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One Magic Christmas (1985)

An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

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Jack Grainger
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Caleb Grainger
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Abbie Grainger (as Elizabeth Harnois)
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Cal Grainger
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Betty
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Harry Dickens
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Molly Monaghan
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Frank Crump
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Herbie Conklin
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Mrs. Monaghan (as Joy Thompson-Allen)
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Mr. Noonan
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Gideon, a Christmas angel, is sent, by Santa, to help Ginny Grainger. Ginny is a cynic, and she hates Christmas. She and her family (husband, Jack and two kids, Cal and Abbie) have fallen on hard times, making it even harder to believe in anything that can't be seen. With help from Abbie, and a trip to see Santa Claus himself, can Gideon find a way to make Ginny believe again? Written by jwhale9382

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A magical film like this only happens once in a lifetime. Now everyone will believe in Santa Claus. See more »

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Family | Fantasy

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Czarodziejskie Boze Narodzenie  »

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Elisabeth Harnois costarred with Ted Danson on CSI. Danson is the husband of Mary Steenburgen, who plays Harnois' character's mother in this film. See more »

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When Mrs. Santa Claus opens the door to Abbie, from the back her hair is a markedly different color and texture to how it is from the front (and in all subsequent shots). The back shot was obviously filmed with a stand-in wearing a wig. See more »

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Abbie Grainger: My brother's never going to believe this.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Stop! In The Name of Love
Words and Music by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland
Jobete Music Company, Inc.
Performed by Vivian Williams, Yvonne Murray and Bobbie Lee Davenport
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This movie is very special to me. It's a part of my childhood. I love it so much.
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When One Magic Christmas came out in 1985 on TV, my mom recorded it on to a VHS tape. We had this beat up, bad copy of the movie. You had to turn the volume up all the way in order to hear anything, still this movie was amazing to me. Mary Steenbergen doesn't believe in Christmas or Santa. She is such a scrooge about the season, that not even her kids' excitement could change the way she feels. With an angels' help, her daughter Abby, tries to get her into the spirit. It's full of magic, adventure, enchantment, and many lessons learned. One Magic Christmas is funny, dramatic, and wholesome. It's one of those movies that you truly can watch with your whole family, and everyone will like it. My sister and I loved it so much when we were kids that we used to watch it year round. I love this movie very much. They just recently re-released it on DVD, so now I have a good copy of the movie that has meant so much to me growing up. I still say that it's one of my all time favorite movies!!!!


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