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A Christmas Visitor (2002)

A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

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Jean Boyajian (11 yrs)
Richard Blackburn ...
Larry Williamson
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Mary Simpson
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Dr. Ortiz
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Frank McAnulty ...
Artie
Craig Eldridge ...
Lester
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Young Man #1
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Miss Kearney
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has joined them - around the same age the boy would have been. Is he a con artist? Or is this young man the miracle their family has been waiting for. William Devane, Reagan Pasternak and Dean McDermott star in a remarkable story of loss and renewal. This Christmas, a stranger will change them forever. Written by Anonymous

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21 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Le visiteur de Noël  »

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Reagan Pasternavk starred with both Ashmore brothers. Aaron in this movie and Shawn in the tv show In a Heartbeat. See more »

Goofs

John Boyajian's uniform. He has the 7th Special Forces Flash on his beret, but 7th SFG(A) did not deploy to either Operation Desert Shield or Desert Storm. He furthermore wears the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Govt. of Kuwait) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Govt. of Saudi Arabia) ribbons on his rack, but these where not awarded till after the end of Operation Desert Storm. Also he wears his name shield incorrectly over his right breast pocket (the place where his Distinctive Unit Insignia should have been) instead of centered on the flap of his right breast pocket. Besides that he doesn't know how to wear his beret and his uniform seems to large he doesn't wear his pants bloused over jump boots. See more »

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Matthew: ...it's like light and dark. The moonlight touches down on the field and becomes apart of its beauty. Darkness is also it's light. What do you see when you look out there? Do you see the darkness or the moonlight? Or both? Can you separate the two? Should you?
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Just before the Closing Credits' music begins, after George Boyagian takes Matthew to Interstate 35 they salute each other. Then Matthew appears like George's late son, John, as a Green Beret for approximately ten seconds. After Matthew turns around to start walking away, he vanishes, about two or three blocks after he started to walk away from George, fulfilling his duties on Earth, of restoring a Christmas spirit, to a family that started hating the holiday, after losing a son on December 24th, 1997 or 1998, from combat in Desert Storm, in Iraq. See more »

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Written by: Scott Nickoley, and Jamie Dunlap
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best Christmas story for someone you've lost
5 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

By far , one of the best heartfelt story for Christmas or anyone who somehow lost a love one and the saddest moment is to spend Christmas without that person... oh my .. it is hard for me to type this as it is...

Mystery started when the father hit his car on the road and met a backpack guy (Mathew) who helped him carry the Christmas tree ... and requested the guy to spend the night and to pretend that he knew his lost son john who joined the gulf war and died...

Now , when Mathew met the mother and the daughter , he pointed things out about john which surprises the father how come he knew things about his son...

Don't miss the last part.. i know i was definitely surprised ....

I just love TV-Movies .. they concentrate on the story line and the characters.. its as if you can feel the intense emotions from the actors... i just wonder ...if i were William Devan ( the father) i would have been so emotional i mean , i like his blank look but i was hoping some suppressed tearful acts will definitely moved the audience as he is the veteran star in this movie ...

But all the same , i loved this movie to death .. i kept a copy in my heart... i had to repeat the last part to hear what they say to each others...


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