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The Christmas Card (2006)

US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him by a church group that mails cards out to servicemen as a goodwill effort.


Stephen Bridgewater (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)


Joany Kane
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Luke
John Newton ... Sgt. Cody Cullen
Alice Evans ... Faith Spelman
Lois Nettleton ... Rosie Spelman
Ben Weber ... Paul
Peter Jason ... Richard
Andrew Sanford Andrew Sanford ... Sammy
Kate Hamon Kate Hamon ... Selma
Glorinda Marie ... Molly
Charlie Holliday ... Rev. Ives
Kurt Johnson Kurt Johnson ... Eric
Brooke Davis Brooke Davis ... Liddy
Nick Ballard ... Jonesy
Chad Michael Collins ... Lewis (as Chad Collins)
Brian Robinson ... Edo


US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his fellow soldier Jonesy is killed in an attack while they are delivering medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is put on leave and goes to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his way home he passes Nevada City, California, where he meets Faith Spelman, who writes the parish's Christmas cards to lonely soldiers, who had coincidentally included him, an orphan. He happens to save her dad Luke from a serious car run-over. The Spellmans invite Cody home for dinner, then the Christmas tide. He proves a great help in the family logging firm. Vietenam vet Luke wants Cody as son-in-law, but although charmed, Faith still seems committed to rarely present fiancé Paul, a wine broker. Written by KGF Vissers

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Lois Nettleton's final role. See more »


When the commanding officer is giving the dog tags he says a widow. Jones and his girlfriend were not married yet. See more »


Featured in The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2007) See more »


Joy to the World
Written by Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason
Sung in church by cast
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My Favorite Christmas Movie
25 January 2013 | by LuvhallmarkSee all my reviews

Lord knows I'm a sucker for Christmas time and Christmas movies. Each year, I cannot wait until after Thanksgiving so I can begin the ritual of watching Hallmark each night. This movie warms my heart like no other one has. From the scenery at the log cabin, to the Spellman mill, a sleigh ride on a winters night and the singing in the church...it just doesn't get much better than this. This movie made me remember all the happy memories I had when my dad was alive...he loved Christmas and the snow, he couldn't wait to light a fire and relax while listening to Johnny Mathis music. I've watched this movie a dozen times and it never ever gets old...I love it so much so that I ordered it from Walmart and just watched it again on a cold winters day while waiting for a few inches of snow to arrive later on! My only wish is that the producers would have allowed us to see the family together that day eating Christmas dinner, sitting in front of the fire sipping hot chocolate with the Christmas carols in the background...I think they ended the movie without really wrapping it up for US, the viewers. They could have even made a sequel as I'm sure so many people would have loved. I think the actors cast in this movie were spot on... I loved each and every one, especially Ed Asner:) It's not very often a movie this good comes along, I'm so thankful for this one!

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Release Date:

2 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Park City, Utah, USA See more »

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