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Silver Bells (2005)

Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Christy Byrne
Michael Mitchell ...
Danny Byrne
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Bridget Byrne
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Rip
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Sylvester Rheinback
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Lawrence
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Lizzie
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Mrs. Quinn
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Father
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Bill
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Rip's Partner
David Doty ...
Old Man
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Museum Employee
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Rose
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Storyline

Widower Christopher 'Christy' Byrne makes his preteen son Danny and daughter Bridget help out on the family tree farm, top priority. His year's highlight is selling their Christmas trees in New York. When Danny is sixteen, he runs away there to pursue his own dream, photography. Museum employee Catherine O'Mara securely helps him with assignments and study facilities. Christy and friendly cop Rip keep looking for Danny. But when contact is finally made, Christy still hasn't learned his lesson and Danny pays another cruel price. Written by KGF Vissers

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27 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Silver Bells (#55.1)  »

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Goofs

There is a point where "Rip" says to "Christy" that they are doing all they can (to find Danny) - however, he calls "Christy" Christian and then acts like he made a blooper, but I guess they decided not to redo the scene. See more »

Quotes

Christy Byrne: [Speaking to son, Danny] I should have listened to you more. I had dreams for your future. Trouble was they weren't yours.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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Jingle Jangle Christmas
Written by Blaire Reinhard
Performed by Blaire Reinhard
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Sweet As Sugar Holiday Special
28 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hallmark presented their typical Holiday story that involved a young teenage boy who was very confused and trying to find himself in this big world. He lost his mother and his father did his very best to guide his son, however, there was a conflict between the father and son and he simply took off to the Big Apple and disappeared while the father was selling his Christmas Trees in Manhattan. Ann Heche appears in the film and helps the young runaway establish himself with at least a place to sleep and earn a few bucks. As I was watching this TV film, I began to wonder about the Silver Bells and found this story typical for the Holiday Season, too Sweet for me.


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