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Christmas Everlasting (2018)

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A hotshot lawyer returns to her childhood home following a death in the family.

Director:

Ron Oliver

Writers:

Marie Bostwick (based on the novel by), Marcy Holland (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatyana Ali ... Lucy
Dondré T. Whitfield ... Peter (as Dondré Whitfield)
Dennis Haysbert ... Uncle Barney
Patti LaBelle ... Mrs. Swinson
Amanda Brooks ... Daphne
Alyshia Ochse ... Celia
Shi Ne Nielson ... Rinda
Jaida-Iman Benjamin ... Maeve (as Jaida Iman Benjamin)
Richard Garner ... Joe
Brianna Butler ... Lucy (18)
Brittany Guess ... Alice
Kelly Collins Lintz ... Carla
Paul Rolfes ... Ed (as Paul Roles)
Zoë Calloway ... Lucy (K) (as Zoe Calloway)
Selah Kimbro Jones ... Alice (K)
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Storyline

"Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York's top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when Alice, her older sister with special needs, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy returns back to Nilson's Bay, Wis., to attend the funeral and handle her estate. While Lucy dreads returning to her childhood home, she also feels real sorrow that she was too busy to take her sister's last call. Once back in Nilson's Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice's former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice's eccentric will that states in order for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days through the holidays." Written by Hallmark

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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In "The Second Sister", the 2015 novel that Christmas Everlasting is based on, Lucy is a seasoned political campaigner rather than a corporate lawyer. See more »

Goofs

When they put on Nat King Cole to decorate the tree, the label is clearly RCA, and he only recorded on Capitol, also after one song the album was over. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Written by Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme) and Robert Wells
Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Morris Edwin H & Co Inc (ASCAP)
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Nice Surprise
14 July 2019 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

Review Date 7/14/2019

I have Reviewed OVER 500 "Christmas Films, & Christmas Television Movies , & Television 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. I am on a mission to watch every Christmas Movie ever produced. Since 2014 I average 100 a year.

I am not sure who is picking the material for Tatyana Ali but this is the 2nd Christmas theme film I have seen her in and both were way above average.

In this story Tatyana Ali plays a big city new York lawyer who must return to her home town for her sisters funeral. In order for her to inherit the family home she must live in it for a week.

This film is better than you expect. I don't want to give anything more away but trust me its a winner!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Everlasting See more »

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16:9 HD
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