A Christmas Romance (1994)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  18 December 1994 (USA)
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A widowed mother with financial woes comes to the aid of a bill collector who crashes his car in a snowstorm.



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Complete credited cast:
Julia Stonecypher
Brian Harding
Emily Rose
Tom Heaton ...
Mel Betsill
Bert Betsill
O.T. Betsill
Susan Astley ...
Margie Peterson
Mr. Macklin
Old Woman
Mel Ryane ...
Felicity (as Melody Ryane)


A widowed mother with financial woes comes to the aid of a bill collector who crashes his car in a snowstorm.

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Two people are about to discover that what they need most is each other. See more »


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Release Date:

18 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La romance de Noël  »

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The younger daughter is seen, and heard, reading from an old (British?) children's book with a title that is partly "Blackie's ...", a popular publishing company in the 1930s and later specializing in children's anthologies. It may be from this old book (her father's family lived in the remote cottage for generations) that the younger daughter has learned about the Legend of the Christmas Stranger, and, when the young man comes around to collect the overdue mortgage payments, she is convinced he is their Christmas Stranger. However, the actual legend is never explained, and the traditional Legend is about a child who arrives at a house, cold and hungry, and is given warm hospitality, and eventually is revealed to be the Christ Child. The debt-collector is, more or less given a warm welcome, but is not the Christ Child, of course. See more »


The Way of Love
Words and Music by Olivia Newton-John
Sung by Olivia Newton-John
From the Album "Gaia"
© 1994 ONJ Productions, USA.
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A gift of xmas wishes
27 February 2001 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

Olivia plays a widow with 2 young daughters living high in the mountains and facing the prospect of a bleak xmas having lost her job and with the threat of the bank taking her home through non mortgage payments.

Gregory Harrison plays bank employee who is to deliver the fatal news on xmas eve gets stuck in her house due to a car crash in a snow storm on xmas eve.

Making xmas cakes to try and make some extra money for the holiday season,Olivia and daughters,one of whom is played by real daughter Chloe whose acting at such a young age is quite credible.

Despite his somewhat nasty character Olivia falls for gregory harrison who although already has a fiance and in true disney fashion all ends happily with Olivia getting to keep her house and is given a framed drawing of her two daughters by harrison.

Bleak settings help to give atmosphere to the film and Olivia is maturing as a tv actress with this film being made not long after her successful battle with breast cancer.Not a glamorous role for Olivia but one with real grit and determination. 8 out of 10.

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