12 days before Christmas, Kate is trying to close the sale of a historic inn, only to find Daniel, the ghost of a man who died a century ago, and he needs her help to unravel the mystery of his annual holiday haunting.


David Jackson


Tracy Andreen





Cast overview:
Thomas Beaudoin ... Daniel
Kati Salowsky ... Lilly
Steven A. Miller ... Charles (as Steven Miller)
Jen Lilley ... Kate
Alexander Gauthier Alexander Gauthier ... Laird
Christopher Tarjan Christopher Tarjan ... Oliver
Neil Casey Neil Casey ... Mr. Murray
Robert Walsh ... Rafferty
Bates Wilder ... Sheriff Bell
Brett Leigh Brett Leigh ... Harry
Joanna Herrington ... Molly


Kate, a workaholic lawyer, has three weeks to get a haunted bed and breakfast appraised and sold. The uncooperative manager claims a spirit who lives there will not approve. With Kate's possible promotion resting on accomplishing this task, she checks in and haggles with the aforesaid Christmas spirit, who suspiciously seems awfully solid for a ghost.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance


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Premiered on cable network Lifetime at 8 PM EST on 18 December 2015. At the same time, the Hallmark Channel premiered A Christmas Melody (2015), which featured a jazz version of Jingle Bells on its soundtrack performed by Jen Lilley (Kate Jordan) for her Tinsel Time Christmas album. See more »


While Daniel is cooking pancakes he remembers hiking through the snow on his return to the inn. He's looking down at his feet in the snow, but he's not wearing any snowshoes. The next shot shows him from the right profile and he's wearing snowshoes. See more »


Rafferty: And... where will you stay until then?
Kate: Ah well, this is an inn, so I kind of figured that I would stay here.
Rafferty: Impossible. Uh, as I said, we're closed until December 26th. The staff's already gone, and I'll be leaving within the hour.
Kate: Mm. Well, as executor of the estate, I have a set of keys, so, not impossible.
Rafferty: Inadvisable.
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Oh Christmas Tree
traditional hymn
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
[Incorrectly credited as composed by Ernst Anschütz]
Arranged and performed by Claude Foisy
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Christmas mystery
23 December 2015 | by sammuncySee all my reviews

This is a unique take on TV Christmas movies. I enjoy watching most TV Christmas movies but so many are pretty predictable kind of like they are out of a box and just fill in the blanks and have an unnaturalness in the acting. But this movie is different and has a great plot and very good acting and very good sets. I challenge anyone to find a Christmas TV movie like this one. Fun to watch and very different from the Christmas TV movie standard formula. During the whole movie I was interested and not sure of how things were going to turn out, which is something I like in a movie. The lead female was very good and very believable and just a natural for the part. And the lead male was equally as good and well suited to the part. And the supporting cast fit very well. I never once lost interest or was able to jump to the ending in my mind.

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19 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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