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The Road to Christmas (2006)

It's a few days before Christmas. As they have always done, widowed schoolteacher Tom Pullman, his 13-year-old daughter Hilly, and their dog Toby are driving from their Chicago home to Vail... See full summary »

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Hilly Pullman
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Rheudel Pullman
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It's a few days before Christmas. As they have always done, widowed schoolteacher Tom Pullman, his 13-year-old daughter Hilly, and their dog Toby are driving from their Chicago home to Vail, Colorado to spend Christmas with Tom's mother Rheudel. Hilly loves her grandmother, but she wishes for a more exciting Christmas, and she would rather fly than drive in Tom's aged pickup truck, which may not last this trip. But her father finds taking the back roads and enjoying the countryside to be part of the adventure. Meanwhile, Chicago-based fashion photographer Claire Jamison, a pampered city girl, has one more assignment, after which she will fly to Aspen to join her Italian fiancé Lorenzo at his chalet where they will get married on Christmas Eve. Although they have known each other for some time, the romance, engagement, and wedding are recent phenomena, and Lorenzo is handling the bulk of the wedding plans with the help of his personal assistant Michele. Almost everyone Claire tells ... Written by Huggo

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Jennifer Grey is married to costar Clark Gregg See more »

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Ford pickup trucks of this vintage used in the movie were delivered with mechanical bottle jacks that go under the axle, not a bumper jack as depicted (and erroneously used) in the tire-changing scene. See more »

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Claire Jameson: What is going on?
Lorenzo: What do you mean Clara?
Claire Jameson: This.
Lorenzo: This? Oh, Michele and I are going over the schedule for the wedding.
Claire Jameson: In bed?
Lorenzo: Is more comfortable.
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Not as romantic as it needed to be
18 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

*** May contain spoilers. ***

The Road to Christmas spoils realism in the name of empty dramatic devices. Jennifer Grey is fine, but sad to say the lead actor here shows about as much charm as a bent nail. The more Jennifer Grey seemed to like the leading man, the more sorry I felt for her.

The outdoor photography was appreciated. And the story concept, even if a bit familiar (50% PLAINS TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES, and 50% standard boy-meets-girl), could have been fun to watch if there was more simple realism and charm. I give this made-for-TV movie a 50% rating. There are many better made-for-TV romance movies than this one.


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