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The Christmas Ornament (2013)

A widow plans to give Christmas festivities a miss, as they bring back too many memories of her late husband.

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Mark Jean

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Bill Wells (teleplay), J.B. White (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Kellie Martin ... Kathy Howard
Cameron Mathison ... Tim Pierce
Jewel Staite ... Jenna Lowe
Brendan Meyer ... Connor
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Ben Lowe
Cole Vigue ... Graham
Nicole Oliver ... Sarah
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Mario
Gwynyth Walsh ... Eve Atkinson
Ian Carter ... Middle Aged Man
Evans Johnson ... Andrea
Laura Mennell ... Rebecca
Linda Darlow ... Vanessa
Phillip David Lee Phillip David Lee ... Andrea's Husband
Nels Lennarson ... Dale
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Newly widowed Kathy plans to skip out on decking the halls and trimming the tree this Christmas, trying to avoid anything that will bring back memories of her late husband. The only Christmas tradition she will observe is baking cookies for her friends, a passion since she was a child. When Kathy meets handsome Christmas tree shop owner Tim, their undeniable chemistry - along with an ornament Tim gives her that symbolizes hope-helps Kathy open up to the joys of the season again. With the support of her best friend Jenna, and the budding relationship with Tim, Kathy begins to embrace the hopeful message of the ornament. Although Kathy wants to take a chance on Tim, she struggles to find the balance between preserving the memory of her husband and moving on with her own future. Is the Christmas ornament a sign that she can have a hopeful future? Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2013 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Even though it's Christmas, the trees in the streets still have most of their leaves. See more »

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Kathy's bike business is called "Dream Cycle" but when Kathy and Jenna are discussing Kathy's starting a cookie business, Jenna calls it "Dream Bikes." See more »

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Isn't Christmastime a Wonderful Thing?
Written by: Joe Lervold & Lisa Aschmann
Performed by: Carla Helmbrecht with The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Cinemasters and Imaginary Friends Music Partners
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Well done Hallmark TV movie - Kellie Martin is great
17 November 2013 | by gordonm888See all my reviews

The Christmas Ornament is a Hallmark made-for-TV Christmas-themed movie - sentimental and largely predictable. In 2013, Hallmark seems to be making a push to produce better quality movies, and they are having some success. The Christmas Ornament has better dialog, acting and cinematography than the usual Hallmark fare and even had a small plot twist in the end that my wife and I did not see coming!

This film is almost completely a two actor movie. A haggard looking Kellie Martin plays Kathy, a recently widowed woman (without children) who isn't celebrating the Christmas season because she is still grieving for her dead husband. She meets Tim, played by Cameron Mathison,who is a successful and gorgeous businessman who loves Christmas and sells Christmas trees. However, the film rises above this incredibly cheesy premise. Kellie Martin delivers a fine acting performance and is believable as a struggling, sad woman who slowly allows herself to stumble up on happiness. I enjoyed this movie and will enjoy watching it again.


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