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The Christmas Gift (2015)

A reporter searches for a stranger who unknowingly changed her life with an anonymous Christmas gift.

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Fred Olen Ray
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Megan
Sterling Sulieman ... Wesley Hardin Johnson Jr.
Rick Fox ... Cooper
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Wesley Hardin Johnson Sr. (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
Marliss Amiea ... Nina
Daniel Booko ... Alex
Tracy Mulholland ... Susie
Jacob Johnson Jacob Johnson ... Chase
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cal Bartlett ... Reynolds
Al Carabello ... Chauffeur
Aaron Christopher Aaron Christopher ... Kid
Ariel Dupin Ariel Dupin ... Shelly
Ed Halligan Ed Halligan ... Cliff
Rylan Lee ... Young Megan
Meghan McLeod ... Laura
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Storyline

Campus radio star Wesley Hardin Johnson Jr., a Christmas buff in jingle bells mood at the beginning of the season, cheerfully offers to drive fellow student Megan, whose ride fell trough, home to New England and makes it an unforgettable fun voyage. Years later, she's a petty reporter at the local newspaper, which is being taken over so all jobs are at risk. He transferred home as California-vetted star to the city radio. They meet and she hopes to finally snatch the one boy she never forgot, as he had mysteriously left college before the next term, but he seems uninterested. Still she hopes to interest him by anonymously sending cheesy souvenir gifts, which he discards clueless, having mentioned the strange phenomenon his show, which actually bans all Christmassy elements. However their bosses get wind of the 'romantic mystery' and set them tasks requiring him to look for his unknown fan and her to report on the potential romance. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Present See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Okay Film is Just that
28 November 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 (C H R I S T M A S ) MOVIES AND SPECIALS.

BEWARE OF SOME REVIEWERS THAT ONLY HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE NO AGENDA! I AM HONEST! I REVIEW MOVIES & SPECIALS AS A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN! I HAVE DISCOVERED MANY GEMS IN MY QUEST TO SEE AS MANY Christmas MOVIES AS I CAN.

In this film "The Christmas Gift" The story is built around Megan, a beautiful 10-year old girl who is impressed by a gift that she received through Secret Santa. Not only is she impressed by the gift, she treasures it, since it came at a time in her life when she really needed it. As time passes, she never forgets the gift, and she never forgets the face of the little boy whose photo was attached to the Christmas gift. After almost 10 years, Megan, who is now a journalist, makes it her mission to find out the location of the little boy who touched her so many years ago. When she decides to approach the editor with an idea for the perfect story to find her Secret Santa, Megan's life changes in a way she never expects after finding him.

In general the story is not that well crafted. The emotion on the actors have for one another is just isn't there. What should be noted is that this film is so predictable that you can see the twist coming.

The actors are all fine and do great work here. The story could have used a little more work.


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