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Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018)

TV-G | | Drama | TV Movie 2 December 2018
This holiday romance is based on the incredible story about organ donor Chris Dempsey and recipient Heather Krueger, who were brought into one another's lives by a transplant surgery that led to a miraculous romance.

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Gary Yates

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Erinne Dobson (story by), Shannon Fopeano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimee Teegarden ... Heather Krueger
Brett Dalton ... Chris Dempsey
Lolita Davidovich ... Judy Dempsey
Cassandra Potenza ... Ashley Krueger
Nancy Sorel ... Kathy Krueger
Thom Zimerle ... Bill Krueger
Steve Bacic ... Jack
Melissa Marie Elias Melissa Marie Elias ... Jennette
Martin Roach ... Dr. Jenkins
Micheline Marchildon ... Rosa
Candace Smith Candace Smith ... Professor Tierney
Rick Gensiorek ... Elderly Gentleman
Darren Martens ... Andy
Danika Frederick ... Sadie
Beverly Ndukwu ... Nurse Rachel
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This holiday romance is based on the incredible story about organ donor Chris Dempsey and recipient Heather Krueger, who were brought into one another's lives by a transplant surgery that led to a miraculous romance.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Unselfishness to the nth degree
8 December 2018 | by Jackbv123See all my reviews

This story is exactly what you'd expect if you read the synopsis and even more so if you've read anything about the true-life couple.

Aimee Teegarden and Brett Dalton do a great job bringing Heather and Christ to life and the supporting cast is good too. Both Heather and Chris appear to be unselfish people who spend their lives making other peoples' lives better.

I read an anecdote about Chris that I wish the movie had tried to capture because it is just one more thing that shows the kind of person he is. His real job is as a code inspector and he once found the house of a 90 year old woman to have problems which I assume would have put the woman into an untenable situation. Apparently instead of writing her up and walking away, he organized a project to help her fix it up.

The movie story is a tiny bit thin, but the underlying story makes the movie worth watching.


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