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Christmas in the City (2013)

With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Wendy Carroll
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Tom Wolman
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Angie
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Grace Carroll (as Kyle Price)
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Harry Wolman
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Meg Carroll
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Bruno
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Bob Henderson
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Bank Manager
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With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When she's offered a job in the toy department of Wolmans, the city's biggest department store, Wendy can't wait! Her excitement doesn't last long when the store's manager, Teanna, destroys the Christmas spirit throughout the store and replaces Santa with a hunky male underwear model surrounded by elfin "babes." What Teanna is unaware of is that she has in fact sacked the real Santa. Unaware of his real "Santa" status, Wendy reaches out to the old man but it seems even he has given up hope. With her daughter losing faith in the holiday, Wendy realizes she must bring the true meaning of Christmas back to Wolmans before it is too late. Written by Anonymous

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7 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Le Père Noël est licencié!  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The movie shown on the television in the apartment is from another Lifetime movie, Holiday High School Reunion, which had Jon Prescott (Tom) and Josh Crotty (Bruno) as cast members. See more »

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Macy's department signs can be seen on the interior walls when Wendy walks into the store for the first time at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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References 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Disappointed
11 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ashley Williams is adorable, BUT that constant huge smile throughout the entire movie was distracting and it took away from the sincerity of the production. I feel that it really watered down the show. It's wonderful to seem happy in a Christmas movie as long as it doesn't come across as cheesy and I believe that it crossed that line.Unfortunately, this movie had a few cheesy scenes. Also, some of the other main characters (and background actors)were very weak and also unbelievable, especially Ashanti. The little girl who plays the daughter was more convincing than the rest of the cast. Overall, I was disappointed because I had such high hopes after seeing the previews and I feel that everyone could have done a better job telling this story. Sorry.

The good news is that I've seen much worse...


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