On Christmas Eve in 1968 six-year-old army brat Clairee simultaneously learns the hard truth about Santa Claus and the realities of war. Her bullying older brother Mickey informs her that ... See full summary »

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On Christmas Eve in 1968 six-year-old army brat Clairee simultaneously learns the hard truth about Santa Claus and the realities of war. Her bullying older brother Mickey informs her that Santa insn't real and that their absent father is actually far away, serving his country in the Vietnam War. Written by Anonymous

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Short summary of this film... ending not revealed.

This film is short but sweet and incredibly moving. Claree (Dakota Fanning) plays a young girl who is being babysat by her brother, who insists on teasing her and finally tells her the truth about where her father is- that he is fighting in the war in Vietnam. He leaves Claree alone after telling her this and the phone rings- she picks it up and it's her father pretending to be 'Father Christmas'. Claree asks him if her father can come home. The scene then switches to a plane landing and a few soldiers coming out holding a coffin...

Watch the rest to see what happens. Even though it was terribly short, this film did make me cry and I'd recommend watching it when somebody's not going to catch you crying!


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