A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.


Mel Damski


Maria Nation





Cast overview, first billed only:
Candace Cameron Bure ... Hanna
Oliver Hudson ... Jake
Brooke Nevin ... Sarah
Meghan Heffern ... Louise
Gwynyth Walsh ... Gretchen
Raven Stewart Raven Stewart ... Gwen (as Raven Rosemary Stewart)
Matt Cooke Matt Cooke ... Martin
Tom Skerritt ... Tobias Cook
Michael Kaplan ... George Jones
Claire Rankin ... Belinda Jones
Doug Murray ... Harv Jones
Ava Darrach-Gagnon Ava Darrach-Gagnon ... Young Nurse
Darren Martens ... Julius
Susanna Fournier ... Dottie Michaels
Eamon Hanson ... Toby


A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.

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Jake (Oliver Hudson) mentions to Sarah in the police station that drivers licenses weren't invented until the 1930's when in fact Europe had driver's licenses as early as 1903 and the US had driver licenses as early as 1910. New York required chauffeurs to get licenses and then in 1913 New Jersey became the first state to require a license but it wasn't until 1934 that driving laws came into effect. See more »


Hannah's camera is not equipped with a flash but she still takes photographs at night and indoors with the resulting images perfectly exposed. In actuality, she would have needed a flashbulb for lighting. See more »

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Can't go wrong with Candace and Christmas
4 June 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Another delightful Candace Cameron Bure Hallmark Christmas movie. This one is about a nurse from the 1940s who finds herself magically transported in time to 2016. She helps people, they help her...lots of smiles all around because this is Hallmark and I wouldn't have it any other way. A pleasant, charming little movie with one of the best performances Candace has given yet. It doesn't hurt that the impossible to dislike Brooke Nevin is also here in a supporting role. And hey, there's Tom Skerritt!

I have some minor quibbles, mostly about how they gloss over the "woman out of time" aspects. She just seems to take 70 years of cultural and technological changes in stride. But that wasn't the story they wanted to tell and I think I can understand why. Also, this isn't going to be a romcom for Candace and Oliver Hudson, in case you were going into it assuming that. It's not a romcom at all, for one thing, it's a light drama. For another, despite being the female and male lead they are involved with other people. That may be a Hallmark first. Anyway, it's a very enjoyable movie that tells a simple heartwarming story. Also, I appreciate Hallmark attempting to recapture the '40s aesthetics. Were they totally successful? No but they filmed this with a small budget. I've seen many major theatrical releases that did worse.

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27 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Journey Back to Christmas See more »

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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