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Window Wonderland (2013)

A department-store window decorator learns there is a vacancy for her dream job in the run-up to Christmas, only to find a professional rival has his eye on it too.

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(as Michael M. Scott)

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, (as Neal Dobrofsky)
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Sloan Van Doren
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Jake Dooley
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Rita Dorentella
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Mac McGuire
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Fitch
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Kenneth Carlyle
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Uncle Jimmy
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Megan
Tobias Slezak ...
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It's no holds barred when two Manhattan department store employees vie for the same job during the busy Christmas season. Sloan Van Doren is a driven young woman determined to become the next window dresser at McGuire's department store and to uphold a 95-year-old artistic holiday tradition. Serious and professional, she's the polar opposite of the happy-go-lucky Jake Dooley, who also wants the job. When Mr. Fitch, the head of advertising and promotion, gives them a challenge, the competition is on: each will create a series of seasonal storefront windows twice a week until Christmas. The creator of whichever window display gets the most attention from passersby will get the job. As they go through their paces, with Jake's obvious talent grabbing the public's attention, a silent but mutual attraction develops between the pair, hampered by the contest and the presence of Kenneth, Sloan's blueblood boyfriend, who can't understand the importance Sloan is placing on this job. Supporting ... Written by Anonymous

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La plus belle vitrine de Noel  »

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Goofs

At :31 minutes into the movie, in the bathroom scene with the main actress and her mother, the mother brings in a pile of towels and sets them on a cart. As they leave that shot, you can see they are just falling over and there is a messy towel on top. Even though there is no one else in the bathroom, as they leave the bathroom a few moments later, the pile is all tidy again and not falling over. See more »

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Isn't Christmastime a Wonderful Thing?
Written by: Joe Lervold & Lisa Aschmann
Performed by: Carla Helmbrecht with the The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Cinemasters and Imaginary Friends Music Partners
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Smart, Witty, and Wonderful Story; Could Have been a Theatrical Release!
1 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

This movie is well done. When it was over, I hated that it WAS over.

This movie is wonderful and yes it's a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel, but this could have been a theatrical release. I think that highly of it.

It has some smart written dialogue and well acted. The movie has a couple of clichéd twists as it is a Hallmark movie and a Christmas movie, but it is clichéd wrapped in an engaging story, engaging cast, and some well acted scenes.

The movie is about two employees competing for a job by the way of a window display. Sounds simple, but the movie was so well constructed and the plot evolves, you want the characters to have a good ending and benefits both leads. I will not say how it ends, but it is a Christmas movie.

If you want to watch a movie for Christmas, this is for you. In fact I think this is right up there with any classical Christmas movie. Charlie Brown, Love Actually, White Christmas....this is that good imo.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! MUST SEE! I give it a perfect score, 10 out of 10! You will enjoy almost every aspect of this experience.


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