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|A Golden Christmas|
|Written by||Jay Cipriani|
|Directed by||John Murlowski|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||95 minutes|
|Original network||Ion Television|
A Golden Christmas is a 2009 Christmas romance movie starring Andrea Roth and Nicholas Brendon. The television movie premiered on December 13, 2009 as Ion Television's first original television movie. Plot: "A woman visits her parents for Christmas. Hearing that they've "sold" the house, she wants to buy it. At 9 she had a BFF in the woods nearby named Han Solo. She and the buyer are single, divorced and have a child each. Is he her Han?"
- Andrea Roth as Jessica
- Nicholas Brendon as Michael
- Bruce Davison as Rod, Jessica's father
- Alley Mills as Katherine, Jessica's mother
- Elisa Donovan as Anna, Jessica's sister
- Jason London as Mitch
- Daniel Zykov as Henry, Jessica's son
- Melody Hollis as Madeline, Michael's daughter
- Robert Seay as Chet, the realtor
Two quasi-sequels were made:
- 3 Holiday Tails, a.k.a. A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail, a 2011 direct-to-DVD film, saw a young post-college couple reuniting due to "interference" by several golden retrievers, and a sub-plot having two pre-teens becoming good friends. Only Mills and Davison reprised their roles.
- A Golden Christmas 3, a.k.a. Home For Christmas, a TV movie released November 2012, featured childhood friends reuniting in love, again due to "magical" circumstance involving several golden retrievers. Alexandra Peters reprises her role from A Golden Christmas 2.
The film was released on DVD on October 12, 2010.
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- Murlowski, John (2009-12-13), A Golden Christmas (Comedy, Family, Romance), Andrea Roth, Nicholas Brendon, Elisa Donovan, Bruce Davison, Maple Island Films, retrieved 2020-09-23
- Carpenter, Edwin. "A Golden Christmas". The Dove Foundation. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- A Golden Christmas on IMDb
- Golden Christmas: The Second Tail on IMDb
- Home for Christmas: Golden Christmas 3 on IMDb
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