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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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... Melanie
... Peggy
... George
... Debbie
... Chris
... Dean Ford
... Justin
... Blaire
... Katherine
... Jack Tisdale
... Donna (as Victoria Platt)
... Sheriff Dispatcher
... Bill Hogan
... Ruth Hogan
... 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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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 »

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While Melanie and Santa are chatting before takeoff, the captain announces that they are "number 3 for takeoff". However, the scenery outside of Melanie's window shows that the aircraft is still near structures and not on a taxiway. Nor is there any engine noise from other nearby aircraft taking off. See more »

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Picture Perfect Picture
17 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Lacey Chabert is getting serious with Thad Luckinbill -- he's just invited her to his hometown for Christmas to meet his mother -- but it soon becomes clear to the audience that she should be with Adam Mayfield. Good thing that Santa Claus is on hand in the person of Donovan Scott -- he's played the role almost every year on TV since 2000. The result is a low-key and very pleasant Christmas fantasy movie.

As with the best of the Hallmark TV movies, the real pleasure for me is not the pretty people and the inevitable working of their romcom plots (although Ms. Chabert is particularly winsome in her role) but the presence of some fine players in key but minor roles. John Ratzenberger is on hand to play an almost incoherent auto mechanic and Florence Henderson is a mildly ditzy hotel clerk. The entire production is shot handsomely with lots of earth colors to produce a nostalgic sepia tint to the proceedings. The movie won't win any awards, but it should certainly please anyone who decides to tune in.


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