A Christmas Without Snow (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Music  |  9 December 1980 (USA)
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A divorced woman moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again. She joins the choir of a local church but has some personality conflicts with the choirmaster, a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Jensen
Ephraim Adams
Ramon Bieri ...
Henry Quist
Reverend Lohman
David Knell ...
Calvin Levels ...
Ruth Nelson ...
Wendell's Grandma
William Swetland ...
Ed Bogas ...
Daisietta Kim ...
Maisie Kim
Joy Carlin ...
Cora Newman
Anne Lawder ...
Evangeline Burns
Carol Thorpe


A divorced woman moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again. She joins the choir of a local church but has some personality conflicts with the choirmaster, a curmudgeonly old gentleman who will accept nothing but perfection from his group. As Christmas approaches and the choir practices for a big show and the director pushes them all to their emotional limits, she contemplates quitting the group. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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Destined to be a Christmas classic. See more »


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9 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Navidad sin nieve  »

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Ephraim Adams: I view music not as a recreation nor as a competitive sport or as a social activity, nor even as a religious duty. Music is a craft. Craft, with its hard work and perseverance, rewards us accordingly.
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Not a bad Christmas film
22 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I wasn't expecting much from this 1980 TV movie. However, "A Christmas Without Snow" is a nice little film to put on in the mood for the Christmas holiday. It is about a church choir getting ready to sing Handle's "Messiah" for the Christmas concert at their church. There are some trials and tribulations along the way, but I'm not going to spoil the movie for others. I'll give you a hint, the hardships are overcome with the spirit of Christmas. There are two standouts in this movie. One is James Cromwell as Reverend Lohman. Mr. Cromwell makes one believe he truly is the pastor of this San Francisco church. The other standout is the late Ramon Bieri, he was typically cast in tough guy, villain, or corrupt official roles. In this film Mr. Bieri plays a "salt of the earth type of man." In fact, Mr. Bieri portrays a man one would like to have as his next door neighbor/friend. Clearly James Cromwell and Ramon Bieri stand out in this Christmas TV flick. Check it out and you will enjoy it.

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