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Finding Father Christmas (2016)

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Raised by her mother, but orphaned at a young age at Christmas, Miranda finds a clue that will take her to the truth about her father. Along the way, she finds romance and rekindles her Christmas spirit.

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Terry Ingram

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Robin Jones Gunn (books), David Golden
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Erin Krakow ... Miranda
Niall Matter ... Ian
P. Lynn Johnson ... Katherine
Michael Kopsa ... Andrew
Jim Thorburn ... Peter
Aliyah O'Brien ... Ellie
Wendie Malick ... Margaret
Macie Juiles ... Julia
Callum Seagram Airlie ... Mark
Jordana Largy ... Blair
Bethany Brown ... Annie
Terence Kelly ... Rick Torrance
Sasha Neuhaus ... Young Miranda
Jessie Fraser ... Eve Chester
Nelson Wong ... Dr. Colter
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Raised by her mother, but orphaned at a young age at Christmas, Miranda finds a clue that will take her to the truth about her father. Along the way, she finds romance and rekindles her Christmas spirit.

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father | orphan | vermont | christmas | See All (4) »

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All she wants is a father for Christmas

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Hallmark movie site

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Based on the book by Robin Jones Gunn See more »

Goofs

Several: For one when Miranda is talking to her assistant Annie, she mentions "folks from Portland" coming in that she plans to meet. Miranda is an orphan and positively states more than once that she has no family--period. Second the closing credits show Peter's part as "Edward" and Eve Chester's part as "Eve Carson". There is no mention that Miranda's mother ever remarried or Miranda ever referencing having a stepdad. See more »

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The mystery of finding the father you never knew
18 February 2017 | by peterkoch-98114See all my reviews

This should read 'Finding my unknown father at Christmas time'. The actual title could mean shopping malls, low-rent bars, old people's homes and very occasionally somewhere very far north. In fact it's about a young woman who lost her mother very early in life and has grown up never knowing who her father was. She unexpectedly discovers a number of clues about her mother's secrets, the most important clue for us being that it's just before Christmas. From here we are presented with a mystery which she has to follow, with some of her own concerns; but for us it is most engaging and heart-warming.

Early in her pursuit of answers she comes across a suitable interest. To test my observation I rewound, and sure enough, the expression and turn of her head gave it away. Unlike most other romances, he remains as a constant, providing a counter-balance for her fears and anxieties. Together, she is better equipped to handle what turns into a very complex situation.

Set in a small Vermont town, the customs and Christmas activities of the villagers introduces us to all the main characters. Finding that one person who knows everything takes us down a winding path with a surprising ending. An ending that leaves the warmth from a good helping of Christmas delights.

Conclusion: 8.0 Xmas points, for a delightful cast and a story to keep our interest throughout.


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