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The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 December 1983 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Janet Broderick
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Amanda Fenwick
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Aunt Minerva 'Min'
Joe Warren ...
Spencer (as Joseph Warren)
Mart Hulswit ...
Neil
Michael Pearlman ...
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Dorothy
Michael Higgins ...
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James Dodds ...
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Russell
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Chance Mayfield
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Alex Saltzman ...
Raymond
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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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What a gem!
12 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie years ago and I wonder why it has never played on any of the cable stations. It is deeply moving and the acting is excellent. Polly Holliday is incandescent as the spinster aunt and she managed to do something that is virtually impossible. She moved me to tears. A wonderful, warm gem of a film. How I miss Lee Remick! She died too young and we have been deprived of her ample acting talent and wonderful presence. I do hope that one of the cable networks airs this movie one of these holiday seasons. It is one of the very best TV films made, hands down, IMO!


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