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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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Did You Know?

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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Terrific Christmas movie!
3 December 2013 | by jameslavin12See all my reviews

As fan of Tatyana Ali from the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" days, I recently watched "Dear Secret Santa" on Lifetime. I was not disappointed. This is one of the best Christmas TV movies I've ever seen. Tatyana Ali plays a business woman who has to go home to take care of her dad during the holidays. Jordin Sparks from American Idol plays her best friend, a real estate agent, who she asks to help sell her father's house. While visiting, our heroine starts getting cards from a secret admirer. Before all is done, we've explored grief, faith, magic, wormholes, and time travel. Della Reese is a hoot as a science expert! My wife couldn't get through this movie without crying. Definitely check this one out.


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