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Switched for Christmas (2017)

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"Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother's death... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Candace Cameron Bure ... Kate Lockhart / Chris Dixon
Eion Bailey ... Tom Kinder
Mark Deklin ... Greg Turner
Natasha Bure ... Piper Dixon
Cooper Daniel Johnson Cooper Daniel Johnson ... Gabe Dixon (as Cooper Johnson)
Walter Platz ... Ed Lockhart
James Jamison James Jamison ... Principal Sumner
Ben Olsen ... Dylan Kinder
Jessica Villeneuve Jessica Villeneuve ... Emily
Natalie Salins Natalie Salins ... Mrs. Aldrin
Amanda Pace ... Teen Chris
Rachel Pace ... Teen Kate
Kyle Clark ... Teen Tom
Tanner Gillman ... Teen Blake
Kristen Marie Jensen ... Grace (as Kristen Jensen)


"Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother's death. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. Though not close, each is envious of the other's life. What's a twin to do but take advantage of this? And who would be the wiser? They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do: they swap lives until Christmas Day, and by doing so, each woman discovers the true meaning of her life and gains a deeper perspective and appreciation for what she already had." Written by Hallmark

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Was originally called "Christmas Sister Swap". See more »


Right when the movie starts and Bure is going to work she has on a long beige coat. When she gets on the escalator she is wearing a parka with fur on the hood. When she gets to the top of the escalator and walks into her office, she is wearing the long beige coat again. See more »


Tinsel Time
Written by Donald Benjamin and Kevin Regan
Performed by Rachel Horter
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Which one is that?
30 November 2017 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

This was confusing. The idea of twins switching is probably as old as mankind. It's certainly been done in books and movies. But it isn't done in Christmas movies as often as so many of the other devices. And this one was done pretty well.

The story had all kinds of possibilities and made good use of some of them. If nothing else, the movie kept you on your toes trying to remember which one you were looking at as the settings switched back and forth. I think we knew that in the end we weren't going to be very surprised.

So often in reviews we talk about the chemistry of the leads. Candace Cameron-Bure had chemistry, with two men. Eion Bailey and Adam Sinclair each clicked with Candace.

Production and scenery were good. It had mountain view and exterior Christmas decorations and interior Christmas decorations which were all beautiful.

As is often true with Hallmark, family was a big theme. And many of the other traditional themes were present as well including some sappiness. However, overall, I think this movie presents it all in a little different way.

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26 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Switched for Christmas See more »

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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