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The Christmas Hope (2009)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 13 December 2009
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When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. After suffering a personal tragedy, a social worker throws herself into finding homes for children in need.

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Norma Bailey

Writers:

Wesley Bishop (teleplay) (as Wesley G. Bishop), Donna VanLiere (novel) (as Donna Van Liere)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Stowe ... Patricia Addison
James Remar ... Mark Addison
Ian Ziering ... Nathan Andrews
Tori Barban ... Emily Adams
Phillip Jarrett ... Roy
Jayne Eastwood ... Charlotte
Devon Weigel ... Traci Adams
Rebecca Gibson ... Megan Andrews
Daniel Boiteau Daniel Boiteau ... Justin
Garth Merkeley ... Sean Addison
Mariam Bernstein Mariam Bernstein ... Sandra
Alicia Johnston ... Mona
Sean O'Brian ... Joe
Susanna Portnoy Susanna Portnoy ... Mandy
Omar Alex Khan ... Cop (as Omar Khan)
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When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. After suffering a personal tragedy, a social worker throws herself into finding homes for children in need.

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Movie is based on the song of the same name by Newsong. See more »

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Follows The Christmas Shoes (2002) See more »

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A mostly predictable but unexpected gem
4 December 2019 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

Back before Countdown to Christmas had thrown countless movies at us recycling the same old (Christmas) cookie-cutter themes, Lifetime gave us this movie with a premise and themes that, at least in 2019 seems refreshing. We have to deal with some deep tragedies before we can get to the good stuff and we even have a scene where the mom of the cute little girl, Emily, gets hit by a car and dies. A social worker with her own tragic backstory is loath to put Emily in a state home and instead stretches the regs and takes the cutie home with her.

This isn't really a romance movie, at least not between adults. Emily certainly romances away the hearts of everyone she meets. The acting in general is good, but Toni Barban is superb for a child actor her age.

The movie actually follow several characters who cross paths, sometimes intentionally, and sometime obliviously. The perceptive viewer knows there is a reason for this and that somehow these things are going to tie together before we're done. Well, surprise, they do, and yes most of you will need tissues. I did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Hope See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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