CHRISTMAS IN CANAAN (HALLMARK 12/12/09) Billy Ray Cyrus, Matt Ward, Jacob Blair, Candus Churchill, Emily Tennant, Tom Heaton, Ben Cotton, Julian Christopher, Jaishon Fisher, Zak Ludwig, Jess McLeod
Billy Ray Cyrus stars in this touching story about the true meaning of the holiday season.
DJ and Rodney don't like each other from the start; Rodney thinks DJ is an ignorant white farm boy, and DJ thinks Rodney acts too smart for his own good. After a school-bus scuffle between the two, DJ's father (Cyrus) and Rodney's grandmother come up with a clever solution that brings the boys closer than either of them want.
Living in Canaan, Texas in the 1960s does not make it easy for a Black boy and a white boy to forge a friendship, but when the pair with nothing in common team up to help an injured dog, an unlikely friendship begins.
It is only amid the magic of an unforgettable Christmas that DJ and Rodney discover a land of milk and honey where hope and love make all the difference.
As they grow into adults, their beliefs are tested by the rapidly changing world and they see that it will take strong faith and family spirit to keep them together.
Based on the book co-written by Kenny Rogers and featuring an original song by Billy Ray Cyrus Christmas in Canaan is a touching drama that shows that the most important gifts in life are the ones money can't buy.
Also stars Matt Ward, Jacob Blair, Candus Churchill, Emily Tennant, Tom Heaton, Ben Cotton, Julian Christopher, Jaishon Fisher, Zak Ludwig and Jess McLeod.