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The Christmas List (1997)

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She ... See full summary »

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Charles Jarrott

Writer:

Marie Weiss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Rogers ... Melody Parris
Rob Stewart ... Dr. David Skyler
Stella Stevens ... Natalie Parris
Bill Switzer ... Danny Skyler
Enuka Okuma ... Naomi
Jano Frandsen Jano Frandsen ... George
Madison Graie Madison Graie ... April May
Andrew Johnston ... Mr. Garnett
George Pilgrim
Marla Maples ... Faith
Tony Griffin Tony Griffin ... Eric Katz
Gary Hetherington ... Daumier
Tanja Reichert ... Suzie (as Tanja Reichart)
Anne Farquhar Anne Farquhar ... Caroline
Paul Raskin ... Ted
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Storyline

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She decides to make a Christmas list. After it's deposited in Santa's mailbox at the store, she starts getting everything she wanted, but it doesn't always turn out as she expected.

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadouri de Craciun See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the movie they infer that Bellevue Washington is north of Seattle and that it is in the country. Bellevue actually is just across Lake Washington from Seattle and the second largest city in King County. See more »

Quotes

Meloday Paris: I'm sorry, I totally forgot about dinner.
Mother Parris: This chicken has been in the oven for three hours!
Meloday Paris: [feels pot] Not to mention the two hours of roast-and-broast, at least we know that we wont be getting salmonella.
Mother Parris: What makes you think this is Take-Out?
Meloday Paris: [grabs packet] Well you left the salsa in, besides, you don't cook.
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Lead Carpenter - KIWImmm See more »

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A Time For Tony
Written by Merv Griffin
Published by Vine Music
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Gets you in the Christmas spirit!
3 April 2000 | by gee-15See all my reviews

A perfume saleswoman (Mimi Rogers) whose life isn't going so well makes a list of things she wants for Christmas and, one by one, gets everything on her list. In the process, she discovers the truth to that old saying, " Be careful what you wish for...".

This film will never win any Oscars or Emmys and it's pretty easy to spot some of its problems. However, it's a movie with a lot of heart and a good performance by Mimi Rogers as the dowdy protagonist.

My wife and I recorded the film when it first aired on the Family Channel and watch it periodically throughout the year. It really lifts your spirits!


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