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The Town Christmas Forgot (2010)

On his way to a luxury resort for the Christmas holiday, banker Charles Benson's car breaks down, so his family gets stuck in Nowhere, Colorado, a sleepy town which seems to be dying since ... See full summary »

Director:

John Bradshaw

Writer:

Jim Makichuk
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lauren Holly ... Annie Benson
Rick Roberts ... Charles Benson
Azer Greco Azer Greco ... Nolan Benson
Torri Webster ... Trish Benson
Stephanie Belding ... Samantha Bee
Joe Pingue ... Jeremiah Bee
Phillip Jarrett ... Coleman Burkins (as Phil Jarrett)
Dennis O'Connor ... Donovan
Julian Kennedy Julian Kennedy ... Teddy
Catriona Ferguson Catriona Ferguson ... Dancer
Deborah Overes Deborah Overes ... Dancer
Lesley Ballantyne Lesley Ballantyne ... Dancer
Trish Adams Trish Adams ... Dancer
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On his way to a luxury resort for the Christmas holiday, banker Charles Benson's car breaks down, so his family gets stuck in Nowhere, Colorado, a sleepy town which seems to be dying since its mine closed. Son Nolan befriends the grumpy old former toy shopkeeper, and pushes the charmed grump to become the naturally perfect Santa in the Christmas pageant his mother helped organize despite the disheartened mayor. Charles gets stuck in the mine with the mechanic, whom he befriends, and ends up as the real Christmas benefactor. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G
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Quotes

Jeremiah Bee: [Charles is going to get them a $400,000 loan to start a ski lift] You're a banker, ain't you? You need approval.
Charles: Yeah, I'll have to ask the manager... but I think I'm going to say yes.
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Deck the Halls
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Traditional
Performed by Julian Kennedy and Torri Webster
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19 December 2010 | by wembley-927-322868See all my reviews

I am an incurable "anything Christmas" nut and look forward every year to my old favourite movies and hopefully some new ones. I watched this show last night and yes, I too noticed that the sun was shining during the storm at the beginning of the movie. I didn't recognize any of the actors' names and settled in to watch. Within minutes I realized this town named Nowhere was actually partially filmed 15 minutes from my home in a little town called Millbrook. This made the movie even more special as only a week ago I was sitting in a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Millbrook with the name "Nowhere Lodge" painted on its transom. We had asked the proprietor what the origin of the name was and he told us it was put there when a movie was filmed there not long ago. But I digress. Granted the movie is hokey. But there was no swearing that I could hear and no nudity. The kids' acting left a bit to be desired but they will improve with practice I'm sure. All in all, it was a feel good, family suited Christmas movie whose message seemed to be that it doesn't matter how much money you've got, decency, regards for your fellow man and the true meaning of Christmas are all that matters. If it's on next year I will watch it again. (For what it's worth, I never could stand "It's a Wonderful Life", so there you go - to each her own)


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas in Nowhere See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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