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It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989)

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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 ... 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
Tip Boxell ...
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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Does not get the credit that it should..
26 June 2003 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

This is a cute, family, Christmasy-time movie. The acting is not the strongest but it's a movie that has meaning in it, sure to warm your heart. I probably like this movie more than most people that have seen it simply because I've had it on tape ever since I was child and have watched it every year around Christmas time and have grown to love it. It is still a good movie that people should try to watch if they ever get the opportunity!


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