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      Silent Night

      TV-PG 2002 1 hr. 36 min. Holiday Drama List
      Reviews 83% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score On Christmas Eve, a woman (Linda Hamilton) and her son (Matthew Harbour) welcome American and German soldiers into their cottage during World War II. Read More Read Less

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      Paul S This was really inspiring and touching, with great acting, especially by Linda Hamilton. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/10/22 Full Review Audience Member Based on a true story, Silent Night (2002) will restore your faith in humanity. The film tells the tale of how on a stormy Christmas Eve in 1944, amidst the Battle of the Bulge, Frau Vincken, a seemingly ordinary German mother, but possessed of great strength and bravery, created a refuge for lost American and German soldiers from both the storm and the chaos, loss, and pain of war. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Best Christmas movie ever! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Stephen S A great World War II film based on a true story. Fitting for any time of year really, but especially good for Christmas. Check this film out if you're in the mood for a touching drama. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/08/15 Full Review Audience Member Very similar to the film Joyeux Noël. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This was pretty good, a Christmas movie without all the commercialism and clichés. I liked how this started out in modern times with a grandfather telling his story and then we see him as a young boy with his mother during WWll. He and his mother (played by a mostly German speaking and almost unrecognizable Linda Hamilton) have taken refuge in a cabin which is invaded by American and then German soldiers. She persuades them to lay down their weapons and break bread together, pooling their meager rations for a Christmas eve feast. This did come across a bit far fetched at times, in regards to how quickly the men said "Okay" to leaving their guns outside and bonding over pineapple pudding but on the same note they ended up having a lot in common. The 15 year old German boy-soldier was particularly heart wrenching. This is based on real events which makes me like it even more. Rough time in history for so many people. 12.26.13 (2) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis On Christmas Eve, a woman (Linda Hamilton) and her son (Matthew Harbour) welcome American and German soldiers into their cottage during World War II.
      Director
      Rodney Gibbons
      Executive Producer
      Rory J. Aylward, Steven Hewitt, Michael Prupas, Steven Jay Rubin
      Screenwriter
      Roger Aylward
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Holiday, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 1, 2005