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A Christmas Without Snow -- 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...


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Release Date:
9 December 1980 (USA) See more »
Destined to be a Christmas classic. See more »
A divorced woman moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again. She joins the choir... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Learned ... Zoe Jensen

John Houseman ... Ephraim Adams
Ramon Bieri ... Henry Quist

James Cromwell ... Reverend Lohman

Valerie Curtin ... Muriel

David Knell ... Terry
Calvin Levels ... Wendell
Ruth Nelson ... Inez

Beah Richards ... Wendell's Grandma
William Swetland ... Hartley
Ed Bogas ... Seth
Daisietta Kim ... Maisie Kim
Joy Carlin ... Cora Newman
Anne Lawder ... Evangeline Burns

Barbara Tarbuck ... Carol Thorpe
Roberta Callahan ... Alice Lohman
John Patton ... Mr. Jefferson
Gail MacGowan ... Alto Soloist

Will Connolly ... Bass Soloist
Jane Frasier-Smith ... Mrs. Dienhart
H. Leonard Richardson ... Mr. Hitchrick
Matthew Hautau ... Robbie
Sterling Lim ... Arthur Kim
Jay Krohnengold ... Mr. Goodman
Barbara Squier ... Ms. Meyers
Lou Picetti ... Mr. Loop
Will Marchetti ... Dan Garner
William Browder ... Bride's Father
Joe Bellan ... Taxi Driver
Stephanie Smith ... Waitress
Carol McElheney ... Office Worker
Steve Prescott Jones ... Man in Office
Mark Anger ... Doctor
Dan Leegant ... Sergeant
Tony Dario ... Detective West
Yule Caise ... Tough Youth
Kevin Harris ... Tough Youth
Robert Rivers ... Tough Youth (as Rob Rivers)

Directed by
John Korty 
Writing credits
John Korty (teleplay) &
Richard Beban (teleplay) &
Judith Anne Nielsen (teleplay) (as Judith Nielsen)

John Korty (story)

Produced by
Whitney Green .... producer
Suella Kennedy .... associate producer
Frank Konigsberg .... executive producer
John Korty .... producer
Original Music by
Ed Bogas (music by)
Cinematography by
Mike Fash (director of photography) (as Michael Fash)
Film Editing by
Peter Parasheles 
Barbara Pokras 
Casting by
Susan Bluestein 
Art Direction by
Don De Fina  (as Don DeFina)
Costume Design by
Marianna Åström-De Fina  (as Marianna Aström-DeFina)
Makeup Department
Yvonne Curry .... hair stylist
Yvonne Curry .... makeup artist
Production Management
Whitney Green .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toby Lovallo .... first assistant director
Lope Yap Jr. .... second assistant director (as Lope Yap)
Art Department
Helen Gilbert .... set dresser
Vance Lorenzini .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Agamemnon Andrianos .... boom operator
Luther Greene .... sound re-recordist
Nigel Noble .... sound mixer
Diana Pellegrini .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael F. Barrow .... gaffer (as Michael Barrow)
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Greg Davies .... best boy
Dan Gillham .... grip
Bob Good .... generator operator
Mark Lampert .... second camera assistant (as Mark Lamper)
Kent Miller .... first camera assistant
Emiko Omori .... second camera assistant
Philip Perkins .... grip (as Phil Perkins)
Charlie Stephens .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margareta Thelin .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Laurel Ladevich .... assistant editor
Suzanne Pastor .... apprentice editor
B.J. Sears .... assistant editor
Music Department
Barry Mineah .... choir director
Transportation Department
Henry Travers .... transportation
Jacqueline Travers .... transportation (as Jackie Travers)
Other crew
Sid Hollister .... assistant to producers (as Sidney Hollister)
Kisuna Jacobsen .... script supervisor
Harley Jessup .... title designer
Betsy Magruder .... production coordinator
Kristine Peterson .... production coordinator
Barbara-Ann Stein .... location auditor
Gail Stempler .... location manager
Michele Thibeault .... production assistant
Chris Thomas .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:95 min
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
maybe a different film, 18 December 2004
Author: missrhea from United States

We watched this movie two nights ago and found it quite different. The main character is a newly divorced woman who moves to San Francisco from Nebraska, leaving her pre-teen son with his grandparents until she can make enough money to send for him. Frustrated by the lack of available teaching positions, she works as a "floating" office temp. To have some consistency in her life she joins the church choir as it is beginning to rehearse Handel's Messiah. The movie is about this woman's interaction with the other choir members and challenges the choir faces leading up to the performance of this music. Watch for Ruth Nelson (Inez) as a sweet, older realist who is quite an encourager. She also played the encouraging teacher in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn from the 1940's.

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