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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 Patterston
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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TV-G | See all certifications »
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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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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dear Santa (2016) See more »

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The First Noël
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Traditional
Performed by Arielle Kebbel, Andrew W. Walker, Karen Kruper and Eric Keenleyside
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One of the best made-for-TV Hallmark movies
29 December 2013 | by gordonm888See all my reviews

My wife and I have not seen every made-for-TV Hallmark movie, but we have seen several dozen. I can't remember a better Hallmark movie than A Bride for Christmas.

This movie has a lot of strengths. It has lead characters Jessie (played by Arielle Kebbel) and Aiden (Andrew Walker) who are unusually attractive and likable. Indeed, Andrew Walker has a striking resemblance to a young Tom Cruise. The acting by Kebbel and Walker, and by all the supporting actors, is excellent. The dialog is reasonably realistic. The camera work is quite good and adds interest. The musical score is also very good, effectively enhancing some of the scenes.

The plot is predictable (as in all Hallmark movies) and we've seen certain plot elements before in several well known rom-coms (The Runaway Bride, 10 Ways to Lose Your Lover). But given those drawbacks,the movie does an excellent job of telling its story. The inevitable "change of heart" on the part of Jessie and Aiden proceeds at a slow and realistic pace and the actors convince us that there is romantic chemistry between the two lead characters. The lead and supporting characters all behave in realistic and believable ways.

While watching A Bride for Christmas, my wife and I repeatedly said to each other "This movie is good!" We thoroughly enjoyed it and will watch it again.


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Language:

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1 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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