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The Christmas Box -- The Christmas Box is a poignant, heartwarming story that holds timeless truths about love, family, and the gift of sharing.


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Writers (WGA):
Richard Paul Evans (book)
Greg Taylor (teleplay)
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Release Date:
17 December 1995 (USA) See more »
A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Richard Thomas ... Richard Evans

Maureen O'Hara ... Mary Parkin (Mrs. Parkin)

Annette O'Toole ... Keri Evans

Kelsey Mulrooney ... Jenna Evans

Robert Curtis Brown ... George

Michael Ensign ... Stephen Hoover
Greg Brouwer ... Clerk

Nicole Forester ... Dream Angel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lily Nicksay ... Dream Angel

Directed by
Marcus Cole 
Writing credits
Richard Paul Evans (book)

Greg Taylor (teleplay)

Produced by
Erica Fox .... producer
Michael Green .... executive producer
Chris Harding .... executive producer
Allan Henderson .... executive producer
Beth Polson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs  (as Richard Kendall Gibbs)
Cinematography by
John Newby (director of photography) (as John C. Newby)
Film Editing by
Jim Oliver 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
Production Design by
Mimi Gramatky 
Set Decoration by
Anthony Bashford 
Makeup Department
Jeff Angell .... makeup artist (as Jeffrey Angell)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... makeup artist
Dorothea Long .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Rabe .... hair stylist (1995)
Production Management
Margaret E. Fannin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Clark .... first assistant director
Dodi Lee Rubenstein .... second assistant director (as Dodi Rubenstein)
Art Department
John A. Keim .... property master (as John Keim)
Renee Heimann .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Teri Anne Kopp .... lead man (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Coogan .... boom operator
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
David Hankins .... supervising sound editor (as Dave Hankins)
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
Anthony Mazzei .... supervising sound editor
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
John Hays .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Casey Hotchkiss .... camera operator (as Case C. Hotchkiss)
Alex Klabukov .... key grip
Dayton Nietert .... gaffer
Jeff Orsa .... lighting technician
Butch Pierson .... first assistant camera
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer (as Jeffrey Zucker)
Casting Department
Bruce H. Newberg .... casting associate (as Bruce Newberg)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Rosone .... key costumer
Sheryl De Paolo .... set costumer (uncredited)
Stella Starlight .... dresser (uncredited)
Stella Starlight .... seamstress (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Rick Downey .... negative cutter
Brian Fassett .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Christine Cholvin .... music editor (uncredited)
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert Detweiller .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Detweiler)
Charlie Carpenter .... driver (uncredited)
Thomas O'Donnell .... mobile lighting operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Elizabeth S. Barton .... script supervisor (as Liz Barton)
Curtis Collins .... location manager
Gregg Edler .... production coordinator
Tiffany Hegerty .... assistant to producer (as Tiffany Hegarty)
George Halstead .... production accountant (uncredited)

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100 min | USA:92 min (DVD)
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This was Maureen O'Hara's first television film role since The Red Pony (1973) (TV) 22 years earlier. She would go on to make two more (one in 1998, the other in 2000) before retiring for good.See more »
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Followed by Timepiece (1996) (TV)See more »


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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Very Touching, 14 December 2006
Author: davisboy803 from United States

Mrs.O'Hara has truly aged gracefully, I saw her on Larry King Live when she turned 80 and she quoted " I don't feel like it". Her looks haven't faded a bit , she is just older, and something that really shocked me was her voice, her vocals are still as strong and compelling from her films of the golden age. This film caught my attention when I saw it on the HALLMARK channel 12/13/06, once I saw the cast credit I had stay and watch and Im very glad I did. The film almost made me cry it. She as very strict and to admit quite dynamic portrayal of a sad,wealthy and compassionate widow. This for me has been one of the best Christams films I've ever seen. Im looking forward to seeing MRS.MAUREEN in future upcoming films, because she STILL GOT IT !!!!!!!!

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