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Writers (WGA):
Pnenah Goldstein (teleplay)
Greg Coppa (short story) ...
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Release Date:
28 November 2010 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Sam Elliott ... Jess Sanford

John Corbett ... Tom Marks

Sarah Paulson ... Beth Marks

Karen Allen ... Claire Sanford

Elizabeth McLaughlin ... Tammy

Emily Alyn Lind ... Vanessa Marks

Max Charles ... Gordon Marks
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Ted Zachary

Jeremy Akerman ... Reverend Bob Danforth

Eric Keenleyside ... Wade Miller

Tegan Moss ... Adult Vanessa
Dawn McKelvie Cyr ... Abby Hildman (as Dawn Cyr)

Jennie Raymond ... Rita
Rhonda McLean ... Reader

Glenn Lefchak ... Rick Zackary (as Glen Lefchak)
Tessa Cameron ... Lily
Jennifer Overton ... Susie Quinn

Imali Perera ... Dr. Patel
Sharon Bernbaum ... Carol Miller
Guy Germain ... Patrick
Katherine Shore ... Girl #1
Brennan Campbell ... Boy
Pam Lutz ... Librarian

Natalie Alyn Lind ... Grandniece / Pirate
Jacob Robertson ... Grandnephew #1
Owen Pattison ... Grandnephew #2
Noah McIntosh ... Rick's Son #1
Tyler Burns ... Adult Gordon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jacob Bertrand ... Kid (voice) (uncredited)
Nicki Davis ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Ike The Dog ... Stanley the Dog (uncredited)
Joe the Dog ... Porch dog (uncredited)
Mark H. Pound ... Driver (uncredited)

Joshua Rush ... Actor (voice) (uncredited)
Tiffany Westwood ... Cafe Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Harmon 
Writing credits
Pnenah Goldstein (teleplay) (as P'Nenah Goldstein)

Greg Coppa (short story)

Pnenah Goldstein  writer

Produced by
Cameron Johann .... co-producer
Shawn McClaren .... coordinating producer
David A. Rosemont .... producer
Brent Shields .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ernest Troost 
Cinematography by
Attila Szalay 
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
Art Direction by
Angela Murphy 
Set Decoration by
Ian Greig 
Costume Design by
Michael T. Boyd 
Makeup Department
Nadine Beed .... assistant makeup artist
Jim Macdonald .... assistant hair stylist
Koji Ohmura .... special makeup effects: W.M. Creations
Charles Porlier .... makeup department head
Norma Richard .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Gilles Bélanger .... production manager
Pam Fitzgerald .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Cotterill .... second assistant director (as Robert Cotterill)
Jason Shipley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Cos Egan .... property master
Sean Emmett .... set dresser
Gary Allen Ferguson .... props
Richard Fraser .... construction coordinator
Bill Gerhart .... greens
Catherine Maltais .... art department production assistant
Gabriele Schnutgen .... key scenic artist
Sasha Sergejewski .... property master
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Graham Colwell .... additional adr recordist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Chris Duesterdiek .... production sound mixer
Russ Gorsline .... adr
Penny Harold .... adr supervisor
Penny Harold .... dialogue editor
Blake Marymor .... sound recordist
Joe Melody .... sound supervisor
Terry O'Bright .... re-recording mixer
Keith Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
David Torres .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Reg Ashby .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mike Barber .... visual effects editor
Christopher Buzon .... junior compositor
Tavia Charlton .... visual effects producer
Corina Clarin .... visual effects coordinator
Gary Couto .... digital compositor
Tony Cybulski .... digital compositor
Mark Fordham .... matte painter
Ariel Joson .... visual effects artist
Vesna Peshevska .... visual effects artist
Kenneth Sales .... digital compositor
Tom Turnbull .... visual effects supervisor (as Thomas Turnbull)
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Colleen Pace .... stunt double (as Dingle Colleen)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lori Ann Bellefontaine .... generator operator
Jason Capstick .... key grip
Matt Eakin .... electrician
Darcy Fraser .... second assistant camera
Erik Heinila .... still photographer
Gordon Miller .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Jordan Schella .... gaffer
Will Semple .... grip
Alan Sweet .... best boy electric
Richard Wilson .... camera operator: 'a' camera
Casting Department
Tina Gerussi .... casting: Toronto
Molly Lopata .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Hall .... lead breakdown artist
Editorial Department
Peter Mergus .... first assistant editor
Tim Vincent .... final colorist
Location Management
Phil Hatcher .... assistant location manager
Gary Swim .... location manager
Music Department
Julie Eidsvoog .... music preparation
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Mark McKenzie .... composer: title music
Transportation Department
Kent MacDonald .... unit driver
Michael Sullivan .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Bob Bedard .... head chef
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant (as Kath Drew)
Aaron Elliott .... dailies technician
Jesse Fawthrop .... asst. production coordinator
William Flower .... animal wrangler
Shauna Hatt .... production coordinator
Deborah Houtsma .... production controller
Heather Soper .... animal wrangler (as Heather Lowther)
Tracy Young .... script supervisor
Madison Rothschild .... adr actor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: November Christmas (#60.1)" - USA (anthology series)
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USA:96 min
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Edited into "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951)See more »
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful job, 6 December 2010
Author: vchimpanzee

"November Christmas" is the name of a story a pretty blonde girl is reading to children at a library. We find out later it is based on the real (in this movie) life of 8-year-old Vanessa--though some details in the story being read are a little different.

15 years earlier, Tom and Beth are new in the small community. We never learn what work Tom does, but he and Beth spend a lot of time with their daughter Vanessa, who has been in the hospital a lot. Vanessa has no hair but a cheerful attitude for the most part. Her 4-year-old brother Gordon seems to accept what is going on better than many his age. Tom visits Jess' farm to buy vegetables, but he later shows up in the middle of summer wanting pumpkins. The reason: Tom is worried Vanessa might not survive to see Halloween.

Jess and his friend, who have both suffered losses in their lives, go to a relative of Jess who already has pumpkins, and they come back with a big load, and a possible second wife for Jess' friend.

Vanessa has a new friend, a teenage waitress who is a talented artist and aspiring writer, though right now she must work for her demanding uncle at his diner. Meanwhile, Beth is helping out with story time at the library, where Jess' wife Claire used to work and still volunteers some.

If Vanessa continues to go downhill, she also won't see Christmas. It just so happens Jess grows Christmas trees, and Tom goes to pick one out.

Jess is going through a lot of bitterness, but helping this family helps him a lot, and he becomes a kind and loving grandfather type.

Eventually the whole town knows about Vanessa's plight, and what happens next is truly a Christmas miracle.

Will Vanessa make it? I will say that the movie has a happy ending.

The story is great, and the holidays are celebrated just as one might expect--just at different times.

Everyone involved gives a great performance, but I believe Sam Elliott stands out from the group. If anyone gets an Emmy nomination, I believe it will be him.

Emily Alyn Lind certainly deserves something, though most likely she would be nominated only in a category that favors kids. Vanessa keeps her attitude positive so much of the time.

It was worthy of the name Hallmark Hall of Fame.

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