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The Christmas List (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  1 December 1997 (USA)
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Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She ... See full summary »

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Melody Parris
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Dr. David Skyler
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Natalie Parris
Bill Switzer ...
Danny Skyler
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Naomi
Jano Frandsen ...
George
Madison Graie ...
April May
Andrew Johnston ...
Mr. Garnett
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Faith
Tony Griffin ...
Eric Katz
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Daumier
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Suzie (as Tanja Reichart)
Anne Farquhar ...
Caroline
Paul Raskin ...
Ted
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Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She decides to make a Christmas list. After it's deposited in Santa's mailbox at the store, she starts getting everything she wanted, but it doesn't always turn out as she expected. Written by Anonymous

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Carta a Papá Noel  »

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Ted goes into the TV room (towards the end of the movie) and eats a carrot. A few seconds later, when he is seen leaving the room, he still has the carrot in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Meloday Paris: I'm sorry, I totally forgot about dinner.
Mother Parris: This chicken has been in the oven for three hours!
Meloday Paris: [feels pot] Not to mention the two hours of roast-and-broast, at least we know that we wont be getting salmonella.
Mother Parris: What makes you think this is Take-Out?
Meloday Paris: [grabs packet] Well you left the salsa in, besides, you don't cook.
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A Time For Tony
Written by Merv Griffin
Published by Vine Music
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This One Quickly Became A Favorite With Me from Day One!
31 October 2005 | by (Riverhead, L.I., New York) – See all my reviews

...as well as a holiday tradition! Kudos to Merv Griffin Enterprises...

Who can not love Melody Parris, the main character? Yet, the main point of the story is how everything came together for her when she decided not to 'wait' for anything anymore. It was only when Melody stopped wishing and actually did something that all the pieces fell into place: like going to that swanky restaurant even though she had no escort, and joining in the fun with the other diners.

Favorite moment: Melody's honest, heartfelt plea to the cops who were about to tow her car away - 'if you take away that car, you will ruin whatever luck I have', or words to that effect. And you know...it worked! Second most favorite moment: Melody dumping dinner in George's lap.

I'll never get tired of watching this one. And, for the record, I still watch 'It's A Wonderful Life', though many have gotten sick of it, sad to say.


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