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Christmas Joy (2018)

Joy Holbrook is a market researcher about to get a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. But she receives an urgent phone call from home and rushes back to help her Aunt recover from surgery, reuniting with her former crush, Ben.

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Monika Mitchell

Writers:

Jennifer Maisel (teleplay), Tracy Andreen (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Panabaker ... Joy Holbrook
Matt Long ... Ben Andrews
Lucia Walters ... Margie Carter
Beverley Elliott ... Ruby Dempsey
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Renee
Gabrielle Rose ... Poppy Weatherton
Susan Hogan ... Shirley Andrews
Fred Henderson ... Ed Andrews
Chris Shields ... Dr. Walsh
Taylor Hastings ... Ashley Jules
John Shaw ... Phil Finnegan
Sean MacLean Sean MacLean ... Zeke
Sarah Hayward ... Focus Group Member
Robert Egger ... Focus Group Member
AJ Simmons AJ Simmons ... Focus Group Member
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Joy Holbrook is an intuitive market researcher in DC who has captured the attention of the account's CEO and is about to get a sweet promotion, just in time for the holidays. She receives an urgent phone call from home and she rushes back to Crystal Falls, NC to help her Aunt recover from surgery and is reunited with her former crush, Ben. To keep her Aunt focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby's place with the town's legendary baking competition, the "Cookie Crawl," much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has absolutely no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben's attempts to "co-captain," she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Family | Romance

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Filmed in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. See more »

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Actually, the lovely town of Winston-Salem is just over an hour from Charlotte and five hours from D.C. (City Hall). Agree about the mountains and snow though. See more »

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The actors credited in the opening titles aren't listed in the end credits. See more »

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Boughs of Holly
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Performed by Marty Jourard
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Nice & Sweet
17 June 2019 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Review Date 6/15/2019

I Have Reviewed OVER 500 "Christmas Films and Specials". Please BEWARE Of films and specials with just one review! For instance When "It's a POSITIVE" chances are that the reviewer was involved with the production. "If its Negative" then they may have a grudge against the film for whatever reason. I am fare about these films.

Joy Holbrook is an intuitive market researcher in DC who has captured the attention of the account's CEO and is about to get a sweet promotion, just in time for the holidays. She receives an urgent phone call from home and she rushes back to Crystal Falls, NC to help her Aunt recover from surgery and is reunited with her former crush, Ben. To keep her Aunt focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby's place with the town's legendary baking competition, the "Cookie Crawl," much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has absolutely no idea of the Herculean task before her.

Now the reviews are all over the place but what the film does best is having "Christmas Spirit". I also love the fact they didn't make the lead a hard headed business woman. I also love the fact at the end you realize that this film celebrates women helping other women.

Very Good Film. I was impressed!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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