The Christmas Card (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Family, Romance  |  2 December 2006 (USA)
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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.


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US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his fellow soldier Jonesy is killed in an attack while they are delivering medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is put on leave and goes to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his way home he passes Nevada City, California, where he meets Faith Spelman, who writes the parish's Christmas cards to lonely soldiers, who had coincidentally included him, an orphan. He happens to save her dad Luke from a serious car run-over. The Spellmans invite Cody home for dinner, then the Christmas tide. He proves a great help in the family logging firm. Vietenam vet Luke wants Cody as son-in-law, but although charmed, Faith still seems committed to rarely present fiancé Paul, a wine broker. Written by KGF Vissers

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The covered bridge Cody is seen riding his motorcycle out of is located at Bridgeport State Park outside of Penn Valley, CA and downstream of the California Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans. It's closed to vehicular traffic, but is open to pedestrians. See more »


In the scene when Cody is being asked to take Faith to the Christmas tree lot, there is a picture of a baseball game in the back of the newspaper, even though it is Christmas (December). See more »


Featured in The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (2007) See more »

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Excellent Movie for Everyone
5 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this generation, it's not easy finding movies that are not only excellent stories, but clean and wholesome for the whole family. The movie is "real" and not some fairy tale Christmas story. It makes you feel like you visited the characters yourself. The actors are all great, and the movie never gets boring. The plot continues to build on emotions and suspense of the fate of the lone soldier. It will make you look deeper into your own relationships to find your true feelings for someone in place of a false sense of belonging to someone. I would watch this many times again and more so at Christmas time. God bless the soldiers who receive such heartfelt Christmas cards and give them strength and hope to fulfill their dreams.

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