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Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

PG  |   |  Drama, Family  |  15 December 2013 (USA)
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America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father ... See full summary »

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William Kamp
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Mrs. Rathbone
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Verna Kamp
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Miss Mayfield
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Warren Kamp
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Ruby Jones ...
Ruthie Kamp
Ethan Hunt ...
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Helen
Liam Buie ...
Karl
Grace Hallows ...
Mae
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Esther
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Mr. Mueller
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Henry
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America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her brother s polio, expects another Christmas without presents or festivities. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn't what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles. Written by Covenant Communications

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Ruthie Kamp: What's so funny?
Mrs. Rathbone: It's just, you remind me of myself, when I was your age.
Mrs. Rathbone: Oh, that's awful.
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Most horrible Christmas Movie I have watched and I have watched over 100
25 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everything about this movies is bad. The children's dialog is not what children would say. The actors/actresses dialog is unbelievably simple-minded. The depression era setting is perfectly clean and un-lived in. Houses are perfect - with the best drywall (drywall didn't exist in the depression) anyone could create, neat furnishing and perfectly painted houses - I think I saw one with aluminum siding. Nobody looks poor. The "horrible" old "mean" woman is totally unrealistic and is just "acting" mean to follow a well worn script that has been done better a thousand times before. The school teacher is a horrible actress, even the bad kid is badly scripted and badly acted. Don't believe the 10 star review - it must have been written by the production company. Saw this on the "Up" channel - supposed to be "up-lifting", but just too simple-minded to be believable. Will make you angry you wasted your time.


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