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Trading Christmas (2011)

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The Christmas season is approaching. In South Woodbourne, Washington, widowed second grade schoolteacher Emily Spengler loves the Christmas holidays, as do all the townsfolk, and the ... See full summary »

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Michael Scott (as Michael M. Scott)

Writers:

Debbie Macomber (novel), Bruce Graham (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cavanagh ... Charles Johnson
Faith Ford ... Emily Spengler
Gil Bellows ... Ray Johnson
Gabrielle Miller ... Faith Kerrigan
Emma Lahana ... Heather Spengler
Andrew Francis ... Jason
Lucy Jeffrey Lucy Jeffrey ... Sarah
Noah Bjorgan Noah Bjorgan ... Joey
Eric Keenleyside ... Security Guard
Michael Coleman ... Tony
Travis Turner ... Walter
Aren Buchholz ... Anthony
Elizabeth Thai ... Theresa
Nancy Ebert Nancy Ebert ... Mrs. Spoon
Darla Fay ... Stell
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The Christmas season is approaching. In South Woodbourne, Washington, widowed second grade schoolteacher Emily Spengler loves the Christmas holidays, as do all the townsfolk, and the traditions she had built with her now deceased husband, Frank, who passed away almost three years ago, and her now grown daughter, Heather. As usual, she is expecting Heather to come home for the holidays from Boston, where she is going to school. In Boston, Massachusetts, novelist and English professor Charles Johnson is an unsentimental man, who, like his workaholic brother Ray, owner of his own lucrative business, doesn't celebrate the season. Emily and Charles meet on a house swapping website as they decide to do a one week swap with each other in the lead up to Christmas. Emily wants to go to Boston to be with Heather, who has told her that she isn't planning on coming home for the holidays. And Charles is having problems meeting deadlines for his latest novel and needs somewhere quiet and out of the... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas See more »

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The bus terminal shown in the movie is actually the building for the Abbotsford Flying Club. See more »

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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Making Angels
Written by Adrienne Pierce and Vincent Jones
Performed by Adrienne Pierce
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A Pretty Good Movie
27 November 2011 | by flamingoluver96See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. I love Hallmark Christmas movies, and I love Debbie Macomber's books. It is a good holiday movie, and I loved it. However I believe that the portrayal of Faith and Charles was much better than that of Ray and Emily's. It was a very good family movie with a cute and entertaining plot. My sister and mother and I watched it. We all enjoyed it, but we all agreed about the problem with Ray and Emily. Sometimes Hallmark movies seem the same, but this one is different and has a nice plot. This makes you want to settle down with a batch of cookies under a blanket and a mug of hot cocoa while you watch it.


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