Countdown to Christmas: Christmas Lilies of the Field


The countdown to Christmas is like waiting for your favorite holiday dessert to come out of the oven, there is so much anticipation and the excitement is contagious. But in the meantime, what better way to fill those days than with the magic of Christmas movies

We all have the one Christmas film that allows us to unapologetically embrace the nostalgia of the season and lets us know that the most wonderful time of the year has arrived, but Instead of rewatching Christmas films you’ve seen time and time again, add some classics you may have missed to your watch list. 

Christmas Lilies of the Field stands out as a true gem that deserves a special spot in your festive movie lineup. Released in 1979, this heartwarming film tells a tale of generosity and community. What sets this film apart is its ability to blend humor, emotion, and a sprinkle of Christmas magic.

The plot goes as follows: While passing through, Homer decides to visit the chapel he helped the nuns build years ago. Mother Maria has plans for Homer to build an orphanage for the many children who have taken refuge with the nuns. When the government tries to place the children into foster homes, Homer sees how positive the church environment is for the children and does everything in his power to finish the orphanage. This film features Billy Dee Williams as Homer Smith, the original role was played by Sidney Poitier

Christmas Lilies of the Field is a reminder of the importance of kindness, generosity, and the joy that comes from helping others during the holiday season. So, if you're looking to add a touch of warmth and inspiration to your Christmas movie marathon, make sure to include this hidden treasure in your lineup. Happy watching, and may your holiday season be filled with magic!


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