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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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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

17 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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In one scene of the film, George Graves (John Ratzenberger) mentions to Melanie, Dean, and Chris that he is having pork chops for dinner. This is likely an amusing nod to Ratzenberger's role as the voice of Hamm the piggy bank, a.k.a. Evil Doctor Pork Chop, in the Toy Story film franchise. See more »

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After helping out as elves, Melanie and Dean discuss Melanie's boyfriend having 'bear' problems next to a large stuffed tiger and a USA today newspaper stand. While the stand is Christmas green, the paper inside had a clear headline concerning "An Easter Surprise" and two politicians shaking hands. See more »

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There is Much Better Christmas Films but not much worse
19 August 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

This 2012 Lacey Chabert annual Christmas movie is a gift you might not want to open. In this film she plays Melanie who at 9 years old wrote a letter to Santa asking for "true love". Santa however did grant her wish the year of the letter.

15-16 years later around Christmas time she boards a plane to spend Christmas time with her boyfriend "Justin" who she thinks he is about "Pop the Question". On the plane with her is her boyfriends assistant Dean who has been keeping Melanie and "Deans" relationship afloat.

ON the plane Melanie meets Nick who in reality is of course is "Santa Claus". He remembers the letter Melanie wrote him and now has working very hard on granting her "Christmas Wish".

The film is not very entertaining. I always love Lin Shaye in anything however she is not in the film long enough.

The film could of been much better. The final 5 minutes however feel too rushed and very "unrealistic".

IF you never seen this film you are lucky!


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