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The Spirit of Christmas (2015)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Tracy Andreen
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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
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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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Trivia

The security code for the alarm system at the inn is 121319, which is the day that Daniel left for Montreal (December 13, 1919). See more »

Goofs

When Daniel and Rafferty are playing chess, Daniel beats Rafferty by moving his knight into Rafferty's king. This is an illegal move because Daniel never declared "check". Thus, any move by Rafferty that wouldn't save his king, would be an illegal move. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: [on movies] Bit of advice: There's more to life and the afterlife than one can find in the realm of flickering lights and pipe organ music.
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Soundtracks

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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Better than average and unique Christmas ghost story
6 January 2016 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

I actually really enjoyed this. It's well done as far as made-for-TV Christmas movies go, with a unique story and decent mystery attached.

It also wasn't as corny or cliché as most holiday themed movies tend to be and I wasn't ever sure how the story was going to play out especially in regards to the happily-ever-after. The acting and sets were very good too, including real snow, as I've seen some Xmas movies which were obviously filmed mid summer.

The story follows Kate, a lawyer who travels to Vermont to broker the sale of an inn and learns that the reason it won't sell is because it's haunted by a man who cannot move on until the mystery of his death (95 years ago) is solved.

I have to admit one of the reasons I enjoyed this as much as I did was down to Thomas Beaudoin who plays the ghost. I've never seen him in anything before but he was excellent. Decent acting and super good looking. He really pulled off a man from the turn of the century.

Daniel as our ghost only appears 12 days each year and then disappears back into his static between world again. He is grumpy and perpetually hungry for his 12 days at the inn, wanting just to be left alone. Despite Kate finds herself drawn to the ill-tempered spirit, determined to help him and they soon find themselves in an unlikely time crossed romance. 12/23/15


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19 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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