Silver Bells (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family  |  27 November 2005 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 508 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 9 critic

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.



(teleplay), (novel)
0Check in

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Video

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Christmas Card (TV Movie 2006)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him by a church group that mails cards out to servicemen as a goodwill effort.

Director: Stephen Bridgewater
Stars: Edward Asner, John Newton, Alice Evans
One Christmas Eve (TV Movie 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.

Director: Jay Russell
Stars: Anne Heche, Brian Tee, Ali Skovbye
Christmas at Cartwright's (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A single mom gets a holiday job as a department store Santa to help boost her finances, and then an angel enters her life and brings about some positive changes, including the spark of a new romance.

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: Alicia Witt, Gabriel Hogan, Wallace Shawn
A Dog Named Christmas (TV Movie 2009)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Linda Emond, Noel Fisher
Christmas with Holly (TV Movie 2012)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family.

Director: Allan Arkush
Stars: Sean Faris, Eloise Mumford, Daniel Eric Gold
Snowglobe (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dreamworld inside a magical snowglobe.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Stars: Christina Milian, Erin Karpluk, Hilda Doherty
Snow Bride (TV Movie 2013)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Greta Kaine (Katrina Law) is always in search of juicy gossip. As a tabloid reporter of gossip in Los Angeles, it's her job to expose the rich and famous. So when word gets out that the ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Kish
Stars: Katrina Law, Jordan Belfi, Patricia Richardson
Lucky Christmas (TV Movie 2011)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A terminally unlucky single mother wonders if she will ever be lucky as Christmas approaches.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Jason Gray-Stanford, Mitchell Kummen
Silver Bells (Video 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An overly win-driven sportscaster goes too far and must perform community service during December as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.

Director: Harold Cronk
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Kenton Duty, Antonio Fargas
Let It Snow (TV Movie 2013)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An executive examines her company's new property and prepares a presentation to transform the rustic lodge into a new hot spot.

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Jesse Hutch, Alan Thicke
Angels and Ornaments (TV Movie 2014)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three suitors pursue a hopeless romantic after she makes a wish to find true love before Christmas

Director: Alan Goluboff
Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Sergio Di Zio, Graham Abbey
Come Dance with Me (TV Movie 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jack (Andrew McCarthy) is an executive in a financial brokerage firm trying to impress the firms president, Drew Clayton (Chris Gillett), in hopes of a promotion. However, Jack is dating ... See full summary »

Director: John Bradshaw
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Michelle Nolden, Stephanie Anne Mills


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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Family





Release Date:

27 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


References Be Cool (2005) See more »


Jingle Jangle Christmas
Written by Blaire Reinhard
Performed by Blaire Reinhard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Silver Bells --- location pjtimmons
name of song yoursummerdream2000
The church - is it real? juiana
Kind of Camera? movie_luvr_girl
Horrible Movie kunphuzdprincess
Christmas Song from Silver Bells BlaireMusic
Discuss Silver Bells (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: