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One Magic Christmas (1985)

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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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Eddie
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Harry Dickens
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Molly Monaghan
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Frank Crump
Timothy Webber ...
Herbie Conklin
Joy Thompson ...
Mrs. Monaghan (as Joy Thompson-Allen)
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Mr. Noonan
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Storyline

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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Family | Fantasy

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On the VHS release, Ginny's puffy winter coat is yellow. On the DVD release, her coat is pink. See more »

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Gideon: Can you keep a secret?
Abbie Grainger: Yeah.
Gideon: Well, uh, I'm an angel. A Christmas angel.
Abbie Grainger: Oh, no, you're not, 'cause my dad told me you can't see angels. They're invisible.
Gideon: Well, they're invisible sometimes, but sometimes they have to show up.
Abbie Grainger: So, what's your name then?
Gideon: Gideon.
Abbie Grainger: Gideon? Was you a good person that died?
Gideon: Good person? Well, I was a cow hand... out, out west. And one Christmas, a long, long time ago, I was riding along the Snake River, and I heard this little... kid, uh, yelling to somebody, and, uh,...
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Featured in At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1985) See more »

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Lost In The Stars
Words by Maxwell Anderson
Music by Kurt Weill (as Kurt Wiell)
Chappell & Co., Inc. and Richmond Organization
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watch it just for the adorable little girl
13 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favourites, but there are so many excellent comments here already on what makes this movie special that I'll just focus on one of the main characters, the little girl. If you thought what's-her-name was adorable in E.T., then you're in for a treat in this movie. Elisabeth Harnois is cute as a button, and she delivers her lines in the most charming way - genuine, not in the least smarmy and rehearsed. She's a great little actor, totally natural-looking and believable. I see she's gone on to a busy career in television, but in my mind she'll never outdo One Magi Christmas. -- Is it a good point or bad point that the snow and weather is so realistic, complete with rain and slush and melt, just like in real life around Christmas? It's a Wonderful Life has totally fake snow that always looks pretty. This is real.


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