The Christmas Train (2017) with Esther O’Moore Donohoe

We’re back! Esther O’Moore Donohoe of The 80% Podcast returns to help Alan and Jeanne figure out their feelings towards the 2017 Hallmark Hall Of Fame classic The Christmas Train, the heartwarming tale of a lonely journalist who bumps into the one who got away on a Christmas Train and all the heartwarming characters that populate your typical Christmas Train. This is a star-studded made for TV Christmas movie. You’ve got Dermot Mulroney, Joan Cusack, Danny Glover, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, a galaxy of stars. This episode contains big spoilers for Murder On The Orient Express  so watch out if you don’t know how that eighty four year old book ends.

The Christmas Train was written by Neal H. Dobrofsky based on the book by David Balducci and was directed by Ron Oliver.

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The Roast Chestnuts Season 2 bingo card containing made for tv christmas movie tropes like Wide Widower and Shot In Vancouver
The Official Roast Chestnuts Season 2 Bingo Card. The free square is Really Good Christmas Decorations because every film has really good Christmas decorations

Our chosen charity for this episode is ALONE which is a national organisation that supports older people to age at home.

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The Christmas Train pic via Hallmark
Original artwork by Dee McDonnell
Theme Music by Daniel McAuley
This episode was produced by Alan + Brian