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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:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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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 »

Goofs

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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Silent Night
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Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
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Good But with Issues
2 December 2012 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A BRIDE FOR Christmas is a well-made Hallmark TV movie that debuted in December of 2012. Its leads, Andrew Walker and Arielle Kebbel, are two fine, handsome young actors. The story has some good jokes, fine pictures and some good supporting actors -- particularly by Duffy, a handsome and energetic dog. Yet at its heart is a creepy, stalker plot that made me shake my head.

Mr. Walker is a successful man whose friends are all married. He alone remains committed to a life of casual relationships, but agrees to a bet that he can get a woman to accept his proposal by Christmas. He chooses Ms. Kebbel, a woman who has walked out on three fiancés, including one at the altar, as his subject. Then he stalks her.

Along the way they fall in love in a charming fashion, but that initial set-up, in which he proposes to make a girl fall in love with him with no thought of the consequences is disquieting. Romantic comedies have a long tradition of such attitudes from the way Jimmy Stewart treats Margaret Sullavan in THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER to just about every Rock Hudson-Doris Day movie. In this movie careful writing deals with the issues I felt but do not quite dispose of them. I wound up enjoying it but not awarding it the superior rating I would have without that issue.


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