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Christmas with a Capital C (2011)

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An attorney returns to his small home town in Alaska and quickly rocks the boat by getting an injunction against the nativity display tradition and attacking Christmas.

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Helmut Schleppi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted McGinley ... Dan Reed
Brad Stine ... Greg Reed
Nancy Stafford ... Kristen Reed
Daniel Baldwin ... Mitch Bright
Cooper Peltz ... Cody Reed
Francesca Derosa Francesca Derosa ... Makayla Reed (as Francesca DeRosa)
Paloma Peterson ... Sienna
Jessica Busbee Jessica Busbee ... Josie
Frank Delaney Frank Delaney ... Joe Diggs (as Frank Delany)
David Cuddy David Cuddy ... Coach Larry
Ron Holmstrom ... Rev. Tiller (as Ron Holmstrohm)
Karen Lauer Karen Lauer ... Willa Rainwater
Jerry MacDonnell Jerry MacDonnell ... Statler
Linné Bardarson Linné Bardarson ... Waldorf (as Linne' Barderson)
Barbara Hopkins-Cox Barbara Hopkins-Cox ... Mrs. Williams
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When successful attorney, Mitch Bright (Daniel Baldwin), returns home after more than 20 years to the small town of Trapper Falls, Alaska he runs into his old high schools rivals: the Reed brothers, Dan (Ted McGinley) and Greg (Brad Stein). Dan is building a new platform for the town's traditional nativity scene, but he is the mayor of the town, the platform is being built with city money, and it's on city property. To top things off: Dan is even married to Kristen (Nancy Stafford) the girl both Dan and Mitch liked in high school. The first thing Mitch does is file a legal injunction against the nativity citing separation of church and state. The second thing he does is decide to run for mayor against his main rival Dan; Dan has been the mayor for years. Mitch accuses Dan of forcing his Christianity upon the entire town, then Mitch goes on a rant about the arrogance and hypocrisy of all Christians. Mitch has a way with people, and plans to bring more business to the town, and soon he ... Written by Tana Colburn

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crăciunul cu 'C' mare See more »

Filming Locations:

Seward, Alaska, USA

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Ranch Studios See more »
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Based on the song "Christmas with a Capital C" by Go Fish. See more »

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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Christmas with a Capital C (2017) See more »

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Joy to the World
Performed by Francesca Derosa (as Francesca DeRosa)
Music by Lowell Mason
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
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Good overall message but was shocked at 2 situations
9 November 2011 | by jsstevensSee all my reviews

This movie was done really well. I loved the message about taking Christ out of Christmas. I was equally pleased with the presentation of the Bible. There were only 2 parts in this movie that I think could have been written more accurately to portray Christianity. The first situation was at the beginning when the family was talking about the book that they were reading (vampires falling in love) which is easy to see as supporting the Twilight series. This to me is distasteful and didn't need to be in there. Any other thing could have been discussed between mother and daughter instead of promoting Twilight. If you truly love God, why would you want to put this demonic stuff in a Christian show? The second situation I wish was rewritten was the part when the dad was talking with the son about his "girl" friend. The father asks his son if she's cute. He responds with a yes. Then the dad (without knowing anything about the girl) comes back with, "That's my son!" This portrays to all boys that you should look for a good-looking girl and to all girls that acquiring physical beauty is important if you want to find a guy. What does it say in the Bible about beauty? Beauty is deceitful, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. If these 2 scenes were taken out of this movie, I would have rated it probably a 9. I am just tired of seeing weak Christianity portrayed on television. Now, Courageous is not a weak Christian film and I would give that a 10!


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