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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)

Writer:

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 ... 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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

When Morgan is hanging from the roof, the sheet of cloth "snow" pulls away from the shingles. See more »

Quotes

Richard Windom: So, what'd ya think? They start running tomorrow.
Jennifer Cullen: Ummm, I, I have to be honest. You really shouldn't be doing your own commercials.
Richard Windom: I know I'm awful. But sales are up 32 percent. Everybody wants to see the terrible guy in the ad.
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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Written by Eddie Pola (as Eddi Pola) and George Wyle
Performed by Andy Williams
Published by Barnaby Music Corporation
Under License from Barnaby Records
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A new addition to my annual list of favorites!
16 December 2008 | by cam3150See all my reviews

This movie is for you if you like pure romantic fluff in a Christmas setting. I personally love these type of movies so I loved this one. It's complete escapism for me but I'm also a romantic at heart. This one will definitely go in to my annual rotation and, if it does come out on video, I'll be purchasing it.

With these type of movies, the romantic leads don't always have chemistry but Brooke Burns and Warren Christie have boatloads of it. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Warren is one of the best looking men I've seen in a while :) The story is cute and uncomplicated - The Uncle of an impossibly beautiful single mom (Jen) shares a flight with an impossibly beautiful guy (Morgan) in his 30's who can't seem to settle down in one place (read: very full Passport). Several snow storms and canceled flights later, the Uncle convinces his niece to allow the "stranger" to stay with them "for just one night" until the airport re-opens. One night turns in to 2, etc, due to some finagling by the uncle who is convinced that Morgan is good for his niece. He is considerate, kind, helpful with household chores, and is wonderful with her son. He really helps Jen to find the "Christmas Spirit" so to speak. Not helping matters is that Jen has a boyfriend who is a self-centered jerk complete with $800 shoes and completely stuck-up parents. He is awful with her son and is responsible for the plot point that eventually drives Morgan and Jen together.

Yes, it's predictable. Yes, it's "fluffy". But, in all reality, that's what makes it an enjoyable movie for me. I love romance movies anyway and I really love those that are set during Christmas. If you feel the same way, and aren't looking for anything more out of it, you will love this movie.


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