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Christmas Jars A Movie Review and DVD Giveaway

Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas! I have never had the opportunity to meld these two holidays together before, but I had to share this feel good movie before it opens in theaters Monday! I just finished watching the screener provided to me by Lev3l Digital as part of their blogger program and I in the merriest of moods! Are you ready for the holidays? Then read on to learn all about this family friendly movie and how you can win it on DVD.

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lev3l Digital.  I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and love of Christmas are my own.

About Christmas Jars:

Genre: drama, inspirational, romance, family

Rating: NR (not rated), G equivalent based on LEV3L screening
Release date: 11/4/19 (Mon.), ONE NIGHT ONLY
Run time: 1:50
Studio: BYUtv
Talent: Jeni Ross, Markian Tarasiuk

Christmas Jars book by Jason F. Wright

“Based on the beloved novel by Jason F. Wright, CHRISTMAS JARS shares the story of Hope Jensen, a reporter who uncovers the remarkable secret behind a holiday phenomenon: money-filled glass jars anonymously given to people in need. The New York Times bestseller has created a new holiday tradition that has changed the lives of people in their time of need, all over the country.”

Meet Hope Jenson:

We first see Hope as a baby discovered by a waitress who will become her mom. In the opening scenes of the movie; we are fast-tracked through Hope’s life up to modern day events has her crying and leaning against her front door. I was immediately drawn into the storyline. I think you will be too. 

Here’s a movie clip:

Once Hope receives a Christmas Jar her life begins to change in so many ways. Unfortunately, she also hatches a plan to get the story that is based on lies and we all know what happens when you lie. Hope’s lies come back to bite her in this feel good story, but I still rooted for the happy ending and I don’t want to get ahead of myself.

The Plan Takes Shape:

Hope’s plan to meet the person behind the Christmas Jars works out and she meets the Maxwell’s who restore furniture out of the garage shop. This is where things start to get really interesting when Hope and Ian Maxwell meet. Hope tells a lie and then a another and soon she’s in way over her head, but also has been welcomed into the family with open arms and huge doses of kindness by the whole Maxwell clan at a time when she needed their support the most.

As the days turn into weeks, Hope is spending a lot of time with the Maxwell’s and they take her into their confidence and tell her the Christmas Jars story. They had never told anybody else this story, so imagine the level of trust they are showing Hope. She’s got her story! But at what cost?

The Plan starts to unravel:

Hope tries to pull the plug on the story with her boss stating that the Maxwell’s wish to remain anonymous, but it’s too late! Her boss has already sent it to publishing. Things get really bad from here, not just for Hope, but for the Maxwell’s too when a bad accident lands Mr. Maxwell in the hospital.

Things look Grim:

Trust is broken, tears are shed, and it looks like this just might be the loneliest of all Christmases for Hope, but this is a Christmas movie and we all must believe in Christmas miracles. 

I want to share more- but I don’t want to wreck the movie for you. I will share another movie snippet with you to help you get a sense of what is to come. 

Second Movie Clip:

My Thoughts:

I adore the holidays, especially Christmas! For me, it’s all about the LOVE and warmth and happiness of the season. Nothing brings that to life more than a Christmas movie! If you love family-friendly, feel good, holiday movies then Christmas Jars is for you! 

I was drawn into the story early on and the cast of characters kept my attention until the very last scene. No cheesy acting or over the top scenes here; just a feel- good story that leaves me wondering how I’d never heard of Christmas Jars before? What kind of Christmas elf am I? 

The Takeaway:

I can’t wait to share this movie with my family! Thankfully, I’ll be receiving a DVD copy to thank me for hosting the giveaway today. I wish we were all free to go to see it on the big screen on November 4th since there are showings in our area. You can check for showings near you and purchase tickets here. Christmas Jars is a one-night movie event that provides hope to all as we enter this special season. This movie is a heartfelt reminder that kindness truly is contagious.

Win It:

Thanks to today’s sponsor, Lev3l Digital, one lucky reader will receive a Christmas Jars DVD. 


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Must live in the United States and be 18+ or older to enter. Must use a valid email address to enter. Sorry, we can't ship to P.O. Boxes. One winner per household only.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment, the sponsor is. Winners will be notified by email used on the entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 

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My readers may only signup for one giveaway across this whole campaign. Please only sign up for my giveaway, not every blogger on this campaign’s giveaway. That way, there can be more winners across the whole campaign and not winners receiving multiples of the incentive(s).

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  1. this looks like a great uplifting movie

  2. Christmas movies are the best!!! I wait for them every year and love watching them. I drive my hubby nuts with them. This sounds like such a good magical and mystical new one and I would love to see it.

  3. Hi Elizabeth,
    They really are the best! So happy to share this movie with you. I think you are going to love it. Good luck!

  4. Hi Ken,

    This really is a happy and uplifting movie. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  5. Yes! I have been blessed by so many great souls.


  6. what a cute story line holiday movie

  7. Yes, I have experienced a few random acts of kindness. I subscribed to your emails: elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  8. This looks like a great movie, I'd love to watch this with my family.

  9. Sounds like a nice movie would love to see it. Always up for a Christmas movie.

  10. When I was a kid a high school class adopted our family for Christmas. It was really sweet of them

  11. This movie looks like a very inspirational movie to watch.

  12. Hi Edye,
    That is so great to hear. Thanks for sharing and good luck!

  13. Hi Elena,
    Fantastic to hear that you've recevied random acts of kindness too. Thanks for subscribing and good luck.

  14. Hi Kayla,

    It is a good movie and perfect for family movie time. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  15. Hi Jenny,
    I love Christmans movies too and think you'll love this one. Good luck!

  16. Hi Trim Girl,
    What a wonderful act of kindness to reveive at the holidays. Thanks for sharing! Good luck.

  17. Hi Starzine,

    It is so inspiring! Good luck and thanks for entering.


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