The Christmas Card

Synopsis: US Army sergeant Cody Cullen's horror tour in Afghanistan ends when his fellow soldier Jonesy is killed in an attack while they are delivering medical supplies in Nurestan. Cody is put on leave and goes to return private possessions to Jonesy's bride turned widow. On his way home he passes Nevada City, California, where he meets Faith Spelman, who writes the parish's Christmas cards to lonely soldiers, who had coincidentally included him, an orphan. He happens to save her dad Luke from a serious car run-over. The Spellmans invite Cody home for dinner, then the Christmas tide. He proves a great help in the family logging firm. Vietenam vet Luke wants Cody as son-in-law, but although charmed, Faith still seems committed to rarely present fiancé Paul, a wine broker.
Genre: Family, Romance
Director(s): Stephen Bridgewater
Production: Sonar Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win.
84 min

crush injury. Over.

U.S.S.F. W.I.A.

This is Charley 2-2. Out.

At ease,

master sergeant Cullen.

Mind if I sit

and talk a sec?

Please, sir.

I was sorry to hear

about sergeant Jones.

Lousy luck.

It was, sir.

You're about

to rotate home.

I'm thinking

of extending, sir.

I think you need

to take some leave, Cullen.

Look, Jones

wasn't your fault.

Time for some r&r.

That's an order,


I need you

to do something for me.

There's a young widow

stateside that needs these.

And while you're home,

don't think about the army.

Think about your life...

What you want,

your family,

a career out

of this uniform we wear.

You've stood watch

a long time now.

Maybe it's time

to find out what's next.

Hello, liddy.

Sergeant Cullen.

I would've

recognized you anywhere.

Jonesy used to send me

pictures of you all.

I would have

given my life for him.

If I had the chance.

I came here because

I wanted to tell you...

He really loved you.

- Howdy.

- Afternoon.


What can I get for ya?

Uh, you have

chicken salad club?

Curly fries.

- Mm-hmm.

- Extra crispy.

- All right.

- White, wheat, or rye?


And a hot chocolate.


Even better.

How you doin'?

Know where the latrine is?

Hey, bill.


Can I get some ketchup?




I thought

I ordered it to go.

Faith, that isn't yours.

Whose is it?

It's his.

You ordered

a chicken salad club

on rye with crispy

curly fries

and hot chocolate

with marshmallows?


Heh... I'm so sorry.

What are the odds?

Oh, yeah,

that never happens.

Let me give you

some of my fries.

It's ok, really.

It's fine.

Come on!

I've gotta go.

Um, I'm sorry

about the fries.

Oh... merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas.


Oh, good afternoon.

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Joany Kane

Joany Kane is a screenwriter know for the movies A Christmas Kiss, Driven and Christmas Belle. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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