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(1996 TV Movie)

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10/10
Holiday for Love, A (1996) (TV)
sparkle-138 October 1999
Melissa Gilbert and Tim Matheson are terrific together. They have a strong chemistry on screen. I also love Noel, the daughter, and all the cast. This is such a wonderful, inspiring, homey, family oriented movie. I hope strongly they make a video. I want it so badly.
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7/10
Watchable Film With a Cast that Can deliver
Christmas-Reviewer15 January 2017
BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY REVIEW ONE FILM. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THAT PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 Christmas MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE ABOUT THESE FILMS.

"Christmas films" get the short end of the stick when it comes to getting critical acclaim. This film doesn't help the case that these films are "Predictable" but what this films does have is charm to spare.

In this warm holiday drama an executive forced to cut the jobs of many people working at a small-town tractor factory gets a big surprise when he's mistaken as the savior of the local economy. Melissa Gilbert, Tim Matheson, Travis Tritt, Michelle Trachtenberg star. AKA: "Christmas in My Hometown."

The film does Emphasize "Faith" "Hope" "Loyality" "Love" "Forgiveness" "2nd Chances" and "Family"

This film is family safe but mainly adults over 30 will enjoy this most.

This was enjoyable. If you come across it watch it.
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Excellent!
george-13921 December 2001
I saw this film some time ago on Sky TV and loved it so much that I wanted to go and buy but alas it is not purchasable. I thought the romance between Tim Matheson and Melissa Gilbert was realistic and had a real feel good factor about it, in fact the whole film did. Isn't Tim Matheson wonderful!!!
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10/10
Outstanding movie - Our TOP favorite!
nx-1523 December 2008
My wife and I watch a variety of Christmas movies each season - this one we viewed for the 1st time and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is my top favorite. Tim Matheson and Melissa Sue Gilbert have perfect chemistry in this movie...they are PERFECT for each other and appear completely natural. If you want to watch a great Christmas movie that will warm the soul...this is the one!! The story is that the Bean Tractor Co. is having financial issues and may need to layoff or close the plant. Tim (Jake) is chosen to go to the Athens, Nebraska plant unannounced to see what his thoughts are as he is a senior executive. He meets lovely Melissa Sue after his car skids off the road in a snowstorm several days before Christmas...the chemistry between them starts right away - two hearts meeting. Merry Christmas to all in 2008!
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brilliant movie!!!
allylm25 February 2003
In this movie Melissa Gilbert and Tim Matheson have great chemistry onscreen which brings the movie to life.All the cast bring humour to the movie.I am a fan of both Melissa and Tim so when i saw it was going to be on i knew it was going to be good but it turned out to be great.This movie had everything you could expect from a Melissa movie.I taped it and have now watched it many times,i am hoping to find it on video/dvd somewhere as i feel i am wearing the video i have it on out!!Any who hasnt seen it should,it is great.
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4/10
No-brainer Christmas tale.
Pepper Anne29 November 2005
'Christmas in my Hometown' is standard Lifetime TV holiday fare. Tim Matheson plays a well-meaning, but out-of-touch business executive at a tractor manufacturing company to one of its factories in Athens, Nebraska to determine whom to fire as part of the company's plans to downsize. The small, good-natured town (which surprisingly (or not) has zero minorities) of course, relies on the factory to support their families, as well as the life of the town itself. Posing as a representative from a farming company needing to fill tractor orders, he gains the trust of the town and in particular, a woman (Melissa Gilbert) and her young daughter who buys his story, trusts him, and then, along with the whole town, shuns him when they find out that he might be cutting their job.

Filled with lots of sentimental tripe, it is predictable family entertainment from beginning to end, and interchangeable as far as Lifetime TV holiday movies go. But, nonetheless, it is an innocuous little distraction when you just need to put up your feet and watch a movie that might make you smile a bit during the holidays.
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Christmas In My Hometown / Holiday For Love
clouruth6 March 2009
This wonderful movie is available through Amazon. Use the title Holiday For Love. That's where I got mine. It's one of my very favorites! Melissa Gilbert is so believable in this movie. It's one of her best - and she has a long list of great movies!! She's one of my favorite actresses of all time. Michelle Tractenberg (plays her daughter, Noel) is also absolutely great. What a natural little actress she was at the time this movie was made. She was in Ice Princess a few years ago. She's grown up and is still a beautiful and accomplished actress. If you haven't seen this movie, get a copy right away. I'm sure it will be one of your favorites, too! C. Rutherford
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