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    Apr 2001
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Review: The Christmas Shoes

    First a bit about the movie:


    In 1999, the Christmas Shoes story began circulating on the internet. The touching story about a little boy whose mother was dying at Christmas, and his quest to find the perfect pair of shoes for her to wear in heaven, came to the attention of Eddie Carswell of NewSong. Eddie began writing a song inspired by the story....With virtually no promotion, the record had 3500 spins around the country in just one week, and shot to #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts in a record-setting three weeks....The book was released in October 2001 with a 300,000 first printing. St. Martin's released eight additional printings, but could not keep up with the demand. The book was entirely sold out two weeks before Christmas in 2001.
    "Everyone was calling in to their radio stations," recalls NewSong's Eddie Carswell. "They told stories of how their mothers had sacrificed their lives and had always made Christmas special with very little. Everyone seemed to make it their own."
    This movie struck a cord with A LOT of people. It is one of the best christmas telemovies ever made. I actually started crying a bit . I wish it was out on video! It reminds us that being open to the smallest miracle is a very important. I encourage you to watch this movie if you get CBS (TV network is US - I suspect they will reair it the christmas season) or ask if a regional network can air it if you do not get CBS.

    5 out of 5 stars!

    Also for those interested - the song chorus:

    Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
    It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
    Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
    You see she's been sick for quite a while
    And I know these shoes would make her smile
    And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight
    Last edited by Granite; 11-07-2004 at 04:17 AM.
    Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us. - Matthew Mcconaughey - Interstellar

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