What it is

Through a child’s eyes, waiting for Halloween and Christmas can seem like forever. So imagine how special it would make a sick little girl feel if the holidays were magically moved forward—just for her. Vanessa Marks knows just how that feels. Now a healthy young woman, she has written a children’s book entitled November Christmas, inspired by her memories as a very sick eight-year-old. At age 23, Vanessa returns to her hometown to share her story with a group of children at the local library. Years before as Vanessa’s family struggled to deal with her illness, Tom, her dad, was determined to bring some joy to his family. When he stops by the nearby farm stand during the summer to inquire about pumpkins and Christmas trees, his perceptive neighbor Jess Sanford quickly catches on that he’s trying to move up the holidays. Jess steps in and engages others to help with this heartfelt cause, and while doing so begins a healing process of his own. With the support of their small town and the gift of caring from a neighbor, the father’s wish for his daughter is realized—Halloween in August and a November Christmas.

  • Starring Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen and Emily Alyn Lind.
  • Includes "Making of" featurette, behind-the-scenes interview, biographies, credits and production story.
  • Wide-screen version; closed captioned; English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
  • Approx. 110 minutes running time.
  • Originally aired 11/28/10.

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November Christmas Best movie I ever watched on TV! I can watch it til I wear it out now. January 11, 2014
So inspiring! I can see this movie being treasured and shared as a family tradition for years to come. So heartwarming and real. It gives such hope and demonstrates compassion, understanding and the love of a special family and community. It's so refreshing and uplifting to watch. It's my favorite Hallmark movie. August 12, 2013
November Christmas An absolutely powerful movie that will have you crying and smiling throughout!! A wonderful job by all actors. You need to see this one!! August 1, 2013
One Of Best Movies Bought I am so glad that I bought this movie It is one of my favorites. July 12, 2013
best movie ever this movie hit home for me i have a daughter that had stage 3 breast cancer at 25 its been 2 years now she is cancer free and i would recommend this movie to everyone it will make you fill better March 13, 2013
November Christmas I loved this one. But after the year it was not reran that I caught. Maybe that is on purpose so you spend 29 on a DVD? I really think instead of playing all the old programs you do on your Channel you should re-play movies. Just a thought Glad this one is in my collection February 21, 2013
November Christmas I think this was one of your best movies ever.It represents what many families go through when they have a child with cancer. January 28, 2013
November Christmas Have watched this movie several times and enjoyed it each time. Love the way the community comes together to help a child with cancer. It shows a true meaning of help your neighbor. Very touching. January 25, 2013
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