This is a story that embraces the true meaning of Christmas. When 10-year-old Nathan is able to transcend the pain of his mother's impending death, he embarks on a quest to give her the most meaningful gift of her life. As he sets out on his quest, fate puts him in the path of Robert Layton (Rob Lowe), an overworked attorney who has forgotten to take time for his family.
It's the boy's love for his mother that inspires Robert re-evaluate his own life and discover what is most important to him and his family. Inspired by the #1 hit song and best selling book, The Christmas Shoes shows that small miracles happen everyday - you just have to be willing to see them.
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Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe....
Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. "The Christmas Shoes" is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.