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The Christmas List (1997)

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writer:

Marie Weiss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimi Rogers ... Melody Parris
Rob Stewart ... Dr. David Skyler
Stella Stevens ... Natalie Parris
Bill Switzer ... Danny Skyler
Enuka Okuma ... Naomi
Jano Frandsen Jano Frandsen ... George
Madison Graie Madison Graie ... April May
Andrew Johnston ... Mr. Garnett
George Pilgrim
Marla Maples ... Faith
Tony Griffin Tony Griffin ... Eric Katz
Gary Hetherington ... Daumier
Tanja Reichert ... Suzie (as Tanja Reichart)
Anne Farquhar Anne Farquhar ... Caroline
Paul Raskin ... Ted
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Storyline

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She decides to make a Christmas list. After it's deposited in Santa's mailbox at the store, she starts getting everything she wanted, but it doesn't always turn out as she expected.

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carta a Papá Noel See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the movie they infer that Bellevue Washington is north of Seattle and that it is in the country. Bellevue actually is just across Lake Washington from Seattle and the second largest city in King County. See more »

Quotes

Faith: You know, you are going to love your new home in Bellevue. It is so woodsy there!
Danny Skyler: Great. I can start a tick collection.
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Crazy Credits

Lead Carpenter - KIWImmm See more »

Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
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Great Christmas film!
9 December 2002 | by imdbfan30See all my reviews

Definitely a great lighthearted, family film. Makes you feel warm and cozy. Perfect film for the holidays. It is right up there with all the classics, IMO!

I won't describe the plot since others did such a good job. I will say that Mimi does a wonderful job playing the pushover who hasn't come into her own yet. I think Mimi made the movie, I honestly can't think of anyone else in this role.

A must see!


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