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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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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 reflection on times past, but a timeless message
23 December 2004 | by (Burlington, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I haven't read other reviews on this, but can't understand the voting - most people have given it 10 - which I can understand, but then a group have given it 3 - how anyone can watch this evocative movie and give it 3 is beyond me. It is probably the only Christmas movie that I feel I must watch every time that it's on - it shows a simpler time, a raw view of Christmas through the eyes of a Welsh child. It's simple effective and a great antidote for the glitzy artificial 'made for TV' Christmas schmaltz so evident during this season. Well worth the time to watch. Denholm Elliot's voice over is melodious and you can almost feel the snow and the excitement of the young protagonist. 8/10


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