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Dr. Sharon Hayes (DeLoach) searches for a beloved family heirloom in a small Christmas town. When she unexpectedly discovers an adorable little girl and her disheartened father (Rady), she realizes that Christmas miracles really do happen.

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Lesley Demetriades

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikki Deloach ... Sharon
Michael Rady ... Sam
Michaela Russell ... Mikayla
Zach Tinker ... Alex
Heidi Fielek ... Lucy
Zach Smadu ... Roland
Lanette Ware ... Professor Warren
BJ Harrison ... Ethel
John B. Lowe ... Nick
Mariam Bernstein Mariam Bernstein ... Gloria
Candace Smith Candace Smith ... Patsy
Hazel Venzon Hazel Venzon ... Mayor
Alicia Johnston ... Andrea
Megan MacArton Megan MacArton ... Kelly (as Megan McArtan)
Kelley Hirst Kelley Hirst ... Joyce
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Dr. Sharon Hayes (DeLoach) searches for a beloved family heirloom in a small Christmas town. When she unexpectedly discovers an adorable little girl and her disheartened father (Rady), she realizes that Christmas miracles really do happen.

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Trivia

The second movie from Hallmark in 2019 to star Nikki Deloach, Michael Rady, and Michaela Russell. The first movie was Love to the Rescue which premiered during Hallmarks Spring movie series. See more »

Goofs

Michael Rady and Nikki Deloach worked together earlier this year in "Love to the rescue", as well as Michaela Russell, in which she played the part of Deloach's daughter, in this one she play's the part of Rady's daughter. See more »

Quotes

Sharon: How do like your coffee?
Sam: Coffee with milk and sugar defeats the whole point of drinking coffee.
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More than it appears on the surface
5 November 2019 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

If you've watched many Hallmark Christmas movies, you've seen that there are several things that are actually cliche. In Christmas movies, there are Traditions. I have a joke with my sister that instead of the app that checks off just watching each movie, there should be an app that allows you to check off each tradition in each movie. Decorating the tree, making Christmas cookies, singing carols, ice skating, Santa, and so forth. In this movie, the Traditions are not just a byproduct but one of the main threads of the story.

Another cliche that seems to dominate is the antithesis of the evil big city (New York in particular) vs the welcoming small town. Home. Community. The pressures of career is a closely related theme.

The idea of Memories is tied closely to these themes. A lost spouse or close relative is another. In this movie these themes are explored in depth as the main characters try to move past the sadness of these memories of things lost. This movie touches on what is a big deal for many people in that the Christmas season magnifies this sadness because of the pressure of the season to be happy and joyful vs the reminder of things lost. Is there a bit too much idealism? Perhaps, but there is room for the viewers to resonate and perhaps even to experience some healing themselves.

You could say that the story lacks depth, and in terms of action or events, that is mostly true, but I think I have made a case that the story brings out deeper elements, even if some of these seem overly familiar. The story does have a quest as contained in the title that runs throughout. And there is even a moment of tenderness where Hallmark Movies and Mysteries has been know to excel.

The actors in this do a credible job. DeLoach and Rady connect in a natural way and with some depth. And Christmas movies always benefit from a child. Michaela Russell fills this last role well and without overacting which often occurs with some child actors. {I rewatched this movie already only two months later, and Michaela Russell has grown on me how good she is in this role.}

If you are looking for or expecting Christmas fluff, then this is a 6 or 7 star movie. But it takes a little patience, and then it has the potential to hit home as one of the holiday gems. I think this is a movie that will go on my list to watch again year after year.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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