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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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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:

Christmas in the City See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The building with the Christmas tree on it's corner is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Formerly Horne's Department Store, it is now an office building. See more »

Goofs

Macy's department signs can be seen on the interior walls when Wendy walks into the store for the first time at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Teanna Musk: There's nothing like being on a beach on Christmas Day - away from all YOU people.
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Connections

Features Holiday High School Reunion (2012) See more »

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You're My Christmas
Written by Dean Brantley Taylor, Vince Constantino, Juliet Lyons
Performed by Juliet Lyons and Vince Constantino
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Nice & Sweet
7 July 2017 | by samaandersonSee all my reviews

This film is most likely going to be hated by men all all ages. This is because this film deals with "romance" and for once "Men are subjected to being sex objects". (That only is subliminal)

What this story is about is saving "Your Own Since of History". In this film Wendy is a single mother. SHe has a young child. SHe works with her mom and the family candy store but it has fallen on hard times. Wendy decides to move to "The City" and get a job that will help her save her family business.

She takes a job a department store which also happens to be failing on hard times. A new sales manage has been brought in and is turning a "Once Family Owned Department Store" from a great place to shop and work at to a nasty work environment where everything comes at a cost including "Love" When the sales manages sees Wendy and the stores owner Tom are slowly falling "In Love" with each other she sets out to destroy Wendy anyway she can.

Other people have pointed out that the final reveal of the store and its big holiday Christmas display need was "Not Much" and needed to be bigger. However in "Spirit" it is huge. The display was put up not because these people were getting paid but because "The Love of Christmas"

If you get the chance watch it. Females 14 on up will enjoy this the most. Small children will be bored. However this nice little movie is well though out and is a sweet as a "Christmas Cookie"


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