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A Christmas Romance (1994)

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
Stephen E. Miller ...
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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A single mother who needs a chance. A banker who needs a change. 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 beautiful xmas love story
27 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Julia is a widow, who resides up in the mountains with her two daughters, but now low on cash she does her best to sell cakes during the Xmas holidays. Brian Harding is a city guy, who works in a bank and before Xmas holidays he has to go and repossess Julia's home because she was unable to pay the loan back. With harsh words said to each other Brian jumps back in his car on that snowy night, but ends up crashing his car not far from Julia's house. Seeing this she helps this stranger in and attends to his wounds. Brian tries his best to leave, but with the poor weather condition he is forced to stay put and slowly the two of them become friends and then more than friends. This is a really good movie to watch during the Xmas season. Gregory Harrison and Olivia Newton-John were brilliant in their roles. the part which i liked best was when Julia was trying to undress a very weak and drowsy Brian! It was just hilarious!

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