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Silver Bells (2005)

Silver Bells (2005)





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Based on a novel by Luanne Rice, this "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production begins in Manhattan at Christmastime. Christopher "Christy" Byrne (Tate Donovan), a Nova Scotian Christmas tree farmer, has arrived in the Big Apple to sell his wares, assisted by his teenaged children Danny (Michael Mitchell) and Bridget (Courtney Jines). After an argument between Christy and Danny sparked by the boy's desire to become a photographer rather than a farmer, Danny runs away, and is eventually befriended by widow Catherine O'Mara (Anne Heche), who had earlier refused to by a tree from the Byrnes family. One year later, a chance meeting brings Catherine and Christy face to face, leading to an extremely tense situation that can be alleviated only by Christy's acceptance of Danny's life goals--and by Catherine overcoming the grief attending the loss of her husband. Weaving throughout the narrative is a "silver bells" promotional stunt staged by the museum for which Catherine works, a stutnt which will (inevitably!) figure prominently in the tearful finale. Silver Bells premiered November 27, 2005, on CBS.
Drama , Kids & Family , Television
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Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions


Anne Heche
as Catherine O'Meara
Tate Donovan
as Christopher Byrne
Michael Mitchell
as Danny Byrne
Courtney Jines
as Bridget Byrne
John Cunningham
as Sylvester
Margo Martindale
as Mrs. Quinn
Steve Ryan
as Father Walther
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Critic Reviews for Silver Bells

All Critics (1)

Trite, predictable faith-based Christmas story.

Full Review… | July 16, 2015
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Silver Bells


A personal favorite. This is such a beautiful movie that it is obviously designed for film, but adapted from a novel by Luanne Rice. The author has such a flair with the overall expression of emotions within her story characters, and its reflected here in the movie.

Leo L
Leo L

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