I love this tender Christmas madcap crazy movie. It has heart, soul, compassion and it is cast beautifully with a diverse ensemble of talented actors. It's 2014 and it's about time we start watching movies that accurately represents the U.S.A. Kudos for the great casting! Carlos Gomez is perfect as the widower and father of a daughter stationed in Afghanistan. Loved it all! And, as a bona-fide dog lover, well, it's a home run!
Hallmark Channel movies are great but I hope to see more stories with diverse cast. Anne Heche is also great as the frazzled mom who probably wishes she could have a do-over and start the day all over again. Ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong from the moment you wake up? One Christmas Eve is one of those days. You'll laugh, smile, and rejoice in turning it all around... if only it could be.
Reviewed by Christmas-Reviewer8 / 10
Worth Buying Watch it Anytime of the year
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This TV-movie is a great film! Made for the Hallmark channel and so it is family safe. In this film a recently divorced woman finds a puppy in her yard on Christmas Eve. At the same time she sees a man hurt on her property. She takes him (along with her kids and that puppy) to the hospital. At the hospital one thing leads to another. The puppy escapes and the a little boy goes chasing after him. And this is just the beginning.
Anne Heche plays Nell Blakemore, a newly‐single mom who wants this Christmas to be extra‐special for her two kids. It turns out to be special, indeed, but it's not what she had in mind. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Chaos reigns in this entertaining comedy, and the notion of 'family' takes on a whole new meaning.
I do not want to give too much more away but this film is one everyone can watch and find someone to relate too! The Actors are top notch and the film makes no mistakes! It is available on Amazon to buy!
You should buy it if you do have kids under 12! They will love it! Don't wait until Christmas Get It NOW! Share with your family! Its the perfect film to have on while you are making cookies!
Reviewed by boblipton6 / 10
You Know, Nothing is Funnier Than a Crutch
A couple of janitors working late on Christmas Eve have a puppy dumped on them. They try to leave in on Anne Heche's doorstep, but one of them breaks his leg fleeing... and that's just the first disaster in this remarkably funny comedy from the Hallmark Channel's annual Christmas season of original movies.
Jay Russell directs his cast in wonderfully straight-faced performances as they struggle to get through this particular calamity, only to break an arm or be robbed at gunpoint in a snowstorm. Miss Heche's just-keeping-it-together-for-the-kids demeanor is very funny, and the mildly incredulous way Brian Tee as the doctor who keeps seeing the same bunch of shlemazels return to his emergency room yet again is fine. There aren't many laugh-out-loud moments, but no one tries for them. You will smile a lot as people manage to get through big and small problems and still be happy.