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The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004)

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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 ... See full summary »


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 Phillips Kade Phillips ... Eric Carter
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 Sonia Donaldson ... Sarah Carter
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 »



USA | Canada


English | Portuguese | Spanish | French

Release Date:

7 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 12 Days of Christmas Eve See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada See more »

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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 »

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You don't have to be "original" to be funny!
1 December 2010 | by iluvcallaliliesSee all my reviews

Yes, this movie is similar to Groundhog Day, Family Man, and A Christmas Carol.... BUT it still carves out it's own place at the table.

If you like Christmas movies, and if you go into this understanding it was made for TV - you'll be VERY pleasantly surprised and pleased with this comedy. It's not Oscar material, it's not deep, it won't make you cry (thank goodness), but it will give you some laughs and it's a fun holiday film.

There are many many similar films..... most are dull or okay (Christmas Do-Over with Jay Mohr is markedly similar in plot to this tale, but not nearly as entertaining).

Molly Shannon as the angel is absolutely fabulous! Steve Webber does a great job tying comedy and humanity together, creating a sympathetic and believable (for a holiday TV movie) character.

While the plot is familiar in its similarities to other films, and consequently extremely predictable - the humor and contemporary setting make this a great "sitcom" style film.

It wouldn't be a Christmas movie without a moral and the lesson here was deeper and more provocative than expected. He wasn't able to buy, give, volunteer, or simply donate his way out of the mess - it was more and I especially appreciated that.

If you want a fun family Christmas movie with some light laughs, check this out!

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