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12 Gifts of Christmas (2015)

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With two more weeks until Christmas, a busy business man, Marc Rehnquist, hires a struggling artist, Anna Parisi, to help him pick out gifts for his friends and family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katrina Law ... Anna Parisi
Aaron O'Connell ... Marc Rehnquist
Donna Mills ... Joyce Rehnquist
Melanie Nelson ... Marie
Alesandra Durham Alesandra Durham ... Yvonne Carlson (as Ali Durham)
Jill Adler ... Sandy
Michael Burchard Michael Burchard ... Edward Maxwell
Laiya White Laiya White ... Bella
Alyssa Buckner Alyssa Buckner ... Sophia
JJ Neward ... Eva
Matthew Sincell Matthew Sincell ... Erik Carlson
Koleman Stinger Koleman Stinger ... Jackson Carlson
Enoch Ellis ... Cooper Carlson
Alex Nibley ... Andrew Rehnquist
Joy Haynes ... Nina Collins
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Storyline

When Anna, an unemployed painter, is unable to make ends meet, she is hired to become a personal Christmas shopper for Marc, an uptight corporate exec. As they work together, Marc learns that Christmas giving has less to do with the amount of money spent and more to do with the importance of the gift, while Anna discovers she might find success as an artist in a way she never expected. Written by Hallmark

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

12 regalos de Navidad See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Hybrid,Mayor Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Eva's Bakery has appeared in several Hallmark movies as an ersatz New York City location, but it actually is a real bakery located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. See more »

Goofs

Marc comes to pick up Anna and her nieces for dinner at Marc's mother's house and it is broad daylight. Next scene, on the drive to mother's house it is completely dark and they are enjoying the Christmas lights on display at the houses along the way. Furthermore, they specify the date as December 21, on or close to the Winter Solstice, and their pickup time as 5 PM. The New York City area is dark by that time on that date. See more »

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Katrina Law makes this worth watching
4 January 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. TRUST ME THIS FILM IS TERRIBLE. NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 Christmas MOVIES. I HAVE NO AGENDA. I AM FARE.

When Anna, an unemployed painter, is unable to make ends meet, she is hired to become a personal Christmas shopper for Marc, an uptight corporate exec. As they work together, Marc learns that Christmas giving has less to do with the amount of money spent and more to do with the importance of the gift, while Anna discovers she might find success as an artist in a way she never expected.

At first lead actor (Aaron O'Connell) reminded me of Brendon Villegas however after about 5 minutes I forgot all about that.

Katrina Law looks like (to me) Olivia Munn and someone should cast them as sisters in something.

AS for the film itself its is enjoyable. You know how this is going to end. I don't mind the predictable endings its the journey the film takes that is the most important. This film takes a familiar route. However what was nice is that the 2 main characters do not start off as adversary's. That is such a tired cliché now. In this film we learn that her (only) client wanted to be the next John Updike. She is a great painter. She wants (and still wants) to be taken very seriously as an artist. So you you think you know whats going to happen and it does but it is not exactly the ending you think it will be.

Katrina Law is a welcome addition to the Hallmark stable of actors. Candace Cameron, Alcia Witt, Danica McKellar all seem to have a film a year. Now This is the 2nd Christmas film I have seen Katrina in. I liked the film "Snow Bride".

This film is what you do expect from a Hallmark film. The casting in this film makes this better than the average Hallmark film. Suitable for all ages however males of any age will hate this. AS for me I was never bored but I was the film should have taken a few more chances. Now next year will I watch this again? Well I won't go out of my way to see it but if I stumble upon it I would watch it.


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