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The Christmas Spirit (2013)

A women lands in a coma but realizes her spirit is awake, so she tries to communicate with people in her town and convinces them to change their minds about pending real-estate development in their community.

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Jack Angelo

Writers:

Jack Angelo (story and teleplay), Nicollette Sheridan (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sammi Hanratty ... Morgan
Nicollette Sheridan ... Charlotte Hart
Olympia Dukakis ... Gwen Hollander
Bart Johnson ... Daniel Huntslar
Tristan Lake Leabu ... Christopher (as Tristan Leabu)
Amanda Foreman ... Pam
Radek Lord ... Bully
Kevin Crowley ... Doctor
Leah Roberts ... Carmen
Maya Sayre ... Nurse
Jimmy Townsend Jimmy Townsend ... Electrician
Roger Jerome ... Mayor
Jon Osbeck ... Jerry Hart
William Willet William Willet ... Town Business owner
Josh Tipis ... Townsperson
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Storyline

Charlotte Hart, a distinguished journalist, is spending time with her family over the holidays when a real estate developer approaches their small town with quite an offer. Skeptical and looking for the real scoop, Charlotte drives to see the real estate head honcho to question him. While she's en route, she gets into a terrible car accident and wakes up in the hospital only to realize that her body is in a coma, but her spirit is very much awake. She meets another spirit, who just happens to be the greedy developer. It turns out that he was on the other end of the accident and he too is in a coma. With only a few days left before the town votes on the development, Charlotte must try to change the minds of the developer and the town, but that is no easy task when no one can see or hear her. Will her voice be heard?

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Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Spirit See more »

Filming Locations:

Lebanon, Ohio, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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In the scene where an older and younger girl walk across the screen in church, the director called for the actresses to be "true sisters." However, the two girls selected had just met, and agreed on the spot to pose as sisters to get the part. See more »

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Air-head movie that should be entirely invisible!
1 December 2014 | by adoptshelterpetstodaySee all my reviews

Beyond Awful! I did not care for this Christmas movie the first time I saw it. After seeing it again, I thought it was even worse! I profoundly noticed an underlying theme that surfaced, which is a mockery of Christianity!

"Charlotte," is ONLY a recently unemployed newspaper writer, but is glorified ad nauseum by the town's people, and whom they keep turning to and relying on for help regarding the potential buy-out situation....including the business owners.

Even in the Church scene, the Reverend stated to his congregation --to the effect-- that the greatest message of Christmas is Charlotte's life. (What about the message from the "Reason" for the Christmas Season?)

Olympia tells there was always something special about her ever since she was a child. Her contacts to the people were alluding to be miracles.

She was the deciding person whose "righteous" (or more accurately, self-righteous) influence would determine if her and Daniel would be returned to their bodies...the power over life or death.

Is she the town's "savior"??...........Also, she gains a power from the spirit world.

Olympia Dukakis constantly looked like she was in deep mourning at a wake (so depressed).

Blatant Puzzling Mistake: When Charlotte and Daniel were walking on the sidewalk, he pulled out a wad of money. She tells him to put it away before it scares someone seeing money floating by. Well, um, since they are invisible and the money is not, then the money is going to look like it's floating no matter where he has it....including being thrown in Santa's collection pot....and in the restaurant,"hiding" it to his side before placing it as a tip on the table. DUH!!!!!!!

Nicolette Sheridan is a stoic actress, extremely little to mostly no expression...in all of her movies. No expression from her eyes, mouth, entire face, or sincerity with words. So for a movie that was supposed to be focused on conveying a heart-tugging message, she did not convey the message. She just played the part. One would solely have to listen to the words and rely on the plot. Therefore, she was not right for the part.


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