Title: “One More Christmas”
Genre: Drama – Romance: Central Hero, Character Driven, Faith Based, Family Friendly, Love Story. Overcoming Obstacles, Rural Setting, Strong Male Lead, Teens, Wide Audience, Tragedy, War - Military.
Author: Steven B. Newman
Logline: A grizzly ole Vietnam Veteran with a soldier’s heart finds new purpose when his teenage great grandsons unexpectedly come into his life.
Synopsis: “One More Christmas” is a story about coming to grips with the reality of a soldier’s heart. Set with a back drop of “Bode’s Christmas Tree Farm,” it is as much about coming home as anything else. Vernon Bode is a Veteran of both the Korean and
conflicts and he unexpectedly takes on the responsibility of raising his great
grandsons, Brian and Leo who are devastated with the sudden passing of their
Under Bode’s care the teens learn to grow up quick. Bode teaches them how to become men and how to treat people with respect and dignity. He trains them how to work, how to play, and more importantly, how to recognize true love and what it means to be a warrior.
After he returns from war, Leo the younger brother must reconcile the reality of who he is, with who he was. Now a wounded warrior, he must figure out how to balance his own expectations against the certainty of his new capabilities. Before finally realizing his new purpose in life, Leo finds peace through God and at home surrounded by family, immersed with love as he too comes to grips with the moving reality of a soldier’s heart.
Bio: Hailing from
Norman, Oklahoma, Steve Newman graduated Cum Laude with a BSBA at before retiring form of the United
States Army. Today, Steve has returned to his home in Columbia College Oklahoma so he may
continue helping others, especially Veterans, achieve their creative dreams.