The Christmas Train

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  • TV-G
  • 2017
  • 6.4  (3,524)

In the movie The Christmas Train, the audience follows the journey of journalist Tom Langdon (Dermot Mulroney) as he decides to take a cross-country train trip from Washington, D.C to Los Angeles during the Christmas holiday season. Along the way, he hopes to gather inspiration for his upcoming book project and possibly reconnect with his former love interest, Eleanor (Kimberly Williams-Paisley).

Tom Langdon is an accomplished journalist who, after years of traveling the world, finds himself at a standstill in his personal life. At the insistence of his editor and close friend, Max (Danny Glover), Tom decides to embark on a train journey from D.C to L.A. for the Christmas holiday. It is his hope that the journey will help him clear his head and find the inspiration he needs to write his next book.

On the train, Tom meets a lot of interesting characters, each with their own story to tell. One of the characters he meets is a friendly and flirtatious woman named Agnes (Joan Cusack), who is traveling with her husband. Tom also meets a young couple named Julie (Holly Dignard) and Steve (Jill Teed), who are on their way to see Steve's parents, and a pastor named Joe (Anthony Konechny), who is on a mission trip to Los Angeles. Throughout the journey, Tom gets to know these characters and learns many valuable life lessons from them.

But the most significant event of Tom's journey happens when he meets his former love interest, Eleanor, on the train. The two had a brief romance years earlier, but Tom's traveling lifestyle made it difficult to maintain a long-distance relationship. When Tom sees Eleanor again, he realizes that he never fully got over her and begins to wonder if they should give their relationship a second chance.

As the train nears its final destination, Tom is faced with a decision that will impact his life and the lives of those he has come to know on the train. With Max's words of wisdom ringing in his ears, Tom must decide who he wants to be and what he wants out of life.

The Christmas Train is a heartwarming story that touches on the importance of love, forgiveness, and second chances. The movie has a stellar cast, including Dermot Mulroney as Tom Langdon and Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Eleanor, who have great on-screen chemistry. Danny Glover also delivers a great performance as Max, offering important advice to Tom throughout his journey.

Overall, The Christmas Train is a fantastic movie that is perfect for the holiday season. It is a feel-good story with an excellent cast and a heartwarming message that will leave audiences feeling uplifted and inspired.

The Christmas Train is a 2017 kids & family movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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The Christmas Train is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Christmas Train for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    6.4  (3,524)