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Catch a Christmas Star (2013)

With the help of his two precocious kids, a widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart, who just happens to be one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.

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John Bradshaw
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shannon Elizabeth ... Nikki Crandon
Steve Byers ... Chris Marshall
Julia Lalonde ... Sophie Marshall
Kyle Breitkopf ... Jackson Marshall (as Kyle Harrison Breitkopf)
Doug MacLeod Doug MacLeod ... Mark
Maria Ricossa ... Shelley
Billy MacLellan ... Jason
Christopher Jacot ... Carmine
Zack Werner Zack Werner ... Jaycee Silvestri
Traci Melchor Traci Melchor ... Reporter
Melissa Grelo Melissa Grelo ... TV Host
Christopher Russell ... Henry Williams (as Chris Russell)
Darryl Flatman Darryl Flatman ... Kelvin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darren Josephs Darren Josephs ... Security
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Storyline

Nikki Crandon is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. Whether she's singing the National Anthem or promoting her latest album, everyone knows who she is-none more so than New Jersey high school basketball coach and widower Chris Mitchell, who was Nikki's first love in high school. When Chris' 10-year-old daughter Sophie finds out her dad still has feelings for the singer, she takes matters into her own hands. With her 8-year-old brother Jackson in tow, Sophie succeeds in reuniting the two. But when a misunderstanding and the growing glare of the public spotlight threaten Chris and Nikki's happiness, one can only wonder: will fame get in the way of a Merry Christmas? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Family | Romance

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Trivia

Aired as the sixth of thirteen original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2013 "Countdown to Christmas" lineup. See more »

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Christmas Star
Performed by Shannon Elizabeth
Written by Stacey Hersh, Jeremy Fisher and Robert Vaughn
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17 December 2014 | by jk-692-236394See all my reviews

I had no idea who Shannon Elizabeth was. As I watched this movie, she was so full of herself and her acting was so "self aware" ( like a smiling in the mirror all the time effect) that I looked her up. I have never seen her in anything else.The main Dad's daughter was a little brat to me where they thought they wrote her part as a cute kid helping her Dad find love, the actress overplayed it and was obnoxious. I did not find her cute and sweet trying to set up her Dad with "Nicki" the rock star old high school girlfriend. Ugh. Nicki makes speeches about fame, the paparazzi and her life as a famous person and it is so cringe-worthy. All the scenes where she is a big famous person felt so fake and cheesy. The Dad and her do not any chemistry either. The other bit actors felt like they got hired from local theater or were extras. The actor who played the Dad was not bad. I have never seen him again either. I watch lots of Hallmark not so great Holiday movies, but this one was below even that standard.


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