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Kristin's Christmas Past (2013)

Given the opportunity to visit her estranged family on Christmas Eve 1996, Kristin Cartwright hopes to change her past in order to improve her current life in 2013.

Director:

Jim Fall

Writer:

Rachel Stuhler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shiri Appleby ... Kristin
Will Kemp ... Jamie
Courtney Henggeler ... Sophia
Esperanza America ... Sasha
Ben Whitehair ... Co-Worker (as Benjaman Whitechair)
Shea Farrell ... Drunk Santa
Chaim Jeraffi ... Manny
Hannah Marks ... Krys
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Barbara
A.J. Langer ... Debbie
Judd Nelson ... Glen
Michael-James Olsen ... Young Jamie
Deniz Akdeniz ... Maverick
Debby Ryan ... Haddie
Susann Fletcher Susann Fletcher ... Choir Director
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Storyline

A smart, sassy, 34-year-old woman who is estranged from her family goes to sleep alone on Christmas Eve and wakes up Christmas morning seventeen years into her past to relive the worst Christmas of her life. But this time she is able to go back and change not only her imperfect past, but also her less than perfect future. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Chance Holiday See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Forest, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

While in the past, adult Kristin asks Jamie (18) to hack Maverick's account. Jamie makes a comment about running a keystroke program to recreate Maverick's password. Keystrokes are generally not recorded by any software or even the operating system unless it is specifically designed to do so. Keyloggers, as is eluded to, wouldn't be able to capture keystrokes from the past, only from the point that it is installed and activated. With an instant messenger, it's possible to have the password saved for future sign-ins, but using the feature would make it unnecessary to hack the account. See more »

Quotes

Kristin: This better not be a beer and wine party!
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Connections

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

O Holy Night
English words by John Sullivan Dwight (uncredited), French lyrics by Placide Cappeau (uncredited) and music by Adolphe Adam (uncredited)
Arranged by Keith Harrison
Performed by Meghan Hooper White (as Megan Hooper White)
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Kristin Carol
10 December 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

A bit of a different take on A Christmas Carol. Kristin is a slutty, narcissistic, lush. She is also more or less failing at life. I found this personality difficult to get past, but some might see the humor and enjoy it. The different approach is that Kristin doesn't visit the past in ghost-like fashion, she actually goes to the past and interacts with herself and her family. For much of the movie, only her past self knows who she really is. It doesn't take the older Kristin long to realize she needs change.

The acting is enjoyable. I loved A.J. Langer as Aunt Debbie.

There might be a couple of ways it can go, but neither would be a big surprise. Even so, I thought it was worth staying with.


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