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The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 20 December 1983
After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a ... See full summary »

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Delbert Mann
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Remick ... Janet Broderick
Angela Lansbury ... Amanda Fenwick
Polly Holliday ... Aunt Minerva
Joe Warren Joe Warren ... Spencer (as Joseph Warren)
Mart Hulswit Mart Hulswit ... Neil
Michael Pearlman ... Michael
Samantha Atkins Samantha Atkins ... Dorothy
Michael Higgins ... Hanibal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Berns Patricia Berns ... Rose
James Dodds James Dodds ... Santa Claus
Jim Dodds Jim Dodds
Alexander Harrington Alexander Harrington ... Russell
Zachary Jaydon Zachary Jaydon ... Tommy
Michael Pastryk Michael Pastryk ... Chance Mayfield
Janet Peterson Janet Peterson ... Abigail Prince
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Storyline

After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a deep sleep, she dreams of returning to her hometown, taking her children with her to meet her deceased loved ones. Perhaps, during a Christmas reunion with her beloved family, she will find the answer to coping with her troubles. Written by afsnowbird

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Regalo de amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Burlington, Vermont, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The best Christmas movie ever!
3 March 2001 | by iblynnb5See all my reviews

This is the best Christmas movie ever made! If anyone has a tape of this movie, I would love to buy a copy. Please email me and let me know.

I love the message behind this movie. It reminded me that all of the people I have ever known are still alive inside of me, in my "special place", as Lee Remick's character says.


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