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The Christmas Wife (1988)

A widower not wanting to face his first Christmas alone responds to an ad for "social introductions".

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Iris
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A widower not wanting to face his first Christmas alone responds to an ad for "social introductions".

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Wonderful & Warm
15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night on WhiteSprings TV. They play many old old made for TV specials. This movie seems like a play on a stage. It is warm and cute, with many warm moments to make a warm smile come to you face.

The movie is all about letting go and Iris teaching John how to do this. It is a story of two people not getting what they expected but getting something even deeper in return.

I don't think the secret of Iris ruins the movie in the end but rather teaches a lesson that we don't always get what we expect. Her secret also teaches John how to open up and let go and in the end move on with his life towards other horizons .

Julie Haris is an absolute angel. This is not a fast paced movie, but rather slow and reserved and not depressing at all.


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