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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)

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Corporate analyst and single mom, Jen, tackles Christmas with a business-like approach until her uncle arrives with a handsome stranger in tow.

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Michael Scott (as Michael M. Scott)

Writer:

Bruce Graham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Burns ... Jennifer Cullen
Henry Winkler ... Uncle Ralph Kendall
Warren Christie ... Morgan Derby
Connor Christopher Levins ... Brian Cullen (as Connor Levins)
Woody Jeffreys ... Richard Windom
Serge Houde ... Stephen Windom
Rebecca Toolan ... Winnie Windom
Michael Roberds ... Chet Wojorski
Rukiya Bernard ... Denise
Jennifer Clement ... Rita
Vanesa Tomasino ... Wanda
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ... Mugger (as Lauro Chartrand)
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Supervisor
Sonya Anand Sonya Anand ... Attendant
Sian Sladen Sian Sladen ... Airline Employee
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Storyline

The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, handsome Morgan Derby. Morgan's love of Christmas, and life, is contagious and as Jennifer glumly navigates through the holidays, she soon realizes that what she needs most is right under her nose. Stars Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns and Warren Christie. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Época Mais Maravilhosa do Ano See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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On the DVD version of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" it is Full Screen and the audio is high-pitched. While the Digital version and Hallmark Channel showing is Widescreen and the audio is Normal pitched. Just like it is shown on Hallmark Channel. See more »

Goofs

The license plate on the Toyota Prius has an Illinois plate but the license number is the wrong format for Illinois plates. Numbers and letters can not be mixed on Illinois plates. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Derby: [after knocking the storekeeper out with a trash can] I had to do it, he's bigger than me.
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Joy to the World
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Written by Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason
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....If You Like Season-Themed Romantic Comedies...
13 December 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

...And, I must admit, I do. Of course, there are few surprises in the plot. You know, as you start the movie, that the happy couple at the start of the movie is not the happy couple at the end of the movie, that the course of true love never runs smooth and so forth. So how do we get from point A to point B and is the trip worth it?

For me, this little TV movie is worth it, partly for the scenes of Brooke Burns coping in a brittle fashion with holiday stress -- negotiating for the hot Christmas gift on behalf of her son. dealing with manic Christmas-light neighbors or trying to figure out how to cook a turkey -- but mostly for Henry Winkler playing her goofy cop uncle from New York. Goofy humor is, all too often, the province of young actors. Older actors are all too often worried about their serious career and too embarrassed to play intellectually sloppy characters. Henry Winkler is still willing to take that risk and I am grateful for the chuckles. Watch this and you will likely be too.


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