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Christmas Homecoming (2017)

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A widow of a war hero takes in an injured soldier who has just returned from Afghanistan. Together they help each other heal and find true love.

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Paul A. Kaufman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Benz ... Amanda
Michael Shanks ... Master Sergeant Jim Mullins
Kirsten Robek ... Victoria
Toby Levins ... Craig
Farryn VanHumbeck ... Heather
Chilton Crane ... Carol
Steve Makaj ... Mike
Jay Brazeau ... Tom
Daryl Shuttleworth Daryl Shuttleworth ... General Cesaro
Jordana Largy ... Lily
Daniel Bacon ... Dr. Baxter
Gigi Jackman Gigi Jackman ... Kendra Stevens
Austin Anozie ... Antwan (as Austin Obiajunwa)
Mark Gibbon ... Dean
Graeme Duffy ... Bistro Manager
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A military widow, whose faith in Christmas has lapsed, rents an apartment to a handsome Army Captain, recovering from an injury in battle, and whose faith in Christmas is inspirational. As they team up to save the town's military museum with a Christmas fundraising event, these two "wounded birds" find themselves falling in love -- and being healed by the magic of Christmas. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Trivia

As is often the case with productions made in British Columbia, of the 15 main credited actors, 8 have appeared in Supernatural (2005), to include the leads. See more »

Goofs

When the govt vehicle pulled up to Amanda's house - Two soldiers got out. The driver was an officer, and the other was a Sgt. Military protocol would require that the Sgt would have driven the vehicle - not the officer. See more »

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The Holly And The Ivy
Arranged by Jeff Toyne
Performed by Melissa R. Kaplan
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Beautiful
2 December 2017 | by HalHopandPopSee all my reviews

When you tune into a Hallmark movie, especially a holiday one, you have to know what you're in for. That said, Christmas Homecoming had a bit of a different feel to it, due to the very real military subject matter.

Two years ago, Amanda lost her husband while he was serving overseas. While she happily stands by her sister and other military wives in the town and works for the town's military museum, she struggles to move on and has lost the Christmas spirit she once felt. Enter Jim, a military Sergeant who is recovering from an injury and rents a room from Amanda. While Jim helps Amanda with a fundraiser to save the museum and regain her holiday spirit, she helps him with the guilt and responsibility he is feeling for a few of his fallen comrades.

Some would have cast younger actors, but military members and widows come in all ages and Benz and Shanks are believable in their roles, particularly in a few very moving scenes. They definitely had a sweet chemistry that shows both in the movie and BTS footage.

In the end, this is still a Hallmark movie so the end results are a bit rushed and predictable. I also would have liked more backstory on Jim. But rarely has a Hallmark movie been so moving without being overly sweet and saccharine. Definitely will watch this one every holiday season.


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Release Date:

18 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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