MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,748 this week

The Christmas Secret (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family | Fantasy  -  15 December 2004 (UK)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 253 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (book), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 23 Oct 2010
 
a list of 107 titles
created 09 Nov 2011
 
a list of 586 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
a list of 8786 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Christmas Secret (TV Movie 2000)

The Christmas Secret (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Christmas Secret.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three kids and their Dad move from L.A to Edmonton. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall they find counterfeit cash. They inadvertently help catch the crooks, and later make a discovery about Santa.

Director: James Orr
Stars: Matthew Knight, Chris Kattan, Cameron Bright
A Town Without Christmas (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself.

Director: Andy Wolk
Stars: Patricia Heaton, Rick Roberts, Ernie Hudson
The Christmas Card (TV Movie 2006)
Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him by a church group that mails cards out to servicemen as a goodwill effort.

Director: Stephen Bridgewater
Stars: Edward Asner, John Newton, Alice Evans
Help for the Holidays (TV Movie 2012)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sara Vancamp ('Eva LaRue') is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine (Summer Glau), an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May
Stars: Summer Glau, Eva LaRue, John Brotherton
A Boyfriend for Christmas (TV Movie 2004)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On Christmas Day, Santa brings two lonely people together. But can love overcome deception?

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Kelli Williams, Patrick Muldoon, Charles Durning
Moonlight & Mistletoe (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In 'Saint' Nick Crosby's old-fashioned all-year Christmas village Santaville, working as a mere elf on Christmas preparations all year killed his daughter Holly's seasonal spirit. So she ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Tom Arnold, Candace Cameron Bure, Barbara Niven
Christmas with Holly (TV Movie 2012)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family.

Director: Allan Arkush
Stars: Mauralea Austin, Adam Baldwin, Naomi Blackhall-Butler
Crazy for Christmas (TV Movie 2005)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

On Christmas Eve, Shannon McManus (Andrea Roth) is stuck driving around a wealthy and eccentric client (Howard Hesseman) who is giving away large sums of money with the secret hope of ... See full summary »

Director: Eleanor Lindo
Stars: Andrea Roth, Howard Hesseman, Jason Spevack
Three Days (TV Movie 2001)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ten years ago, Andrew married his childhood sweetheart, Beth. Now Andrew's a high-powered literary agent, but his relationship with his wife has not fared as well. When Beth is tragically ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Switzer
Stars: Kristin Davis, Reed Diamond, Danielle Brett
Christmas Angel (TV Movie 2012)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When the Christmas wishes of an entire classroom start to come true, a young girl named Olivia longs for the father she never had, and meets a mysterious neighbor who may be able to give ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Herzlinger
Stars: Lisa Arnold, Katie Belle, Rob Boltin
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26. Ernst, the right-hand man to several generations of Santas, ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost
Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Crystal Bernard, Dominic Scott Kay
Silver Bells (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Anne Heche, Tate Donovan, Michael Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jerry McNeil
...
Nick
...
Debbie McNeil
...
Andree
...
Morluv
...
Gorah
...
Grace McNeill
...
Katra
...
Nicky
...
Sasha
Ken Pogue ...
Dr Norman Ferguson
...
Haskins
...
Kevin
...
Ms. Isakson
...
Martini
Edit

Storyline

In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If you saw the proof... would you believe it?

Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Flight of the Reindeer  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

I'll Always Believe
Written by Ric Zivic and Ted Wender
Published by Ric and Ted Productions, Inc. (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This was a genuine disappointment for a Richard Thomas fan.
12 September 2001 | by (Florida,USA) – See all my reviews

The Christmas Secret was touted as a wonderful film, but I was truly disappointed. They even sold VHS and DVD copies of the film when it was over, which leads me to think the producers were really proud of this project. As a screen actor myself I felt most of the performances were phoned in, although Beau Bridges, as Nick, did have a moment or two. If I were Richard Thomas I would not put this film on my otherwise fine resume. It was an embarrassment. I had been a fan since his Waltons days, but have found myself untempted to watch any of his subsequent work, so poor was this offering.

In defence of the actors, the directing was stilted, mechanical, and thoroughly amateurish.

I hope this is not considered a spiteful review and negative assumptions made about my qualifications as a critic. I turned the movie on because it had a good cast and I was prepared to enjoy the film. However I would challenge any one out there to watch this film and not wish for their money back, even though it was on T.V.


9 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I'm assuming no one has seen this movie.... girlybelle16
Discuss The Christmas Secret (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?