By Natalie BennettSunday 22 Nov 2020Win
Christmas Jars is the holiday movie of the season! In cinemas from December 3. Find a cinema near you at christmasjarsmovie.com.au
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 burglarised of all her possessions. While reporting the burglary to the police, Hope discovers a jar full of money, labelled “Christmas Jar.”
Shocked and grateful for this act of kindness, Hope discovers that people all over her hometown have been receiving Christmas Jars for years during times of need. The jars are always anonymous and always contain different amounts.
“Based on a best-selling novel and real-life movement of anonymous gift-givers, CHRISTMAS JARS has at its heart a proven inspirational story of kindness and generosity…revealing how selfless acts of humanity can affect people’s lives in deep and unexpected ways.” —Common Sense Media
In this heart-warming 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.
CHRISTMAS JARS is the holiday movie of the season! In cinemas from December 3. Find a cinema near you at christmasjarsmovie.com.au
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Rated PG, mild themes.
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CHRISTMAS JARS: A MOVEMENT
CHRISTMAS JARS is based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Jason F. Wright, and both the original novel and the movie have spawned an ever-expanding kindness movement. Millions of dollars in spare change has been collected and distributed to individuals in need.
Wright actually started the tradition of the Christmas jar with his wife and young children back in 2004. When they were looking for a new family tradition that would make the holidays extra special, they decided to place all of their spare change in a jar throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas. Then, they would select someone—an individual or family—who needed some encouragement. That first jar contained about $88. On Christmas Eve, they crept up on the chosen family’s porch, placed their jar of coins by the door, rang the doorbell, and then ran to hide behind some bushes.
Amazingly, in 2005, when Wright’s book was first released, and had not yet achieved New York Times bestseller status, he found himself downsized at work and a bit financially strapped. It was at that moment when someone anonymously left Wright and his family their very own Christmas jar. The tradition had gone full circle.
There are many testimonies like this, of people who have received an anonymous Christmas jar just when they needed it. It may not seem like much, but as you will read from the testimonies, a Christmas jar can be miraculous to the one needing a miracle, or a reminder that they are seen and loved.