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Our First Christmas (2008)

Christmas plans are destined to be ruined when two families come together.

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Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Edithe Swensen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dixie Carter ... Evie Baer
Julie Warner ... Cindy Baer-Noll
John Ratzenberger ... Joe Noll
Steven Eckholdt ... Tom Baer-Noll
Grace Fulton ... Lily
Cassi Thomson ... Tory
Maxim Knight ... Jacob
Richard Riehle ... Santa
Kat Graham ... Assistant Bernie (as Katerina Graham)
Carly Bondar Carly Bondar ... Mean Girl #1
Lewis Smith ... Pastor Brown
Chris LoPrete Chris LoPrete ... Singer
Eric Seppala Eric Seppala ... Singer
Lisa Donahey ... Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
María Antonieta Vázquez María Antonieta Vázquez ... Barista
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Storyline

Widower Tom Baer, a school counselor, recently married school coach Cindy Noll, a widow. Their respective offspring gets along fairly well, despite different parenting styles, but as their first Christmas with all step-siblings approaches, each set is desperate to respect their own seasonal traditions, reminiscent of their late parents. Tom's father, retired preacher Joe Noll, and Cindy's mother-in-law (from her deceased husband, Dave), Evie, a businesswoman, each liked by both, hoped to bridge the gap, but when that fails, she returns home alone. Just that gets the kids reconsidering their pouting pact. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our First Christmas See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dixie Carter and Julie Warner worked together previously on Family Law (1999). See more »

Goofs

Mom's mixing bowl changes repeatedly between metal and ceramic in the scene where Tory needs help with quadratic equations. See more »

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Worth seeing!
5 March 2014 | by ZooomaSee all my reviews

Made-for-TV (Hallmark Channel) production, one of about a hundred in the past decade alone. So many have lost their way, using Christmas in name only when the story itself has so little to do with Christmas. Here we get a different treat, a 1 in 10 movie that actually works. Despite taking place in Southern California, it's quite Christmasy throughout. The holiday spirit is the background for this. Unfortunately another background exists -- the orchestral score which is so in your ears at times that it's distracting. Why add that in so heavily? It's like they don't want to rely on strength of script to carry the film. Strip the score away and you get drama. Add it in you get schmaltz. Score aside, this is pretty good. Dixie Carter and John Ratzenberger are such a joy here! Anything with Cliff from Cheers is definitely worth seeing! Such a good and warm actor! The end result works and is sure to pull at the heartstrings the way a good Christmas movie should! Worth seeing!

6.4 / 10

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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