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The Christmas Gift (1986)

A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.

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Bud Sawyer
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Henrietta Sawyer
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A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.

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21 December 1986 (USA)  »

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El regalo de navidad  »

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Trivia

John Denver stated in an interview that he was shooting this movie when the Challenger space shuttle disaster occurred in January 1986. When he was informed of the crash, he sat down, started playing his guitar and created his song "Flying For Me". See more »

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George gets upset when the Post Office won't mail his film. He complains about "letter day" causing the problem. However, since it is a Sunday, if it was not letter day the Post Office would have been closed anyway, and there would have been no pick-up regardless. See more »

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Love Again
Written & Performed by John Denver
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A heart warming Christmas film
27 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was good to see John Denver again though he passed several years ago. I found this film to be very heartwarming and a great film to sit by the fire on a cold winters night recollecting what Christmas is all about. The scenes of Georgetown, Colorado were magnificent and make one want to move there immediately. As I sit here in my own mountain seen in So California I loved the story and the plot. I hope all who see this somewhat older film enjoy it as much as my mother and I did. Merry Christmas! A great film for all the family too see. Enoy and tell others about it. Thanks for the memories. We need to have more films like this come out of Hollywood.


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