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The Road to Christmas (2006)

It's a few days before Christmas. As they have always done, widowed schoolteacher Tom Pullman, his 13-year-old daughter Hilly, and their dog Toby are driving from their Chicago home to Vail... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Grey ... Claire Jamison
Megan Park ... Hilly Pullman
Clark Gregg ... Tom Pullman
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Rheudel Pullman
Jean Michel Paré ... Lorenzo (as Jean Michel Pare)
Thom Allison ... Michele
Marvin Ishmael ... Jitu
Pat Thornton ... Tiny Snopes
Kelly Fiddick Kelly Fiddick ... Cootie Dumarr (as Daniel Kelly Fiddeck)
Lorne Cardinal ... Chaba
Ingrid Hart ... N'naa
Naomi Snieckus ... Rose
Michelle Moffat Michelle Moffat ... Airport Clerk
Jessica Booker Jessica Booker ... Enid
Tantoo Cardinal ... Sioux Woman
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It's a few days before Christmas. As they have always done, widowed schoolteacher Tom Pullman, his 13-year-old daughter Hilly, and their dog Toby are driving from their Chicago home to Vail, Colorado to spend Christmas with Tom's mother Rheudel. Hilly loves her grandmother, but she wishes for a more exciting Christmas, and she would rather fly than drive in Tom's aged pickup truck, which may not last this trip. But her father finds taking the back roads and enjoying the countryside to be part of the adventure. Meanwhile, Chicago-based fashion photographer Claire Jamison, a pampered city girl, has one more assignment, after which she will fly to Aspen to join her Italian fiancé Lorenzo at his chalet where they will get married on Christmas Eve. Although they have known each other for some time, the romance, engagement, and wedding are recent phenomena, and Lorenzo is handling the bulk of the wedding plans with the help of his personal assistant Michele. Almost everyone Claire tells ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

17 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let It Snow See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Grey is married to costar Clark Gregg See more »

Goofs

Ogallala, Nebraska is in the Great Plains. The topography is different and it is much less forested than where the movie is actually filmed. See more »

Quotes

Tom Pullman: Give me your phone!
Claire Jameson: No! You'll break it!
Tom Pullman: Got that right!
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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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Not as romantic as it needed to be
18 December 2006 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

*** May contain spoilers. ***

The Road to Christmas spoils realism in the name of empty dramatic devices. Jennifer Grey is fine, but sad to say the lead actor here shows about as much charm as a bent nail. The more Jennifer Grey seemed to like the leading man, the more sorry I felt for her.

The outdoor photography was appreciated. And the story concept, even if a bit familiar (50% PLAINS TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES, and 50% standard boy-meets-girl), could have been fun to watch if there was more simple realism and charm. I give this made-for-TV movie a 50% rating. There are many better made-for-TV romance movies than this one.


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