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A Snow Globe Christmas (2013)

A cynical TV exec looks at the perfect town inside a Christmas globe and is magically transported to it. When she wakes up in a perfect snow-covered town, married to a local woodsman, she discovers it's not all just a fantasy.

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Jodi Binstock

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Naomi L. Selfman (screenplay), Naomi L. Selfman (story) (as Naomi Selfman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Witt ... Meg
Donald Faison ... Ted
Christina Milian ... Sal
Trevor Donovan ... Eric
Art LaFleur ... Mr. Barns
Damoni Burkhardt ... Mia
Hayden Faraday ... Teddy Jr.
Francia Raisa ... Penny
Logan Binstock Logan Binstock ... Veronica / Mary
Jackie Moore ... Jessica
Amy Ryder Amy Ryder ... Winnie
Alex Ball ... Poskins
Brody Hutzler ... Hugh
Diahnna Nicole Baxter ... Barb
Henry 'Chopper' Platt Henry 'Chopper' Platt ... Jakey (as Henry Platt)
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A cynical TV exec looks at the perfect town inside a Christmas globe and is magically transported to it. When she wakes up in a perfect snow-covered town, married to a local woodsman, she discovers it's not all just a fantasy.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Snow Globe Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The brief shot of the locomotive coming into the station is not a North American scene. The station is Hampton Lode on the Severn Valley Railway, Shropshire, England. The locomotive is a GWR pannier tank No 7714 built in 1930 and looks very different to the more authentic static one in the following scene. See more »

Goofs

The wide shot of the train coming into the station in the snow is a pulled by a British steam locomotive. The closeup shots of the locomotive, with the driver in the cab, are of a completely different North American locomotive. See more »

Quotes

Meg: Google it. No Google? Then library it.
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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Major casting error (heavy sigh)
8 January 2017 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Courtesy of the Great Canadian film factory (which, as explained in my other reviews often masquerades as production companies from other parts of the globe), we have this soppy entry, a strange take on the X-mas fantasy classics from the 1940s.

The good news? Alicia Witt. Witt is not only a singer but a comedian and actress of special merit. This reviewer first noticed her in a season of Justified where she stole the spotlight from several dramatic actors more seasoned.

And speaking of "seasoned," this Xmas effort even with its many flaws could have been a lot better than it was were it not for the criminally inept casting of Donald Faison as the fantasy husband.

Folks I understand the benefits of political correctness in the modern age (even though as a youngster I did not go to a "snowflake" university) but there are some things more important than political correctness, such as writing, casting, directing and acting. For starters.

Witt is not only competent, she delivers some very awkward dialog like she means it. Not so with Donald Faison. He seems to think he is in a slapstick comedy instead of a romcom and keeps mugging for a laugh. It would help if there was even a smidgen of chemistry between the two. THERE IS NOT. Worse, the writer/director makes a major faux pas and actually takes this lack of chemistry and tries to turn it into a plot arc.

Ugh! Other than for Witt fans, not recommended.


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