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A Mom for Christmas (1990)

A young girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a department store mannequin comes to life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Miller
Juliet Sorci ...
Jessica Slocum (as Juliet Sorcey)
Doug Sheehan ...
Jim Slocum
Sergeant Morelli
Elliot Moss Greenbaum ...
Chip Wright
Erica Mitchell ...
Stephanie Clark
Jesse Vincent ...
Teddy O'Neill
Brett Harrelson ...
Mr. Milliman
Greg Procaccino ...
Detective Price (as Gregory Procaccino)
Ronald M. Lautore ...
Fire Captain (as Ron Lautore)
Helen Whitelow


Jessie is a young girl who's mother died when she was just three. When she wins a free wish in a department store she wishes for a mom to be with and to shop with over the holidays. Her wish brings Amy, a mannequin, to life and into her life as her Mom for Christmas. Written by Les MacDonald at {mcmac@mb.sympatico.ca}

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A tale of Christmas magic.


Fantasy | Comedy | Family


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17 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Wunsch geht in Erfüllung  »

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1.33 : 1
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In response to high ratings, a TV series was proposed but never green-lighted. See more »


Jessica Slocum: [in front of audience in school play] Wait a minute; have a heart. Santa doesn't... Santa doesn't...
Nicholas: [whispering to Jessica on stage] ... doesn't know where to start.
Jessica Slocum: [continues] Santa doesn't know where to start. Solving problems is not his line. It's everyone's - it's yours, it's mine. So if it's the world you want to save, you have to be a lot more brave. So don't put it all on Santa, or some little elf. This is something you do yourself!
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You'll Want this Mom For The Holidays!!!!
4 July 2000 | by (Monroe,Michigan) – See all my reviews

I am A HUGE fan of Olivia Newton-John,so I might be Just a little prejudiced. But this sweet,Wonderful story about a lonely little girl's Christmas wish is classic holiday fare on par with It's a wonderful life! Jessica Slocum is an eleven year old girl who lost her mom when she was three. For the last couple of years,she would go to this department store to watch the other little girls shop with their moms,and wish that could be her. Well,through the help of some good ol'"magic" Jess get's her wish, and we get the best made for t.v. holiday movie ever!! There's also 2 new ON-j songs written especially for the movie!! This Xmas gift is funny, touching,and VERY moving!(

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