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The Christmas Card (2006)

US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him by a church group that mails cards out to servicemen as a goodwill effort.

Director:

Stephen Bridgewater (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)

Writer:

Joany Kane
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Luke
John Newton ... Sgt. Cody Cullen
Alice Evans ... Faith Spelman
Lois Nettleton ... Rosie Spelman
Ben Weber ... Paul
Peter Jason ... Richard
Andrew Sanford Andrew Sanford ... Sammy
Kate Hamon Kate Hamon ... Selma
Glorinda Marie ... Molly
Charlie Holliday ... Rev. Ives
Kurt Johnson Kurt Johnson ... Eric
Brooke Davis Brooke Davis ... Liddy
Nick Ballard ... Jonesy
Chad Michael Collins ... Lewis (as Chad Collins)
Brian Robinson ... Edo
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Storyline

US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his fellow soldier Jonesy is killed in an attack while they are delivering medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is put on leave and goes to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his way home he passes Nevada City, California, where he meets Faith Spelman, who writes the parish's Christmas cards to lonely soldiers, who had coincidentally included him, an orphan. He happens to save her dad Luke from a serious car run-over. The Spellmans invite Cody home for dinner, then the Christmas tide. He proves a great help in the family logging firm. Vietenam vet Luke wants Cody as son-in-law, but although charmed, Faith still seems committed to rarely present fiancé Paul, a wine broker. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Christmas Card See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The covered bridge Cody is seen riding his motorcycle out of is located at Bridgeport State Park outside of Penn Valley, CA and downstream of the California Memorial for the Vietnam Veterans. It's closed to vehicular traffic, but is open to pedestrians. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Cody is being asked to take Faith to the Christmas tree lot, there is a picture of a baseball game in the back of the newspaper, even though it is Christmas (December). See more »

Connections

Featured in The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Sung by Nick Ballard, Brian Robinson & Chad Michael Collins
(Scene at Army base)
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Awesome!!!!!
3 December 2006 | by amazonwoman92See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Most Christmas movies tend to be very cheesy, but this one is not. I love this movie. It's good enough to watch all year round, and not just at Christmas. The leading man is one that every guy envy's, and every woman wants. He's kind, loyal, and respectable. Not to mention VERY handsome- to say the least. I would recommend watching this movie at least once. Even if you don't LOVE it like I do, I'm sure you'll think it was half way descent. It is very clean, but keeps your interest. It's a great movie to watch with family around the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas! =]


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