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A Christmas Memory (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family  |  21 December 1997 (USA)
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A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. ... See full summary »

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Callie
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Rachel
Esther Scott ...
Anna Stabler
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Buddy
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
Haha Jones
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Adult Buddy (as Robert Treveiler)
Dan Albright ...
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Reynolds Allen ...
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Rachel's Mother
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Reverend Dickson
Lala Cochran ...
Lazy Wife
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Farley Wood
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A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. Buddy brings life to the house and develops a close friendship with one of the older, simpler ladies, Sook. Buddy and Sook undertake many adventures together, including the baking of 31 fruit-cakes which they give as Christmas presents, even mailing them to President and Mrs. Roosevelt and Jean Harlowe! Just before Christmas, one of the older cousins begins to wonder if it is best for Buddy to be living with them... Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Truman Capote's 'A Christmas Memory'  »

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Diluted version of the magnificent Geraldine Paige original
24 June 2002 | by (Des Moines) – See all my reviews

This production is truly a disappointment. The contrived language that was not written by Truman Capote himself is a travesty. The writer(s) are not of Capote's caliber & did not live what is being told. Why the original masterpiece was chosen to be redone,is quite a mystery. Truman himself advised & supervised the original ABC Made For TV Special & knew best what should/should not, be in it. Who doubts Truman Capote's ability as a writer? Some must, as they have rewritten HIS OWN recollection of HIS Christmas memory.


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