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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  13 December 2008 (USA)
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The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, ... See full summary »

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Brian Cullen (as Connor Levins)
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Richard Windom
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The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, handsome Morgan Derby. Morgan's love of Christmas, and life, is contagious and as Jennifer glumly navigates through the holidays, she soon realizes that what she needs most is right under her nose. Stars Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns and Warren Christie. Written by Anonymous

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Jennifer throws out her Christmas cards she gets unopened. There are Christmas cards hung under the mantle and elsewhere in her home. See more »

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Uncle Ralph: One of the first things I learned as a beat cop: never trust a man who wears $800 shoes.
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31 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A guy's perspective here. Even though I hate almost all chick flicks and Christmas love stories, I absolutely love this movie! My wife was watching it last December and I was immediately hooked. I bought the DVD for her as a Christmas gift and I now find myself watching it over and over again.

Jen, a single mom and successful business woman, is stressed out over the Christmas rush, and it doesn't help that her super rich but boring boyfriend, Richard, and his parents are expecting her to prepare an extravagant turkey dinner for all of them. Meanwhile, her uncle Ralph, while flying out to see Jen and her son Brian, meets a stranger, Morgan, and convinces Jen to let him spend the night in her home along with Ralph and Brian.

Morgan turns out to be the Jack of all trades--getting Ralph into first class, helping Jen with the Christmas lights, irritating her pesky neighbor, relating wonderfully with Brian, showing Jen how to cook the turkey and at the same time how to enjoy Christmas. He even challenges the grumpy store owner to a duel in the alley in order to get the perfect gift for Brian. Through Ralph's clever manipulating, Morgan ends up staying another night--just long enough to force Jen into having to decide between Morgan and Richard.

My only criticism is that they probably overdo the Santa Claus thing with Brian. Not sure why a kid can't enjoy Christmas to its fullest even after knowing Santa isn't real, but other than that, this is a wonderful, delightful Christmas movie.

Plenty of humor and definitely a romantic theme, but not so much that guys can't enjoy it. This is more about how to enjoy the holiday season, and it doesn't hurt having Henry Winkler, plus the fact that Brooke Burns is so good looking.


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