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Christmas Song (2012)

Romance blossoms between two music teachers who compete for the same job.

Director:

Timothy Bond

Writer:

Kevin Commins
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Credited cast:
Natasha Henstridge ... Diana Thiessen
Gabriel Hogan ... Ken Stoddard
Amanda Thomson ... Liz Strait
Brittany Adams ... Amy Barnes
Jack Ettlinger Jack Ettlinger ... Billy Warren
Kent Nolan Kent Nolan ... Carlo
Brigitte Robinson Brigitte Robinson ... Principal Jessica Gedler
Ramona Milano ... Jill Hammond
Joel Keller ... Gary
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Estelle Barlow
Ruth Marshall ... Mrs. Barnes
Ben Mulroney ... Emcee
Kailea Banka ... Female Bad Singer
Devon Youngs Devon Youngs ... Male Bad Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chanelle Larocque Chanelle Larocque ... Dynamic Duo
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Storyline

In New York City, Kasdan Cresswell Academy is the outcome of a just happened merger between an all girls' school with an all boys' school into a coed school. By the start of Kasdan Creswell's first academic term, not all aspects of the merger have been ironed-out. In what was already a threatened music program at both schools, Kasdan's director of music Diana Thiessen and Creswell's director of music Ken Stoddard still have music teaching jobs in the merger running parallel music programs, it not being clear what will happen to either of their jobs based on monetary issues, with the likelihood that both will have jobs by the end of the completed merger low. Diana and Ken already do not see eye to eye on anything music-related, Diana who teaches in an academic fashion primarily of the classics, while Ken wants his students to have free expression of music, his musical teaching bent toward the popular. The easily-stressed school principal, Jessica Gedler, suggests that the two submit ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Family | Music | Romance

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Trivia

This was Kent Nolan's final acting role before his death on September 8, 2014 at the age of 24. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Billy's car front license play reads New York. In another scene, the back license plate of his car indicates Ontario. See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
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Inoffensive, light and (Christmas) fun
21 August 2016 | by ogdendcSee all my reviews

Natasha Henstridge plays Miss Thiessen and Gabriel Hogan plays Mr Stoddard, two High School Music teachers who are in competition for one job following a merger of a girls' and a boys' school. The competition boils down to a competition over who has directed the best Christmas carol performance.

Filmed in Ontario, and directed by Timothy Bond, production values are good. To remind us it's Christmas, every scene features garlands and Christmas lights in the background with plenty of fake snow everywhere, and snow-covered fake bushes.

Look, it's inoffensive, light and fun. Henstridge is very easy on the eye and Hogan has clearly done lots of this stuff before. Of course the plot is predictable and the dialogue bland. But for a Sunday afternoon pre-Christmas with kids and grandparents this is well pitched


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

3 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Song See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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