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Christmas Magic (2011)

Carrie Blackford (Booth) lives for her successful career as an event planner in New York City, but her life changes in an instant after a nasty car accident in a snowstorm. Carrie suffers ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lindy Booth ... Carrie Blackford
Paul McGillion ... Scott Walker
Derek McGrath ... Henry
Kiara Glasco ... Abby
Teresa Pavlinek ... Rita
Tricia Braun Tricia Braun ... Lynette
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Betsy
Marqus Bobesich ... Danny
Don Allison Don Allison ... Jefferson
Robert Clarke ... Critic
Louise Nicol Louise Nicol ... Mrs. McCarty
Mark Wiebe ... Waiter
Gerry Fiorini ... Gas Attendant
Jackie English ... Nurse
Emmanuel Kabongo ... Chef #1
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Storyline

Carrie Blackford (Booth) lives for her successful career as an event planner in New York City, but her life changes in an instant after a nasty car accident in a snowstorm. Carrie suffers head trauma and regains consciousness in Central Park with an older man, Henry (Derek McGrath, "Little Mosque on the Prairie"). Henry is Carrie's spirit guide and is there to help her "pass over" to Heaven. But before Carrie can move on, she must fulfill one last task on Earth - a type of Angel Duty. Henry tells Carrie that she must help guide a widowed, young restaurant owner, Scott Walker, (McGillion) who has recently considered suicide because his beloved restaurant/catering business is utterly failing. Carrie befriends Scott and his 8-year-old daughter and immediately displays a knack for promoting the restaurant. But time isn't on Carrie's side on this mission. She has until midnight Christmas Eve to turn the eatery around. As friendship grows, romance blooms, and Carrie finds it a struggle to ... Written by Hallmark Channel, Press Release

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Heaven can wait as a reluctant angel takes on one more earthly mission to earn her wings.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Magic See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Color:

Color
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Kerry is told by Henry that she has three weeks to complete her mission but then he towards the end of the movie he mentions that her father lost her a couple days ago. Also, Dimitri tells Scott that he needs food for the gallery tomorrow however a whole day and night passes before the Gallery opening. See more »

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Henry: ...the greatest gift that tragedy brings is that it forces you to reconsider the things you've been taking for granted.
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Fallin' Angel
Written by Jeremy Fisher and Todd Tolls
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This film is good
14 August 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 200 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

One of the rare Hallmark films that had more promise than most of them but then but it almost becomes cringe worthy when the lead male star breakouts into a song.

In this film in order to gain entry to heaven, a woman (Lindy Booth) must help a man (Paul McGillion) and his young daughter.

Carrie Bishop (Lindy Booth) is a successful event planner living in New York City. Her life changes when she is involved in a car accident and wakes up in Central Park, where she is met by an older man, Henry (Derek McGrath), a spirit guide who is there to instruct her how to get to Heaven. He explains to her that in order to move on, she must complete one task: help widower Scott Walker (Paul McGillion), the owner of a struggling restaurant.

In order to complete her mission, Carrie spends time at the restaurant and becomes friends with Scott's daughter Abby. Carrie puts her event-planning skills to good use and helps to promote the restaurant. But there is a catch: Carrie only has until midnight on Christmas Eve (in two weeks) to succeed in helping Scott turn the failing restaurant into a successful, thriving business. And there are rules, including that Carrie is forbidden to contact anyone from her previous life and that ultimately she cannot meddle in Scott's life (he must make his choices by free will, without her influence). These rules prove to be more & difficult to follow, especially when she begins falls for Scott.


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