Christmas on the Bayou

6.11 h 27 min2013X-Ray7+
A divorced workaholic executive goes back to her hometown to spend Christmas with her son and mother. Through a rekindled romance and a small miracle, she discovers where her heart truly belongs.
Leslie Hope
Hilarie BurtonTyler HiltonRandy Travis
English [CC]
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4.3 out of 5 stars

292 global ratings

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linda galellaReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Nope, not this one…
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They should have let Randy Travis sing. Maybe they should have let Ed Adner sing! A duet? Something needed to happen to save CHRISTMAS ON THE BAYOU.

A very sad movie, indeed, and it’s not just the storyline. The much of them movie is shot with lighting that’s dark and creepy. I started looking for swamp creatures. The beleaguered mother looked more like a drug addict and I had a hard time raising sympathy for her. Travis was good and so was the kid so the stars are for them. Asner was totally wasted in this project, just like my time watching it🍿

Christmas in August 2022 #7
CJReviewed in the United States on December 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I like every movie where people get their priorities straight.
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Admittedly everyone does not find love the 2nd time around. But we watch these movies, so we can believe it is possible. No one wants to watch a movie for Christmas where nothing turns out right. We want obstacles to be overcome.
LittleSaraReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible messages
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There are some dreadful messages embedded in this film. Some of them are just cliches - it's naughty to get so caught up in your big-city job that you neglect your child, there's a wonderful single guy waiting in every small town for a single mom to arrive at Christmas time is one of them, every Granny is warm and fuzzy, etc. They're not potentially dangerous, just quite unoriginal. No, what bothered me the most is when Mom tells her little boy, "It's okay too do something that makes you happy." On the surface, that's an "Aw" moment, but, when you think about all the horrible things that make many people happy - well, it is not something I would tell my child without a little clarification, and it is surely no fit Christmas message. So much better to evaluate the thing you want to do and see how it affects others, as well as yourself, before you decide to do it. Setting self aside in the interest of others is not a concept that's too hard for a 7-year-old to comprehend.

You can light things up all you want, but I still want a white Christmas. I don't want one in the bayou or the desert or the jungle. And, I'd like to think that 2 people aren't just getting swept away for old time's sake and/or by the "magic of Christmas" but actually find that they like and love each other.

The stars I'm giving this film are for Randy Travis and Ed Asner.

I wouldn't buy this or watch it again.
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Paula AndersonReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love a classic southern hallmark story <3
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No complaints. I always like Hilarie Burton for her authenticity and the pauses she takes in the lines. Of course it's got some happiness cliche's b/c it's hallmark; if you're looking for drama, look elsewhere, otherwise it's a sweet small town tale.
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Mea BluebirdReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Christmas on the Bayou
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I loved all the actors ... the movie was precious ... and I love happy endings.
Mark Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this Christmas movie!
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I love this Christmas movie! I watch it every year! It's well done a really feel good. Highly recommend!
kellymariekingReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I thought this was a very good movie. it brought alot of joy to me , and what christmas is about. Family is what its all about.
SkylerReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Charming, wonderful, hopeful, thoroughly enjoyable
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I had seen this movie years ago, and had forgotten how utterly charming it was. Made me long for my own southern Christmas of my childhood, which is gone forever. The children were adorable, and Pere Noel reminded me of the wonders and magic of the Christmas season. If Pere Noel would grant my Christmas wish, it would be for global peace, for good health for everyone, for understanding, forgiveness and the cessation of the things which divide us, and remembering all the many things which unite us. Best to all, Patricia
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