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One Magic Christmas (1985)

G  |   |  Family, Fantasy  |  22 November 1985 (USA)
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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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Abbie Grainger (as Elizabeth Harnois)
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Herbie Conklin
Joy Thompson ...
Mrs. Monaghan (as Joy Thompson-Allen)
John Friesen ...
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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22 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Czarodziejskie Boze Narodzenie  »

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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? (1985) See more »

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I'll Be Home For Christmas
Words by Kim Gannon
Music by Walter Kent
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Performed by Michael Dees
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Not a Christmas film for young children.
26 August 2005 | by (Pickerington, Ohio) – See all my reviews

First off I would like to say that this movie should have had a PG rating and not a G rating. Most young children between the ages 4 through 10 are not going to understand the plot or point to this film because it is kind of a dark and depressing film. Even though at the end Ginny turned out to like Christmas, throughout the movie was very tense especially the scene where Harry kills Jack at the bank. Even though it was all part of Ginny's dream by Gideon to like Christmas most young children are not going to understand that along with many other scenes in her dream. So, the bottom line is if you have young children between the ages of 4 to 10 sit with them when they watch this movie because it may frighten them like it did me when I was 5 years old.


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