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An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010)

TV-G | | Drama | TV Movie 11 December 2010
The story of An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving continues. Isabella and Tilly pay a visit to Ireland, hoping Isabella's long-ago suitor, the Earl of Shannon, can assist Tilly in getting her writing published.


Don McBrearty


Donald Martin




Complete credited cast:
Catherine Steadman ... Tilly
Jacqueline Bisset ... Isabella
Leon Ockenden ... Cameron
Marion O'Dwyer ... Lady Shannon
Robert O'Mahoney Robert O'Mahoney ... Earl of Shannon
Ian McElhinney ... Sean
David Herlihy David Herlihy ... Patrick
Kristopher Turner ... Gad (as Kris Turner)


When an English aristocrat and her granddaughter Tilly visit relatives in Ireland for the Christmas holidays, they find that the family has become impoverished and wants to try to marry their son Cameron to Tilly to save their legacy. However, Tilly is engaged already. So it's up to Irish luck to help Tilly fall in love with Cameron. But what happens when Tilly's fiancé arrives to surprise her for Christmas?

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Cameron: As Lord Byron himself once wrote, "I would rather have a nod from an American...
Tilly Basset: ...than a snuff box from an emperor."
Cameron: Indeed. So, my American, will you nod for me, please?
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Follows An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008) See more »


O Holy Night
Music by Adolphe Adam
Lyrics by Placide Cappeau
English Lyrics by John Sullivan Dwight
Performed by Leon Ockenden
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Above Average Television Film
31 August 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

December 1870, and we pick up on the adventures of Mathilda "Tilly" Bassett and her rich grandmother Isabella, having toured some of Europe's cultural centers and are now arriving in Dublin for a month-long stay. Tilly's inner struggle is between being a society woman in-the-making and the Yankee farm girl that are her roots.

Isabella's mission is to expose Tilly to the world of letters; that's why she's bringing her to Dublin, to meet Ireland's poet laureate, the Earl of Shannon. But there's a saying throughout Ireland: "If you want to make God laugh, try making plans."

This film is very good. You should watch it but without distractions. It will be slow for someone that expects "Vampires and Hobbits".

This is a gentle film that lets an audience take in the surroundings and environment. It also a film about the "old country vs the new country". It also makes you think at what "really matters". It questions what is most important. The questions include Whats Important 1) What people expect from you 2) what do you expect of yourself 3)Should you always follow your heart?

Watch and enjoy

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11 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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