Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980)

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An elderly widower relies on his daydreams and faith to get through a lonely Christmas.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Mr. Krueger
Beverly Rowland ...
Lead Caroller
Kamee Aliessa ...
Clarissa
Tamara Fowler ...
Clarissa's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mormon Tabernacle Choir ...
Themselves
Darro Glissmeyer ...
Caroller
Rolando González ...
Caroller
Leslie Peery Howa ...
Salvation Army Lady
Rita Jensen ...
Caroller
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Narrator
Alan Nash ...
Mr. Hathaway
Oscar Rowland ...
Tree Salesman
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Willy Krueger, a lonely and aging widower, lives in a basement apartment with only his cat George for company. Finishing his work for the day as the custodian for the building, he ventures out on Christmas Eve to buy a tree and on the way, he imagines he is a well-dressed gentleman while peering at some fine tailoring in a shop window along the snowy street. Returning home, he falls asleep listening to an LP by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, dreaming that he is conducting them in carols of the season. Awakening to find some carollers outside his window, he beckons them to visit him offering hot chocolate, but they leave after only one song. In trimming the tree, he places upon it the mittens left behind by Clarissa, the youngest of the carolling group. Handling figures of the small nativity beneath his tree, Willy finds himself in the manger for the very first Christmas. He also finds the true reason to celebrate as he prayerfully thanks the infant Jesus for being his closest, finest ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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21 December 1980 (USA)  »

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The scene where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir starts clapping and gives Willy Krueger a standing ovation was the actual reaction of the Choir to James Stewart's directing. It was a total surprise and completely unscripted. See more »

Goofs

(at around 27 mins) After Mr. Krueger fixes the pipes, he returns to his apartment and begins to pet his cat. As he talks about be "all by himself" on Christmas Eve, you can clearly see a crew member standing to the right of the screen with his arms folded. See more »

Quotes

Clarissa's Mother: Did Clarissa leave her mittens here ?
Mr. Krueger: Oh, yes, yes they're right here.
Clarissa: You hung them on the christmas tree ?
Mr. Krueger: Well, you remind me of everything good about Christmas so I just couldn't think of a better place. Here... there you are.
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Sleigh Ride
Written by Leroy Anderson (uncredited)
Performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir under the direction of Jerold Ottley
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3 December 2003 | by (Jersey Shore) – See all my reviews

I watch this every year after I decorate my tree. It is a little tradition. It is one of the warmest moments of the Holidays for me. Jimmy Stewart was never more "real". The video is available from the "Mormons". I had recorded it off the TV and one of my former students who was a Mormon gave me a fresh copy one Christmas. Get it. It is touching and will help you to remember what Christmas is all about.


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