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A Holiday for Love (1996)

Christmas in My Hometown (original title)
A man is sent to a small town to assess which of the workers in the local factory that supplies the town with jobs should get the boot when the downsizing begins. He gets sidetracked when he falls in love with a local, a cute single mom.

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Jacob (Jake) Peterson
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Emma Murphy
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Margie
Jack Jessop ...
Happy
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Gosling
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Joe Marsdon
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Cal Marsdon
Travis Tritt ...
Sheriff Tom Uhll
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Justin
Camille James ...
Katie (as Camille James-Adams)
George King ...
George
Ann Holloway ...
Sue
Paul O'Sullivan ...
Ed
Roger Dunn ...
Hal
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A man is sent to a small town to assess which of the workers in the local factory that supplies the town with jobs should get the boot when the downsizing begins. He gets sidetracked when he falls in love with a local, a cute single mom.

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Sometimes You Have to Lose Your Way to Find Your Heart.

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A Holiday for Love  »

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When Jake tries to ring Emma from his hotel room after being "found out" you can clearly see that the phone has no cord. See more »

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CHRISTMAS IN MY HOMETOWN
Written by Sonny James and John Skye
Courtesy of Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.
Performed by Travis Tritt
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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No-brainer Christmas tale.
29 November 2005 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

'Christmas in my Hometown' is standard Lifetime TV holiday fare. Tim Matheson plays a well-meaning, but out-of-touch business executive at a tractor manufacturing company to one of its factories in Athens, Nebraska to determine whom to fire as part of the company's plans to downsize. The small, good-natured town (which surprisingly (or not) has zero minorities) of course, relies on the factory to support their families, as well as the life of the town itself. Posing as a representative from a farming company needing to fill tractor orders, he gains the trust of the town and in particular, a woman (Melissa Gilbert) and her young daughter who buys his story, trusts him, and then, along with the whole town, shuns him when they find out that he might be cutting their job.

Filled with lots of sentimental tripe, it is predictable family entertainment from beginning to end, and interchangeable as far as Lifetime TV holiday movies go. But, nonetheless, it is an innocuous little distraction when you just need to put up your feet and watch a movie that might make you smile a bit during the holidays.


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