The feature film Christmas Ride is rated PG by MPAA.  A DCP version exists of this full length movie for theatrical distribution. The film is produced by Karen Francis, owner of Art Promotions with cooperation of Yarbrough Media Productions.  More information about the film is at

Surprising Talents of CHRISTMAS RIDE Cast: Ice Skating

New talents emerged at Mid South Ice House in Olive Branch, Mississippi during the filming of an ice skating scene in CHRISTMAS RIDE, a new PG rated feature film.

Intrepid camera footwork of Jeff Yarbrough was captured as he filmed Brittney Ham, Reagan Britt Mullins, and Russell Walden skating at the Mid South Ice House for the new movie CHRISTMAS RIDE in this Behind the Scene clip.
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The film is awaiting cinema bookings for wider theatrical release.  DCP  available.

Costumes in CHRISTMAS RIDE Movie

Costumes in Christmas Ride

Costumes in Christmas Ride movie.

In the spirit of October as Halloween approaches, here’s a photo of Make Up and Costumes in CHRISTMAS RIDE, the engaging, redemptive “road trip to remember” feature film.   From upper left clockwise, H T Altman, Harvey Walden, Don Brooks, Shelley Van de Voort, the Commandos Kevin Thornton, and Jeremy Yarbrough, Kelsey Chamness, Terry Byrd, and Jeff Ward (center).

Rob Hobson Voices Supernatural in CHRISTMAS RIDE

Congrats to radioman Rob Grayson, the Supernatural Voice in the PG rated CHRISTMAS RIDE movie.  He is the local anchor of WKNO’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered which won The Commercial Appeal‘s “Memphis Most” favorites recently.

Rob Hobson Radioman Voice in CHRISTMAS RIDE

Rob Hobson Radioman Voice in CHRISTMAS RIDE

Tammy King Plays Reporter in CHRISTMAS RIDE

Tammy King plays a TV reporter in a riveting scene from the feature ‪#‎film‬ CHRISTMAS RIDE. The movie is rated PG by MPAA.

Tammy King Plays Reporter in CHRISTMAS RIDE

Tammy King Plays Reporter in CHRISTMAS RIDE


CHRISTMAS RIDE (PG), A Road Trip to Remember! This movie Trailer now has Captions.

First, pause the video.  Make sure the CC is highlighted or Bold on the lower right edge of the video window, or click the CC to turn it on.

Then click on the Settings Wheel to the right of the Subtitles/CC:  and click on English, French, Spanish or choose Auto-TRANSLATE and select from 168 languages on the drop down menu.

The English subtitle captions shown at bottom of video will then immediately translate to the language of your choice, when you play the video as the narration begins.

You may need to open up the video window to see these amazing translations provided via the YouTube platform. [Be sure your Annotations selection is set to ON.]  I am seeing it work correctly using Chrome browser today. You can even adjust the size of the captions you are viewing.

This video and others on a CHRISTMAS RIDE PLAYLIST are housed at   Please subscribe to the blessings427 channel while it’s still free.  It contains inspiring videos on art, film (like the CHRISTMAS RIDE movie trailers), music, and travel.

And the Greatest of These is . . .

Photo of Brittney Ham, Shelley Van de Voort and Frank DesLauriers in a thought-provoking scene from the CHRISTMAS RIDE film.  GreatestofTheseis


News Release   Monday, December 8, 2014

From Art Promotions   901 289-4939             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Memphis, TN) Art Promotions is happy to announce Christmas Ride, an Oscar hopeful, was awarded the gold Faith and Family Seal of Approval for ages 12 and older from The Dove Foundation Review Board LAST week.

This means the Foundation believes that the content expressed makes for the kind of entertainment family members can enjoy together with confidence.   The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products.

Christmas Ride also received the blue Family Seal for the same age groupDove-Seal-FA12+2x2in-300dpi-RGB

Now celebrating its 20th year as an advocate for family values in entertainment, The Dove Foundation works to encourage filmmakers to make clean movies, and to empower families to make wise choices. As a nonprofit, “keeper of the Seal,” free from commercial pressures, The Dove Foundation has built a brand that is recognized by over 50 million Americans.

Here is a link to the Dove Foundation review of Christmas Ride


The Dove Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and may be found online at

CHRISTMAS RIDE is a moving, dramatic 108 minute feature film: The story line is After hearing a supernatural warning, a woman takes an urgent road trip south during the Christmas holidays with her two kids and a mysterious neighbor haunted by ghosts from his past. She faces dangerous situations and ultimately learns a heartbreaking truth which tests the limits of forgiveness.”

Produced by Karen Francis of Art Promotions in cooperation with Yarbrough Media Productions in west TN,  Christmas Ride, starring Brittney Ham and H T Altman with a total cast of 68,  had its first theatrical run in DCP 2K format  at the Music Hall, one of the Laemmle theaters on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA in September, 2014.   This was a week long qualifying run with four screenings a day at a commercial theater.  

More about the film at A one minute film TRAILER  is at .   See more pictures and LIKE it at  for updates.



From Brandon: “I was adopted at age six, been raised in Covington, TN.   Currently working for Smith and Nephew and have my own place in Bartlett, TN by the Wolfchase Mall.   I love acting, meeting new people.   Very athletic and love my cars.

Jeff Yarbrough got me into helping him doing scenes with him and now I wish I was a Hollywood star.   In the movie Christmas ride I played one of the teen spirits.   I had a great time with the cast members.   It was really nice to just get out there and meet new people.   I wish the best to come for the movie.”

Brandon Ray Connell

Brandon Ray Connell