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A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987)

Not Rated | | Family, Drama | TV Movie 23 December 1987
It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow... See full summary »

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Don McBrearty

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Jon Glascoe (adaptation), Peter Kreutzer (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Elliott ... Old Geraint
Mathonwy Reeves Mathonwy Reeves ... Thomas
Glynis Davies ... Mrs. Wales
Michael Fawkes Michael Fawkes ... Father
Jesse McBrearty Jesse McBrearty ... Young Geraint
Calum McGeachie Calum McGeachie ... Jim
Gwynyth Walsh ... Mother (past)
Nigel Bennett ... Father (past)
Anne Butler Anne Butler ... Auntie Hannah
Helen Beavis Helen Beavis ... Auntie Betty
Jenny Turner Jenny Turner ... Auntie Dosie
Donald Ewer Donald Ewer ... Uncle Arnold
Gordon Masten ... Uncle
Bridget O'Sullivan Bridget O'Sullivan ... Mrs. Prothero
James Mainprize James Mainprize ... Mr. Prothero
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Storyline

It's Christmas Eve in Wales. A young boy named Thomas is excited about the holiday, but he's also disappointed because it's raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him an old snow globe as an early Christmas present and starts telling colorful, amusing stories about his childhood Christmases that are shown in flashback. Thomas keeps asking his grandfather more questions because he likes the stories and because he doesn't want to go to bed. His parents finally insist that he go to bed, and his grandfather tells him one last story about going to bed on Christmas night while listening to his family singing carols downstairs. After Thomas falls asleep at last, his grandfather opens the bedroom window and sees falling snowflakes. Written by Laurel

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Genres:

Family | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Cypress Films home page

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Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montgomery, Powys, Wales, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A wonderful Christmas delight with heart
22 October 2007 | by Norton-9See all my reviews

On this, the 20th anniversary of this wonderful production, I hope that more people will have the opportunity to experience it for the first time. I tend to think of it as a reassuring antidote to the constant ills of everyday life. In a time when many new Christmas specials seem to have a somewhat cynical slant, the wonderful "A Child's Christmas in Wales" is something which is most welcome. Denholm Elliot is wonderful in his role as Old Geraint who shares his Christmas memories of his Welsh childhood with his grandson Thomas. A beautiful production which is well acted and directed, it has an ending which will bring a sentimental tear to your eye. It's one of the best.


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