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The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)

After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a ... See full summary »

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After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a deep sleep, she dreams of returning to her hometown, taking her children with her to meet her deceased loved ones. Perhaps, during a Christmas reunion with her beloved family, she will find the answer to coping with her troubles. Written by afsnowbird

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Favorite holiday movie
14 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has always been mine and my husband's favorite holiday movie that we've ever been able to see. I am so sorry we never taped it as I always thought it would be on every year, several times because it is so wonderful. To have Lee Remick, Polly Holiday and Angela Lansbury together in a movie that not only entertains but also touches the heart is amazing. I'm surprised this movie isn't available to purchase on DVD or even on VHS. I've looked all over the internet for it with no luck. I am going to take the advice of another person who commented and contact our local stations to see if they will air it. Hopefully since it's only July right now, they can find it and schedule it into the upcoming holiday season. This movie deserves to be shown again and again for the generation of children who were too young to see it back in 1983. They are now adults and it will be a holiday classic for them as well. It doesn't even matter what holiday any person recognizes. This movie's story will touch the heart of anyone who watches it. A true holiday classic for any holiday you may observe.


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