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Christmas in Love (2018)

Ellie Hartman, an aspiring crafter working in her small town's bakery shows Nick Carlingson --the big city new CEO during his visit to the bakery's main floor-- that it's people and not machines that make the business a success.


Don McBrearty


Stephen A. Stewart (teleplay by), Bob Sáenz (teleplay by) (as Bob Saenz) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke D'Orsay ... Ellie Hartman
Daniel Lissing ... Nick Carlingson
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Grace Hartman
David Keeley ... Richard Hartman
Jamie Spilchuk ... Carl North
Carolina Bartczak ... Haley Ellis
Jonathan Whittaker ... Jack Carlingson
Lori Hallier ... Marian Carlingson
Marty Moreau ... Hal
Sabryn Rock ... Donna
Diane Johnstone ... Violet
Donno Mitoma ... Dave
Michaela Boutros-Ghali ... Michaela
Chris Renaud ... Christmas Caroller
Telysa Chandler Telysa Chandler ... Christmas Caroller


Ellie Hartman (D'Orsay) is an aspiring crafter working in her small town's bakery making famous Christmas Kringles. When the new, big-city CEO Nick Carlingson (Lissing) visits the bakery, he arrives filled with modernization ideas destined to lay off many employees. During his visit, Ellie is to teach Nick how to make a Kringle, and determined to show him it's the people who make the business a success, not machines. Nick meets more of the employees and townspeople, visits the food bank and begins to see all the kindness that is shared, and he begins to soften - though not convinced automation isn't better. Struggling with chasing her own entrepreneurial dreams, Ellie begins to fall for Nick but not before feeling betrayed when she inadvertently sees Nick's laptop filled with automation plans. When Nick finally tells the employees his future ideas for the company, Ellie must decide if she should trust him, but more importantly, whether to take a leap of faith in making her own dreams ...

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Drama | Romance


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The film received a 500,000 Canadian dollar subsidy from the Government of Ontario. See more »


When Carl is Facetiming his mom before going to White Deer, he is using two different phones as the shot switches back and forth from him to mom. See more »

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Tired of the poor details.
21 December 2018 | by eb999See all my reviews

I really want to love Hallmark's Christmas films, but the phony and/or cheap details ruin them. The real plus in this film was the actors especially Brooke D'Orsay. So I rated this film with a six. But... the phony details ruin so much of the story and they are as follows:

1. Nobody ever looks really cold; and they never wear real coats. They also never wear warm hats...or gloves...or boots! Also we never see the misty breath which is the hallmark (ha, ha) of freezing temps. 2. There are little patches of snow around, but if you look in the background, you'll see plenty of deciduous trees, full of green leaves. These should be stripped bare! 3. The sun is WRONG! It has this intense brightness that is only seen in the summer. 4. Ms. D'Orsay runs around the bakery with flowing long hair. NOooo! She should be wearing the same head gear as the workers - or at least be wearing her hair up!

This lack of authenticity ruins the film for me. Instead of enjoying the show, I'm nitpicking every small mistake! And every year, I find myself watching fewer Christmas movies and enjoying the ones I watch less!

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11 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Kringles for Christmas See more »

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