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The Christmas Note (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 29 November 2015
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The new original film is based on a bestselling novel by Donna VanLiere. "The Christmas Note" Having just moved back to her hometown without her serviceman husband but with her young son, ... See full summary »


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Donna Vanliere (based on the book by) (as Donna VanLiere), Wesley Bishop (story) | 3 more credits »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Gretchen Daniels
Leah Gibson ... Melissa McCreary
Lynda Boyd ... Vivian
Dylan Kingwell ... Ethan
Barclay Hope ... Phil
Nicola Cavendish Nicola Cavendish ... Betty
Lochlyn Munro ... Robert
Zachary Gulka ... Josh Cooley
Greg Vaughan ... Kyle
Jeremy Guilbaut ... Jason
William Vaughan ... Bruce Adler (as William C. Vaughan)
Gillian Barber ... Mrs. Schweiger
Jessie Fraser ... Meegan Andrews (as Jessica Fraser)
Karen Kruper ... Kay
Johanna Marlowe ... Kelly


The new original film is based on a bestselling novel by Donna VanLiere. "The Christmas Note" Having just moved back to her hometown without her serviceman husband but with her young son, Gretchen Daniels (Sigler) finds her life in disarray as Christmas approaches. But she discovers new purpose when she helps to deliver a message to her neighbor, Melissa (Gibson), which makes her an ally in the quest to find the neighbor's sibling she never knew she had. The women become bonded not only by the search, but by the understanding that being there for each other means they're no longer alone. This friendship becomes the greatest Christmas gift of their lives.

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29 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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This is the sixth of Donna VanLiere's novels from her "Christmas Hope" series to be made into a movie. The others are: "The Christmas Shoes", "The Christmas Blessing", "The Christmas Hope", "The Christmas Promise", and "The Christmas Secret". See more »

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25 November 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

Melissa says "You can cry in front of me." And sometimes that's the only thing you need to hear from your friend while she just let's you cry.

I loved the movie because it was about true friends and good family. For me this was a real tear-jerker because these are things that I really value. First we see Gretchen and then Melissa are going through things that you just shouldn't go through alone. Some people would not have the heart to help someone she doesn't even know when they have problems like this of their own, but Gretchen reaches out to support her brand new neighbor and becomes that kind of friend. Her son is remarkable also because he was the one that broke the ice.

This movie has a mystery and the new friends become detectives to seek out the identity of Melissa's sibling. There were good clues and false clues. If you guessed the identity, it wasn't from any clues the characters had because there was no way they could have known until the end. And the movie didn't even reveal all they knew until after the final truth was known.

But in general terms you usually know what you will get in a Hallmark movie and this one was no different.

The acting was good. We often talk about chemistry in the romance movies. Well this wasn't really a romance, but it was the two women, Leah Gibson and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who had chemistry, extraordinary chemistry. Dylan Kingwell, as Ethan, was also prominent.

P.S. after the third time I've watched this. That's a good measure of how much you like a movie. And more than that. It was the Hallmark special July showing of Christmas movies, but this year I really wasn't into them. There were just a small few movies I noticed that I really did want to see again, and this was the one I looked forward to the most. And I had tears stinging my eyes almost all the way through it. It is even more poignant when you know what is going to happen.

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