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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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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In this movie, Aaron O'Connell's character, Marc Rehnquist, both gives and receives NBA basketball tickets as a Christmas present. In O'Connell's next appearance in a Hallmark movie, {link=tt7647000}, O'Connell's character similarly receives NBA basketball tickets as a Christmas present. 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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Painted by numbers
4 December 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Another one of these bland Hallmark Christmas films with adorable, good looking leads.

Anna Parisi (Katrina Law) is an aspiring artist who is looking for that big break. We see her getting a brush off from a snooty art museum manager. She turns to her other talent which is personal shopping and develop that into a side business over the upcoming holidays.

Marc Rehnquist (Aaron O'Connell) is a workaholic advertising executive who is always on his mobile phone, he briefly met Anna at a bakery and later employs her to pick out Christmas gifts for his family and friends. At first things are difficult as Anna gets a gift for a friend of his that was not in his list but it turns out that his friend actually liked the gift. So he then gives her a free reign to get the kind of presents his friends like, she also gets Marc to connect with his family who he has been distant with and increasingly they spend more time with each other and fall for each other.

The plot develops as after a scathing business meeting Marc uses a special painting of Anna's in order for his ad campaign. She overreacts at first for some unfathomable reason even though it will giver her work some prominence.

This is an affable film at Christmas but a bit beige with not much plot. However you cannot keep your eyes of Donna Mills who plays Marc's mother. She was 75 years old when she made this movie and with all the work she has had done she does not look like anyone's mother.


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