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Family for Christmas (2015)

TV-G | | Drama | TV Movie 11 July 2015
After a conversation with a man playing Santa Claus during her office Christmas party, a woman wakes up to find herself married to her college sweetheart and two kids and questions her life choices.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Hanna Dunbar
Tyron Leitso ... Ben Matthews
Milli Wilkinson ... Caitlin
Audrey Smallman ... Hallie
Brittney Wilson ... Carrie Garrett
Keith MacKechnie ... Santa Claus (as Keith Mackechnie)
Jill Morrison ... Tammy Frink
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Grant Walker
James Kirk ... Carl Oxley
Sean Tyson ... Ray Campbell
Michael St. John Smith ... Harold Wainright
Michael Meneer ... Anchor Man
Danny Mac ... Rob Frink
Laura Adkin ... Mary Beth Harvey
Lee Tichon ... Security Guard


Hannah Dunbar finds herself wondering what would have been had she stayed with the love of her life, Ben, 10 years before. When Santa Claus hears her talking he takes it as a Christmas wish and he transports Hannah to a version of her life where she and Ben started a family. Hannah, who literally becomes a mother overnight, navigates the comical day-to-day challenges of life in the suburbs with Ben and their daughters Caitlin and Hailie.

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11 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Navidad en familia See more »

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Email from Carrie to Hanna telling Hanna about Carrie's story idea reads to "Hannah" instead of "Hanna". There is no final h in Lacey Chabert's character's name. See more »


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Sexist, Patriarchal BS
14 December 2015 | by sdali-93274See all my reviews

This movie was beyond disappointing and I usually love Hallmark movies; but the patriarchal messaging behind the movie was just insulting.

Basically the movie is about a successful TV news reporter who gets a chance to see what life with the her boyfriend could have been if she hadn't taken a job offer in San Fran. So she wakes up with a husband and two kids and she's a stay at home mom. I am not saying there is anything wrong with this life but she seems basically miserable the whole time and out of place and then she gets an opportunity to get a job, a job she loves mind you, and her husband basically guilts her into turning it down.

The whole movies just feels forced as if they are pushing being a stay at home mom and nothing more and being at home to cook dinner, god forbid you order a pizza, for you family and take your kids to school, and baking cookies all day. If that's you thing, go ahead, but if that's what you don't want to do and be, you can work and be a good mom. But the movie basically crushes her and insinuates she doesn't care about her family when an opportunity for a job that she loves and is passionate about comes along. It's 2015. Get with the times.

All in all, I was disappointed and insulted watching this.

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