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Trading Christmas (2011)

The Christmas season is approaching. In South Woodbourne, Washington, widowed second grade schoolteacher Emily Spengler loves the Christmas holidays, as do all the townsfolk, and the ... See full summary »

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Charles Johnson
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Emily Spengler
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Ray Johnson
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Faith Kerrigan
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Heather Spengler
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Jason
Lucy Jeffrey ...
Sarah
Noah Bjorgan ...
Joey
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Security Guard
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Tony
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Walter
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Anthony
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Theresa
Nancy Ebert ...
Mrs. Spoon
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The Christmas season is approaching. In South Woodbourne, Washington, widowed second grade schoolteacher Emily Spengler loves the Christmas holidays, as do all the townsfolk, and the traditions she had built with her now deceased husband, Frank, who passed away almost three years ago, and her now grown daughter, Heather. As usual, she is expecting Heather to come home for the holidays from Boston, where she is going to school. In Boston, Massachusetts, novelist and English professor Charles Johnson is an unsentimental man, who, like his workaholic brother Ray, owner of his own lucrative business, doesn't celebrate the season. Emily and Charles meet on a house swapping website as they decide to do a one week swap with each other in the lead up to Christmas. Emily wants to go to Boston to be with Heather, who has told her that she isn't planning on coming home for the holidays. And Charles is having problems meeting deadlines for his latest novel and needs somewhere quiet and out of the... Written by Huggo

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Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas  »

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The bus terminal shown in the movie is actually the building for the Abbotsford Flying Club. See more »

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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Raise Our Voices Up
Written by Adrienne Pierce and Ari Shine
Performed by Adrienne Pierce
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Heartwarming!
27 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

LOVED this film....ESPECIALLY loved characters played by Faith Ford and Gabrielle Miller....perfect film for the holiday season! Myself, my mom and sister really enjoyed it. A real feel good film, it made you want to bake cookies and decorate your Christmas tree! And the cast excelled with solid performances...hoping this is going to become a holiday tradition, like watching A Christmas Story or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! In this day and age, it's refreshing to watch a film of this quality. Nudity, drugs, sex, and violence do not always have to be included in a film for it to be successful. OR, touch a heart....and Trading Christmas DELIVERS! Kudos, cast, crew, and Hallmark! :)


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