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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.

Director:

Stephen Bridgewater (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)

Writer:

Joany Kane
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bozicna voscilnica See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When the Army camp is first shown you can see that it is named Camp Dobbs and dedicated to Lt. Frank Q. Dobbs who was killed in action on February 15th '05. This could be a reference to Frank Q. Dobbs, a screenwriter, producer, and director who died on February 15th. However, he died in 2006, not 2005. The '05 on the camp sign could have been a mistake. See more »

Goofs

When the camera shows the church from the back in the beginning of the movie you can see Cody in the third center row from the back on the left hand side with the inn keeper he met later on in the movie when he first gets into town. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Traditional song, sung by uncredited singer
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Awesome!!!!!
3 December 2006 | by amazonwoman92See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Most Christmas movies tend to be very cheesy, but this one is not. I love this movie. It's good enough to watch all year round, and not just at Christmas. The leading man is one that every guy envy's, and every woman wants. He's kind, loyal, and respectable. Not to mention VERY handsome- to say the least. I would recommend watching this movie at least once. Even if you don't LOVE it like I do, I'm sure you'll think it was half way descent. It is very clean, but keeps your interest. It's a great movie to watch with family around the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas! =]


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