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A Very Merry Toy Store (2017)

Two rival toy shop owners reluctantly join forces when an unscrupulous toy magnate opens a box store in their town.

Director:

Paula Hart

Writer:

David Breckman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Joan Hart ... Connie Forrester
Mario Lopez ... Will DiNova
Dan Amboyer ... Randy Forrester
Kurt Cole ... Nervous Lawyer
Audrey Grace Marshall ... Eleanor
Chester Jones III ... Dad
Gina Hiraizumi ... Aviana
Leslie Gilliams Leslie Gilliams ... Greg
Cameron Mann ... TJ
Beth Broderick ... Pam Forrester
Brian Dennehy ... Joe Haggarty
Anthony Del Negro ... Ed
Tara Strong ... Francine
Billy Gardell ... Roy Barnes
Raelynn Zofia Stueber ... Cute Little Girl
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Widowed Connie Forrester, mother to an adolescent son, TJ, and divorced Will DiNova are both second generation owner/operators of their respective family business. Those businesses just happen to be both toy stores - Forrester Toys and DiNova Toys, respectively - and both located in New Britain, Connecticut, one block away from each other. Connie's father and Will's uncle, from who they inherited their respective business, used to be business partners until they had a falling out which led to the two stores so close in proximity. Both Connie and Will speak nicely about the other's store when customers ask, but quietly seethe about the existence of the other and thus are not really on speaking terms. They are also both struggling financially, with Connie soon having to make a balloon payment on the store's property mortgage, while Will is trying to buy back what was his family's home which his ex-wife got in the divorce settlement, they both hoping a good Christmas season will yield ... Written by Huggo

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Trivia

The Polka Band in the carnival scene wears traditional Polish highlander Goral Hats as a nod to New Britain, Connecticut's large Polish population. The city even has an officially designated Little Poland neighborhood. See more »

Goofs

In the close-up shots of the bobsleigh race, the trees are nestled right next to the rather narrow race course. In the long shots, the race course is much wider with the trees nowhere near the course. See more »

Quotes

Randy Forrester: If I am so bad at poker, how come everybody in town wants to play with me?
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Connections

References Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Jessica Simpson and Rosie O'Donnell
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Cute, although...
9 December 2018 | by danteFZSee all my reviews

It's a cute holiday film, and enjoyable to watch. But the plot is basisally You've Got Mail, just with toy stores instead of book stores. Enjoyable nonetheless.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Hours See more »

Filming Locations:

New Britain, Connecticut, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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