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The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)

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A successful CEO meets a Latin American rep Christmas Eve. He thus neglects girlfriend, family and employees and the day magically repeats itself until he gets it right.


Martha Coolidge


Jean Abounader (story), J.B. White (story) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Weber ... Calvin Carter
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Rhianna
Mark Krysko ... Doorman
Teryl Rothery ... Marilyn Carter
Kade Philps ... Eric Carter (as Kade Phillips)
Vincent Gale ... Drew Quinn
Kate Ryan Kate Ryan ... Tara Quinn
Jared Scheideman Jared Scheideman ... Morgan Quinn
Jordan Scheideman Jordan Scheideman ... Nathan Quinn
Pamela Parker ... Stacy
Patricia Velasquez ... Isobel Frias
Chad Willett ... Jesse Carter
Sonia Donaldson ... Sarah Carter
Benjamin Wheelwright Benjamin Wheelwright ... Jesse's Son (as Ben Wheelwright)
Cross Dodocicz Cross Dodocicz ... Jesse's Daughter


Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon lets him know he has 12 days (12 chances) to get his act together and achieve the "perfect" Christmas Eve. If he doesn't, there will be dire consequences. Written by DragonEyez

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He's got twelve chances to get Christmas right.


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Teryl Rothery's second (first one in a decade) of nine (as of 2018) Christmas TV movie roles. See more »


In the first scene with Calvin on the escalator, the up escalator is on the left. In the next escalator scene, the up escalator is on the right See more »


Calvin Carter: A manhole, you had me walk into an open manhole? Who am I, Wile E. Coyote?
Angie: My personal favorite.
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Not as syrupy as I feared
10 December 2004 | by jfg1-1See all my reviews

Usually this type of TV movie is hazardous to one's health, as they are syrupy enough to cause diabetes, but this one was a pleasant surprise. Steven Weber is Calvin, a type-A businessman who has alienated most of his family in his drive to build up the family business. In his determination he has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas until he is "killed" by various means and forced to search his life and soul to find himself and his family. He has twelve days to accomplish this, aided by Angie (Molly Shannon), a nurse/angel who is determined to help him succeed.

Weber and Shannon work well together and have a nice, rather caustic relationship. The mood of the movie goes from the comic to the introspective as Calvin begins to find his way. Patricia Velasquez adds to the mix as Isobel, the Portugese visitor whom Calvin is trying to impress, but who has her own way to find, we see at the end. Teryl Rothery is under-utilized as Marilyn, Calvin's ex-wife.

If you are in the mood for a nice, pleasant holiday movie and are tired of the usual fare, I would recommend this one. It's not great theatre, but an enjoyable couple of hours.

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7 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada See more »

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