Rating from MPAA/CARA

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) studied Christmas Ride and rated it PG, standing for Parental Guidance suggested.  More about this association may be found at .

The Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) explains the motion picture industry ratings at their website and   They maintain a searchable database and Twitter feed announcing the ratings of all films processed to help parents make wise viewing decisions about movies for their children.

Kati Walden as Nicole in CR

Kati Walden as Nicole in CHRISTMAS RIDE

In the ladder of ratings, PG is quite mild, only one step up from  G (for general audiences) in the scale.   After that the rungs of the ladder are PG-13, R, NC-17 indicating higher quantity of adult content less likely to be appropriate for teens or children.

Keri travels with children Josh and April and neighbor Kevin at Christmastime.

Keri travels with children Josh and April and neighbor Kevin in CHRISTMAS RIDE movie.

CHRISTMAS RIDE qualifies as Eligible for Academy Awards Best Picture.

Brittney Ham and H. T. Alman co-star in Christmas Ride.




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.


Christmas Ride Review by The Dove Foundation

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Christmas Ride Review by The Dove Foundation.