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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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A well crafted, cosy rip-off
20 December 2015 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

Around Christmas I go through bucket loads of these things. I find them harmless festive fun, easy on the eye and brain, totally disposable.

So I never bother reviewing them.

This one did jump out though. I am mainly writing this review so I can remember what the film is in a years time.

It is basically a TV rip off of "Liar Liar" but without Jim Carrey and about ten million dollars chipped from the budget.

The film follows the same worn path where a busy, self absorbed exec type needs to grasp the spirit of Christmas and reconnect to the loving family she has been neglecting. This is done through the medium of a Christmas wish that prevents her from lying. So no medals for originality here.

I actually think Alicia Witt did a better job than Carrey, she brings warmth and charisma to the role without over-cooking it. The forced truth-telling is handled subtly and professionally - it avoids the crass and obnoxious outbursts that similar films feel necessary.

I liked this, I put down my wrapping and actually watched it. Now I am not suggesting you go out and buy the Blu Ray extended edition or anything - this is still a Xmas made for TV movie. If Christmas TV movies aren't your thing this won't change alter you perspective but if you have a choice between a few titles I would go for this one.


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