Angels Sing Movie Review & Giveaway!


 Angels Sing

Publication Date: 2013

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Received for Review

Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t muster any joy for Christmas, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift that instills in him the courage to find the Christmas joy that he lost.


Synopsis of When Angels Sing (The Novel) (Goodreads):

This classic Christmas story of rekindled spirit is the inspiration behind the 2013 holiday film Angels Sing, starring  Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Lyle Lovett.

This is the tale of Michael, who was eight years old on the Christmas Day he lost his brother David. The day had started out well–Michael and David opened their presents, and much to their delight, they had both received ice skates from Santa. With great excitement they set out to the pond behind their grandparents’ house in New Mexico to try them out. But the pond wasn’t safe, and David didn’t make it out of its icy cold depths. For Michael, the meaning of Christmas changed forever that day.

Thirty years later Michael is the neighborhood Grinch. “To me the only wonder of Christmas is not why that tragedy marked me so,” Michael says, “but how the rest of my family can seem so completely unscathed.” He scowls at his neighbors’ fervent holiday traditions and at his own children, who want nothing more than to string Christmas lights through their front yard. But when another holiday disaster strikes and his own cherished young son loses his spirit to live, Michael searches deep within himself to root out the anger, the fear, and the pain of the past. Can he bear to remember exactly what happened that Christmas Day? And will he make peace with this past for the sake of his own children? 

About the Author:
Writer and actor Turk Pipkin has had a career like no other. A former stand-up comedian who gave up performing after a long run on the road with Rodney Dangerfield and many others, he’s since published eight books, including two well-received novels, and written a hundred hours of primetime television. He’s also traveled around the world for thirty years, writing as he journeyed for a dozen national magazines. In his latest incarnation, Turk can be seen as a recurring character in the third season of HBO’s hit series, “The Sopranos.”


Angels Sing is a movie based on the novel written by Turk Pipken, When Angels Sing, starring Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson.

For those who enjoy the holidays and spreading the Christmas spirit, Angels Sing is a wonderful movie to watch in the company of friends and family. Angels Sing depicts the importance of family, of sharing joy and laughter with those we cherish, and that of giving back to others.

I appreciated the concept, because although it slightly sprinkles in the superficial aspects of Christmas, the focus is on strengthening relationships and giving to others; the foundation of what the holiday was built on. The music was another element that I deeply enjoyed as it complimented the scenes and helped portray the emotional connection between the characters and the settings.

Before watching the movie, I read the novel, When Angels Sing, and enjoyed it just as much as the movie. The novel was short and sweet and made me look forward to watching Angels Sing. When Angels Sing is a light and easy read that is perfect for young teens to read.

Although Christmas has already passed, there is always time to watch a beautifully produced and emotional Christmas movie or take out a light and quick Christmas read. I would definitely recommend the movie Angels Sing, just as much as the novel, When Angels Sing.



**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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