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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 »

Director:

John Bradshaw
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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 ... Lynette
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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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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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Bad B-rate Made for TV Cheese Movie
13 December 2011 | by unknowntotheeSee all my reviews

It doesn't get much worse than this. Bad acting, really bad. Bad direction and editing, really bad. A tired plot that feels contrived and devoid of any Christmas magic (ironically). The cast lacks chemistry. They looked like actors forced to make a Christmas movie together and weren't given much direction. A side note to the filmmakers, if you're going to use a blue screen, at least make sure the lighting makes it look somewhat realistic. I gave it 2 stars rather than 1 because I'm sure some young children could still enjoy it (if they don't fall asleep from it's slow and unnecessarily long pace). If you've seen ALL the other Christmas specials and are really craving for something more, then - and only then - can you put this movie on (to fall asleep to). I couldn't watch it in one sitting. And if the ending doesn't make you cringe and regret the time you spent watching it, the bad singing and lip syncing of songs will. Merry Christmas!


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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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