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I'm Not Ready for Christmas (2015)

Holly's world is turned upside down when her niece's wish to Santa Claus comes true and she cannot tell a lie. As her career and love life go into disarray, she must learn to judge between the truth and what is right.

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Sam Irvin

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Jeffrey Schenck (story), Peter Sullivan (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alicia Witt ... Holly Nolan
George Stults ... Drew Vincent
Brigid Brannagh ... Rose Geller
Mia Bagley ... Anna Geller
Dan Lauria ... Santa
Maxwell Caulfield ... Greydon DuPois
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eli Baldwin Eli Baldwin ... Damon Brouhard
Derrick Dean ... Team Member #2
Terance Goodman Terance Goodman ... Man
Chiao-ih Hui Chiao-ih Hui ... Team Member #3
Malinda Money ... Team Member #1
Zack Phifer Zack Phifer ... Ted Angle
Walter Platz ... Berkeley O'Connell
Ash Santos ... Jordan Jones (as Ashley Santos)
Palmer Scott Palmer Scott ... James Brouhard
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Holly lives in a world where lying has become common place for her. However, she finds after telling a few too many fibs and disappointing those around her that her life's about to change. Holly's niece, Anna, asks Santa Claus to make Holly incapable of telling a lie as her Christmas wish. What follows is a tale of how telling the truth changes Holly's life in ways she could never have anticipated before.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Not Ready for Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hybrid,Mayor Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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With this film being shot in Utah, Alicia Witt played a one night solo concert at a Local Pub named Piper Down while she was in Salt Lake City. See more »

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Does honesty lead to happiness?
15 November 2015 | by story_by_coreySee all my reviews

Holly Nolan is an ad person dedicated to her job. She is so dedicated, she puts it before everything and everyone in her life.…..until she misses one too many of her niece's recitals. Mad that her aunt was a no-show, Holly's niece meets a magical Santa conveniently standing outside of the recital hall. She asks Santa for one wish. That wish is that Holly only be able to tell the truth. Santa grants it and that's when the storyline kicks in.

Holly soon discovers that not only can she not tell a lie, she has lost her ability to filter her thoughts. In a normal world, that would be a bad thing. But in the Hallmark world, it opens doors and takes Holly to emotional and interpersonal places she might have never experienced. She tells her co-workers what she really thinks and it opens lines of communication. She tells a guy she'd really like to go out with him and it leads to romance. She tells an important client what she really thinks of his product during a pitch session and it lands her the big account. But does living an honest life ultimately lead to happiness? You'll have to watch the movie to find out.

It's typical Hallmark fare, but Alicia Witt's performance and some thought provoking moments make this movie worth a couple hours of your time.


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