ckick-a-tarian", and building to a sensitive young woman who Kathleen can begin to identify with. Catherine brings so much depth and maturity to her role that you can't help but feel for the struggles that she is going through. Her scene with Muse in which the 2 lay open their lives and fears is one worth watching over and over again.

    While such words as "small independent film", "family movie" or "faith based" brings to mind poorly executed films, A Christmas Snow rises above all expectations and delivers a first rate, powerfully told, film that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Wonderful Instant Christmas Classic!!

    I LOVE this movie! I am admittedly a sucker for any kind of holiday movie, but this one had something for everyone, young and old a like! The actors were fresh and natural. This movie had a little bit of everything...drama, laughter, tears. It's the kind of movie that makes you think about your own life, your family, and how you relate to one another. I'll be watching this movie again and again for years to come.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A new Christmas Tradition

    A Christmas Snow is a great family movie for Christmas. This film shows that a film can have all of the elements of a good story that doesn't sugarcoat the difficulties of life while doing it in a way that doesn't portray violence, cursing or sex.

    I found this to be a deeply moving film and I especially liked the character of Sam, played by Muse Watson. He was perfect for the character he was playing. The other actors did a great job too.

    It's only October, but I'm already in a Christmas mood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Your New Christmas Favorite

    I highly recommend this movie. I loved this warm-hearted story of family, faith and forgiveness. It's a great movie to watch with the whole family. Grab some cocoa and a tissue and get ready to be entertained.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This will be your new Christmas favorite!

    A Christmas Snow is a movie the entire family can enjoy together. It is funny, heart-warming, and a bit of an emotional roller coaster. It shows how faith and forgiveness can bring you the greatest gift of all -- God's Peace. Watch it with loved ones and a box of tissues. Great film!

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