Christmas Comes Home to Canaan

Synopsis: In the story, Daniel's son Bobber needs extensive orthopedic surgery and months of intensive physical therapy to recover from being struck down by an automobile. Rodney Freeman, the young black man who Daniel took into his home and raised as another son, has become a famous writer and offers to fly Daniel and Bobber to San Francisco and to pay for the surgery. Once in San Francisco, Daniel meets and falls for Briony Adair, a physical rehabilitation specialist who will be working toward Bobber's recovery. When therapy progresses slowly, Bobber invites Briony to come home to Canaan to spend Christmas with the Burtons and continue his treatment. Briony is a natural at caring for a thriving family, but Sarah, Daniel's daughter distances herself not wanting to dishonor her late mother's memory, and a disastrous Christmas visit drives Daniel and Briony apart. In the soul searching that follows, Daniel finds the strength to open his heart again and invite love back into his life.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Neill Fearnley
Production: Canaan Films Inc.
85 min

what am I supposed to know

about farm supplies?


Can I help you?

Yes, ma'am.

I'm Daniel Burton,

this is my son.

We have an appointment

to see Dr. hanson.

Just one moment.


Dr. hanson,

the burtons are here.

Thank you.

Thank you, ma'am.

You're welcome.

Please, come in.

Have a seat.

I'm Daniel Burton.

This is my son, bobber.



I'm Marcus hanson.

Well, I'm glad

to finally meet you.

As you know,

I learned of your case

after reading

Rodney Freeman's book,

and approached him

with my offer to help.

As I told Mr. Freeman,

the medical school here

has a very advanced

neuro-orthopedics group,

and some good advances

have been made

in the whole field

of spinal injury


so when I heard about

your story,

well, I thought you'd make

a good candidate.

As for the procedure itself,

we'll use special pins

and screws

to realign and stabilize

the damaged vertebrae.

Then, there'll be

an intensive period

of physical therapy,

now, you'll be doing

most of your work

right in here...

Oh, good, there's Dr. adair.

She's head of

our of post-op rehab.

Dr. briony adair,

I want you to meet

Daniel Burton.

Pleasure to meet you,

Mr. Burton.


It's nice

to meet you, too.

This is my son,


It's Bob.

I've been looking forward

to meeting you.

You've got a lot

of admirers around here.

I've been giving them

a tour of the facilities.

Do you have time

to show Bob

the therapy rooms?


Come on.

The doctor,

what's her name?

Dr. adair. Briony adair.


That's right.

Right. Hmm...

Level with me, doc.

I mean, you really think

this is gonna work?

Well, we've had

some success in the past

with similar cases,

so there's a good chance

he'll see some improvement.

So, what's

the best-case scenario?

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