The Christmas Card

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The Christmas Card
Distributed by Larry Levinson Productions
Directed by Stephen Bridgewater
Produced by Robert Halmi Jr.
Larry Levinson
Michael Moran
Written by Joany Kane
Starring John Newton
Alice Evans
Edward Asner
Country United States
Language English
Release date
  • December 2, 2006 (2006-12-02)
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.



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."[1] 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.[2]


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.[3]

Award nomination[edit]

2007 Emmy Nomination for Edward Asner
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

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