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A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Drama  -  23 December 1987 (USA)
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It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Old Geraint
Mathonwy Reeves ...
Thomas
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Mrs. Wales
Michael Fawkes ...
Father
Jesse McBrearty ...
Young Geraint
Calum McGeachie ...
Jim
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Mother (past)
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Father (past)
Anne Butler ...
Auntie Hannah
Helen Beavis ...
Auntie Betty
Jenny Turner ...
Auntie Dosie
Donald Ewer ...
Uncle Arnold
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Uncle
Bridget O'Sullivan ...
Mrs. Prothero
James Mainprize ...
Mr. Prothero
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It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and starts telling colorful, amusing stories about his childhood Christmases that are shown in flashback. Thomas keeps asking his grandfather more questions because he likes the stories and because he doesn't want to go to bed. His parents finally insist that he go to bed, and his grandfather tells him one last story about going to bed on Christmas night while listening to his family singing carols downstairs. After Thomas falls asleep at last, his grandfather opens the bedroom window and sees falling snowflakes. Written by Laurel

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A Holiday Tradition
11 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

During a season when we are treated to wonderful Christmas stories this one stands out. You don't have to be British to appreciate this first rate rendition of a famous story. It has been a regular feature on public TV for many seasons. If you have limited yourself to the customary holiday stories like "A Christmas Carol", "Miracle on 34th Street, "The Bishop's Wife" etc... add this to your collection.

I guarantee you will put it in your DVD player every year... perhaps throughout the year!

This has been my favorite Christmas story for years. Thanks to Denholm Elliott, the magnificent young boy who played Young Geraint and to author Dylan Thomas. And many thanks for the release of the DVD!


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