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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
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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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very poignant
18 May 2004 | by (St.Louis,MO) – See all my reviews

Very poignant. I first saw it in 1991 and again in 2003. I liked it. There are three themes they are: the innocence of childhood, Christmas is a special time of year, and it is easy to down and discouraged especially around Christmas. Merle Osmen played the father. I remember him from the Osmne Brothers when I was a kid and they had a Saturday morning cartoon. Some may remember Ted Lange from The Love Boat. The acting is good. There are several other movies about Christmas with these themes such as "Santa Clause". I hope that this movie is available on Video. There are many other good Christmas movies we don't see at Christmas. It reminds me of the Movie "Santa Clause".


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