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As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a steadfast attitude and an open heart go a long way in surviving the cold hearts and greed of the Scrooges around her. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for mild language and violence
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REBA Makes This Film Worth The Watch!!!
5 October 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film's first and only advantage is the one, the only, Reba McEntire. I think she has a lot of acting talent which is truly evident in this film - it's also very evident in Tremors. She is also a very gifted singer. I got the chance to view an advanced screening of this yet-to-be-released film and I must say, that Reba's acting blew me away. She was superb, her performance is just as incredible as "Forever Love". Her acting in that movie was just so amazing, course it's no surprise...I'm talking Reba here. A lot of people think that singers who act, should just stick to singing. Well Reba, Madonna, and ALANiS can all prove you wrong. This is truly a wonderful film, worth a watch or two. To tell you about the plot would just spoil it all, you'll have to wait till you see it. Great film...thanks to REBA. ~Despite the fact that any relation or connections to the above mentioned subject regarding her are completely irrelevant...Rock On ALANiS!!!(Her name is ALANiS, she's a white chick singer, the drums are a smokin' and so's the bass. Shake your thing, while you sing, she was just sixteen, wasn't no disco queen. Oh ALANiS!)~1991 ALANiS says "Love"!!!


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