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The Story Lady (1991)

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... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Drama | Family

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G | See all certifications »
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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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Scott: Does your book have any pictures in it?
Grace McQueen: Oh yes they're very beautiful, except this one, my daughter decided to repaint the cottage.
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Features Kontora (1987) See more »

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Wonderful Christmas movie with Jessica Tandy
14 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

A grandmother who cannot find anything worthwhile to do with her time, begins reading classic storybooks on Public Access Cable TV. When everyone starts watching her, the networks get interested....I just want people to know that this title is available on Amazon now. But they changed the title to, 'The Christmas Story Lady' - this is sad as many people will not find it. I guess they are looking for a new audience. But I am so happy that I finally have it on DVD. I had bought a VHS tape a few years ago and it was going bad. This is a really wonderful Christmas movie and I can't think of anyone who would not like it. Jessica Tandy is wonderful. Stephanie Zimbalist is wonderful. Lisa Jakub is wonderful. Fun, also, to see Jessica's real-life daughter, Tandy, playing her daughter in the movie.


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