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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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Cast

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

When Ken and Diana are decorating Principal Gedler's back yard, the fabric fake snow on the ground gets tangled in Diana's high-heeled shoes as she walks across it. See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
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A Slightly Off-Key Christmas Song.
30 December 2016 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

Another film that could've been made better with a slight alteration.

The thing that lets this movie down is the story, there are quite a few holes, which if filled, would've made this film better.

For example, there is one character whose resolve is said to be strong, but when challenged it dissipates quickly into the ether. The same character has beliefs that are quashed almost instantaneously. Even though it's a minor character, had these points been resolved more realistically it not only would have strengthened them, but also the film.

On the upside, the actors do their characters proud and portray them well. The direction is nice and keeps the film moving along at a steady pace, which works well for a love story.

If you've not watched this before, and there's nothing else on the telly, and it raining or snowing outside, the ironing's been done, and the floors hoovered, then I say grab a drink (preferably alcohol) and watch this film in front of the fire.


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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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