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Matchmaker Santa (2012)

As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own Prince Charming, just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a ... See full summary »

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David S. Cass Sr.

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Joany Kane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Melanie
Florence Henderson ... Peggy
John Ratzenberger ... George
Lin Shaye ... Debbie
Donovan Scott ... Chris
Adam Mayfield ... Dean Ford
Thad Luckinbill ... Justin
Elizabeth Ann Bennett ... Blaire
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Katherine
Robert Pine ... Jack Tisdale
Victoria Gabrielle Platt ... Donna (as Victoria Platt)
Lorna Scott ... Sheriff Dispatcher
Nick Kiriazis ... Bill Hogan
Erica Shaffer ... Ruth Hogan
Nikki Hahn ... Young Melanie
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Storyline

As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own Prince Charming, just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate, and meet his mother, Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin's best friend and loyal assistant, Dean (Adam Mayfield), who just might be harboring a secret crush on her. When complications arise that throw Melanie and Dean together over the holiday, will the two realize they're meant to be? Written by www.hallmarkchannel.com

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In one scene of the film, George Graves (John Ratzenberger) mentions to Melanie, Dean, and Chris that he is having pork chops for dinner. This is likely an amusing nod to Ratzenberger's role as the voice of Hamm the piggy bank, a.k.a. Evil Doctor Pork Chop, in the Toy Story film franchise. See more »

Goofs

While Melanie is talking to Santa just before takeoff, in one shot we can see what appears to be part of a jetway or some other structure outside of her window. The shot cuts to Santa then back to Melanie. This time, however, we can see a parked aircraft facing Melanie's window. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Picture Perfect Picture
17 November 2012 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Lacey Chabert is getting serious with Thad Luckinbill -- he's just invited her to his hometown for Christmas to meet his mother -- but it soon becomes clear to the audience that she should be with Adam Mayfield. Good thing that Santa Claus is on hand in the person of Donovan Scott -- he's played the role almost every year on TV since 2000. The result is a low-key and very pleasant Christmas fantasy movie.

As with the best of the Hallmark TV movies, the real pleasure for me is not the pretty people and the inevitable working of their romcom plots (although Ms. Chabert is particularly winsome in her role) but the presence of some fine players in key but minor roles. John Ratzenberger is on hand to play an almost incoherent auto mechanic and Florence Henderson is a mildly ditzy hotel clerk. The entire production is shot handsomely with lots of earth colors to produce a nostalgic sepia tint to the proceedings. The movie won't win any awards, but it should certainly please anyone who decides to tune in.


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