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"Miracle on Christmas" Continues to Brighten the Holiday for Viewers

Our inaugural faith-based film is marking its third Yuletide season in release.

Lead actress Erin Bethea appears in a scene from "Miracle on Christmas."
Lead actress Erin Bethea appears in a scene from "Miracle on Christmas." Image: Horse is Ready Productions/Green Apple Entertainment.

It is hard to believe that we wrapped production of Miracle on Christmas in March of 2020 and that this will be Christmas number three for our debut feature film. Written and directed by yours truly, it tells the tale of a Christian woman wavering in her faith because of trials.


A digital poster for "Miracle on Christmas," starring Jason Burkey and Erin Bethea (center).
A digital poster for "Miracle on Christmas," starring Jason Burkey and Erin Bethea (center). Image: Horse is Ready Productions/Green Apple Entertainment.

The movie, which we shot in central Michigan, stars Christian actors Erin Bethea (Fireproof) and Jason Burkey (I Can Only Imagine) as a married couple with children and the action plays out during their Christmas-Day gathering with extended family. Though our film looks a lot like a Hallmark Christmas movie, surface-level visuals are where the similarities end: Miracle on Christmas confronts profoundly difficult real-life issues while also delivering an inspiring Gospel message of the hope that is found in Christ alone as well as a Biblically based retelling of the Nativity story.


Our picture, which received the highest possible rating from Christian review site Movieguide when it came out and was subsequently nominated for their prestigious Epiphany Prize, continues to draw touching comments from viewers via social media, so we know God is using it to His glory...we get periodic negative comments as well, so rest assured He is making certain we don't let the good ones go to our head. It is nonetheless heartening to know that the movie is having a Kingdom impact, because even though it is meant to be entertainment, we view it first and foremost as ministry.


If you have not yet watched Miracle on Christmas, we recommend you gather your family together and do so this week. We feel confident it will both put you in the Christmas mood - it's got lots of ornaments, snow, traditional carols, plus plenty of laughs - and inspire you in your Faith. You can view it for free on Amazon Prime Video and non-subscription streaming services like Tubi TV, Pluto TV or Crackle...you don't even have to sign up for those latter three: just click the links we've provided and play Miracle on Christmas.


The trailer below will give you a better sense of what to expect and we hope that you enjoy the movie. In the meantime, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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