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Dear Secret Santa (2013)

Beverly Hills banker/workaholic JENNIFER comes home to her small Northern California town just before Christmas when her dad, TED , takes a bad fall while putting up decorations. While home... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatyana Ali ... Jennifer
Bill Cobbs ... Ted
Jordin Sparks Thomas ... Abby (as Jordin Sparks)
Ernie Hudson ... Pastor Avery
Della Reese ... Linda
Lamorne Morris ... Jack
Jay Ellis ... Brad
Benjamin Patterson ... Bennett
Elimu Nelson ... Chris
Levi Fiehler ... Kelvin
Denise Boutte ... Gayle
Ping Wu ... Executive
Billy Snow ... David
Parker Logan Sullivan Parker Logan Sullivan ... Parker
Brook'Lynn Sanders ... Young Jennifer
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Storyline

Beverly Hills banker/workaholic JENNIFER comes home to her small Northern California town just before Christmas when her dad, TED , takes a bad fall while putting up decorations. While home, Jenny begins getting romantic Christmas cards from an unknown admirer, who turns out to be her old neighbor and the unrealized love of her life, JACK. There's just one problem- Jack died in a car accident three years ago. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Secret Santa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hybrid, HFD Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Storyline with the mailbox and ending is completely lifted from The Lake House (2006). See more »

Soundtracks

It Feels Like Christmas
Written by Jamie Dunlap/David Feldstein
Performed by Rehya Stevens
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Who copied whom?
8 January 2017 | by HallmarkMovieBuffSee all my reviews

Much has been made in previous reviews (from 5 users and 1 critic) of this film being a rip-off or a sequel of "The Lake House" (2006) (which I haven't seen).

If that's the case, I would submit then so is "The Edge of the Garden," a TV Movie from 2011.

On the other hand, however, I would further suggest that "The Lake House" and the others could all be copies of sorts of "The Love Letter," a TV movie from 1998, or who knows what before that?

In any event, I liked it, especially that it employed several actors who are familiar to me.


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