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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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Janet Broderick
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Amanda Fenwick
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Aunt Minerva
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Neil
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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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20 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Regalo de amor  »

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The Gift Of Love: A Christmas Story (My Comments)
11 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was living in Burlington, VT at the time this movie was being filmed. There was a rumor going around that Tom Sellick was in town, and everyone was rushing to the house on South Union Street, that the producer's used for filming part of the movie, in hopes of seeing him. I got to see Polly Holiday and Lee Remick from about 15 feet away and they said hello to me. I know the store that they used at the top of Church Street very well (it had gone out of business about a year before the film was made) The rest of the movie was filmed mostly in the Underhill, VT area, where they decorated the town square like it was Christmas. If I remember correctly, the movie was filmed in late March or early April, and there wasn't a lot of snow in Burlington so they had to bring it in by truck. This is a great movie. I taped it the first time it aired on TV and try to watch it at least once a year around Christmas. I live in Western, NY now and miss VT so it is nice to see some familiar things from VT in the movie. I hope that it gets released on DVD soon.


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