Christmas Eve (1986)
"Christmas Dove" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  22 December 1986 (USA)
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Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Kingsley
Arthur Hill ...
Morris Huffner
Josh Kingsley
Charles Frank ...
Molly Gottchalk
Deborah Richter ...
Patti (as Debi Richter)
Allan Royal ...
Wayne Best ...
Antony Parr ...
Amanda Hancox ...


Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living their own lives), with their estranged father, her son. She hires a private detective to search for them so as to try to get everyone together on Christmas Eve. Written by <>

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An Excellent Movie That Needs to be Re-Released on DVD
11 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was stationed in Belgium my sister-in-law recorded this excellent movie from the TV for us. Along with those stationed with us who watched this movie will agree it is one of the best Christmas movies ever produced for television. This will be a gift that will be remembered Christmas after Christmas. Enchanting as she was, Loretta Young brought the character of Mrs. Amanda Kinglsey to life. Her caring not only for her family, but those around her is a movie that will mist the eyes as she rescues a homeless street lady from dying in a county hospital to be rewarded with a private room and flowers to make her feel she was somebody. I can't believe of all the movies that have been re-released this one has not been re-released for DVD. If a vote counts there is one here in addition to my family of 30. This would be the greatest gift any distributor good give the American people to re-release this movie. If you've never seen a miracle at Christmas before, find and watch Christmas Eve. You'll find Christmas is about family and -- make you believe -- it is Christmas!!

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