Written & Directed by:

William C. Laufer

Reviews, Media Coverage & Audience Comment:

"marvelous film!"
Bishop A. Edward Pevec,
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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"very heartwarming and full of hope"
Dennis Sadowski,
Editor - Catholic Universe Bulletin

"this story about a miracle during the holiday makes it a season special"

Donna Rolfe

"a heartfelt film with admirable messages about God's forgiveness, the strength of family and being a Good Samaritan" -

Harry Forbes - USCCB

“Extremely well done… a powerful story of a family’s love”.
David Kullberg
Christian Happenings

My family and I finally had an opportunity to see the film this past week, and it is a delightful story. You, along with the cast and other crew members are to be congratulated for making an absolutely marvelous film. - Theater chain owner!


by Jarrod Zickefoose

"A beautiful new holiday film ... CHRISTMAS AT MAXWELL'S is a powerful, magical and touching feature-length drama about a family facing a crisis during the Christmas season.... and a miracle that transforms their lives forever."

Stephen Simon, Producer of SOMEWHERE IN TIME

The Toldeo Blade by Steve Murphy

The Cleveland Plain Dealer Review - by Julie Washington


The Chagrin Valley Times- by Barbara Christenson


Christmas at Maxwell's was recently in the American Film Renaissance Film Festival in Dallas TX, ENTER HERE for information


Audience Comment:

The story was tender and wholesome and captivating and the casting was superb. (JP)

I just wanted to write to tell you how enchanted my wife and I were with your film... we both left the film feeling buoyant and happy that we had seen it. Jack Hourigan as Suzie is clearly an actress with great sensitivity. Andrew brings a humanity in the form of subtle humor. Beautiful colors, wonderful cinematography and sound… all in all a round professional job! (TF)

We just finished watching Christmas at Maxwell's. It is such a incredible film. You did an amazing job. The cast was wonderful. It really leaves with you a powerful impact on life. (DK)

I finally got to see "Christmas at Maxwell's" this evening- it was great! I was truly impressed and quite touched. The story, acting, and music were wonderful, and the cinematography was beautiful. This film beats the pants off every other movie I've seen this year. (JK)

Loved the movie. It was a very heart-to-heart movie which can only captivate audiences. (BM)

I saw your movie Monday evening! It truly is a feel-good movie and a perfect Christmas story. I brought along a friend, who typically likes the “macho” guy movies, but he also thoroughly enjoyed your movie! We’ve both been telling our friends about your movie! Thanks! Have a wonderful holiday season! (CC)

 Thank you for your film "Christmas at Maxwell's". (JJ)

I loved the ending (LP) .

Keep the good movies coming, I loved your Movie. (UN)

Congratulations on a beautiful inspiring and touching film. Happy holidays and may this film touch millions of hearts. (JH)

The movie was superb, with great screenplay, fine directing and acting, and charming settings. Bravo for a fine production! (ED)

I just watched your new film, Christmas at Maxwells. I love the story, it was entertaining and thought provoking. The acting was great. Andrew & Jack were perfect. The supporting cast was also great including the kids. Its one of those movies that you wish would keep going. (AS)

We just watched "Christmas at Maxwell's." It's a gem. We enjoyed it very much. The whole film was very well done. The direction, lighting, and acting were excellent. In particular I liked the cinematography. There were some superb shots. When the kids went up in the attic and the lights turned on and lit the stairs, that was a "wow" shot. (RB)

Thank you for the wonderful movie "Christmas as Maxwells" It was a moving and heart warming story. (MM)

We just watched your tender, touching and ultimately inspirational movie. The acting was terrific throughout - the children were wonderful, you must be very proud of them - and Gus was such a gem. We also loved the music. (L & BR)

I would like to let you know what a wonderful film it is. It kept me focused on the story line . It brought tears of joy and sadness. It also brought memories of my chidhood and family. (H)

Thanks you for making a movie like this. We wish more of these kinds of films were made and we do hope this one is successful. We'll be looking for it next year in the theatres and will go to see it. (B & RL)

By the way, the woman who played Suzie really looked ill. However she and you did that bit was excellent. She's a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice, and, even in her illness, her inner beauty shown through. (BL)

Can't tell you how much we enjoyed the film. Excellent! (JB)

thank you -- for making what i hope will become a christmas classic, (NP)

Excellent acting, filming, editing. Good job! (JMA)

I just viewed your excellent film with my 8 year-old daughter. What a lovely way to spend New Year's! (BP)

It was a pleasure to watch a movie that did not have to be "censored" for our grandchildren! Thank you for not splicing in irrelevant, salacious scenes (EV)

I cried through much of the film. You absolutely nailed the feelings of waiting, wondering, attempting to cope, children raising themselves, no one knowing what to say. You rightly had many scenes where there was the silent looking out into nature in hopes of getting some insight, the desire to escape to places like the bar, the difficulty in carrying on normal conversations with others. The characters were believable. The settings were lovely to look at. The tones and colors and movements all appealed. (PH)

What a very special, touching film. I was glued to the screen throughout the movie!! Now, I have to quit crying.....happy tears of course.
Thank You so very much!!! (BW)

My bucket of tears is still a little moist from the experience of seeing the film. (W)