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Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015)

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A successful businesswoman, Mackenzie, inherits her beloved aunt's inn, and chooses to restore the hotel to its original grandeur only to sell it right before Christmas. Unbeknownst to ... See full summary »

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Douglas Barr

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Loughlin ... Mackenzie Warren
Bailee Madison ... Clementine
Dermot Mulroney ... Ian Hanover
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart ... Wilson
Marcia Bennett ... Betty
Ava Telek ... Jenny Hanover
James Thomas ... Harris Hanover
Anana Rydvald ... Aunt Grace
Ella Rose Coderre Ella Rose Coderre ... Young Mackenzie
Donovan Scott ... Santa
Jake Manley ... Jimmy
Claudia Besso ... Suzie
Lisa Berry ... Taylor
Derek McGrath ... Peter Elfman
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Blizzby
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Storyline

A successful businesswoman, Mackenzie, inherits her beloved aunt's inn, and chooses to restore the hotel to its original grandeur only to sell it right before Christmas. Unbeknownst to Mackenzie, she receives some unexpected help from a team of elves headed by the cheerful Clementine, who helps Mackenzie rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Written by Hallmark Channel

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holiday | christmas | See All (2) »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Northpole: Weihnachten geöffnet See more »

Filming Locations:

Dorval, Québec, Canada See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The movie was shot at the Forest and Stream club in Dorval, Quebec. See more »

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When Mackenzie speaks to Santa on Harris's cell phone near the end of the film you can see that the phone is on the home screen. See more »

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Follows Northpole (2014) See more »

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23 November 2015 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Lori Loughlin finds a sense of place, falls in love with handyman Dermot Mulroney and, oh yeah, saves her aunt's country hotel and Christmas while she's at it, in the second of Hallmark's annual "Northpole" series.

"Open for Christmas" grafts a standard Hallmark romantic comedy onto NORTHPOLE's elaborate magical thesis in a workmanlike fashion. However, there is little in the way of dramatic tension to make this worth watching. Ms. Loughlin inherits her aunt's hotel; it has no guests and no source of income. Even so, there is little sense of financial urgency about the outcome once Donovan Scott as Santa tells Ms.Louglin he is depending on her, despite the occasional histrionics.

The performances are fine. I won't claim that Donovan Scott has cornered the market on Santa, but he has performed the role once or twice a year for more than a decade. Pierre Jodoin's cinematography is excellent; he manages to capture that grey afternoon snowfall light that shows up around Christmas. Yet the script itself never manages to make the viewer think that the inevitable romcom happy ending is ever in doubt.


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