Celebrate the season with a cozy movie night! Gather everyone and grab plenty of popcorn because we've rounded up the best movies to watch as a family this winter season. Whether you're in the mood for something light-hearted and wholesome or something more spiritual, you're sure to find a new family favorite. If you need a stocking stuffer or a few neighbor gifts, these movies are great options to enjoy all year!
Hope is an aspiring reporter who has had her fair share of tragedy in life. Abandoned at birth, she's grieving the recent death of her adopted mother when her apartment is burglarized of all her possessions. While reporting the burglary to the police, Hope discovers a jar full of money, labeled "Christmas Jar." Shocked and grateful for this act of kindness, Hope discovers that people all over her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, have been receiving Christmas Jars for years during times of need. The jars are always anonymous and always contain different amounts. In this heartwarming Christmas classic, Hope goes undercover to discover the secret behind the Christmas jars, putting into motion a series of events that will change her life, and her community, forever.
Missionary John H. Groberg returns to Tonga in the 1960s with his wife and their five young daughters. When their sixth child is born with a serious illness, the Grobergs face their ultimate test of faith, only to find themselves surrounded by the love and prayers of thousands of Tongans. Barriers of inter-religious strife are soon broken down as all unite in hopes of a miracle that will save the baby's life, as well as the life of a Tongan minister's son.
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square join with superstar singer Kristin Chenoweth for a Christmas performance before a combined audience of 60,000. This show sparkles with excitement as Kristin’s renditions of Christmas classics breathe new life into old favorites. Her stage presence and world-class vocal ability shine in perfect complement to the 360-member choir and full orchestra backing her up. With holiday songs, choruses, dancing, bell-ringing, and seasonal orchestral favorites, this inspiring concert is a celebration of the season unlike any other.
See the Book of Mormon come to life like never before in this series of short videos depicting stories and sacred teachings of the keystone of our religion. Produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these videos will help you more fully understand the truths taught in the Book of Mormon and strengthen your testimony of its divine origins.
This first collection of videos covers the beginning of the Book of Mormon through Lehi and his family's arrival in the promised land.
These videos are a perfect teaching aid for class, home, and personal learning. Enhance your love for the Book of Mormon and gain a new perspective on its truth by studying scripture in a whole new way through these videos.
When Willard and Rebecca Bean are called as missionaries in 1915 to work the Smith family farm in Palmyra, they are welcomed with death threats and a bounty on their heads. But Willard, a former world middleweight boxing champ, isn't about to take any guff. Though a staunch Christian, he doesn't really believe in "turning the other cheek" and is more than willing to defend his faith and family with his fists. But Willard feels inspired to try a new approach to taking on the unwelcoming town. This is a moving David vs. Goliath story that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer for the underdog.
Sister Jane Manning, a free black woman and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, returns to Nauvoo to find that Joseph Smith, her prophet and friend, has been assassinated. Jane spends a ceaseless night with his widow Emma Smith, sitting watch over the body of the Prophet as a whirlwind of memory, loss, and confusion leaves them wondering how either one of them will be able to move forward. Through the long night, Jane wonders if the Prophet's promise to extend the blessings of eternity to her has died along with him. Join these two remarkable women of faith on an imagined night that reveals the essence of their complex, raw, and ultimately beautiful friendship.
Trek follows a young Latter-day Saint teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Along the way, they try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a "special ops" Young Men leader, match wits with a Twinkie-loving skunk, and ponder doctrinal brain teasers like, "Do General Authorities go to PG-13 movies?" But, when they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like that of their pioneer ancestors. Whether you've been on a trek or not, your family will laugh along and ultimately be inspired as you enjoy this delightful film.
The Stray tells the true story of a dog who saves a struggling family in more ways than one.
"Pluto" comes out of nowhere and quickly makes himself at home with the Davis family, who are on the brink of falling apart. The last thing they need is another mouth to feed. Or is it? In just a short time, Pluto the "wonder dog" manages to save a lost toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy, help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog, he's a guardian angel.
Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything.
Kennedy Hansen is funny, loving, and seems to be a typical child—until she inexplicably begins to fall. It takes years for a diagnosis: juvenile Batten disease, an extremely rare, terrible, and terminal prognosis. There is no cure for Batten disease and after living only sixteen years, Kennedy leaves behind a great legacy of love and friendship. But her story doesn't end at her death—in fact, that's when the miracles really begin.
Today was supposed to be one of the best days ever for 9-year-old Izzy Rush. But now, on the last day of class before Christmas break, she has been left alone at school. To make matters worse, the biggest blizzard this town has ever seen is hitting full force. Which is why three bumbling crooks on the lam decide to take shelter in the seemingly empty school. When Izzy discovers that the criminals are holding her friend and school custodian, Ray, hostage, she decides it's up to her to save the day. But what can a 9-year-old girl do? You'd be surprised!
While seething mobs converged around them, the Prophet Joseph and his brethren quietly submitted themselves to imprisonment in Carthage Jail. Now, as never before, audiences are invited to witness the events of the days preceding the martyrdom. Based on documents handed down through the generations, Carthage offers a glimpse into the turmoil and testimony of the men whose place in history was forever defined by what was to come—a jailer seeking to protect his charges, a governor caught between the persecuted and their persecutors, and a group of Saints whose faith and brotherhood stands as the ultimate witness of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Even with Christmas around the corner, for the Buckley boys, payback almost always wins out over brotherly love. That is until the four brothers join forces against a common adversary—the Hagbarts—the meanest bullies at their middle school. But now Mom has decided that the Buckley family is going to "Elve" the Hagbarts for Christmas. Eleven-year-old Matthew can hardly stand it. By day the Hagbarts torture the Buckley brothers into submission, and by night the Buckleys secretly deliver Christmas treats and gifts to their sworn enemies. Soon the war of wits escalates to an incredible scheme designed to get the ultimate revenge on the Hagbarts. But now that Matthew has been learning that he's supposed to do good to those who hate him, what will he do when a little push becomes a great big shove? The Christmas Project is a heartwarming comedy the whole family will love.
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The Saratov Approach is the extraordinary untold story of Elders Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst and their week-long abduction in Saratov, Russia. On what seemed like any other day during their two-year missions, Elders Travis Tuttle and Andrew Propst are approached by Nikolai to meet a friend. But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable as they are kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom for nearly a week in Saratov, Russia. While their family, friends and the world pray for their safe return, Tuttle and Propst are tested physically, emotionally and, most of all, spiritually.
America is in the midst of the Great Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially since Mrs. Kamp’s untimely death nearly a year ago. Eighteen-year-old Verna does her best to take care of the family while going to school, and 17-year-old Warren is anxious to work to earn money to help the family in spite of his father’s protests. But it’s the younger children — aspiring ballplayer Russell, Hopalong-Cassidy–fan Norman, and straight-talking little Ruthie — who struggle most with a bleak-looking future. Now, with their mother gone and their father, William, overwhelmed by the dismal economy and mounting doctor bills resulting from young Norman’s battle with polio, the Kamp siblings fully expect a Christmas without presents or festivities. But when William scrapes together a dollar in coins to use only for Christmas gifts, everything begins to change. As each member of the family comes up with a special gift that costs little or no money to give to another member of the family, the Kamps soon begin to see many of their dearest wishes come true. And just when Norman and Ruthie believe their hopes and dreams are dashed, small miracles of service and sacrifice bring them joy and teach the true meaning of Christmas giving. Perhaps a boy who struggles to walk can become a real cowboy after all.
On May 16, 1986, in the small, ranching community of Cokeville, Wyoming, David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage for several hours before detonating a bomb inside a classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. In the wake of the madness, Ron Hartley, whose children were inside the classroom, must fight his skepticism and unbelief as he hears eyewitness accounts from the students about miraculous, heavenly intervention during the crisis. When tragedy strikes, what do you see?
As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles.
Based on unbelievable actual events and brought to you by filmmaker T.C. Christensen, 17 Miracles will open your eyes to the stories of the Mormon pioneers as you have never seen them before. Something extraordinary is about to happen.
From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim's Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin Handcart company.
Follow Ephraim as his adventures lead him to join the Church and to ultimately lead one of the most heroic rescues in American history. With a unique desire to help and strengthen others, Ephraim learns that each choice we make can prepare us for what lies ahead. He discovers, through it all, that decisions determine destiny.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Leland Jeppson’s hope is gone. Struggling to get by in their rustic homestead, he had at least wanted to give his family a special Christmas. But with a blizzard blowing in and the train bearing their gifts nowhere in sight, it seems Christmas is just one more thing they’ll have to do without. But as dusk falls, the Jeppsons’ packages unexpectedly arrive at the post office in the not-so-nearby town. Half-blind Postman George Schow is hesitant to brave the storm, but his son, Sidney, will stop at nothing to bring Christmas to the Jeppsons—and ask their daughter, Ellen, to the New Year’s Eve dance. Now it’s up to father and son to battle fierce elements in an attempt to deliver a Christmas miracle. Don’t miss this heartwarming reminder that while God helps those who help themselves, sometimes He does so through others.
Elizabeth Bennett is determined to ignore the frenzied dating scene in her college town. But when she meets Jack Wickham, a charming womanizer, and Darcy, a wealthy businessman, her resolve is put to the test. This is a must-see modern retelling of everyone's favorite Jane Austen novel!
In the face of tragedy, Chris Williams made the most important decision of his life. On a cold night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a 17-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. In one violent, devastating instant, each face a drastically different future. But as Chris Williams sat in a demolished vehicle, realizing that his wife, unborn baby, 9-year-old daughter, and 11-year-old son had just been killed, he committed to do something extraordinary: he would forgive. Chris Williams' story is the cinematic tale of how someone can forgive despite the desire for revenge that surfaces within the dark corners of the human heart—showing the world that hope, love, and forgiveness can overcome all when you just let go.