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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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Abbie Grainger (as Elizabeth Harnois)
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Cal Grainger
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Mrs. Monaghan (as Joy Thompson-Allen)
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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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One Magic Christmas was filmed in Meaford, Ontario, Canada. See more »

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Caleb Grainger: Ginny, the police just called. They found the children standing by a roadside, they're fine. They must have been dropped off by the man, before he went in the water the police said.
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Featured in At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1986) See more »

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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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So bad I was traumatized
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Harry Dean Stanton and Mary Steenburgen so I thought I'd watch this movie with my sister. Bad plan! This is by far worst Christmas movie I have ever seen, if not the worst movie I have ever seen. From the beginning a series of nightmarish events unfold and the overall mood is just dark and plain creepy. I agree with other reviewers that HDS comes off as some sort of pedophile in his long black coat, watching children from afar, and sharing secrets with them that they can't tell anyone else. I kept watching and hoping that it would get better but it only got worse and the acting was dreadful. The term train wreck comes to mind. I'm just glad there were no children watching it with us because they would have all been in tears, and I would not know how to explain my way out of this dreadful movie.


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