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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 27, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: This Hallmark Hall Of Fame holiday drama brings a widow and widower (a Christmas-tree salesman, no less!) together in snowy "New York City."
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Will it all work out in the end? It is a Hallmark movie, so what do you think? [25 Nov 2005, p.97]
  2. Yes, it's all fairly formulaic.
  3. Despite its pedigree as a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "Silver Bells" is only slightly more sophisticated than an after-school special.
  4. Like a Hallmark card, it is a thing of prefabricated sentiment.
  5. 25
    Donovan is barely present, and while Heche may have her strengths as an actress, warmth would not seem to be one of them.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    The holiday kitchen at Hallmark has served up an unusually bland dish, with a script flatter than one of the company's cards.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8
    Nov 28, 2005
    I loved this movie. I got it on DVD
  2. VernH
    Nov 28, 2005
    Those shown critics are all wet. Phonies. They are just like the sports announcers think the know it all and are really boring . Silver Bells was so everything, mystery, suspence, romance, hert warming everything . This I hope will be a classic. Can a dvd be available. Expand
  3. ElizabethA
    Dec 7, 2005
    This was a great holiday hit...it had everything from suspense to romance...anyone would enjoy the heart-felt message that it conveys: look up at all your possibilities. Great job CBS and Hallmark Hall of Fame. Expand
  4. EJohn
    Nov 27, 2005
    I'm not one for "Made for TV" movies, but I thought this was a very good one. I wouldn't mind owning a copy of this movie on DVD.
  5. JohnW
    Nov 28, 2005
    Truly an awful show.
  6. ZachE
    Dec 1, 2005
    It made me hate christmas.
  7. TylerC
    Nov 29, 2009
    Absolutely horrible plot. Pretty bad if a plot's worst case senario change occurs, you would be unable to tell it did. It is like making a movie wondering which show to watch if both shows were on at the same time. It has all the elements of a plot, yet it is so miniscule it does not even matter. It simply does not interest people. Expand

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