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It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989)

| Adventure, Comedy | TV Movie
Feeling unneeded, a disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his ... See full summary »

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Beverly Rowland ...
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Risa Schiffman ...
Jennifer Baxter
Annette Marin ...
Laura Baxter
Wayne Osmond ...
Jeff Baxter
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Jeff's Boss
M.J. Bench ...
Stubby
Dottie Bench ...
Roly Poly
Debbie Christensen ...
Muffin
Kenneth Kunz ...
Trouper
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Philpot
Star Herrmann ...
Mother (as Star Roman)
Brett Webb ...
Son
Gary Barnes ...
Father
Paul Grace ...
Mugger
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Feeling unneeded, a disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his bumbling chief elf, Philpot (Bruce Vilanch), Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people. Written by Alan Jay Glueckman <alanjay44@aol.com>

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This movie reminds me of my childhood, when it was played on television every year at Christmas time. My sister, brother and I used to get so excited, yelling and screaming every time we knew it was coming on TV. Although it may not have any mention of religion (not ALL of us are religious) it is a very cute tale that brings warm happy memories to mind. I don't understand why they stopped playing it every year, as far as I'm concerned it's just as important as the Grinch movie. What can I say, I am a sucker for Christmas movies... I just wish I could find it on DVD!! Anyone know where to find it? Looked everywhere but this movie cannot be found!?!?!


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