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A Mom for Christmas (1990)

A young girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a department store mannequin comes to life.

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

Barbara Dillon (novel), Gerald Di Pego (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Newton-John ... Amy Miller
Juliet Sorci Juliet Sorci ... Jessica Slocum (as Juliet Sorcey)
Doug Sheehan ... Jim Slocum
Carmen Argenziano ... Sergeant Morelli
Aubrey Morris ... Nicholas
Jim Piddock ... Wilkins
Doris Roberts ... Philomena
Elliot Moss Greenbaum Elliot Moss Greenbaum ... Chip Wright
Erica Mitchell Erica Mitchell ... Stephanie Clark
Jesse Vincent Jesse Vincent ... Teddy O'Neill
Brett Harrelson ... Kendall
Steve Russell Steve Russell ... Mr. Milliman
Greg Procaccino Greg Procaccino ... Detective Price (as Gregory Procaccino)
Ronald M. Lautore Ronald M. Lautore ... Fire Captain (as Ron Lautore)
Helen Whitelow Helen Whitelow
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Storyline

Jessie is a young girl who's mother died when she was just three. When she wins a free wish in a department store she wishes for a mom to be with and to shop with over the holidays. Her wish brings Amy, a mannequin, to life and into her life as her Mom for Christmas. Written by Les MacDonald at {mcmac@mb.sympatico.ca}

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Taglines:

A tale of Christmas magic.

Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Wunsch geht in Erfüllung See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Olivia Newton-John did her crying scene in one take. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Slocum: [in front of audience in school play] Wait a minute; have a heart. Santa doesn't... Santa doesn't...
Nicholas: [whispering to Jessica on stage] ... doesn't know where to start.
Jessica Slocum: [continues] Santa doesn't know where to start. Solving problems is not his line. It's everyone's - it's yours, it's mine. So if it's the world you want to save, you have to be a lot more brave. So don't put it all on Santa, or some little elf. This is something you do yourself!
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Soundtracks

So Strange
Written by John Farrar
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
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Nice Film
12 December 2016 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 (C H R I S T M A S ) MOVIES AND SPECIALS.

BEWARE OF BOGUS REVIEWS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE NO AGENDA! I AM HONEST! I REVIEW MOVIES & SPECIALS AS A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN!

"A Mom For Christmas" is a 1990 television film produced by Disney. In this film a motherless girl is granted a "Christmas Wish". Her wish comes true when she gets a "Mom" for Christmas who in reality is a department store mannequin come to life.

The story revolves around 11-year-old Jessica (Juliet Sorcey), whose mother died when she was three years old. Her father, Jim (Doug Sheehan), is a workaholic with little time for his daughter and hasn't been able to spend time with her since her mother's death 8 years prior and still seems to be mourning her.

The film is well worth watching. If you have never seen it you should. It is very charming. Doris Robert co-stars!

This film is a winner. If you love Christmas movies this is a must.


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