Operation Christmas Drop
Director: Martin Wood
Operation Christmas Drop is potentially the best Christmas movie of 2020, and it came out in November!
What is Operation Christmas Drop About?
Operation Christmas Drop is the story of pencil pusher legislative aid, named Erica Miller, who is tasked by a senator to spend her Christmas in Guam on a military base to determine whether this base should be shut down. This particular military base is known for doing a humanitarian project called “Operation Christmas Drop” where they drop supplies like books, food, clothes, and much more on islands in Micronesia.
This operation has been going on for over 65 years. When Erica arrives, she is introduced and chauffeured by Captain Andrew Jantz who is a diehard supporter of the operation. He tries to show Erica why their operation and the base should not be shut down. Along the way, Erica will come to see the good effects the drop has on these islands and how the true meaning of Christmas has spread to the tropics.
Who are the Characters in Operation Christmas Drop?
Operation Christmas Day features a variety of characters. From relaxed Islanders to uptight congresspeople, his movie features characters from all spectrums of life. This movie focuses on two particular characters: Captain Andrew, the main leader of Operation Christmas Drop, and Erika, a legislative aide. At first glance, these characters are polar opposites. Andrew is likable and carefree. His main mission has always been to help anyone in need. Erika, on the other hand, is more uptight and is very dedicated to her work. When these two characters meet, a clash of ideals is born.
Christmas Drop Review
This is going to be a classic Christmas movie. It is super good, from start to finish. Operation Christmas Drop shows a very different picture of Christmas than most movies, missing the white Christmas aspect. This doesn’t steal from the feel of Christmas though. Honestly, it has a more genuine sense of Christmas spirit than a lot of movies I have seen in the past. The writing is pretty good, and the character development is incredible.
Operation Christmas Drop is based on a mission that has been going on for over 65 years in Micronesia. With that being said, the rest of the movie is fiction. The writers and the directors do a fantastic job of surrounding a heartwarming story with a plot that will allow it to reach a vast audience. The plot is also filled with other mini plot lines that give the movie a deeper feel, and it also really helps with the character development we see.
It is incredible to see the characters we start with, and the ways they grow and change together. We see the effects of the Christmas spirit on our characters, with drastic changes to their outlooks on their lives. We see a passion that is renewed in more than one character, that can only be categorized as a Christmas miracle.
I really enjoyed this movie and the positive vibes that came with it. I almost found myself watching it a second time today. The characters are super easy to get attached to, and that makes the emotional moments mean even more. I know it’s just the beginning of November, but if you have Netflix and are looking to get in the Christmas mood just a little early this year, you have to go check this one out!