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Grace McQueen
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Julie Pollard
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Alexandra Pollard
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Scott
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Meg
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Norm Denton
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Rita
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Mrs. Oberg
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Ben Hodgkins
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When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large company hears about it and offers her a television series. Her life becomes complicated as she is forced to make some serious decisions. Through it all, Grace is able to help a young mother realize that time is the most valuable gift she could give to her daughter. Written by Schleppy

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Sometimes you have to tell the truth to yourself. See more »

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9 December 1991 (USA)  »

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The Christmas Story Lady  »

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Grace Johnston turned down the role of Alexandra Pollard because of conflicting work schedules with One Good Cop (1991). See more »

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Grace McQueen: [to the police officers] You can't do this to Granny Goodheart, I have a doll named after me. They're putting my name on lunch boxes in Taiwan as we speak.
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It touched my heart.
22 February 2000 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It really touches my heart... especially the little note disclosed with the beautiful doll house that Grace sent Alex and Julie. Grace is telling Julie and us, the audience, that "family spirit," the virtue our parents' treasured, is very important.

This is a plain movie, talking about family love and children that we can get plenty of on TV. However, this is the value of the movie. There's no exciting plot, beautiful costumes or actions, only everyday life and the things that we sometimes forget to see or are blind to because of fame or money.

Alice Lin, National Changhua University of Education, TAIWAN


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