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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jennie
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Seabone
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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 ...
Grocer
Reynolds Allen ...
Customer
Suzi Bass ...
Rachel's Mother
Dan Biggers ...
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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Remake of ABC Stage 67: A Christmas Memory (1966) See more »

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It's awful
5 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's no nice to say it. It sucks.

The original with Geraldine Page and Donnie Melvin, which IMDb doesn't even list, is far and away probably one of the best short movies EVER made. It's almost as if Page is not playing "Sook" - she IS Sook, as she comes out of the shadows with an oil lamp on Christmas Eve to comfort Buddy...it gives one chills to watch it. It brings home the full sadness, the emotions, which the remake is sadly lacking in, of a poor boy taken from the only person in the world who loves him.

I first read the story in sophomore English near Christmas, and our assignment was to write up our own "christmas memory." My paper was short and sweet: "I don't have one." I was excused from the assignment.

I found the 1966 film version some years later, and it was a very moving experience to watch.

It's unforgivable that the 1966 version isn't restored to full glory on DVD. I'd pay almost anything to see that.


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