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Lucky Christmas (2011)

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A terminally unlucky single mother wonders if she will ever be lucky as Christmas approaches.

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Gary Yates

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Sheri Davenport (teleplay by), Sheri Davenport (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Berkley ... Holly
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Mike
Mitchell Kummen ... Max
Mike Bell Mike Bell ... Joe
Julia Arkos ... Kate
Megan MacArton Megan MacArton ... Rose (as Megan McArton)
Robert Huculak Robert Huculak ... Bob
Stephen Eric McIntyre Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Vijay (as Stephen McIntyre)
Kelly Wolfman Kelly Wolfman ... Newswoman
Alicia Johnston ... Kelly
John B. Lowe ... Tony
Mariam Bernstein Mariam Bernstein ... Marcy
Kyle Nobess Kyle Nobess ... Fireman
Ross McMillan Ross McMillan ... Lottery Official
Samantha Kendrick ... Waitress
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Storyline

Lucky Christmas is the story of Holly Ceroni, a single mom trying to get back on her feet, but who is crushed to learn her winning lottery ticket is in the glove compartment of her recently stolen car. Mike Ronowski, the construction worker behind Holly's missing property, goes along with a master plan to befriend Holly and coerce her into giving him half of her winnings. Mike unexpectedly falls in love with Holly and learns there are more important things in life than quick money in time for the holidays. Written by Smash Media

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Srecni bozic See more »

Filming Locations:

Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

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Scene outside lottery office. Camera pans lead character, background shows someone walking in shorts. See more »

Connections

References How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) See more »

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Silent Night
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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Well, I wasn't expecting Rene Clair, but...
13 November 2011 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

About ten minutes into this Hallmark Christmas movie, I was thinking that this was going to a variation on Rene Clair's 1931 movie, LE MILLION, in which a poor man in a Paris tenement wins the big lottery -- and loses the ticket. Alas, despite some good acting, particularly from Jason Gray-Stanford, best known for his role as the klutzy police detective in the MONK TV series and good work by Elizabeth Berkley as the chef who could really use the million-dollar lottery ticket, this is a rather straightforward story without much in the way of jokes .... a comedy if not a farce. In addition, the problems that hang over the movie for almost its entire length serve not to make it suspenseful -- will he figure out how to get that ticket back to her without blowing his chances? -- but mildly depressing.

Still, the story is a good one, the actors are very good and if the direction makes me think that the point is the money, rather than the people.... well, maybe it is.


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