“Christmas Angel” was released in 2009. It stars Kari Hawker-Diaz, K.C. Clyde and Bruce Davison.
To read my review click here. I want to warn you this blog entry contains spoilers.
Ashley feels alone at Christmas as she searches for a job. Her neighbor Nick offers her a job as his assistant in the best work: helping others. There's one catch, she can't tell anyone that her new boss is a sort of Secret Santa. William (Will) is a reporter who has been taken off writing because of issues with fact checking an article. He wants to date Ashley but also write about Nick to restart his career.
This is one of my all-time favorite movies. It’s a true story of the human spirit, suffering, failures, successes, and generosity of spirit. I love it more each time I see it. I hope you’ll watch it and let me know what you think.
Nick is a wealthy man. He is divorced from a wife he still has affections for but knows his zealous search for wealth is the reason she left him. He learned that money isn’t the answer to happiness. At least, the possession of it. He moves into a very cheap apartment and secretly, with a bunch of helpers like a priest, helps people in the community who are in need.
Ashley is lonely and guarded. It took her a long time to let Nick into her life and he is the only person in her life, plus her dog. Nick hires her to be his personal assistant and help him with giving to others.
Will is a reporter who has been demoted to fact checker after embellishing a story. He puts his career before people.
Ashley and Will meet when they bump into each other and he ends up with her cell phone. They meet up for her to get her phone back and agree to dinner. Will is keen to do an interview on Nick but he’s also intrigued by Ashley so he starts helping her in her giving to others.
Something happens (this I won’t spoil) that helps them. Ashley learns to open her heart to people and Will learns to value people above his career.
Overall, the movie is about people, hearts, and the Christmas spirit of generosity and selflessness.
If you haven’t seen it, I hope you give it a try. If you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie. Happy Viewing!