- Actors: John Corbett, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen, Elizabeth McLaughlin, and Emily Alyn Lind Sam Elliott
- Directors: Robert Harmon
- Producers: David A. Rosemont and Brent Shields
- Format: Dolby, Color, Widescreen, Closed-captioned
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Hallmark
- Run Time: 94 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 145 customer reviews
- ASIN: B004EZIUSG
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,230 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Through a child's eyes, waiting for Halloween and Christmas can seem like forever. So imagine how special it would make a sick little girl feel if the holidays were magically moved forward -- just for her. Vanessa Marks knows just how that feels. Now a healthy young woman, she has written a children's book entitled November Christmas, inspired by her memories as a very sick eight-year-old. At age 23, Vanessa returns to her hometown to share her story with a group of children at the local library. Years before as Vanessa's family struggled to deal with her illness, Tom, her dad, was determined to bring some joy to his family. When he stops by the nearby farm stand during the summer to inquire about pumpkins and Christmas trees, his perceptive neighbor Jess Sanford quickly catches on that he's trying to move up the holidays. Jess steps in engages others to help with this heartfelt cause, and while doing so begins a healing process of his own. With support of their small town and the gift of caring from a neighbor, the father's wish for his daughter is realized -- Halloween in August and a November Christmas.
Features: "Making of" featurette, behind-the-scenes interview, biographies, credits and production story; wide-screen version, closed captioned, English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Top customer reviews
Sam Elliott and the cast are simply great!!!
If you like to cry off and on during the movie... this is the movie for you.
If you like holiday flicks, (timely or other-wise), this is the movie for you.
If you like cute little girls who are dying through-out the movie... this is the movie for you.
If you like very good acting, pacing, sound-track, filming, scenary, etc... this is the movie for you.
If you like/love old Sam Elliot...(did I already ask that?), this is the movie for you.
I could go on and on......... This was/is a super movie. I watch it so often, I think I'll wear it out.
My wife even likes it and she seldom sniffs, let alone crys, during a movie.
For plot... give the kid a holiday/days before it is too late. The parents share a similar situation with Sam and his wife.... Oh, heck, watch this thing!!!! It is one of the one or two best movies like it...even better than, "The Ultimate Gift"! Sorry Mr. Garner!)
I am not one to thrive on "tear jerking" movies, especially at the time of year when I want to be spreading good cheer. I settle in with a bowl of popcorn and watch holiday movies non-stop through the whole month of December..loving the comedies so much more than the ones filled with tears and loss..even a happy ending doesn't usually overcome the pall of getting there..
I related so well to this family and felt every pain and helpless feeling alongside them..even to the little brother who really isn't sure what is happening. The wonderful older neighbors who have suffered their own loss long ago, came to the rescue and with great tact and strength, lent themselves gladly and unselfishly to help give this little girl her last, best Christmas in November, knowing she would not be there to see it on the actual date.
I thought this movie was well worth the tears I shed as I watched and felt and cheered with the characters..and with the young, beautiful woman who began the tale reading a book she had written to the rapt audience of children gathered at her feet.
We are transported into the story book and see the events happening as they occurred..the end was perfect even as I held my breath and expected the worst..we were given only the best.
There is no way you could be disappointed in this wonderful movie..gather around your family or by yourself..you will love it..if you are a lover of the season..I promise~