The Christmas Gift (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  21 December 1986 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Billings
Thomas A. Renfield
Gennie James ...
Alexandra 'Alex' Billings
Pat Corley ...
Bud Sawyer
Henrietta Sawyer
Robert Truesdale (as James Callahan)
Jake Richards
Clara Huckle
Harvey Vernon ...
Hank Huckle
Twirp Anderson ...
Band Member
Pamela Beebe ...
Receptionist Louella
William Eric Bookland ...
Ann Bradley ...
Helen the Maid (as Anne H. Bradley)
Cash Cashman ...
Band Member


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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A family favorite
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even if I had never seen or heard of Georgetown, CO, this would be a sweet little movie. But my dad was born and raised there, and those are my uncle's horses you see pulling the sleigh! So this movie is very special to me. A lot of the interiors are shot in buildings and houses I recognize, and are very realistic. The story is a little hokey, but Georgetown is that kind of magical place where things like that COULD happen. John Denver was a better actor than a lot of people give him credit for. Mary Wickes plays the kind of "common-sense lady with a lot of sass" she played so well in many other films, most notably "White Christmas". I usually don't get to go out there in the winter, so I like to see this movie at Christmas time to "tide me over" until my next trip!

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