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Random Acts of Christmas (2019)

Inspired by a story idea following random acts of kindness at Christmas, a journalist reconnects with an old flame in her home town.


Marita Grabiak (as MJ Grabiak)
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Complete credited cast:
Erin Cahill ... Sydney Larkin
Kevin McGarry ... Colin Hauer
Jaden Oehr ... Oliver Larkin
Hamza Fouad ... Andy Cooper
Patrick Duffy ... Howard
Jaclyn Smith ... Lauren Larkin
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Perry (as Catherine Lough-Haggquist)
Paralee Cook ... Beth
Ronald Patrick Thompson ... Man #1
Ron Kologie ... Mall Security Guard
Pete Graham ... Busker (as Peter Graham-Gaudreau)
Jasmine Lukuku ... Anna
Heather-Claire Nortey ... Heather
Sherilyn Allen ... Woman #2


As a single mother to eight year old Oliver, Sydney Larkin, a Chicago-based freelance journalist, is trying to be supermom, although she does have help on the personal side by her mother, Lauren Larkin, and the professional side by having an exclusive association with BCN-TV News, which Sydney would like to be more permanent. Lauren's strength as a reporter is an ability to spot the unusual or unique in any story. In this, the Christmas season, Sydney's association with the station is in jeopardy when she is in competition for the one permanent open job with other freelancers, most specifically her rival Andy Cooper, who has a more cutthroat attitude than her, and as BCN's news editor, Perry, questions Sydney's story choices in Sydney preferring those humanistic stories as opposed to hard hitting news, which generally garner bigger ratings. Perry assigns all the freelancers what appears to be the biggest story of this Christmas - the reporter getting the story first who will probably ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Family | Romance


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The cast contains two icons of 1970s and 1980s US television: Jaclyn Smith and Patrick Duffy. They share only one scene together. They also previously appeared as love interests in a two-parter on Smith's show, Charlie's Angels (1976). See more »


When Colin is standing at Sydney's doorway, one can clearly see a stone wall near the front doorway, and that the door's framework is brown with glass windows. When the scene switches, the front doorway area is blue siding and the door is a solid door which opens the opposite way. See more »


References WKRP in Cincinnati: Turkeys Away (1978) See more »

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Worst child actor
23 November 2019 | by lucretia-80315See all my reviews

I loved the movie and theme. It's a movie I will watch more than once. However, the child actor was the worst. I'm thinking he was related to Lifetime staff.

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17 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Père Noël incognito See more »

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