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Christmas Angel (2009)

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Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she ... See full summary »

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Will Price
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Ashley Matthews
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Nick Anderson
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Workforce Services Informant
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Mr. Richards
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Hungry Mom
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Mickey
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Grandmother Rose (as Dorothy Minor)
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Mrs. Hendrix
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Harry Bingham
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Delivery Man
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Michael W. Lee ...
Stan Manning
Brett Nielson ...
Doctor
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Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her neighbor, Nick, knows exactly what to do. He offers her a job, to be his assistant in the best work-helping others. There's one catch that Ashley must honor though-she can't tell anyone that her new boss is a sort of Secret Santa, helping others anonymously. Through her new job, Ashley meets Will, a writer for a business magazine who uncovers what Ashley is doing, and more importantly, Nick's involvement. As Ashley and Nick help people in need, Ashley tries to protect Nick's secret, and her own heart, while Will must weigh the consequences of what he does. Written by SWP

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The diner, Spanky's, that is the setting for many of the scenes in this movie is a real diner located in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The brick building next to it is also real. The background has been added to make it appear to be in Chicago. See more »

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The pendulum of Nick's wall clock is never swinging though time passes and you can hear the sound of the ticking clock. See more »

Quotes

Ashley Matthews: Have you seen this pile? It will take a fortune to help all these people. Where do you get the money?
[off his look she teases]
Ashley Matthews: You ARE dealing drugs.
Nick Anderson: I'll let you in on a secret. But you mustn't tell anybody.
Ashley Matthews: Okay.
Nick Anderson: I'm rich.
Ashley Matthews: How rich?
Nick Anderson: Filthy.
Ashley Matthews: If you're so rich why do you still live here?
Nick Anderson: Well a roof's a roof. I'm warm, I'm dry. I'm good.
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One Thing
by Tommy Dalton
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Best Christmas TV Movie
4 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this heartfelt movie. As a TV-movie, I did not expect to be moved, but this movie brought out the waterworks in me.

Ashley (Kari Hawker) plays a lonely, broke young woman trying to find a job before the holiday season. Her lonely neighbor, Nick Anderson (played by Bruce Davison), offers her a job to work as his assistant. She accepts the job and learns the true meaning of Christmas when she learns of Nick's past and his Secret Santa ways of the present. They form a father/daughter bond and it is very sweet to witness. Will Price (KC Clyde) plays a magazine writer, who threatens to reveal Nick Anderson as the Secret Santa for his own self gain at the magazine. However, the movie writers were smart to keep his cynicism to a minimum as to not spoil the goodness of the movie.

Bruce Davison's performance was exceptional. He and Kari Hawker had great chemistry on screen, as do Hawker and Clyde. I highly recommend this Christmas movie. I can't wait to watch it again next year!


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