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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

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Jennifer Maisel (teleplay), Tracy Andreen (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 ... Zeke
Sarah Hayward ... Focus Group Member
Robert Egger ... Focus Group Member
AJ Simmons ... Focus Group Member
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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Filmed in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. See more »

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No town within reasonable commuting distance of Charlotte, NC, is also only five hours from Washington, DC, nor would there be mountains or sustained winter weather in that place if there were. See more »

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A great new movie team
12 January 2019 | by romoleeSee all my reviews

This is the finest pairing of two incomparable talents to arrive on the screen in a long, long time. Fresh, enchanting, full of old-fashioned impeccable timing and romantic without being forced or manipulated on the audience. Ms. Panabaker can convey her feelings with her eyes better than any actress I have seen in recent years. Mr. Long is a master at facial reactions as well. Both of these actors bring their talents to the screen in a manner that reminded me so much of the screen teams we enjoyed so much in the Golden Era of Hollywood. This is romantic storytelling that today is refreshing and uplifting and very much needed and appreciated, especially by me. I cannot wait to buy the DVD and add it to my collection of Hallmark Christmas Classics. Thank you Danielle and Matt.


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