Every Christmas I look forward to discovering new Christmas movies to enjoy during the month of December. This year I was invited to preview Buttons: a Christmas Tale. It’s an all star cast with many of my favorite actors like Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, and Jane Seymour, so I looked forward to seeing them together in a new movie.

Buttons: A Christmas Tale is the magical, musical story that shows believing can be the greatest gift of all. Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels (screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury), they discover that miracles really can happen when you find the power to believe. 

Buttons is one of those movies you’re probably going to either love or hate. If you enjoy classic literature such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Emily Bronte, if you like dark stories about orphans in factories, or if you love a good musical where actors burst into song and dance anywhere in the story, then you’re going to love this movie. Although its a contemporary story, it feels more like classic literature.

If you’re looking for something light and sweet and fluffy, if you’re a fan of modern movies looking for an escape flick, this is not for you.

The cinematography, costuming, hair and makeup, props, and sets are all beautifully done. As someone who lives in a 120-year-old house filled with antiques, I’m quite critical of movies that throw together modern pieces in an attempt to create a historic look. These filmmakers went to the trouble to get all those details period correct. This was my favorite thing about the movie, admiring all the attention to detail.

Although this has the Dove seal of approval for all ages, I’m not sure that young children would appreciate it. It’s a pretty dark movie. I would think it would be best appreciated by older children or homeschooling families who are used to older style movies.

Buttons will be screening one night only in theaters across the country on December 17. It’s also available for churches to screen throughout the month of December, although churches need to know that the theme is all about guardian angels rather than a more biblical focus on Christmas.

If you’re looking for something old fashioned with a happy ending, make plans to head to the theater next week to watch Buttons on the big screen. It’s definitely a movie that will be best enjoyed at the theater to fully appreciate the cinematography and musical numbers.

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Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, keynote speaker, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. As host of All God's Women podcast, she's working her way through the Bible one woman at a time, bringing to light the stories of ancient women and applying them to modern day living.

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