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A Wind At My Back Christmas Movie Review

Updated on September 28, 2014

A Wind At My Back Christmas Movie Takes Off Where The Series Stopped

Another lovely family movie by Kevin Sullivan and Trudy Grant, A Wind At My Back Christmas follows the Wind At My Back series which ended very unexpectedly. I have not seen the series though so I have no difficulty recommending this movie to anyone who has not seen the series either. It is a heartwarming story, suitable for everyone in your family, with a few or possibly more than a few, tear-producing moments.

A Wind At My Back Christmas takes place in New Bedford, a fictional mining town in Ontario, during the depression in 1938 and follows the Bailey family as the Second World War is about to begin. It gives us a peek into the time and into the ways of thinking of that time period when war was about to erupt. It deals with one extended family's situation and relationships and their dealings with a young immigrant girl. In the end, it demonstrates an important truth -- that nothing is more important than family.

This page will give you a short review of the movie, an introduction to the characters, some links to further reading and a link through which to buy the movie, if you decide you would like to see it. Since there is not very much information available about this movie, I would be thrilled if fans, took the time to share their opinions, insights and information about this movie in the comment box at the end of this page. In doing so, you will help share the information with others who are interested in this movie and in the series. You do not need to be a member of Squidoo in order to leave a comment.

Fans of the Anne of Green Gables books and movies and the other works of Lucy Maud Montgomery will love this movie, which is similar in style. It is a lovely family Christmas movie that is entirely appropriate for all ages.

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"A Wind At My Back is "like a Canadian version of The Waltons."

-- Neil Peart, Rush

A Bit More About A Wind At My Back, The Television Series

A Kevin Sullivan and Trudy Grant Production

Wind At My Back is a series which aired on Canadian television from 1996 to 2001 and is a Kevin Sullivan production. Kevin Sullivan also produced the very popular Anne of Green Gables movies and the Road to Avonlea series and this series is yet more great family viewing. Wind At My Back, the series, included five seasons of 13 episodes each. Fans were disappointed at the sudden end of the series and the Christmas movie, which this page is about, was made in order to end some of the story lines when the series was suddenly cancelled.

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A Wind At My Back Trailer

A Wind At My Back Christmas Cast of Characters - Dylan Provencher, Tyrone Savage, Laura Bruneau, James Carroll, Robin Craig, Meredith Henderson and Dalene Irvin

  • Hubert "Hub" Bailey (Dylan Provencher) - He is the oldest son of Honey. In this movie, he is attending Seminary but falls in love and this relationship influences decisions he makes throughout the movie.
  • Henry "Fat" Bailey (Tyrone Savage) - He is the second son of Honey who, in this movie, is interested in the police and the RCMP.
  • Honey Sutton (Laura Bruneau) - She is the mother of Hub and Fat and the wife of Max Sutton. Theirs is a second marriage and there are two additional children who appear briefly in this movie.
  • Max Sutton (James Carroll) - He is the school principal in New Bedford who is married to Honey. In this movie, he and Honey try to find a way for him to pursue his love of writing.
  • Toppy Bailey (Robin Craig) - She struggles to pull off the Christmas pageant despite a poorly written script. She is running the Bailey House in Mrs. Bailey's place as Mrs. Bailey and Grace both do not appear in this movie.
  • Anna Schiller (Meredith Henderson) - She plays the young girl that Hub brings home from Seminary.
  • Maisey McGinty (Dalene Irvine) - She is a lifelong friend of Hub and Fat. In this movie she is grown up into a young lady who has feelings of a different sort for Hub.

A Wind At My Back (the series) was initially filmed in Bowmanville, Ontario approximately one hour away from Toronto. The studio reconstructed the town at the Sullivan Studios in Toronto and further filming was done there.

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      I had never heard of this series or this movie, but I do love Anne of Green Gables, so I will have to check them out! Thanks and 5*!

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Ah, this sounds like a most inspiring movie -- for a minute, it made me reflect back on the times of the Great Depression for my grandparents and mother. Very timely when thinking about the state of our economy today.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      I love the series , but I didn't even know there was a movie.Thanks for making a lens which by the way is extremely well done.Poutine

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      It's always wonderful to have recommendations for good family movies, and especially holiday movies. Thanks for this excellent review!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A Wind At My Back Christmas (2001) Has Got To Be one of the better movies about the Christmas Season that has ever been produced by anyone. The Actors are outstanding. Their Are so many good lessons in the the movie,For Adults and young Alike. Thank you very much. M.L. Boyd, Oklahoma City,Ok.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, my husband & I both love the series Wind at my Back. The actors are great and pull you into the show. It is so real. Would love to buy the DVD's, but am not sure how many there are.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i didnt know there were christmas movies from wind at my back and the road to avonlea i ll be happy to get them ..i just loved both shows and i watch the reruns ..where is road to avonlea ..its been a few years im sure this generation would watch ..now im looking foward to see the christmas movies...great job to sullivan and grant

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This film was awful. It left more loose ends then the Season 5 finale did. I have seen the complete Wind at My Back and enjoyed it, but deeply hates this movie.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I enjoy holiday films and look forward to new releases all the time.

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      LoneMeadowLark 5 years ago

      I'll have to check this out!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've watched every episode of Wind at my Back, it finished far too quickly and the Christmas movie helped with some of the story line line that was left incomplete. The Christmas episode is now ten years old, would be nice to see another reunion special. One of my favourite shows, it was a joy to watch.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, I have heard of A Wind At My Back Christmas, and I am an avid fan of Wind At My Back, the series.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this movie was supposed to "tie up loose ends" HAH left me hanging again and I doubt I will be pulled in again. This movie was done in 2001 and nothing since?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Although I was not able to watch WAMB as a first-run series, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the entire series and "Christmas" movie on INSP. It will go down in the annals of television as one of the great era-inspired family dramas such as "Little House" and "The Waltons". My father would have been about the same age as the character of "Hub" and it is like peering backwards in time to see what life was like back then. Even though set in Canada, the similarities between theirs and ours back then is uncanny. People were so different and one can only hope that hard times might have a humbling, unifying effect on people once again.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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