A Mom for Christmas (1990)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Fantasy, Comedy, Family  |  17 December 1990 (USA)
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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)  »

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Ein Wunsch geht in Erfüllung  »

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Lora: [sarcastic] Nice dress, Jessica.
Jessica Slocum: [sarcastic] You too, Lora. I must have told a hundred girls how good they look in THAT outfit.
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I should've wished for a sweater and you should've stayed in your store!
25 June 2002 | by (Montgomery, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Juliet Sorcey is awesome as Jessica in this marvelous Christmas flick. Olivia Newton-John is floppy but average as Amy, the mannequin turned Christmas mother. The guy who plays Jessica's father is cool and he's really good at the role. Doris Roberts is a nice touch for the movie as well as Philomena, a mysterious clerk who has strange magical powers. Mom For Christmas is a glitzy Christmas romp that will bring tears to the viewer's eyes. 10 out of 10.

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