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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Actors: Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
NR     2009     1hr 27min

Five-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Henry Winkler stars in The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, the story of what happens when you open your heart to the power of Christmas. Disenchanted single mom Jennifer Cull...  more »


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Actors: Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Christmas
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/13/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Janine O. from MISSOULA, MT
Reviewed on 9/13/2014...
Loved this movie. Henry Winkler's dry humor keeps me laughing every time I watch it. The plot is pretty predictable but it's a funny, clean movie I can watch with my teenage boys without worry.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kelly H. (dvdgirl)
Reviewed on 10/24/2009...
I saw this movie on I believe the Hallmark Channel last Christmas. I fell in love with it. So when I saw that DVDSwap finally put it on their wishlist I was quick to get in 1st position.

I can't wait for it to be posted. Henry Winkler plays a matchmaking father trying to help his daughter (Brooke Burns) meet a good man. He is not too thrilled with her current fiance. So when he runs into Morgan (Warren Christie) on the flight in to see his daughter he comes up with a plan.

What happens after that is pure fun, laughter, and love. Wonderful holiday movie. I recommend "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" and "The Christmas Card" for heartwarming Christmas Love Stories."

1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Loved it on TV, Disappointed with the DVD release
C. Lorz | Orem, UT USA | 10/20/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed this movie when I saw it on tv. I was a little uncomfortable with the two unnecessary towel scenes but they were tastefully enough done that I could overlook it. I was thrilled to see it was on dvd and bought a copy immediately. Sometimes it's cool when they add deleted scenes back into the movie. Sometimes not. This DVD release had one of each instance. There's an added car scene with Jen and Morgan after they pick up the bike that was kind of sweet. The other added scene was of a definitely naked Jen getting into the shower. You don't see anything except her bare back (extending very low down her back) but unlike the towel scene where one could assume for filming she was actually wearing a strapless bathing suit, the shower scene is quite a bit more revealing and really completely unnecessary. I know there are many who will think I'm being silly but had I known about the shower scene I would not have purchased this dvd. This review is more to warn people like me. The rest of you, I'm sure will enjoy the movie and be glad it was released so quickly onto DVD."
A great chick flick for any time of the year!
Rachel Carpenter | Ohio, USA | 10/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The movie starts with introducing us to a lovable cop who enjoys beating up burglars. Then it takes you to meet Jennifer, a single mom, and her darling son, as he asks (paraphrased) "How can Santa be real? It isn't possible! But I do want to believe!" Jennifer does her best to answer her sons questions, but struggles to find the right answers, as she herself does not like Christmas.

Then you meet Morgan, a nomad. He usually spends his time sleeping on the floors at the airport until by chance, he meets the cop. The two become fast friends and pull a con on one of the workers at the airport. The worker upgrades them to first class on the plane. When the friends arrive in Chicago, Morgan heads off too board his next plane only to find that the airport in Denver, where he is headed, is closed down because of a snowstorm. So, reluctant to let a stranger into her home, Jennifer finally invites Morgan to stay with her, her uncle (the cop), and her son.

Filled with laughter, awkward moments, apologies, and break ups, this movie is a wonderful tale that teaches you to love the little things in life and to not let all the preperation for Christmas keep you from enjoying the holiday's season. The movie was a real tear jerker nearing the end, so have your tissue box ready!"
Fabulous Christmas movie...but be careful with young kids!
DaffyDilly | Southern California | 11/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is great and one I will be watching for years to come. Henry Winkler is fabulous in the role as the retired cop...and man oh man, Warren Christie is a great actor and beautiful to boot. Only one thing to watch for-(possible spoiler here) and that is...there is alot of talk of the reality of Santa and the little boy fearful of him not being "real" due to school kids. A large part of the plot, for those of us with young kids, makes it pretty clear that someone other than Santa is coming on Christmas Eve. The movie eventually leads the adults to fabricate Santa arriving to reassure the boy of Santa's existence and even the gift he asked Santa for is clearly hunted for and purchased by the Mom (during part of hysterical mishaps in the film) and left from Santa Christmas morning. I love the film 100%, I love the message behind it and the acting is fantastic- but I am sad that I cannot watch it with my young kids. In five minutes, I was already turning it off and trying to explain a scene away...but that doesn't stop me from watching it after they go to bed!!"