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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.

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James Hayman

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Aaron Mendelsohn (teleplay), Janet Brownell (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 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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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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Twelve chances to get it right.


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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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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Kate's clock is the same style as Phil's from the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, in which 12 Dates was inspired from. 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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O Tannenbaum / O Christmas Tree
Traditional tune, written by Ernst Anschütz
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It's a Groundhog Christmas Eve
19 December 2016 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

This takes the concept of Bill Murray's movie Groundhog Day and adds a dash of Christmas Spirit... but only a dash.

It is basically a love story... Not just of Kate, but the other people that transect her life, and her coming-to-terms and accepting other people's love interests.

It doesn't have a dark side as Groundhog Day did where Bill Murray went through a few suicide days; Kate has a bad day where she gets grumpy with people, though the director shoots it with humour.

The only thing that concerned and irked me a little was the way Miles would just walk away when things got a little tough or strange. Wouldn't you want the love interest to have a little interest in his supposed love, give her some benefit of the doubt? What would the future be like with this type of man?

That said, I really enjoyed the film, though I wouldn't really call it a "Christmas Movie" as it's only set on Christmas Eve. It is a movie where you can cuddle up close with your loved one and just enjoy the lighthearted script (which made me feel good throughout the movie and made me laugh a few times too) with good acting and decent direction.


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