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Looks Like Christmas (2016)

Two single parents battle for control of the Christmas holiday at the middle school their children attend and learn a lesson about the meaning of Christmas.

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Terry Ingram

Writer:

Mark Amato
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Heche ... Carol Montgomery
Dylan Neal ... Terry Evans
Sean Michael Kyer ... Bryan Montgomery
Farryn VanHumbeck ... Amelia Evans
Samantha Ferris ... Jill Higgins
Michael Teigen ... Principal Higgins
Darien Provost Darien Provost ... Nelson Higgins
Julia Benson ... Sarah
Marci T. House ... Penelope Manners
Jennifer Cheon ... Melissa
Kelcey Mawema ... Nina
Fred Keating ... Mayor Fraser
Bruce Blain ... Clyde
Greg Rogers ... Burt
Brian Cook ... City Employee
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Storyline

When two type-A single parents battle it out for control of the Christmas holiday at their kid's middle school, they get more than they bargained for when they learn a little something about the true meaning of Christmas, while opening themselves up for the possibility of a new romance. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looks Like Christmas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Dylan Neal's character's house in the film is the same as his character's house in Cedar Cove (2013) (also for The Hallmark Channel). See more »

Goofs

At the 1:39 point in the movie with commercials, Terry (Dylan Neal) is pouring champagne into two glasses. One glass has quite a bit more in it than the other, but when he and Carol (Anne Heche) raise the glasses, the amount looks equal. See more »

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A Christmas Carol - NOT
22 December 2016 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

This is airing in the UK as A Christmas Carol, though I think Looks Like Christmas sounds better: Maybe the studio are wanting viewers to watch thinking it is a version of Charles Dickens' classic tale.

This comes nowhere near the classic tale.

I have always liked Anne Heche, though it looks like she's slumped from the bigger budget movies into B-movie and Sci-Fi series, which is great for them to be able to have a great actress... unfortunately, they just don't use her to her fullest in this picture. The same can be said for Dylan Neal. I've seen them both do much better, maybe their hearts weren't in it, or it could've been the direction they were given, which is more likely.

The direction is pretty average and keeps the film at a steady pace, though it was a little too slow for me at times.

The story too is your stable fair for a Christmas Love story with no real twists to keep you engaged.

One handicap of the writing and direction was Dylan Neals character, Terry, who could be downright rude to Anne Heche (Carol) to the point that I wondered why were these two people destined to be together.

This is smack on the borderline of recommendation - do I or don't I recommend it? I just don't know.

If you do choose to watch it and find you're not getting on with it for some reason, turn it off because it doesn't really change much throughout the film.


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