A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

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Adult Billy / Narrator (voice)
Jay Johnson ...
Ears (voice)
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Grandpa Baker (voice)
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Mr. Gus Holder (voice)
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Scarlett (voice)
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Aunt Agnes (voice)
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Emily (voice)
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Buster (voice)
Charlie Cronin ...
Bucky (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
Star (voice)
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Lawyer / Sheriff (voice)
Stu Rosen ...
Doctor (voice)
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Slim (voice)
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Brewster (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Hens (voice)
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A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

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Wishes can come true.


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21 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Annabell und die fliegenden Rentiere  »

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This is the second Christmas movie that Cloris Leachman'(Aunt Agnes) and Jim Varney (Mr. Gus Holder) have been in; the first one with Leachman being Prancer (1989) as Mrs. McFarland and the first one with Varney being Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) as Ernest P. Worrell. See more »

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Aunt Agnes: [after Billy and Annabelle meets for the first time outside and begin to play, Agnes joins Grandpa's side] You gave him a cow for Christmas?
Grandpa Baker: No, it was Santa Claus.
Aunt Agnes: You're teaching the boy to believe in that fantasy?
Grandpa Baker: Ain't nothin' wrong with a little believin', after what he's been through.
Aunt Agnes: Exactly! This dreadful barn is a constant reminder of that horrible fire. This barn just isn't safe, let alone for a boy who can't talk!
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Spoofs Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) See more »

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Something Bigger Than Me
Written by Steve Dorff and Marty Panzer
Performed by Dolly Parton
Produced by Steve Buckingham and Matt Rollings
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I love this Christmas cartoon - with the cutest calf featured!
10 April 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film is very good in my book. It stars a lovely, friendly boy named Billy who can't speak and a calf named Annabelle who was born on Christmas Eve. Annabelle has a special wish and she's going to tell it to Father Christmas next Christmas...

I recommend this for children who would like to watch a quick, pleasurable film, not JUST about Christmas, it's also for people who like animals, especially farm animals, people who still don't prefer computer to cartoon animation and a film with unforgettable characters, one or two lovely songs and a good storyline! PANT PANT. BOY was that a long sentence to explain why you should watch this film! :)

So, what are you waiting for? If you haven't had the chance, buy it or rent it from Amazon or the nearest shop and watch it! If you don't like it, you could lend it to a friend! ENJOY!! :)

P.S This is a very emotional film and for people who feel emotional, I suggest a few hankies provided, especially at the end.


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