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A Christmas Memory (1997)

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
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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
Dan Biggers ...
Reverend Dickson
Lala Cochran ...
Lazy Wife
David Dwyer ...
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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21 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Truman Capote's 'A Christmas Memory'  »

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Eric Lloyd goes on to play Santas son, opposite Tim Allen in The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, and Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause. See more »

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Remake of ABC Stage 67: A Christmas Memory (1966) See more »

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A Christmas Memory (Old version)
7 December 2005 | by (Cape Cod) – See all my reviews

Geraldine Paige is Sook. I haven't seen Patti Duke's version but why should I when Paige's performance was so perfect. I remember how real the characters were to me at the time I first saw it in the 60's. Would anyone know where I could buy Paige's version of A Christmas Memory? I have searched for a copy of this TV movie for many years. Also scanned the TV programming to see if it would be broadcast again year after year. I would like to ask the networks why hasn't this been shown each year? You may be very surprised to have a huge audience. Sometimes "old" is better. If a movie is not broke, don't fix it. I love "Its a wonderful life" with Jimmy Stewart which is shown 100 times each Christmas season but I think if this movie was added to the programming, it would be refreshing. If I ruled the TV networks, it would be on annually for this generation to feel the true spirit of Christmas.


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