Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tonight's Movie: The Christmas Card (2006)

THE CHRISTMAS CARD is a cozy, feel-good original TV movie production by the Hallmark Channel.

Soldier Cody Cullen (John Newton) receives a Christmas card "to any soldier" while serving in Afghanistan, and when he has leave he visits Nevada City, California, the home of the woman, Faith (Alice Evans), who sent the card. Cody soon finds himself drawing close to Faith and her family and takes a job working in their family lumber business. Only Faith's father (Ed Asner) knows that the card brought Cody to their town.

Cody falls in love with Faith, but she's about to become engaged to another man. The other man is obviously completely wrong for Faith, and Cody is completely right. Will true love win? One guess. :)

It's a simple and somewhat predictable story, charmingly told. Faith's family and the town of Nevada City are warm and welcoming. It's a film that the entire family can enjoy together.

This article has an interview with leading man John Newton and interesting info about the locations in Nevada City. Another article on Nevada City can be read here.

According to The Union, it's the highest-rated Hallmark Channel original movie ever aired.

Update: THE CHRISTMAS CARD is available on DVD.


Blogger Wolf Flywheel said...

Lived in Nevada City while in California. Most beautiful place I've ever been during the Christmas season.Great for hiking and gold panning too.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I envy you! It's beautiful, I'd love to visit. Most summers we spend a week in Bridgeport in the Sierras near the Nevada state line. Perhaps sometime we can take a detour west to see Nevada City, it doesn't look all that far away.

Best wishes, Laura

11:05 PM  
Blogger Lester Hunt said...

I just bought a dvd of this movie because Nevada City, which I've visited many times, is my favorite town in the world. It is quite charming and well made.

1:15 AM  

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