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A December Bride (2016)

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A holiday wedding brings no joy to the bride's cousin, who was literally left by the groom right at the altar. But she might find her true love there when she gains a fake fiancé in the process.

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David Winning

Writers:

Denise Hunter (novel), Karen Berger
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jessica Lowndes ... Layla O'Reilly
Daniel Lissing ... Seth Murphy
Jay Hindle ... Jack Evans
Pauline Egan ... Jessica Evans
Karen Kruper ... Aunt Lorraine
April Telek ... Darcy Sterling
Casey Manderson ... Beckett O'Reilly
Keith MacKechnie ... Hank O'Reilly
Dean McKenzie Dean McKenzie ... Peter Hardwick (as Dean Monroe McKenzie)
Jannen Karr ... Joyce Hardwick
Kurt Evans ... Stanley Malcolm
Drummond Macdougall ... George Murphy
Beverley Breuer ... Meredith Murphy
Larry Hoe ... Minister
Brendon Zub ... Cooper (as Brendon James Zub)
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Storyline

Aspiring interior designer Layla O'Reilly is dreading the Christmastime wedding of her cousin who's marrying Layla's ex-fiancé. Although Seth Murphy is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she's out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they're engaged, forcing a mortified Layla to keep up the pretense. But as the faux couple spends more time together they find themselves feeling something very real. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A December Bride See more »

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The second of two novels by Denise Hunter to have been adapted into television movies for The Hallmark Channel in 2016 after The Convenient Groom (2016). See more »

Goofs

The last thing Layla does before the house viewing is to hang a red bow on the column next to the stairway. When the developer views the house, the red bows are gone. See more »

Quotes

Layla O'Reilly: You know, the longer we wait, the harder it's gonna be. It's time to break up.
Seth Murphy: [sighs] So what's the plan?
Layla O'Reilly: We'll have a fight. And then a couple of days later, we'll tell everyone the engagement is off.
Seth Murphy: Okay.
Layla O'Reilly: We could do it at the dinner with Jack and Jessica.
Seth Murphy: What are we gonna fight about?
Layla O'Reilly: [She can't think of anything] We'll have to make something up.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Christmas Kiss (2017) See more »

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Poorly cast
15 November 2017 | by rebekahroxSee all my reviews

I am amazed at all of the glowing reviews for this movie and Jessica Lowndes in her role as the "December Bride". I had seen it before, and apparently didn't hate it, but upon catching a few minutes of it here and there last night, I just have to articulate my frustration. Jessica Lowndes is gorgeous, glamorous, and stunning. This role, as a jilted, hurt, insecure young lady, needed a more Sandra Bullock type rather than a Scarlet Johannson or Angelina Jolie type. It needed someone we could feel sorry for and relate to. It needed an actress with some comic timing, not a line reader. Her acting was the worse I have ever seen in a Hallmark movie. She did not inhabit her part, I was just listening to an actress read her script with some expression. I am sure I will get nothing but "not helpful" votes for this. but I just had to get it off my chest.

In fact, I just looked up her resume and she has been in only one other Hallmark movie, Merry Matrimony. Same comments on her acting there, so now I know I am not crazy. Daniel Lissing was quite good, and she was probably the beneficiary of his reflected glory in this one.


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