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A Very Merry Mix-Up (2013)

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Alice is set to meet her future in-laws for the first time, but things don't go according to plan.


Jonathan Wright





Complete credited cast:
Alicia Witt ... Alice
Mark Wiebe ... Matt
Lawrence Dane ... Charles
Scott Gibson ... Will
Susan Hogan ... Penny
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Joe
Mimi Kuzyk ... Judith
Judah Katz ... Roy
Justin Mader ... Billy Mitchum
Russell Yuen ... Dr. Stark
Alison Jutzi ... Airport Employee
David Reale ... Jeremy
Howard Hoover Howard Hoover ... Grant Lockley


Shop owner Alice Chapman is nervous about meeting her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiancé, Will Mitchum. Alice's trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her no way to find Will's family! Written by AnonymousB

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The role of Alice was originally written for Jennifer Lopez. See more »


At :31, as Alice is relaxing under a blanket on the couch, something small (but big enough to be noticeable) mysteriously "scurries" up her left arm, underneath the blanket. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original American broadcast on TV, as well as the North American DVD, opens with the credit "Hallmark Channel presents" before moving on to the film's title, stars, etc... Internationally, the film instead opens with the credit "Chesler/Perlmutter presents" with the Hallmark Channel going completely unmentioned. See more »


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Twisting from "While you were sleeping"
17 December 2013 | by JaynaBSee all my reviews

A charming, if predictable, holiday romance.

Alicia Witt, as a sweet and artsy semi-ditz happily running her family's antique store, is engaged to a polished, money-focused, big-city real-estate salesman.

Through a series of cute travel mishaps on her way to meet his family for the first time, she ends up at the wrong house a couple of days before Christmas. That warm, happy family, by a credulity-stretching coincidence, welcomes and cherishes her in their extremely - but tastefully - decorated home. Of course they have a very nice son who falls for her, and shares interests and values that aren't on her fiancé's radar.

Complications, emotional struggles, and a happy resolution ensue.

Apart from that one weak plot coincidence to get her into the family, and the general niceness of both men when the chips are down, the only thing that annoyed me was the heroine's little speech at the end, in which she declaimed about a character issue that was not well set up.

Overall, a nice way to spend 2 hours while you're writing Christmas cards.

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10 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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