The Christmas Shoes is a 2002 made-for-TV movie, executive produced for CBS by Craig Anderson and Beth Grossbard. It is based on the book of the same name by Donna Van Liere, which was based on the song of the same name by NewSong, which appears in the movie. It was followed in 2005 by The Christmas Blessing.


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 is composed by Lawrence Shragge and orchestrated by Richard Bronskill.

The original song "The Christmas Shoes" is performed by NewSong with two former members, Eddie Carswell and Leonard Ahlstrom, wrote it (courtesy of Reunion Records).


The Christmas Shoes DVD cover

The film was released on DVD on November 7, 2006.


Rob LoweRobert Layton
Kimberly WilliamsMaggie Andrews
Max MorrowNathan Andrews (adult)
Geoff HerodNathan Andrews (young adult)
Maria del MarKate Layton
Hugh ThompsonJack Andrews
Dorian HarewoodDalton Gregory
Shirley DouglasEllen Layton
Amber MarshallLily
Rhonda McLeanGwen
Jeremy AkermanTom Wilson
John MaclarenDean McGraw
Brian HeightonJake Cardwell
Bill CarrDr. Mather
John DunsworthDr. Julian
Brian JamiesonCarl Shultz
Kathryn MaclellanReceptionist
David ChristoffelClerk
Juanita PetersHospice Worker
Connie StewartElf Clerk

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