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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Introduction
Josie Roberts
Jebb Macklin
Paul Daneman ...
Mr. Fairbrother
Stratford Johns ...
Rich Man
Mrs. Fairbrother
Natalie Morse ...
The Matchgirl
Russell Lee Nash ...
Jemma Price ...
Charlotte Fairbrother
Nicola Dawn ...
Liza Fairbrother
Paddie O'Neil ...
Patricia Lawrence ...
Dorothea Phillips ...
Robert Putt ...


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Mistletoe and Wine
Music by Keith Strachan
Lyrics by Jeremy Paul and Leslie Stewart
Performed by Twiggy
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This makes me feel Christmassy in the middle of August!
2 August 2006 | by (South Tyneside, England) – See all my reviews

It's a beautifully made Christmas treat.

It's lovely to see a film without needless violence or profanity for a change.

The Little Match Girl was put on for me each and every Christmas as a child and I will be doing the same for my children when the time comes.

It's so easy to watch and you'll get a warm fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach... which is always a good thing! I defy anyone who doesn't have a lump in their throat at the end.

Everyone should put this on their Christmas 'Must Watch' list.

I need this on DVD!

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