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Homeless for the Holidays (2009)

A smug executive enjoys the perfect life - until he loses his job, and finds himself working at a burger joint. Now he's falling behind on his bills, and if something doesn't change soon, his family could lose everything by Christmas.

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Matt Moore ...
Jack Baker
Crystal Dewitt-Hinkle ...
Sheryl Baker
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Adam Baker
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Michelle Baker
Russ Bruzek ...
Santa / Greeter
Michael Wilhelm ...
Mr. Fergusson
David Sisco ...
Wesley
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Crazy Supermarket Manager
Jessica Price ...
Adult Michelle Baker
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Eddie
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Rude Guy In Bathroom
Mark S. Esch ...
Crazy Frank
Richard 'Rick' Bobier ...
Homeless Man
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Business Executive
McKenna Thomas ...
Penguin Point Girl
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Jack Baker is a self-made executive who enjoys a happy, upper-middle-class life - until he loses his job, and finds himself working at a burger joint in order to make ends meet. To make things worse, ends are not being met, and, if something doesn't change soon, the Bakers could lose everything by Christmas. Written by Anonymous

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It's beginning to look a lot like (a lean) Christmas!

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The scene where Shelby (Gretta Hambrook) gives Jack (Matt Moore) an envelope with money inside is actually based on a true event. When writer/director/producer George A. Johnson was going through financially difficult times, he was approached by a young girl named Shelby, who had raised over $100, and gave it to Johnson so that his family "could have a good Christmas". The envelope used in this scene is the actual envelope that Shelby gave to Johnson, and if you look closely, you will notice that the envelope says "Johnson Family". See more »

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Inspiring family movie with lessons not easily forgotten.
20 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Amazing locally-shot film that touches the heart with lessons that will not be easily forgotten. I've seen it twice and look forward to seeing it again! Kudos to the actors and actresses who made me laugh and cry....a sign of a great film! George Johnson's script was inspiring and inspired. Wonderful family film with nothing in it making you wish you'd left your kids at home and everything in it making you glad you brought them to it! Life lessons to be learned by all ages in all walks of life. If you haven't seen it already, you need to. This is one Christmas tradition you can't afford to miss out on! We need to support this movie in hopes of more to come!


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