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The Christmas Project (2016)

TV-PG | | Family | 3 November 2016 (USA)
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A writer looks back on his memorable 1986 Christmas, dealing with brothers, bullies, first love, pregnancy and family "elving."

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Michael Buster

Writers:

Sally Meyer (screenplay), Matthew Buckley (based on: novels by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Buster ... Matthew Buckley
Anson Bagley ... Simon Buckley
Josh Reid Josh Reid ... Peter Buckley
Cooper Daniel Johnson ... John Buckley (as Cooper Johnson)
Alison Akin Clark Alison Akin Clark ... Pam Buckley
Brian Neal Clark Brian Neal Clark ... Ralph Buckley
Grace Hallows Grace Hallows ... Juniper Goodman
Evan Clark Evan Clark ... Allen Goodman
Caitlin E.J. Meyer ... Monica Goodman (as Caitlin Meyer-Stewart)
Gabe White ... Finn Hagbart
Skyler M. Day ... Feeb Hagbart
Caroline Labrum ... Fae Hagbart
Abigail Baugh Abigail Baugh ... Francie Hagbart
Michael Buster Michael Buster ... Adult Matthew (voice)
Pam Eichner ... Mrs. Honeywell
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Storyline

The Buckley family, consisting of two parents, four pre-pubescent brothers and a baby on the way, deals with the antics of its young sons and their struggles with the Hagbart family during the Christmas season. Actions center on Matthew, the second eldest son, who grows up to be a writer and narrates the action from fifteen years in future. The Buckleys devote themselves to "elving," selecting a family on hard times who could use a bit of anonymous gift-giving (usually food) to see them through. 1986 was a memorable year as the "elved" family turned out to be the Hagbarts, whose eldest son, Finn (held back a year and bigger than most of his classmates), bullied all at school with particular focus on Matthew. With charity comes insight. Written by Anonymous/revised by statmanjeff

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Release Date:

3 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Elving Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Mapleton, Utah, USA

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16:9 HD
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Filmed in Mapleton, Utah. See more »

Goofs

When Earl intervenes in the school fight, little Francie Hagbart (Abigail Baugh) can twice be seen shifting her gaze to the camera. See more »

Quotes

Earl: You kids are gettin' NOTHIN' for Christmas. I'm gown to see to that personally.
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Up on the Housetop
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Written by Benjamin Russell Hanby (as Benjamin Hanby)
Performed by the Buckleys (Anson Bagley, Jacob Buster, Josh Reid, Cooper Daniel Johnson, Alison Akin Clark and Brian Neal Clark)
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Nice Film
9 March 2018 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Review Date 3/9/2018

PLEASE BEWARE OF SOME REVIEWERS THAT ONLY HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. I AVE OVER 400 REVIEWS OF "CHRISTMAS RELATED FILMS & SPECIALS" WHEN ITS A POSITIVE THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE NO AGENDA! I REVIEW MOVIES & SPECIALS AS A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN! I HAVE DISCOVERED MANY GEMS IN MY QUEST TO SEE AS MANY " C H R I S T M A S " MOVIES AS I CAN.

This is a nice film. If you liked "A Christmas Story" then you will like this as well. Pay no attention to the Imdb Score. It's a joy to watch!

In this film four brother are very excited that it is "A Christmas Time" our brothers prepare for war when they're forced to deliver secret holiday gifts to the school bullies. But they soon learn kindness goes a long way. Also forgiving starts the healing. These are lesson "It shows the audience and your not hit over the head with the message.

This film however copied "A Christmas Story" (And maybe a few others) but it is avery watchable film that you may want to see again sometime soon.


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