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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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Cast

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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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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Timepiece is a sequel to the Christmas Box. See more »

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Followed by Timepiece (1996) See more »

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The Christmas Box Will Teach You Something Meaningful!
24 December 2007 | by classicmoviemanSee all my reviews

I recently watched The Christmas Box and loved it! Maureen O'Hara gave a great performance, the story truly had me interested, and the overall mystery of the movie kept me guessing.

Maureen O'Hara, now in her older years, gave a great performance as a stern, sensible woman. She plays her character so convincing that I now have a hard time watching Miracle on 34th Street the same way! The story is not like a Hallmark movie where something goes wrong, someone fixes it, and everybody lives happily ever after. This movie keeps you on your toes and will eventually teach you something that you can carry with you for the rest of your life.

The Christmas Box is most often referred to as a Christmas story, but I think that it is more than that. It has a bit of mystery mixed in, and just when you think you have the "question answered", the story takes a little twist.

This is a family fun movie with a great theme. Although younger children will more than likely not understand it, it is a fine way to spend quality time with your older kids.


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