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The Christmas Project (2016)

TV-PG | | Family | 3 November 2016 (USA)
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A writer looks back on his memorable 1986 Christmas, dealing with brothers, bullies, first love, pregnancy and family "elving."

Director:

Michael Buster

Writers:

Sally Meyer (screenplay), Matthew Buckley (based on: novels by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Buster ... Matthew Buckley
Anson Bagley Anson Bagley ... Simon Buckley
Josh Reid Josh Reid ... Peter Buckley
Cooper Daniel Johnson ... John Buckley (as Cooper Johnson)
Alison Akin Clark Alison Akin Clark ... Pam Buckley
Brian Neal Clark ... Ralph Buckley
Grace Hallows Grace Hallows ... Juniper Goodman
Evan Clark Evan Clark ... Allen Goodman
Caitlin E.J. Meyer ... Monica Goodman (as Caitlin Meyer-Stewart)
Gabe White ... Finn Hagbart
Skyler M. Day ... Feeb Hagbart
Caroline Labrum ... Fae Hagbart
Abigail Baugh Abigail Baugh ... Francie Hagbart
Michael Buster Michael Buster ... Adult Matthew (voice)
Pam Eichner ... Mrs. Honeywell
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Storyline

The Buckley family, consisting of two parents, four pre-pubescent brothers and a baby on the way, deals with the antics of its young sons and their struggles with the Hagbart family during the Christmas season. Actions center on Matthew, the second eldest son, who grows up to be a writer and narrates the action from fifteen years in future. The Buckleys devote themselves to "elving," selecting a family on hard times who could use a bit of anonymous gift-giving (usually food) to see them through. 1986 was a memorable year as the "elved" family turned out to be the Hagbarts, whose eldest son, Finn (held back a year and bigger than most of his classmates), bullied all at school with particular focus on Matthew. With charity comes insight. Written by Anonymous/revised by statmanjeff

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TV-PG
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English | Italian | French

Release Date:

3 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Elving Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Mapleton, Utah, USA

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Filmed in Mapleton, Utah. See more »

Goofs

When Earl intervenes in the school fight, little Francie Hagbart (Abigail Baugh) can twice be seen shifting her gaze to the camera. See more »

Quotes

Pam Buckley: Boys! New decorations came in at Smithee's, so I'm running over there to get some before they run out.
Matthew Buckley: Gee, Mom, how many more do you need?
Pam Buckley: [laughs] That's a good one, honey.
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Soundtracks

The 12 Days of Christmas
(uncredited)
Arrangement of a traditional folk melody by Frederic Austin
Performed by Josh Reid
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Adorably sweet and nostalgic
22 August 2019 | by whitneyventer1See all my reviews

This movie is really cheesy but in the best possible ways. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It brought me back to my childhood. A must watch family movie!


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