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November Christmas

November Christmas

Robert Harmon (2010)

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Compassionate acts have a snowball effect across a small-town community in this simple but huge-hearted festive tale about healing and the magic of human kindness. Directed with warmth and sensitivity by veteran film-maker Robert Harmon (The Hitcher), the short story-based feature allows the delightfully natural performances to speak for themselves, as perceptive farmer Sam Elliott helps a seriously ill child and her family celebrate Halloween, and then Christmas, ahead of time. Elliott's relaxed charm and his character's innate goodness really make this a TV movie to remember, infusing the episodic, often contrived narrative with a contagious positivity that emphasises the pleasingly old-fashioned values in this intimate drama. He's complemented by a similarly subtle turn from John Corbett (as the sick girl's father), whose quiet, poignant desperation is likely to move parents in the audience.

Summary

A father whose daughter is seriously ill fears she will not live through the year. He is determined to make sure her remaining time is happy, and with the help of his neighbours, he arranges to celebrate Halloween and Christmas months ahead of schedule so she can enjoy both holidays. Drama, starring John Corbett and Sam Elliott.

Cast & Crew

Tom Marks John Corbett
Jess Sanford Sam Elliott
Beth Marks Sarah Paulson
Claire Sanford Karen Allen
Vanessa Marks Emily Alyn Lind
Tammy Elizabeth McLaughlin
Adult Vanessa Tegan Moss
Gordon Marks Max Charles
Director Robert Harmon
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Language: English Colour

Drama

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