Alpine Medien Productions, Brosier, Larry Levinson Productions
John Newton, Edward Asner, Alice Evans, Peter Jason, Lois Nettleton, Ben Weber, Andrew Sanford, Kate Hamon
Army Sergeant Cody Cullen is a soldier in Afghanistan. His closest friend Jonesy is with him delivering medical supplies when he is killed. While he is suffering he receives a Christmas Card from a stranger. Someone has to return to the states to bring the private possessions to Jonesy’s young wife.
Faith Spelman is a young single lady, and their church has a program to send Christmas Cards to random soldiers overseas. She’s the one who sends the card to Cody. So since Nevada City is nearby where Jonesy’s wife lives, and he has nowhere to go, he decides to find out who the person was who sent him the card, just to thank them for the kind thoughts. But mostly he’s wondering what makes a person do something like that.
They meet in a rather funny way without knowing who the other one is, and then accidentally Cody saves Faith’s father from an accident, and after finding out that he has no family to spend the holidays with, they insist he stay with them for Christmas.
Faith’s dad owns a saw mill and a logging firm. He helps out with the company business, and it’s obvious that they like each other. But Faith is engaged to a world traveling wine broker. Mom and Dad do some matchmaking which doesn’t work too well.
I love this movie. I first rented the DVD from NetFlix and fell in love with it. I’ve seen it on TV every year since. Ed Asner is wonderful, and the beauty of Christmas in Nevada City is unbelievable. The scenery is breathtaking all the way around. Of course their are complications and twists, but it’s a wonderful Christmas story and one of my favorites. I have recommended this film to everyone I see every Christmas.