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The Truth About Christmas (2018)

Follows Jillian, a successful political consultant, confident in her ability to put a spin on anything whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend, George. On ... See full summary »

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Jay Karas

Writer:

Kelly Bowe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kali Hawk ... Jillian
Damon Dayoub ... George
Ali Ghandour ... Blake
Michela Cannon ... Zoe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adaya Ariana ... The Little Girl
Paul Dick ... Santa
Anna Ferguson ... Grandma
John Koensgen ... Mr. Festerman
Mya Labelle Mya Labelle ... Megan
Mya Labelle Mya Labelle ... Megan
Dan Lett ... Bob Beauman
Carrie Marston Carrie Marston ... Community Member
Jolanta Mojsej ... Mrs. Festerman
Claire Rankin
Carolyn Scott ... Barb Beauman
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Storyline

Follows Jillian, a successful political consultant, confident in her ability to put a spin on anything whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend, George. On the way to meet George's family for the first time during the holidays, an unusual confrontation with a toy store Santa results in a drastic change in Jillian where she can't stop herself from wildly spilling the truth. Jillian must find a way to make it stop before her holidays, her job and her relationship are ruined.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Production Co:

MarVista Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Liar Liar without Jim Carrey and taking place during Christmas
12 December 2018 | by grapesurgeonSee all my reviews

As cringy Christmas movies go, this title, The Truth About Christmas, follows the Santa suit. The premise of this movie, enlists the charm of Jillian, played by Kali Hawk, as the whimsical, progressive, and intelligent protagonist to propel the narrative of being honest with yourself. As a political consultant for the upcoming New York mayoral election, Jillian has fallen into the trap of spinning stories for her boyfriend George, which have now turned into full on lies, even to a young girl with the last "IT" toy of the season, the "poppy dot." After procuring the toy from the little girl, "Gucci" Santa ominously appears and curses Jillian with the inability to lie. Exacerbating this problem, Jillian and George are supposed to visit George's family for Christmas this weekend. Hilarity ensues as the "toxic soup" and creepy owl pictures are Jillian's first impressions with the family. Throughout the film, best friend Zoe, played by Michela Cannon, rings in to advance the plot and "Rudolph" Jilian on this journey to finding her "true" self. Receiving 8 stars out of 10, The Truth About Christmas, is a energetic, comic, and heartfelt family film to be enjoyed with a hot cup of cocoa with lots of marshmallows.


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