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Homeless for the Holidays (2009)

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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
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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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16 October 2009 (USA)  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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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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A corporate executive finds out the hard way what is most valuable in life.
20 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's encouraging to find a film that goes against that flow of the "Great American Dream" to focus on what really matters in life! I found this film pulled at a variety of emotions from laughter, to solemn reflection, to tears. We can get so wrapped up in the materialism of life that we forget what are our real treasures. This film prompts us to step outside of that mindset, and to take a look at life through different eyes. A paradigm shift. It also challenges us to consider other's needs before our own, which is truly the antithesis of American society and culture. Director, George Johnson, created a film that speaks to the heart. Matthew Moore gave an incredible performance as Jack Baker. The remaining cast carried a smaller film and gave it a powerful punch. I recommend this film to anyone. It is family friendly and appropriate for small children.


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