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Window Wonderland (2013)

A department-store window decorator learns there is a vacancy for her dream job in the run-up to Christmas, only to find a professional rival has his eye on it too.

Director:

Michael M. Scott

Writers:

Tippi Dobrofsky, Neal H. Dobrofsky (as Neal Dobrofsky)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chyler Leigh ... Sloan Van Doren
Paul Campbell ... Jake Dooley
Naomi Judd ... Rita Dorentella
Terence Kelly ... Mac McGuire
Matty Finochio ... Fitch
Cameron Mathison ... Kenneth Carlyle
Eric Keenleyside ... Uncle Jimmy
Christie Laing ... Megan
Tobias Slezak Tobias Slezak ... Cop
Daniella Martucci Daniella Martucci ... Sales Associate
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Storyline

It's no holds barred when two Manhattan department store employees vie for the same job during the busy Christmas season. Sloan Van Doren is a driven young woman determined to become the next window dresser at McGuire's department store and to uphold a 95-year-old artistic holiday tradition. Serious and professional, she's the polar opposite of the happy-go-lucky Jake Dooley, who also wants the job. When Mr. Fitch, the head of advertising and promotion, gives them a challenge, the competition is on: each will create a series of seasonal storefront windows twice a week until Christmas. The creator of whichever window display gets the most attention from passersby will get the job. As they go through their paces, with Jake's obvious talent grabbing the public's attention, a silent but mutual attraction develops between the pair, hampered by the contest and the presence of Kenneth, Sloan's blueblood boyfriend, who can't understand the importance Sloan is placing on this job. Supporting ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

There are two songs in this movie that have generated much interest online, but their information isn't included in the end credits. The first is "Isn't Christmas Time a Wonderful Thing", by Joel Evans featuring Carla Helmbrecht. It is not available on cd, but is available for purchase as an mp3 purchase. The second song is heard in the last scene of the movie, "This is Christmas, by Suzie McNeil, and is available on cd. See more »

Goofs

At :31 minutes into the movie, in the bathroom scene with the main actress and her mother, the mother brings in a pile of towels and sets them on a cart. As they leave that shot, you can see they are just falling over and there is a messy towel on top. Even though there is no one else in the bathroom, as they leave the bathroom a few moments later, the pile is all tidy again and not falling over. See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't Christmastime a Wonderful Thing?
Written by: Joe Lervold & Lisa Aschmann
Performed by: Carla Helmbrecht with the The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Cinemasters and Imaginary Friends Music Partners
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A good Christmas story
8 November 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

This is a story about a young woman struggling with insecurity. At one point, referring to what they do as window dressers, she says "We create perfect images for people to admire", but her deeper meaning is about her own facade. Chyler Leigh plays this part so well. Early in the movie she is sitting in a restaurant with her successful boyfriend and I looked at her and thought - "she looks like a little girl with this man way out of her league". Not that Kenneth, not Kenny, is a catch.

Meanwhile, Jake Dooley's façade over his insecurity is his witty, but insincere response to almost everything. This is not a new character for Paul Campbell, but you can't argue with how well he does it.

Leigh and Campbell's chemistry progresses brilliantly from disgust into what you'd expect for the leads in the movie. And there is plenty of wit between both of them. Campbell is a go-to for Hallmark movies, but Leigh more than holds her own with him.

The story is not another typical Christmas romance. We think we know where it is going, but things go a little differently and the ending is a surprise.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El escaparate del amor See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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