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Christmas for a Dollar

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CFDb Review:

What a delightful film where you feel great afterwards and want to do random acts of kindness!  Very unique beginning and LOVED the teacher’s idea which sparked the random acts of kindness.  Wish this was done more often.  Highly recommend this one!

Christmas for a Dollar


Film Description:

America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp’s untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her brother s polio, expects another Christmas without presents or festivities. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn’t what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles.

It’s the Great Depression, and the Kamp family has struggled since Mrs. Kamps untimely death. The older children do their best to take care of the family, but the younger children, Hopalong Cassidy fan Norman, and straight talking little Ruthie struggle most with a bleak looking future. Now, with their father facing mounting debts resulting from Norman’s battle with polio, the siblings expect a Christmas without presents. But when father scrapes together a dollar to use for gifts, things change. As each child comes up with a special gift to give another member of the family, they soon begin to see many of their dearest wishes come true. Perhaps a boy who struggles to walk can become a real cowboy after all.

Release Date: (DVD) September 29. 2014

Christmas for a Dollar - Christian Movie Film on DVD



  • Brian Krause … William Kamp
  • Nancy Stafford … Mrs. Rathbone
  • Danielle Chuchran … Verna Kamp
  • Heather Beers … Miss Mayfield
  • James Gaisford … Warren Kamp
  • Jacob Buster … Norman Kamp
  • Ruby Jones … Ruthie Kamp
  • Ethan Hunt … Russel Kamp
  • Melanie Stone Thomason … Helen
  • Liam Buie … Karl
  • Grace Hallows … Mae
  • Skyler M. Day … Esther
  • Bruce Newbold … Mr. Mueller
  • Paul D. Hunt … Mr, Phelps
  • Jacque Gray … Mary Margaret Kamp
  • Pam Eichner … Frank’s mother
  • Maggie Scott … Maude
  • Nathan Dobbin … Tommy
  • Cathleen Mason … Mrs. Bigler
  • Abigail Scott … Gale
  • Ruby Jones … Ruthie Kamp
  • Caden Maynes … Frank
  • Roxy … Violet
  • Christopher Buster … Lenny
  • Dalek Atkinson … Henry
  • Ron Brough … Minister
  • Cooper Daniel Johnson … Billy
  • Aimee Lynne Johnson … Sarah
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Christmas for a Dollar, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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  1. Kathrine says
    20 December 14, 2:40pm

    Such a wonderful movie: actors, writers, directors, everyone involved can feel they have done something good for many. You should all have many marbles in the “box”. And I personally feel all should get their own box. Merry Christmas and God bless all involved in such a beautifully told story. Oh, if now in our time of so much we could still have the heart of those in this true story.

  2. LynEmm says
    03 December 16, 4:04pm

    My husband and I watched the whole movie from beginning to end. Our whole family are avid movie watchers and want to see success for the Christian movie market. However, we both honestly felt let down by the lack of historical detail for family life during the Great Depression. The clothing, houses, and hair styles, among other things did not depict that era and the difficulties people faced during that era. The ideal needed to be followed by detail.

    It also gave an intolerable depiction of Christians. The one older woman who was shown reading her Bible was not living out the grace, faith, love, and mercy that our Father God teaches us in His Word. If Christian producers want to see more success and public interest in their movies and want more people drawn to Our Loving Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, then His teachings and ways need to be portrayed.

    One does not just make a movie to fit into a certain genre without research, human element, and principles. The actors and actresses can only do as well as what is given to them to portray, the talent of the writers, their own enthusiasm, and their interest and energetic presentation of the characters they are representing.

    It is our intent to give our honest reception of the movie so that in the future all Christian movies and those who make them and appear in them will strive toward their best in every detail. It is our sincere hope that when non-believers see a movie made with the power of the Holy Spirit behind it and all for the glory of Almighty God, that many will be drawn to our Lord Jesus Christ as He is lifted up!

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