A Christmas Break

A Christmas Break


When teacher Addison Tate learns her school is closing, she’s determined to make this Christmas even more special for her pupils. Addison enlists the help of her childhood crush and Hollywood actor Dylan and the chemistry between them reignites.

Dove Review

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Mission City School is destined to close, and Principal Addison Tate (Cindy Sampson) is loudly expressing her disapproval at the Superintendent’s office. Her bestie, Judy Cole (Samora Smallwood) is supportive but leaks a little bit of gossip about Addie’s relationship with Dylan Davidson (Steve Byers) famous Hollywood actor, as “the one who got away”…

In the meantime, Dylan’s career is sliding.  He’s picky about the kind of work he does, and those perfect roles just aren’t coming in.  When yet another casting agent passes on Dylan, Garth Turnbull (Arnold Pinnock) his agent, encourages him to  enhance his profile but also advises that he really needs someone in his life he can talk to, and needs to stop dating those models.  And… cutie model Monique (Samantha Helt) is stirring it up and “ghost” writing a book…not good for Dylan. And Garth makes it clear, Dylan will not do well at directing… Time for him to get out of town for a while!

Addie’s dad, Bill Tate (Howard Hoover) is sweet and supportive and reminds her that Mark, her lost love was not the right guy for her and she reluctantly agrees. Addie puts her efforts into thinking of every possible way to make this last school Christmas wonderful for her students.  Saving the school seems hopeless as steps are initiated to start the closedown. But as the students put up “Save Our School” sign, why not reach out to Mission City School alumnus, Dylan Davidson as a last resort? Will he be receptive to coming back to his hometown he couldn’t wait to leave and reunite with his high school crush for a good cause?

As Addie and Dylan plan to save the school, a lost romance is igniting, and Dylan will find himself in a life-changing position that may not include being on a Hollywood A-List.  This entertaining delightful movie is proof of just that and is Dove approved for All Ages.

The Dove Take

True happiness must originate in the heart and doesn’t require being on an A-List but does require recognizing and accepting the simple things that are fulfilling and in every corner of your life.

Content Description

Faith: None displayed, but storyline includes Christian Christmas celebration;
Other: None
Sex: Blonde cutie ex-girlfriend portrays sexiness; kisses and hugs
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: Wine with friends to celebrate, no abuse of alcohol
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Reel One Entertainment
Director: Graeme Campbell
Producer: Adam Gowland
Genre: Drama Romance
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Carole H.