As Phoebe is searching for a new tradition to lift her holiday spirits, she realizes that it's not the traditions we cherish, but the people we spend them with.


Adrian Langley


Emily Golden





Cast overview, first billed only:
Beverley Mitchell ... Phoebe Saunders
Mark Ghanimé ... Eric Kelton
Derek Johns ... Joe Holloway
Benedicte Belizaire ... Laurie Danes
Brett Geddes ... Adam Grand
Trudy Weiss ... Aunt Maggie Webster
Sasha Wentges ... Sylvia Newton
Heather Tod Mitchell ... Rhoda Bookman
Gilles Plouffe ... Nolan Saunders
Mark Day ... Greg Hansen
Sandra Wilson Sandra Wilson ... Louisa McGraw
Jon Welch ... Pete Danes
Deanna Jarvis ... Barista
Acacia Hanvelt Acacia Hanvelt ... Young Phoebe Saunders
Rinna Colme Rinna Colme ... Young Laurie Danes


It's the Christmas season, the favorite time of year for Phoebe Saunders, half owner/operator of Seeing Green Flower Shop along with her childhood best friend, Laurie Danes. Phoebe is set in her traditions in all aspects of life, which makes this season potentially not as special when she learns that her favorite Christmas tradition, Candy Cane Lane - a street in her old neighborhood decorated by the residents - not happening for the first time since she was a child with Louise McGraw, the long time organizer, moving, and all the other residents losing interest. Laurie sees this as an opportunity for Phoebe as she's felt Phoebe's traditions have stifled her life, preventing her from experiencing new things. In finding other things to fill the void left by the absence of Candy Cane Lane, Phoebe meets Eric Kelton, a veterinarian. Eric has shut himself off from love since the demise of his last serious relationship, this Christmas the first since that break-up. That first encounter ... Written by Huggo

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The opening scenes of Candy Cane Lane are of Magic of Lights, a yearly event in Ottawa. See more »


The name of the flower shop is Seeing Green, the words on the store awning being "Seeing Green Flower Shop". When Phoebe's father visits the shop, the words on the awning are "Green Flower Shop" (i.e. no "Seeing"). See more »


Phoebe Saunders: So, uh, what do you like to do for Christmas?
Greg Hansen: That's right. Laurie said you *really* like the holidays.
Phoebe Saunders: Favorite time of the year!
Greg Hansen: Don't you ever, you know, sometimes feel like Christmas is kinda like, been there done that?
Phoebe Saunders: What?
Greg Hansen: I mean don't get me wrong. You know, I'm sure it's fine for kids and for families, I suppose. But you kinda get to a point in your life where you gotta ask yourself, how many times can I listen to 'Christmas Bells'?
Phoebe Saunders: I love that song.
Greg Hansen: Then call me a cynic.
Phoebe Saunders: [annoyed] You're a ...
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Far from my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie!
30 November 2020 | by Pepper579See all my reviews

This was a bit of a snoozefest. The two leads had very little chemistry. In fact it was awkward at times, even when the romance was starting to take off!! For me, the biggest issue was the female lead. She just isn't a great actress, at least not in this movie. I recognize she has been in some roles in the past that might make her somewhat a recognizable face, but this is the only role of her's that I have seen and I am not impressed. Frankly I'd rather have a better actress that was unknown.

All in all, one of the worst Hallmark Christmas movies I have seen, and I have seen and enjoyed lots of them!

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31 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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A Candy Cane Christmas See more »

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Ottawa-Gatineau, NCR, Canada

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