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Christmas in the City (2013)

With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save their family ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Williams ... Wendy Carroll
Ashanti ... Teanna Musk
Jon Prescott ... Tom Wolman
Shanola Hampton ... Angie
Kylie Noelle Price Kylie Noelle Price ... Grace Carroll (as Kyle Price)
David Ralphe David Ralphe ... Harry Wolman
Beverly Leech ... Meg Carroll
Josh Crotty ... Bruno
Michael Durrell ... Santa
Stewart Scott ... Ken Moore
Duncan Joiner ... William
Fred Mancuso ... Bob Henderson
Joel Rush ... Hunky Santa #1
Andrew Ashton Andrew Ashton ... Hunky Santa #2 (as Andy Ashton)
Michael Potter ... Bank Manager
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Storyline

With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save their family store. When she's offered a job in the toy department of Wolman's, the city's biggest department store, Wendy can't wait! Her excitement doesn't last long when the store's new corporate fixer, Teanna, progressively destroys the Christmas spirit throughout the store, replacing Santa with hunky male underwear models surrounded by elfin "babes." What no one is aware of is that Teanna has in fact sacked the real Santa. Wendy reaches out to the old man, but it seems even he is giving up hope. With her daughter losing faith in the holiday, Wendy realizes the true meaning of Christmas needs to return to Wolman's before it is too late. Written by Anonymous/edited by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Père Noël est licencié! See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Johnson Production Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The only time the store name "Wolman's" appears is within the inappropriate Beefcake Santa video. See more »

Goofs

When Teanna does a background check on Wendy, she notes that all of the ownership to her late father's store is in Wendy' name. However, Wendy's mother is able to complete a sale of the store without knowledge. See more »

Quotes

Teanna Musk: Have no fear, Teanna's here.
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Connections

References 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Toyland
Written by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough
Performed by Shanola Hampton
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Nice movie for setting up the Christmas mood
6 June 2015 | by eugenenovozhilovSee all my reviews

I like the movie! It is not drama, you just relax watching Ashley Williams performance as Wendy and young actress playing her daughter Grace. I like the lovely smiles, decorations, and scenes in the movie. Well it's all about Christmas, so it is a bit sugar, but I like this sort of sugar in Christmas. The movie has some weak 2nd characters, but for me this story is about Wendy and her daughter enjoying the Christmas in big City and they know how to have fun with it. I think this movie is close to "A Princess for Christmas" and "Borrowed Hearts" in spirit.

Need a drama with a strong scenery? Skip it. Want to relax? Watch it.

9/10 for the good Christmas mood.


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