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A Town Without Christmas (2001)

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.

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Rhonda (as Stacey Smith)
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Martha Irving ...
Sally
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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. Written by Anonymous

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An unlikely angel guides two strangers into the heart of a miracle

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16 December 2001 (USA)  »

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A Magia do Natal  »

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The first of three movies starring Peter Falk in the role of 'Max', a heavenly guide, written by Michael J. Murray and Ken Gross and directed by Andrew Wolk. The others, 'Finding John Christmas' (2003) and 'When Angels Come to Town' (2004) were produced by Viacom and Paramount respectfully. See more »

Goofs

Despite the propaganda peddled by the news anchor in the opening of the film, in real life you cannot go to a gun store or a pawn shop and just walk out with a gun with fake identification. In real life you have to fill out information which is submitted to the F.B.I. for a background check (which also verifies your identification) and if approved, once the waiting period is over, you can get it. Even in states with no waiting period, you still have to have a permit, which is verified. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) comes by and verifies stock, serial numbers, etc., and if it doesn't match up and guns are missing, the store can be shut down and serious legal matters occur. See more »

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Max: I'll have a brandy Alexander. I like drinks with strippers' names.
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Fine annual holiday fare
21 December 2006 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

For some reason, my family and I completely missed this file, or even knowing about it, during the five years since it first aired.

Caught it this year, and glad we did. It is a pleasant story, as are both the characters and cast. (Noted that, although set in Washington state, filming locations were all in Nova Scotia. Enjoyed the scenery knowing this was actual locale, and would like to visit area sometime.)

Patricia Heaton is one of the most attractive persons on-screen today. While it is largely assumed to be because of the pleasant persona she conveyed all those years on "...Raymond," I think that simply demonstrated her appealing persona, along with all other roles in which I've seen her. Rick Roberts, whom I'd not seen before was a pleasant co-star, and Peter Falk adds a lot to anything where he appears.

Despite the comment posted three years ago by the disgruntled Scotsman

  • who was distressed at having had to watch this "american..." film on


Boxing Day -- this is an excellent holiday presentation. These films are not to be "Citizen Kane," and that is probably for the best -- one often simply wants a couple of hours of good holiday fare with pleasant story and cast. Let this dolt simply pop-in "Tunes of Glory," or "The Prime of Miss Jean Brody," straighten his kilt and shut-up.


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