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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)

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Corporate analyst and single mom, Jen, tackles Christmas with a business-like approach until her uncle arrives with a handsome stranger in tow.

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Michael Scott (as Michael M. Scott)

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Bruce Graham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Burns ... Jennifer Cullen
Henry Winkler ... Uncle Ralph
Warren Christie ... Morgan Derby
Connor Christopher Levins ... Brian Cullen (as Connor Levins)
Woody Jeffreys ... Richard Windom
Serge Houde ... Stephen Windom
Rebecca Toolan ... Winnie Windom
Michael Roberds Michael Roberds ... Chet Wojorski
Rukiya Bernard ... Denise
Jennifer Clement ... Rita
Vanesa Tomasino ... Wanda
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... Mugger (as Lauro Chartrand)
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Supervisor
Sonya Anand Sonya Anand ... Attendant
Sian Sladen Sian Sladen ... Airline Employee
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Storyline

The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, handsome Morgan Derby. Morgan's love of Christmas, and life, is contagious and as Jennifer glumly navigates through the holidays, she soon realizes that what she needs most is right under her nose. Stars Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns and Warren Christie. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Época Mais Maravilhosa do Ano See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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On the DVD version of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" it is Full Screen and the audio is high-pitched. While the Digital version and Hallmark Channel showing is Widescreen and the audio is Normal pitched. Just like it is shown on Hallmark Channel. See more »

Goofs

In a last desperate attempt to play match-maker between his niece and Morgan the free-spirited globetrotter, Henry Winkler hides Morgan's passport. Something that would _not_ be necessary on a domestic flight between Chicago and Denver, even under the Real ID Act of 2005, provided Morgan had an up-to-date American driver's license. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Ralph: She's always been weird. As a little girl she had lists for everything.
Morgan Derby: What do you mean?
Uncle Ralph: Barbie's clothes, what I'm going to do next year, what I'm going to do 57 years from now.
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Even guys might like this one!
31 August 2012 | by dk1517-463-296753See all my reviews

A guy's perspective here. Even though I hate almost all chick flicks and Christmas love stories, I absolutely love this movie! My wife was watching it last December and I was immediately hooked. I bought the DVD for her as a Christmas gift and I now find myself watching it over and over again.

Jen, a single mom and successful business woman, is stressed out over the Christmas rush, and it doesn't help that her super rich but boring boyfriend, Richard, and his parents are expecting her to prepare an extravagant turkey dinner for all of them. Meanwhile, her uncle Ralph, while flying out to see Jen and her son Brian, meets a stranger, Morgan, and convinces Jen to let him spend the night in her home along with Ralph and Brian.

Morgan turns out to be the Jack of all trades--getting Ralph into first class, helping Jen with the Christmas lights, irritating her pesky neighbor, relating wonderfully with Brian, showing Jen how to cook the turkey and at the same time how to enjoy Christmas. He even challenges the grumpy store owner to a duel in the alley in order to get the perfect gift for Brian. Through Ralph's clever manipulating, Morgan ends up staying another night--just long enough to force Jen into having to decide between Morgan and Richard.

My only criticism is that they probably overdo the Santa Claus thing with Brian. Not sure why a kid can't enjoy Christmas to its fullest even after knowing Santa isn't real, but other than that, this is a wonderful, delightful Christmas movie.

Plenty of humor and definitely a romantic theme, but not so much that guys can't enjoy it. This is more about how to enjoy the holiday season, and it doesn't hurt having Henry Winkler, plus the fact that Brooke Burns is so good looking.


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