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The Christmas Shoes is a CBS movie, executive produced by Craig Anderson and Beth Grossbard, based on the book of the same name by Donna Van Liere, which was itself based on the song of the same name by NewSong, which appears in this film, that premiered on December 1, 2002. It was followed in 2005 by The Christmas Blessing.


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Maggie Andrews is dying with cancer and her son Nathan frantically tries to buy her one last special Christmas gift, a pair of ballet shoes. Robert Layton is a man watching his life fall apart as his work drives him away from his family. Though they don't know it, their lives have tentatively crossed paths several times before. On Christmas Eve, as the department store they are both shopping in is closing, Nathan reaches out to Robert for help.


The original music was composed by Lawrence Shragge and orchestrated by Richard Bronskill.

The original song "The Christmas Shoes" was performed by NewSong with two former members, Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom, wrote it.


The film was released on DVD on November 7, 2006, and on Blu-ray on October 25, 2011.


Actor/actress Character
Rob Lowe Robert Layton
Kimberly Williams Maggie Andrews
Max Morrow Nathan Andrews (adult)
Geoff Herod Nathan Andrews (young adult)
Maria del Mar Kate Layton
Hugh Thompson Jack Andrews
Dorian Harewood Dalton Gregory
Shirley Douglas Ellen Layton
Amber Marshall Lily
Rhonda McLean Gwen
Jeremy Akerman Tom Wilson
John Maclaren Dean McGraw
Brian Heighton Jake Cardwell
Bill Carr Dr. Mather
John Dunsworth Dr. Julian
Brian Jamieson Carl Shultz
Kathryn Maclellan Receptionist
David Christoffel Clerk
Juanita Peters Hospice Worker
Connie Stewart Elf Clerk

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