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Holiday Affair (1996)

Finding love and happiness unexpectedly.

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Jodie Ennis
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Steve Mason
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Timmy Ennis
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Mr. Corley
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Paul Davis
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Susan Ennis
Victor Ertmanis
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Emily Chambers (as Pamela Hyatt)
Christina Collins
James Binkley
Derek Keurvorst
Avril Garrett
Jesse Cairns
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Finding love and happiness unexpectedly.

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15 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Un Noël inoubliable  »

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Mr. Crowley's secretary tells Mr. Crowley that Timothy is six years old. But Timothy never told her his age. See more »

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Remake of Holiday Affair (1949) See more »

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Overall, a nice film, but the story is somewhat contrived, to say the least
18 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Jodie (Cynthia Gibb) is a widowed businesswoman with a six year old son named Timmy. One day, she is required to purchase an expensive toy train set for a work-related project. It's nearing Christmas and the salesman, Steve, tries to tell her it is non-returnable but she hurries off. At home, Timmy spies the package and thinks the train is for him and, in general, is dreaming of Christmas Day. Also, Jodie's boyfriend of two years is coming over and has a marriage proposal to throw out. Jodie says she needs time to answer him. Taking the train back to the store, Jodie gets Steve fired by pleading with him to take the purchase off of her credit card. But, he seems in no pain, since Jodie agrees to have lunch with him. A ha! A romantic triangle seems to be forming. What will be the outcome? This is a sweet story but one with pretty unrealistic happenings. The script seems to contrive funny ways for Jodie and Steve to meet, ones that have no credence. For example, Steve gets wrongfully accused of theft near the park where he and Jodie have had lunch, Jodie is called to the station to vouch for him and Steve ends up eating dinner with Jodie, her parents, Timmy, and the boyfriend! Yet, that said, this film is still very romantic and should appeal to the fans of holiday romance. The actors, including Gibb, are great, with the young man playing Timmy just adorable. The sets, costumes, and usual production amenities are fine, too. Most of the content concerns the adults, however, making it an odd choice for a family viewing. Instead, if you are a romantic at heart, do try to find this film for you or your partner but not necessarily your children. You will bask in its triumph of love but your kids may be totally bored out of their skulls.


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