Christmas Jars in Theaters One Night Only!

In 2005, Jason F. Wright penned a story about a Christmas tradition of collecting spare change in a jar and then giving it to someone in need. The novella, Christmas Jars, would go on to become a New York Times best seller with a reach far beyond that of a typical novel. The ensuing Christmas jar phenomenon changed the lives of many people all around the country.

Now a made-for-TV movie, CHRISTMAS JARS will be shown on the big screen in select cinemas nationwide on November 4th only. A heartfelt reminder that kindness truly is contagious, this movie is a sure way to inspire a whole new season of giving.

Watch the Trailer:


Genre: drama, inspirational, romance, family
Rating: NR (not rated), but equivalent to G
Run time: 1 hr. 50 mins.
Studio: BYUtv
Talent: Jeni Ross, Markian Tarasiuk


The CHRISTMAS JARS movie shares the story of Hope Jensen, an aspiring reporter who uncovers the secret behind a series of money-filled glass jars anonymously given to people in need. Hope desperately wants to publish her article, but doing so would be a breach of trust to those who entrusted her with their secret. What happens next will change her life forever.

For Fans of:

  • Hallmark Channel
  • Feel-good films
  • Family-friendly movies
  • Clean romance
  • Jane Austen
  • Inspirational films
  • Holiday movies
  • The Christmas Jars book


  • Thanksgiving/Christmas
  • Giving/generosity
  • Charity
  • Kindness
  • Romance
  • Christmas miracle

Teri’s Review:

I personally pre-screened and truly enjoyed this film! If you are a homeschool teen, I’m sure you will like it too. CHRISTMAS JARS is actually a great family-friendly movie for all ages. It’s a well-produced and well-acted drama with a healthy dose of comedy, romance, and touching moments. Plus it has a wonderful message for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season about generosity and kindness.

In some ways, CHRISTMAS JARS reminds me of one of my favorite holiday movies, It’s a Wonderful Life. CHRISTMAS JARS is not an overtly religious movie, but it focuses on the virtue of charity, while implying how God can take a bad situation and turn it into something good.

The opening sequence was interesting to watch as about 20 years went by in the first five minutes. The rest of the movie picks up where those events left off and eventually comes full circle back to the beginning.

CHRISTMAS JARS is a heartwarming story that will make you want to start your own Christmas jar tradition. While it may seem a bit early to be watching a Christmas movie, I highly recommend going with friends and/or family to see the film on 11/4/19. It will help set the tone for the season of giving.

Theatrical Release:

Monday, November 4, 2019 – ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Giveaway Contest:

In the spirit of giving, we’re celebrating the release of this movie with a giveaway contest! Comment on this post for a chance to win a FREE CHRISTMAS JARS DVD!

The contest will run through 11/2/19 at 11:59pm Pacific time and a winner will be announced on 11/3/19. The contest winner will receive their DVD, to be shipped directly from the studio or LEV3L Digital, following the DVD release date, which is expected to be 11/29/2019.

Did you read the Christmas Jars book? Are you familiar with the Christmas Jar movement? Have you ever given (or received) a Christmas Jar? Why would you like to see this movie? Leave your comment for a chance to win a free DVD! 🙂

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CONTEST RULES: Only U.S. residents may enter. One entry per household and IP address. No purchase necessary. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. This giveaway contest is intended for Homeschooling Teen readers/ subscribers/ fans/ followers. Sorry, but  “professional” giveaway players are automatically disqualified. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will have **24 hours** to respond to an email and provide your mailing address. (U.S street addresses only; no P.O. boxes.) If one winner is deemed ineligible or fails to respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. By entering the giveaway contest, you agree to abide by these rules.

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  1. Our family would really like to see this movie in a theater, however a couple of us have allergic reactions to popcorn….and the popcorn smell in the air at theaters is very very strong. We either have to wear a big mask to go or wait for a movie to come out on DVD. We really liked “Beyond the Mask” movie too….This one sounds great!

    1. Like you, I loved “Beyond the Mask” so I bet you would like “Christmas Jar” too, since I do. Good luck! ~Teri

  2. This looks like a wonderful movie – got 2 tickets to go and see it. Thanks for sharing this info – I have shared it with my homeschool group as well..

    1. That’s great! I’m sure you will enjoy it. Thanks for letting me know. ~Teri

  3. The content of this movie sounds interesting. I hope that I am given the opportunity to see this movie.

  4. I really hadn’t read the book yet or heard of the movement until this week. I wish I had of heard of it years ago.

    1. You’re not the only one. I hadn’t heard of it until now, either, but I’m glad I finally did. ~Teri

  5. I hadn’t heard of this movie before now. But it sounds like a great family movie to watch.

  6. I don’t believe that I have heard of it before. I watched the trailer..looks good! I would love to see it now!

  7. This is the first time I’ve heard of Christmas Jars. Several years ago my children and I collected change in baby bottles through AWANAs. When full, the bottles were given to a crisis pregnancy center. That’s the closest I’ve come to a Christmas Jar. Loved watching the trailer and would love to host a group in my home to watch on DVD and maybe start a few Christmas Jars to give.

    1. Filling baby bottles with coins sounds like such a great project! Thanks for sharing that idea and entering the giveaway. Good luck!

  8. Thanks to everyone who commented and entered our DVD giveaway. Sorry we could only pick one winner. Congratulations, Melissa! If you want to buy the DVD, click here: (Amazon link).

  9. thank you ! And congrats Melissa 🙂

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