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
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 »
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 »
Does everyone get grumpy when they become a 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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Written by Mel Parsons
Performed by Rob Pitch
Arranged by Lesley Barber and Rob Pitch See more »
Good clean fun and heartwarming
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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