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Finding Christmas (2013)

Sean, who runs a New York City advertising agency, and Owen, a small-town handyman and musician, swap residences for the holidays. Mia, who works for Sean, helps Owen get settled into his ... See full summary »


Harvey Crossland


Lee Ventura
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Cast overview:
Tricia Helfer ... Ryan Harrison
J.T. Hodges ... Owen Harrison
Mark Lutz ... Sean Tucker
Cristina Rosato ... Mia
Christian Distefano ... Caleb
Brittany Gray Brittany Gray ... Kimber
Jessica Phillips ... Halo
Dov Mickelson Dov Mickelson ... Chappie
Dani Kind ... Courtney
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Dennis


Sean, who runs a New York City advertising agency, and Owen, a small-town handyman and musician, swap residences for the holidays. Mia, who works for Sean, helps Owen get settled into his new apartment while Ryan, sent by Owen to fix a broken heater, helps Sean find the charm of living in a small town. Owen is a fish-out-of-water in the big city and tries to flirt with Halo, an aspiring model/actress/singer who lives in the apartment building. One night, after Mia has shown Owen around the town, Halo sees him entering the elevator while he's dressed in a wardrobe borrowed from Sean's closet. Thinking he's rich, Halo flirts back and sets up a date. Mia, however, warns him that she just thinks he has money because he's living in Sean's apartment and is wearing Sean's clothes. On the day of the big date, Owen realizes who he really is and what he really wants in life. Meanwhile, Sean is falling in love with the local veterinarian, who happens to be harboring a big secret - two, actually.... Written by Troy Whigham

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In the opening of the movie there is a street scene that is supposed to be downtown Butters, North Carolina. There is street sign indicating US Hwy 20 and a state highway. This same street scene was use in The Christmas Parade (2014), and is the intersection of US 20 and Ohio 65 in Perrysburg, Ohio. See more »


At end of movie, the earth is shown. It is rotating the wrong way. See more »


Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Performed by J.T. Hodges
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Two (gems) for the price of one
9 November 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

We have two love stories in this Christmas romance. The story is unusual in that sense, especially since the two are related but take place several states apart.

The first gem is Tricia Helfer. I've seen her as a solid actress in a lot of things, but in this one she really drew me into the story. I thought especially that if you contrast Helfer's sincerity with either of the rival girls, you could see Ryan's love. Meanwhile you could clearly see in contrast that, even Kimber, played well by Brittany Gray, wasn't sincere as she professed her love for Owen. It was good acting by both Helfer and Gray. Jessica Phillips, as Halo, was a little more obvious what she wanted.

I wish I thought that Mark Lutz, the beau opposite Helfer, was as good as her. Not bad, just not as good.

The other gem is the singing of J.T. Hodges. I love these Christmas movies when a talented star sings. His character, Owen, was in the other love story with Mia. Hodges was good in his acting, again not as good as Helfer. As for the last main player, I thought that Cristina Rosato delivered a lot of her lines stiffly.

This is one Hallmark movie where the kid didn't steal the show, nor was he intended to. He was cute, but really not central to the story.

The story was mostly straight forward. We expect some roadblock on the way to happiness, and both romances got one.

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