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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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great family show
27 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

all i can say is there was no sex , no murders, no blood , no violence, so if you this is the stuff that you want to see, this show is not for you, sorry about that. but it was a great show for families with young children , and i hope to see it every year so my grand children can see it . thank you for this show. i loved Waynes song and feel it falls in the traditions of the Osmonds Brothers and Christmas, clean and beautiful. the story gives the feelings of hope kindness and love. i liked all the characters and the plot was also very good. you cant please everyone and some would like a character like Freddy from Friday the thirteenth. you cant make everyone like the same thing, but please don't put this movie on the shelf lots of people are waiting to see it again.


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