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'Tis the Season for Love (2015)

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A small town girl who moved to New York to pursue her dreams returns home for the holidays, only to realize that maybe her dreams aren't miles away, but right in her hometown.

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Terry Ingram

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Nina Weinman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Lancaster ... Beth
Brendan Penny ... Dean
Gwynyth Walsh ... Shirley
Andrew Francis ... Barry
Jessica Harmon ... Eileen
Garry Chalk ... Santa
Anna Van Hooft ... Nicole
Steve Makaj ... Principal Hyde
Mackenzie Gray ... Tom
Vanessa Walsh ... Alexis
Arien Boey Arien Boey ... Noah (as Arien Ryan Boey)
Laiken Laverock Laiken Laverock ... Frances
Imogen Tear ... Greta
Tanya Champoux ... Mrs. Beasley
Dana Stoutenburg ... Waitress
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Beth Baker is an out-of-work actress stuck in New York City without her friends at Christmas time. She decides to return home to the quaint small town she escaped 10 years before and finds a place far different than the hamlet she left. She suddenly finds performing possibilities and even romance. Written by satin

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Confessions See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The movie was called Christmas Confession when shown in the UK. See more »

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When Beth is talking to her roommate, the roommate says Beth would be back in NYC in 4 days. In the next scene she is with her mother and her mother says there are 5 days til Christmas. But she's actually staying in town until Jan 1st. See more »

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Sung by Sarah Lancaster and the Christmas Carolers
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Follow your dreams until you fail
2 November 2017 | by jonathanrspaldingSee all my reviews

This movie stands out in the Hallmark Christmas buffet as one of the best. Of course you have the usual Hallmark fare with a dose of Christmas magic. However, this movie is more subtle, intelligent, and thoughtful than most. They addition of the former boyfriend and his wife as significant characters in the movie added a dimension and a little bit of comedy to the picture.

The heroine had to make a life choice to continue to follow a dream that did not seem to be working out, (but maybe could if she continues to work on it) or to follow a new path for another dream. That is frankly a much more realistic choice pattern than the usual you can have it all theme for most movies or the Disney movie premise you must follow your dreams and if you do your dream will come true. The question in this matter is what happens when the dream does not appear to work out? This movie could be funny at times and in the right places that gives it a less melodramatic tone than a lot of these movies tend to have, especially in hour 2.

I have enjoyed Tis the season as much or more the third or fourth time around than when I first saw it. Which when you have a two month movie marathon is a good trait to have for Hallmark.

Also of note my nine scored is based on the genre and style of movie. A perfect Hallmark Christmas movie would be a 10. If you do not like the genre you are not going to see this movie the same way as I. So to be clear this is not the second coming of Cassanblanca or Gone with the Wind (which I think is overrated). But its fun around Christmas.


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