Christmas Miracle At Sage Creek is “an uplifting western classic; a story of faith filled with action and suspense that will thrill the whole family.”

While it may not be the very best Christmas period movie out there, fans of family shows like When Calls the Heart who don’t mind some Old West action might enjoy this – and you can stream it for free!

Miracle at Sage Creek, Courtesy of AWP

Sometimes, the most wondrous miracles occur when you least expect them. Two families finally overcome prejudice and tragedy in 1888 when a Christmas miracle saves the life of a boy: With a history of feuding, horse rustling and violence the Franklin and Red Eagle families are well-known rivals in the lawless western frontier. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the majestic open range in the Victorian era.

Miracle at Sage Creek, Courtesy of AWP

Starring David Carradine, Wes Studi, Michael Parks, Tracy Nelson, Mark Rolston, Martin Kove, Buck Taylor, Rance Howard, Tim Abell, Irene Bedard.

When disaster strikes and necessity dictates that the festering rivalry between the Franklin and Red Eagle families be set aside in the name of survival, the resulting tale of brotherhood gives testament to mankind’s remarkable power for forgiveness in this family-oriented Western.

Rated PG. This 2005 period/ action / Western / family / Christian film is Dove approved for ages twelve and up. Also known as Miracle At Sage Creek.

“If you’re willing to overlook its shortcomings, Miracle at Sage Creek is a simple tale of love, redemption, and yes, miracles, during Christmastime in the Wild West. If the title itself isn’t a dead giveaway, anyone with even a passing familiarity with both Westerns and Christmas movies should be able to predict how the last 30 minutes of the movie will go down. It certainly isn’t a masterpiece of either genre, but in spite of the trite story line, Miracle at least deserves praise for attempting to push beyond the stereotypes of Native Americans, pioneers, and how the two relate to each other as so often portrayed in traditional Westerns. Native American traditions are given a great deal of respect, themes of family and friendship abound, and the curmudgeonly bitterness and intolerance of Ike Franklin is overcome in both the storyline and the positive examples set by the other characters.” – Common Sense Media

Available on DVD.

Discover more full episodes of period dramas, along with featurettes, trailers, interviews and critical commentaries of historical and costume dramas on the Willow and Thatch Period Drama YouTube Channel.

For more period Christmas movies and specials, see

 10 Victorian Family Christmas Movies

Best Period Dramas: Christmas Classics List

Period Dramas to Watch Christmas 2016

If you enjoyed this post, you’ll also want to wander over to The Period Films List, with the best historical dramas sorted by era. Be sure to see the Best Period Dramas: Family Friendly List. If you are an Austen fan, you’ll also enjoy this list of Jane Austen Christmas Gifts