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The Christmas Box (1995)

A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.

Director:

Marcus Cole

Writers:

Richard Paul Evans (book), Greg Taylor (teleplay)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Richard Thomas ... Richard Evans
Maureen O'Hara ... Mrs. Mary Parkin
Annette O'Toole ... Keri Evans
Kelsey Mulrooney ... Jenna Evans
Robert Curtis Brown ... George
Michael Ensign ... Stephen Hoover
Greg Brouwer Greg Brouwer ... Clerk
Nicole Forester ... Dream Angel
Lily Gibson ... Dream Angel (as Lily Nicksay)
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A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.

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Drama | Fantasy

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This was Maureen O'Hara's first television film role since The Red Pony (1973) 22 years earlier. She would go on to make two more (one in 1998, the other in 2000) before retiring for good. See more »

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The best film
28 July 2006 | by mwilowsSee all my reviews

This movie is great!

A must see.

I even watched it in July.

Maureen O'Hara is a class act, and Richard Thomas is a gem. The movie just gets you in the mood.

I love the fact that it starts with the Thanksgiving holiday working its way up to Christmas. The film has a feeling of Christmas' past. The moment of decorating the tree was heartwarming. The portrayal of the little girl and her love is also a warm feeling. The caring for Mrs. Parkin is remarkable. The end was tearful, but also joyful.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Ruf des Engels See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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