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12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

A story that follows Kate, a young woman who after a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve, wakes up to find she is re-living that same day and date all over again.

Director:

James Hayman

Writers:

Aaron Mendelsohn (teleplay), Janet Brownell (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Miyata ... Miyoko
Vijay Mehta ... Ad Man
Amy Smart ... Kate Stanton
Audrey Dwyer Audrey Dwyer ... Milk Maid Salesgirl
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Jim
Jayne Eastwood ... Margine Frumkin
Joe MacLeod ... Toby
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Miles Dufine
Benjamin Ayres ... Jack Evans
Jennifer Kydd Jennifer Kydd ... Nancy
Peter MacNeill ... Mike Stanton
Mary Long Mary Long ... Sally
Martin Roach ... Dr. Kirschner
Cherisse Woonsam ... Leigh
Paul Beer ... Rich
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Storyline

Starring Amy Smart (Just Friends, The Butterfly Effect) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash, Saved by the Bell, NYPD Blue), 12 Dates of Christmas is a romantic comedy that follows Kate (Amy Smart), a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her blind date with Miles (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a handsome guy she's been set up with. In a strange twist of fate, Kate is given the chance to re-live Christmas Eve twelve times! Kate decides to embrace what Christmas Eve has given her -- a loving family, great friends and Miles, who turns out to be a great guy! However, just as she seems to think she has gotten it right, the clock strikes midnight and Kate must live Christmas Eve once again. Under these weird new circumstances, Kate learns to take risks and enjoy what she's been given. Thanks to the gift of Christmas Eve, Kate finds happiness by finally trusting fate. Written by A V Butler

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Taglines:

Twelve chances to get it right.


Certificate:

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Trivia

When Margine is talking to Jim about visiting Mexico, Jim states that he visits Zihuatanejo. That is reference to Aaron Mendelssohn's, the writer of the film, favorite movie being Shawshank Redemption, and the name of the beach village that Andy meets Red. See more »

Goofs

Kate calls to get her dog back from her ex-boyfriend Jack and the dog lays on the bed with her some of the nights. But on some of the repeated days, Kate presumably does not meet up with Jack but will still have her dog laying with her. See more »

Quotes

Margine Frumkin: Reputations are just history in rumour form. You can change it.
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Soundtracks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Charles Wesley
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Adapted by William H. Cummings
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Groundhog day formula works here
13 December 2016 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This ABC family Christmas movie is better than some of the recent Hallmark holiday movies. The writing is sharper and the cast is likable - more A list for TV than usual. The Groundhog Day formula has been used in TV movies sometimes unsuccessfully, but here they got the right elements of Groundhog. Each repeated day is different enough and builds upon the last with sufficient humor and inventiveness. A young lady pining for her ex is set up on a blind date.

Amy Smart has enough vitality without being annoying and she pulls the role off quite well. Mark Paul Gosselaar is a likable enough romantic lead.

If you have to pick one Christmas movie to watch this one is okay.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Dates of Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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