MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 499 this week

Home for Christmas (1990)

TV Movie  -  Drama | Family
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 112 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

An old thief befriends a young child.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 22 Dec 2011
 
a list of 636 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 5185 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 8936 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 2 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Home for Christmas (TV Movie 1990)

Home for Christmas (TV Movie 1990) on IMDb 5.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Home for Christmas.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Perry family struggles to keep afloat as bills pile up and they face eviction. The troubled Betsy Perry dreams of being saved like George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life, but fears ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Guess
Stars: Sandy Addona, Andy Cleary, Bob Cleary
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

On Christmas Vacation a cynical college student is magically transformed into a bulldog until she learns the meaning of her family and the Christmas spirit.

Director: Henrique Couto
Stars: Marylee Osborne, Henrique Couto, Erin R. Ryan
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

When a group of retirement village residents and a children's choir are forced together by an adopt a grandparent program, they ensure everyone gets what they deserve for Christmas.

Directors: David Abramson, Michelle Goetsch
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Megan Ashley, Taylor Billingslea
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Sanford
Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Montgomery
Stars: Timothy Vahle, Sam Vlahos, Mariana Tosca
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

Director: Phillip Borsos
Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

HERCULES SAVES CHRISTMAS takes us on a magical, fun-filled and touching journey. Max, an adorable yet mischievous twelve year old boy meets a talking dog named Hercules who takes him to the... See full summary »

Director: Edward Hightower
Stars: Hercules Rossi, Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, George Maguire
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Clark
Stars: Aran Bell, Tom Berenger, Thomas Briggs
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa.

Director: Juha Wuolijoki
Stars: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Otto Gustavsson, Jonas Rinne
Home by Christmas (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a well-to-do woman divorces her cheating husband, she ends up homeless through a series of mishaps.

Director: Gail Harvey
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Rob Stewart, Brenda Crichlow
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.

Director: John Shepphird
Stars: Connie Sellecca, Corbin Bernsen, Cole Sprouse
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Elmer
Simon Richards ...
Reg Spencer
Lesley Kelly ...
Barb Spencer
Chantellese Kent ...
Amanda Spencer
Noah Plener ...
Justin Spencer
Joel Kaiser ...
Sam Whitney
Susan Hamann ...
Marla Whitney
Ken McKenzie ...
Archie Whitney
Hersh Kalles ...
Karen Inwood ...
Jessica
Ken Innes ...
The Handyman
...
Oscar
Paul Babiak ...
Morris
...
Mugger
Alberta Davidson ...
Marie
Edit

Storyline

An old thief befriends a young child.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Let him steal your heart. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Ein Opa zu Weihnachten  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The book that Archie is seen reading is the 1988 biography of the former world heavyweight boxing champion, "Joe Louis: 50 Years an American Hero", written by Joe Louis Barrow Jr and Barbara Munder. See more »

Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
(uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A warm-hearted little Christmas movie...
22 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I try to watch this movie once a year at Christmas since it aired on television back in 1990. Mickey Rooney gives a touching performance as Elmer, an elderly homeless man who is taken in by a family at Christmas to repay them by doing chores around their house for having broken into their car previously and having taken some items. The children of the family have no grandparents and grow fond of Elmer. The movie is slow-paced at times and there are a few predictable twists to the story along the way, but it is a well-meaning and good-spirited Christmas film. I enjoy Christmas movies like this, that are not about acquiring stuff, but about the pursuit of happiness and the bonding with one another at Christmas. If you haven't seen this film, take two hours out of your life at Christmas and give it a viewing for the sentimental feeling of the holidays.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Home for Christmas (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?