The Christmas Shoes is a made-for-TV movie, broadcast on CBS in December 2002. It is based on the hit song and novel of the same name. The film has three plot lines. One story is about a man named Robert Layton and his deteriorating marriage; another is about Robert’s heartbroken mother Ellen and her friendly neighbor Dalton; and the main story is about Maggie Andrews and her sickness, and how her family (her husband, Jack, and son, Nathan) deal with it. All three stories are linked together.