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Comfort and Joy (2003)

The life of Jane Berry was all materialist, until one Christmas Eve, she is involved in a car accident that changes her life forever. She wakes up to discover she is the mother of two, a ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Berry
Andrew Chalmers ...
Troy Keller
Jordy Benattar ...
Heather Keller
Alison Phillips
Dr. Frances Atkinson
Renee Becker
Richard Devries
Jim Feather ...
Smok-ee Allen ...
Alicia Phillips
Derek Phillips


The life of Jane Berry was all materialist, until one Christmas Eve, she is involved in a car accident that changes her life forever. She wakes up to discover she is the mother of two, a wife and that her only job is in the house, besides her frequent volunteer work. Written by Alyssa K. willowbee04@aol.com

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She's home for the holidays... but is this really her home? See more »


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Release Date:

1 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comfort and Joy - Was für eine Bescherung  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jane's boss' name in this movie is Mr Jorkin. Ebenezer's Scrooge's boss' name is also Mr. Jorkin in the 1951 version of The Christmas Carol starring Alistar Sims. The name is too specific for this to be a coincidence. Obviously, this was a reference to the older movie. See more »


When Jane has her car accident you hear squealing tires but she is driving on snow. See more »


References Easter Parade (1948) See more »

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It is a comfort and a joy to watch a delightful holiday movie like this!
1 February 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Jane (Nancy McKeon) has it all or so she thinks. She is a high-powered executive who drives a jag, has an equally well-connected boyfriend, and a wardrobe to die for. Her best friend is a working mother and they meet at the gym to discuss life's issues. Her friend advises her to consider the "whole package" of career and family and to try to find more suitable husband material than her present boyfriend. Jane laughs. However, on the way to a party on Christmas Eve, her car spins out of control and, when the 360 revolutions stop, she finds herself in a new life. She has a handsome and caring husband, two beautiful children, a station wagon and a closet-full of reasonably-priced clothing. Aghast, Jane runs to her old apartment, only to find it occupied by someone else. Having nowhere to go, she reluctantly goes back to her new family's home and tries to sort things out. Her acquired relatives go to church, help out at homeless shelters, and go ice skating. Can Jane learn to appreciate her new roles? This is a lovely movie for families to watch on any given evening, not just at holiday time. It has some good performances, good production values and great messages. How many of us get to "try out" a new path in life and discover the possibilities we may have missed? None of us do, except in a fine movie such as this one. Do you love movies that foster family values in a clean, fun way? Get yourself a copy of this one without delay.

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