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The Christmas Gift (1986)

A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.

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Michael Pressman

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Christopher Grabenstein (screenplay), Christopher Grabenstein (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Denver ... George Billings
Jane Kaczmarek ... Susan
Edward Winter ... Thomas A. Renfield
Gennie James ... Alexandra 'Alex' Billings
Pat Corley ... Bud Sawyer
Mary Wickes ... Henrietta Sawyer
James T. Callahan ... Robert Truesdale (as James Callahan)
Kurtwood Smith ... Jake Richards
Anne Haney ... Clara Huckle
Harvey Vernon ... Hank Huckle
Twirp Anderson Twirp Anderson ... Band Member
Pamela Beebe Pamela Beebe ... Receptionist Louella
William Eric Bookland William Eric Bookland ... Scruff
Ann Bradley Ann Bradley ... Helen the Maid (as Anne H. Bradley)
Cash Cashman Cash Cashman ... Band Member
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A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El regalo de navidad See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The year the movie was filmed in Georgetown was an exceptionally warm winter and the scenes of the town there was no snow, tractor trailers hauled snow in each night to create the scenes for the next day's shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Bud says goodbye to Susan at the Post Office, he refers to Aunt Henny as 'Aunt Hayley'. See more »

Soundtracks

Love Again
Written & Performed by John Denver
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A family favorite
4 December 2006 | by jplampSee all my reviews

Even if I had never seen or heard of Georgetown, CO, this would be a sweet little movie. But my dad was born and raised there, and those are my uncle's horses you see pulling the sleigh! So this movie is very special to me. A lot of the interiors are shot in buildings and houses I recognize, and are very realistic. The story is a little hokey, but Georgetown is that kind of magical place where things like that COULD happen. John Denver was a better actor than a lot of people give him credit for. Mary Wickes plays the kind of "common-sense lady with a lot of sass" she played so well in many other films, most notably "White Christmas". I usually don't get to go out there in the winter, so I like to see this movie at Christmas time to "tide me over" until my next trip!


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