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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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Drama | Romance

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Did You Know?


The covered bridge Cody is seen riding his motorcycle out of is located at Bridgeport State Park outside of Penn Valley, CA and downstream of the California Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans. It's closed to vehicular traffic, but is open to pedestrians. See more »


After Cody finishes his lunch at the diner, and he goes outside to his motorcycle, he walks past it and crosses the street to go to the hotel. He only has his helmet and gloves in hand, but when we next see him climbing the stairs of the hotel to get to the second floor front desk area, he also is carrying another bag in his other hand. See more »


References Crocodile Dundee (1986) See more »


Silent Night
Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Sung in church by cast
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One of my favorite movies!
2 December 2007 | by Doveoflove85See all my reviews

When I saw the advertisements for this movie I said to myself, "That looks SO sappy" But the night it showed, my mom and I were sitting in the living room watching TV and ended up on the Hallmark channel and watching "The Christmas Card". We were immediately caught up in the story and couldn't wait to see the ending, even though it ended at 1:30 a.m. This has to be my all time favorite Hallmark movie and in my Top 3 favorite movies of all time. I kept saying through out the movie to my mom, "Why can't all guys be Cody Cullen!?" I thought everyone did a wonderful job at acting. I loved the way the creators made the two old guys(Ed Asner and Peter Jason) the matchmakers. If you watch this movie you'll want to be apart of the Spelmen family, in a warm, cozy enviorment(where it actually snows in California) in the adorable small town of Nevada City.

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Release Date:

2 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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