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Christmas in the Clouds (2001)

During the holidays at a ski resort in Utah run by a Native American tribe, the overworked manager and a widowed woman from the big city overcome mistaken identities and intrusive guests in their pursuit of romance.


Kate Montgomery


Kate Montgomery
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Vahle ... Ray Clouds on Fire
Sam Vlahos ... Joe Clouds on Fire
Mariana Tosca ... Tina Littlehawk
M. Emmet Walsh ... Stu O'Malley
Graham Greene ... Earl
Sheila Tousey ... Mary
Rosalind Ayres ... Mabel
Rita Coolidge ... Ramona
Lois Red Elk ... Grammy
Jonathan Joss ... Phil
Shirley Cheechoo ... Betty
Karina Moeller Karina Moeller ... Annie
Kaesi Belen Soto ... Katie
Georgina Lightning ... Louise
Brian Wescott ... Barney


A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance Resort in Utah, this is the first contemporary romantic comedy to feature an almost entirely American Indian cast. The film was featured at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sexual content and some language

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Special fund raiser screenings of Christmas in the Clouds raised more than $250,000 for participating schools during the fall and winter of 2005. See more »


Phil: I wonder if she skies?
[referring to Tina]
Ray Clouds on Fire: No Phil, she's not a ski bunny.
Phil: Oh come on Ray, there's a little ski bunny in... well, almost every woman.
[referring to Mary]
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Crazy Credits

Mouse Drama Coach - M. Emmet Walsh See more »


What Child Is This
Traditional tune, lyrics by William Chatterton Dix (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as written by William Chatterdon Dix (uncredited)]
Performed by Robert Bayless (as Bob Bayless)
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User Reviews

Enjoyable Perfection
22 March 2001 | by onesmartgirlSee all my reviews

I was invited to a private screening of the film in New York recently, and was thoroughly impressed by what I saw. "Christmas in the Clouds" is a film of perfect rhythm - the movie is funny when it is should be funny. It's serious when it should be serious. There's an addictive flow to the film that takes the viewer on a smooth ride - you watch the film because you want to watch. The direction of the movie allows the viewer to fall in love with the various characters (each with their own quirkiness). The plots are interwoven and laced with one another, bringing together an excellent example of the "perfect screenplay". Lines are delivered effortlessly, and the actors are exceptional. The cinematography is breathtaking, as is the awesome landscape seen in the picture. Kate Montgomery has done a commendable job in creating a beautiful film, and I highly recommend it to any film enthusiast who desires a quality product. I, for one, consider "Christmas in the Clouds" time well spent.

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Release Date:

4 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karácsony a fellegekben See more »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,920, 6 November 2005

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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