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A Nutcracker Christmas (2016)

When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

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Michael Lembeck

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Nicole Avril
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Acker ... Lily
Sascha Radetsky ... Mark
Sophia Lucia ... Sadie
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Carol
Kenneth Welsh ... Dimitri
Katherine Barrell ... Beth
Siobhan Murphy ... Jen
Shauna MacDonald ... Sharon
Raven Dauda ... Grace
Geri Hall ... Karen
Tina Pereira Tina Pereira ... Juliette
Brett van Sickle Brett van Sickle ... Darren
Sara Mitich ... Jade
Deborah Grover Deborah Grover ... Ms. Hill
Shane Daly Shane Daly ... Martin (Dad)
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When her niece is cast in The Philadelphia Ballet's production of the Nutcracker, a jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind.

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Drama | Family

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TV-G
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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Although The Nutcracker is arguably the most famous ballet work in the world and its composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is still considered the greatest ballet composer of all time, Tchaikovsky's name is nowhere to be found in the film's credits or even rates a mention anywhere in the film. However, in the Closed Captions, the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is twice identified as "Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker'" and the Russian Dance is identified as "Tchaikovsky's Russian Dance". (However the immediately preceding Spanish Dance is identified as "whimsical music". Throughout, the closed captioning identification of the music is haphazard and quixotic.) See more »

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Sugar Plum Dreams
4 June 2017 | by kz917-1See all my reviews

Amy Acker as Lily and Sascha Radetsky as Mark play ballet dancers and former flames that are reunited years later when Lily's niece is cast as Clara in a production of The Nutcracker that Mark is directing. Lily long ago left the ballet world and Mark after the death of her sister. Will they reunite, will the ballet go on? A delightful movie answers all of that and more. Worth a watch!


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