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Pete's Christmas (2013)

A put-upon teen finds himself reliving the same miserable Christmas day over and over again.

Director:

Nisha Ganatra

Writers:

Peter McKay (story), Peter McKay (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zachary Gordon ... Pete Kidder
Molly Parker ... Dr. Pamela Kidder
Rick Roberts ... Ronald Kidder
Wesley Morgan Wesley Morgan ... Jake Kidder
Peter DaCunha ... Kenny Kidder
Marshall Williams ... Mike Bronski
Jacob Kraemer ... Ted Bronski
Bailee Madison ... Katie
Bruce Dern ... Grandpa
Victoria Fodor Victoria Fodor ... Katie's Mom
Vince Groulx ... Neighbor Referee
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ... Josephine
Racine Bebamikawe ... Kiran - Hipster #1
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Storyline

An overlooked middle child finds himself in the unexpected spotlight when he realizes his family's terrible Christmas day keeps repeating. As the only one experiencing the day over and over, he decides to use his unique gift to give the holidays a makeover and his family a Christmas they will never forget. Written by Anonymous

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It's Christmas... Every... Day... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Aired as the second of thirteen original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2013 "Countdown to Christmas" lineup, as well as the last of six "Walden Family Theater" films. See more »

Goofs

Jake is very worried about being benched from football, even though American high school football is generally over by the middle of October. The next season would start practice next summer, with plenty of time for Jake to earn his place back. If he was worried about not making the team next year, he should be talking about it a little bit differently. See more »

Quotes

Pete Kidder: Does everyone get grumpy when they become a grandpa?
Grandpa: Well, you just don't get grumpy. You gotta work at it. Takes time, like makin' a fine wine. You gotta bottle it up, let it sit for a couple of decades, and then - oh, boy - then you can uncork some vintage grumps, some DOWNTOWN grumps.
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Connections

References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Springtime Sun
Written by Mel Parsons
Performed by Rob Pitch
Arranged by Lesley Barber and Rob Pitch
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Good clean fun and heartwarming
28 May 2017 | by jk-692-236394See all my reviews

I thought this was a different movie with the same premise, when I started watching it. I was pleasantly surprised to realize I had never seen this one before. I enjoyed this one very much. The acting was quite good. I like how they used the middle child as the ignored/overlooked one,and main character. That is a dynamic they do not use much. He discovers new facts about everyone as the movie continues and it is realistic and enjoyable. They did not play everyone in broad clichés. Also they moved quickly through the every day is the same part, thank goodness. They focused on what he was learning and doing to change things. The message was really about paying attention to your life and what is around you, and being thoughtful and aware of others. Being kind, thoughtful and living in the moment. It actually moved me to tears more than once. Bailee Madison as the neighbor was great, as she always is. I do not watch movies twice, but I will watch this again at Christmas. Well done again Hallmark! Thank goodness for the Hallmark Channel and all the uplifting movies they churn out, Especially the Christmas ones.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD3,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$263,493
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