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My Christmas Dream (2016)

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An ambitious store manager of a renowned retail flagship store must enlist the help of a struggling, single-father handyman to help her realize her dream of managing the company's first international store.

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James Head

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Don Perez, Ron Oliver
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Complete credited cast:
Danica McKellar ... Christina
David Haydn-Jones ... Kurt
Christine Lee ... Holly
Deidre Hall ... Victoria
Christian Convery ... Cooper
Bruce Dawson ... Henry
Colleen Winton ... Nana Grace
Eric Pollins ... Mayor
Dee Jay Jackson Dee Jay Jackson ... Cab Driver
Owen Kwong ... Owen
Chelsea Mae Leung Chelsea Mae Leung ... Teenage Girl Clerk
Greg Harper Greg Harper ... TV Announcer
Jackson Lake Jackson Lake ... Little Boy
Madeline Mast Madeline Mast ... Little Girl
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A department store, McDougal's, is expanding and opening a store in Paris. The manager, Christina Masters, wants the job and tries to create the best holiday display. She turns to Kurt Stone for help and as they work together, she starts falling in love with him. Now she has to choose between the dream job in Paris or staying put with Kurt.

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Aired as the fifth of nineteen original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2016 "Countdown to Christmas" lineup. See more »

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References The Wonder Years (1988) See more »

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Sweet, if Hallmark is a little behind the times
19 November 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Hello, Hallmark, it's the 21st Century. And guess what? Copying films of the '40s and '50s is a little passe.

My Christmas Dream stars Danica McKellar who, at age 40, is still playing ingenues. And as far as I'm concerned, she's getting away with it.

It also stars handsome David Haydn-Jones and Diedre Hall who must have a hideous portrait in her closet.

McKellar is Christina, the manager of a department star, McDougal's, owned by Victoria (Hall). Christina is doing a terrific job and loves what she does.

Victoria arrives at the store and makes an announcement: The store is growing internationally, and they are opening a new store in Paris. They need someone to run it. Christina is perfect for it, having studied in Paris for a year and always feeling as if it was home.

However, in order to get the job, she is going to have to dazzle Victoria with the annual Christmas display, a part of the window always kept hidden until December 23.

In the meantime, she has met Kurt (Haydn-Jones) and his son Cooper. It's obvious that Kurt wants a commitment from her, but Christina shies away from it. Meanwhile she's having him help with the display and hoping it impresses Victoria.

We all know what's going to happen. It is possible to have a wonderful career and be fulfilled. It isn't one or the other nowadays. The previous film with Candace Cameron had the same theme. We see these women giving up these fabulous jobs (although Christina's is a good compromise) to stay with a man. Of course, he's going nowhere, why should he.

These Hallmark films can be boring or lovely, depending on your mood. My mood is particularly in need of mind-numbing since the election, so I would up watching this one and part of another. I understand showing romance. But this is the kind of movie my mother would have written because her generation was interested in one thing and one thing only: marriage and a family. And if you didn't have that, as far as she was concerned, you didn't have much of a life.

It's not a good fantasy for young women, whom I assume watch these things.

Otherwise, it's pleasant and Christmasy.


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