The Christmas Card
|The Christmas Card|
|Distributed by||Larry Levinson Productions|
|Directed by||Stephen Bridgewater|
|Produced by||Robert Halmi Jr.
|Written by||Joany Kane|
|Running time||84 minutes|
The Christmas Card is a Hallmark Channel original movie produced by RHI Entertainment. It was released December 2, 2006, and was written by Joany Kane and directed by Stephen Bridgewater. The movie was filmed on location in Nevada City, California.
In the midst of war in Afghanistan, Cody Cullen (John Newton) is touched by a Christmas card sent by Faith Spelman (Alice Evans) from the small, picturesque town of Nevada City, California. As months pass, the card never leaves his side, giving him the strength to survive and setting him on a mission to find her.
- John Haymes Newton as Cody Cullen
- Alice Evans as Faith Spelman
- Edward Asner as Luke Spelman
- Peter Jason as Uncle Richard
- Lois Nettleton as Rosie Spelman
- Ben Weber as Paul
- Andrew Sanford as Sammy
- Kate Hamon as Selma
- Glorinda Marie as Molly
- Charlie Holliday as Reverend Ives
- Kurt Johnson as Eric
- Brooke Davis as Liddy
- Nick Ballard as Jonesy
- Chad Collins as Lewis
- Brian Robinson as Edo
Hallmark Channel collaborated with Operation Dear Abby, who issued a special message in her column: "This holiday season – support the troops by sending a message to our servicemembers." The network also put together a national Cards for Troops campaign and a partnership with America Supports You to build support of Americans for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services. Hallmark Channel also set up a satellite link to reunite Jennifer Parsley, a young woman from Porter, Texas who sent thousands of cards to troops through Operation Gratitude and in the process met serviceman Jeremy Harshman, who is deployed overseas.
The movie ranked as Hallmark Channel’s highest-ever-rated telecast to the date of its premiere. The network also ranked #1 in Prime Time that day, making it the most-watched telecast on basic cable for the day.
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- The Christmas Card at RHI Entertainment