MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,134 this week

It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Comedy
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 139 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9 titles
created 22 Nov 2012
 
a list of 151 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 7 titles
created 09 Aug 2013
 
a list of 8762 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 864 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (TV Movie 1989)

It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (TV Movie 1989) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of It Nearly Wasn't Christmas.

User Polls

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beverly Rowland ...
...
Risa Schiffman ...
Jennifer Baxter
Annette Marin ...
Laura Baxter
Wayne Osmond ...
Jeff Baxter
Tip Boxell ...
Jeff's Boss
M.J. Bench ...
Stubby
Dottie Bench ...
Roly Poly
Debbie Christensen ...
Muffin
Kenneth Kunz ...
Trouper
...
Philpot
Star Herrmann ...
Mother (as Star Roman)
Brett Webb ...
Son
Gary Barnes ...
Father
Paul Grace ...
Mugger
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

The Nearly Wasn't Christmas  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The shopping mall where Wayne Osmond's character performs is actually in Utah. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I think this movie is great, and it should be released on DVD
8 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry to disagree with you, but I highly enjoyed this movie and have been waiting patiently for it to be released onto DVD. I thought it was a good movie, and I saw it several times on TV, before they stopped showing it. I think Charles Durning is very believable as Santa, and that Bruce Vilanch as Philpot is genius. I also think Wayne Osmond as the father is very believable too. As Santa Claus is all about things that could never happen, a movie about the fantasy of Christmas is very appropriate. It's not about Jesus, therefore, anything goes. I think this deserves to be just as highly thought of as The Santa Clause, and sequels, in that vein. And children probably loved the movie too. So to the powers that be that can say this movie can go to DVD, please do so. :)


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WATCH ONLINE NOW! nandy16
I want this on DVD!! starsprite
Does anyone have this movie? flymeair23
What song does the father play on piano? murphy8276
I love this movie. jmtrash
Ask Jimmy Osmond on Twitter Nirvelli
Discuss It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?