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An American Girl Holiday (2004)

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (original title)
Not Rated | | Family, Drama | TV Movie 23 November 2004
Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

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("Samantha" stories from the "The American Girl Collection")
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Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger, and grow to be as close as even two sisters could be. But nothing could prepare them for the life-altering surprises that lie ahead! Written by American Girl Website

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Several outfits and props are from the original book illustrations and catalogs, such as Samantha's nightgown and pink talent show dress, and the doll with a nutcracker (panned over near the end.) See more »

Goofs

Even though Samantha is said to grown up in the "Victorian" world technically she grew up in the "Edwardian" world, since the movie is dated in 1904, three years after Queen Victoria's reign. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Samantha: [Narrating as she and Eddie were running around] It all began one day last April. I was living with my Grandmary in Mount Bedford, New York. And she was determined to teach me to become a proper young lady.
[climbs up on a tree]
Samantha: But that day, in particular, I was more interested in getting away from my next-door nuisance Eddie Ryland.
Eddie Ryland: Samantha!
[finds Samantha up on a tree]
Eddie Ryland: You're so dumb, you probably think three times four is twelve.
Samantha: Three times four is twelve, Eddie. Now if you ...
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Connections

Followed by Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Abide with Me
(uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
[Hymn during church]
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Touched my heart!
26 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that leaves you with a magical, wonderful, warm feeling. It was full of warmth, kindness, giving, bravery, joy,loyalty, beauty... The scenery was beautiful as well and complimented the wonderful storyline, which takes place in the early 1900s. Samantha is shipped off to New York, where she misses her home town and friends. In New York, however, she shows great strength and bravery as we are taken along her adventure. Children and adults alike can enjoy this movie, and Samantha, for the most part, is a wonderful role-model for young girls. I wish more movies were made of this high quality! This movie was an absolute delight, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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