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On Christmas Eve, Shannon McManus (Andrea Roth) is stuck driving around a wealthy and eccentric client (Howard Hesseman) who is giving away large sums of money with the secret hope of ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon McManus-Johnson
Fred Nickells
Peter Archer
Arthur Finnegan
Joyce Gordon ...
Mrs. Granger
Herb Jasper
Roger The Doorman / Roger the Doorman
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Eddie Max Huband ...
Little Boy
Kenny (as Rick Howland)
Rolando Alvarez Giacoman ...
Barber #1


On Christmas Eve, Shannon McManus (Andrea Roth) is stuck driving around a wealthy and eccentric client (Howard Hesseman) who is giving away large sums of money with the secret hope of reuniting with his long lost daughter, who turns out to be his driver. Written by Anonymous

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At 101 in, Fred is leading Shannon etc. through the front gates to the house there is a visible Private Property sign on the brick column. At 103 in, Peter and Shannon are leaving through the gate but the sign is now gone. See more »


References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

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Not a classic, but a nice way to spend 2 hours
29 November 2005 | by (Morris Plains, NJ) – See all my reviews

The reason this "Type A" male watched a movie on 'gasp' Lifetime was because of the two leads. I loved WKRP and it was nice to see Howard Hesseman again. I also love "Rescue Me" and wanted to see how Andrea Roth did in a very different role.

The story itself was no classic, and you could see the ending coming a mile away, but the characters were all nice people and the movie zipped along at a pleasant clip. How nice to have a movie where there is no villains or terrible crisis. Howard Hesseman played his character like a lovable kook... picture Dr. Johnny Fever as a millionaire with no hangover. It was interesting to see Andrea Roth as a loving mother figure and not the oversexed shrew that she is on "Rescue Me" (She is very good in both roles). She handled the role of a struggling single mom dealing skeptically with sudden good fortune very well. Yannick Bisson played his role as the reporter just right. While hoping to make it to the "big time", he comes to realize that everything he needs is where he is at.

The theme of forgiveness in the holiday season was nice but not too heavy handed. I liked the "34th Street" reference in the last shot (a miracle... get it!? :) ) I taped the movie so my wife and son can enjoy it. While I can't say that it's a Christmas movie that I will watch again and again I will say it was a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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