The Christmas Bunny

Synopsis: The Christmas Bunny is the story of a Michigan family, facing tough economic times, who take in a withdrawn foster child, Julia (Sophie Bolen). Convinced she's unlovable, Julia dreams of becoming "real," like the Velveteen Rabbit in her treasured storybook video. When a real-life rabbit is injured by her foster brother in an accident, Julia meets the Bunny Lady, a local recluse who cares for people's cast-away pets, and both their lives are changed by the encounter.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Tom Seidman
Production: Honey Creek Pictures
98 min

I don't think we're in Grandville anymore.

No, this is the boonies,

that's for sure...

What else?

They just got iicensed last week.

Married thirteen years, one chiid..

And she paints furniture...

- For a iiving?

- I don't think so.

Artistic stuff, it's kind of interesting...

And he's an...

interior automotive systems engineer.

And skies cross-country.


Not for over a year.


Everybody thinks the DCS payments

are going to make the difference.

At fifteen dollars a day.

How you doing there back there, Miss Julia?

You warm enough?

still not talking.

None of that when we get there, Missy.

Scott, where have you been?

- They're going to be here any minute.

- Sorry.i, ah, I had an accident.

- Are you okay?

- Yeah, I'm fine.

I, I broke a binding.

Scott, I really wish you'd take it easy.

- You gotta stop beating yourself up.

- I'm not beating myself up, okay?

You will find something.

The Lord always provides.


Jesus Saves at the Bank of Grand Rapids.

Except they're all out of work too.

Well, what do you think?

Patti, this place has been immacuiate

ever since the first time they came.

Yeah, well that was just an inspection.

This is... it's permanent.

It's not permanent.

- You know what I mean.

- It's for a few months.

Six at the most.

It's a trial, honey.

Scott, we want to do this.

You want to do this.

We need to do this.

Hi. I'm Patti.

- This is my husband Scott.

- Tamara Williams.

Hank VanEe, he's new with the agency.

I'm breaking him in.

Get out of the car, please, Julia.

Are you not hearing me, young iady?

It's okay.

We'll get to know each other.

Please don't coddie her, Mrs. Cooper.

It's not good for either of you.

You know what, I'll get those.

Honey, why don't you get the door?

"What is real?" asked the Rabbit one day,

when they were lying side

by side near the nursery fender,

before Nana came to tidy the room.

Does it mean having things that

buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?

"Real isn't how you are made,"

said the Skin Horse.

It's a thing that happens to you.

When a child loves you for a long,

long time, not just to play with,

but REALLY loves you,

then you become Real...

Does it hurt?, asked the rabbit?...

And there's just one other chiid?

Yes, Billy.

He should be home any minute.

They're out eariy today

for Christmas vacation.

We wanted more...

i just had some internai problems...

I don't... think they need

to hear the gory detalls, Patti...

That's why we're interested in fostering.

- And adopting.

- Possibiy.

- Possibiy adopting.

- Of course.

This is just a triai run.

Well, you'll have your hands full

with this one, I'm afraid.


You were, ah, saying about the mother?

Fairiy typicai.

Drug possession. Soiicitation.

- Negiigence, of course.

- I see...

Every time she would get her chiid back,

she would move.

Then when she gets in trouble,

she ioses custody of the chiid.

This is Julia's third foster

home in the past six months.

Are you sure you're ready for this?

Hey, Mom? Fred Bentiey threw my math

book in the siush so I siugged him, alright?

Hey, hot chocoiate!


Billy, this is Ms. Williams

and Mr. VanEe, from Heiping Hands?

They brought Julia,

the little girl we told you about, remember?

Right, cool. Can I have some hot chocolate?

Yes, you may.


Nice to meet you, nice to meet you...

- William...

- May I bring anyone anything?

Okay, Billy, you know what, ah, were fine.

Why don't you introduce yourself to Julia

and see if she needs anything.

Okey dokey...

Ha-hey. I'm Billy.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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