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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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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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Followed by Timepiece (1996) See more »

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Very good Christmas movie
26 November 2005 | by toronagaSee all my reviews

I didn't plan to see this. Instead I just sat down while my wife was watching it and ended up seeing it all the way through. It was difficult not to get emotionally involved, mostly because of the acting of Maureen O'Hara. Yes, some of the plot mechanisms are clichés. Yes, the overall message of knowing what to truly value most has been done many times by Hollywood. But the understated performances from O'Hara and Richard Thomas along with a good story really make this movie well worth watching. I ended up being so affected that it drove me to write this review in the hope that it might influence someone else to see it. And perhaps enjoy it as much as I did. Merry Christmas everyone...


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