Christmas Comes To Willow Creek

Theatrical Release: June 15, 1991
DVD Release: September 23, 2003
Christmas Comes To Willow Creek


John Schneider and Tom Wopat (aka Bo & Luke Duke) step away from Hazzard to star in this tale set in Willow Creek, Alaska. The town is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down, putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as day and night, who are hired by an old friend to bring Christmas presents and one huge surprise from sunny California up to his home town. Along the way, the brothers and Pete’s son Michael face a heated argument and a deadly blizzard, but will they reconcile and make it to their destination in time for the holiday?

Dove Review

Ray and Pete are brothers who drive trucks but don’t get along very well. When their boss, Al, suffers a medical emergency, he cannot deliver a most important load to his home town of Willow Creek, Alaska. Al gives the job to the boys and tells them they have to get the load there by Christmas.

Pete takes along his troubled son Michael and off the trio heads on their journey. Along the way the brothers air their problems; so does Micheal in regard to his dad. Then, to add to the mix, Ray’s wife becomes part of the group. As they get close to their small town, something happens that truly brings the miracle and spirit to the holiday to them and the people of Willow Creek. Although this story highlights the importance of family and resolving differences, this film cannot be approved by Dove due to language that puts it outside our guidelines.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man makes sexual advances to woman; joke regarding alien reproduction system to have sex.
Language: D-6; you-1; H-2; OG/OMG-2; Dog gone it-1; Dag gum it-1.
Violence: Man drives semi off road and almost hits family having a picnic; boy tries to steal car; man drives another car off road; man fights in a bar; two brothers fight each other; young boy gets arrested; semi slides on ice into snowbank.
Drugs: Bar scene; main character drinks a shot.
Nudity: None
Other: Disrespectful attitudes between brothers and between father and son; man has heart attack; having a bad-boy image; woman having a baby.


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Richard Lang
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe