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A Bride for Christmas (2012)

A single man tries to win a bet by getting a woman recovering from a broken engagement to marry him by Christmas.

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Gary Yates
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arielle Kebbel ... Jessie Patterson
Andrew W. Walker ... Aiden MacTiernan (as Andrew Walker)
Kimberley Sustad ... Vivian Patterson (as Kimberly Sustad)
Sage Brocklebank ... Mike
Karen Kruper ... Susan Patterston
Eric Keenleyside ... Hank Patterston
Peter Benson ... Matt Harper
Michael St. John Smith ... Reverend Macey
Chris Cochrane ... Charlie
Jordana Largy ... Marcie
Kyle Cassie ... Owen
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Rhonda
Julian Bailey ... Oliver
Matt Bellefleur ... Trent
Chad Krowchuk ... Stu
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Storyline

After Jessie calls off her third engagement, she swears off serious relationships until she finds the one. That is, until charming but chronically single Aiden comes along. But unbeknownst to Jessie, Aiden has bet his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas, which is only four weeks away. Written by Hallmark

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Braut zu Weihnachten See more »

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Sage Brocklebank is also a professional poker player. See more »

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At the dog shelter, Jessie is wearing a gray sweater but later she's wearing a brown sweater. See more »

Quotes

Hank Patterston: There's a lot of people you can live with, but there's only one you can't live without.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dear Santa (2016) See more »

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Air on the G String
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Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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This Hallmark Version of Runaway Bride is a Much Better Film
19 August 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 Christmas MOVIES.

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 Christmas MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE. THE REASON WHY I REVIEW THEM IS TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN!

Julie Roberts and Richard Gere starred in 1999's "Runaway Bride". That was the 2nd collaboration for the two actors. In 1990 they starred in the box office smash "Pretty Woman" and they delivered another box- office hit with "Runaway Bride". However time has been kind to "Pretty Woman" but I can't say the same for "Runaway Bride". That film if it were made today would be played to empty theaters.

Hallmark Channel however rips off "Runaway Bride" with this film "A Bride for Christmas". This film however flows better and is 30 minutes shorter than its theatrical inspiration.

In this film Jessie Patterson (Arielle Kebbel) calls off her third engagement - at the altar! - she swears off serious relationships until she finds "the one." That is, until charming but chronically single Aiden MacTiernan (Andrew Walker) comes along. Unbeknownst to Jessie, Aiden has bet his friends that he can convince a woman to marry him by Christmas - which is only four weeks away - and Jessie is the target of his bet. As Aiden attempts to court Jessie by first hiring her to decorate his apartment, Jessie looks to her sister, roommate and interior design company partner, Vivian (Kimberly Sustad) as her closest confidant. To complicate matters, Jessie is doggedly pursued by her most recent ex-fiancé, Mike (Sage Brocklebank), who still wants to marry her.

Lots of fun and never boring. Watch it anytime of the year. It will make make you smile...


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