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Matchmaker Santa (2012)

As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own Prince Charming, just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a ... See full summary »

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David S. Cass Sr.

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Joany Kane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Melanie
Florence Henderson ... Peggy
John Ratzenberger ... George
Lin Shaye ... Debbie
Donovan Scott ... Chris
Adam Mayfield ... Dean Ford
Thad Luckinbill ... Justin
Elizabeth Ann Bennett ... Blaire
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Katherine
Robert Pine ... Jack Tisdale
Victoria Gabrielle Platt ... Donna (as Victoria Platt)
Lorna Scott ... Sheriff Dispatcher
Nick Kiriazis ... Bill Hogan
Erica Shaffer ... Ruth Hogan
Nikki Hahn ... Young Melanie
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Storyline

As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacey Chabert) wished to find her own Prince Charming, just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate, and meet his mother, Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin's best friend and loyal assistant, Dean (Adam Mayfield), who just might be harboring a secret crush on her. When complications arise that throw Melanie and Dean together over the holiday, will the two realize they're meant to be? Written by www.hallmarkchannel.com

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Song See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the scene in the hotel honeymoon suite, the blanket curtain is an idea from It Happened One Night, the walls of Jericho. See more »

Goofs

While Melanie is talking to Santa just before takeoff, in one shot we can see what appears to be part of a jetway or some other structure outside of her window. The shot cuts to Santa then back to Melanie. This time, however, we can see a parked aircraft facing Melanie's window. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Disappointed because of loud music in background while the actors spoke
18 November 2012 | by bookandcandleSee all my reviews

I was eagerly looking forward to an evening with Hallmark. The movie "Matchmaker Santa" started out magical. The actors were well chosen and the storyline imaginative and fun.

As I continued to watch the movie, I noticed that the music in the background was louder than the speaking voices. After one-half hour into the movie the music did not stop. It was like listening to a movie and a concert at the same time. You could not hear every word clearly and you had to strain to hear each word, and I have excellent hearing. I call it the ping-pong Hallmark music. It is as if a record is playing the same music for two hours over and over with high and low notes. There should be no music when the actors speak, unless it is for an endearing apex moment. The music in the background was continuous throughout the entire movie, ruining the movie for me.

So, disappointed as I was, I turned the channel and did not view the entire movie. I rated it "awful" because it was awful to watch.


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