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A Child's Christmas in Wales (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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Old Geraint
Mathonwy Reeves ... Thomas
... Mrs. Wales
Michael Fawkes ... Father
Jesse McBrearty ... Young Geraint
Calum McGeachie ... Jim
... Mother (past)
... Father (past)
Anne Butler ... Auntie Hannah
Helen Beavis ... Auntie Betty
Jenny Turner ... Auntie Dosie
Donald Ewer ... Uncle Arnold
... Uncle
Bridget O'Sullivan ... Mrs. Prothero
James Mainprize ... Mr. Prothero
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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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A Classic for All
3 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

"One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep..." Heartbreakingly poignant those words are now I have become an 'elder' and so many of my family are gone into their places in history.

Since this filmed version simply is the best, truest film adaptation of Thomas' famous work it also must be considered a standard few could match. My tape wore out but now armed with a lovely new DVD I enjoy it every year played on technology Thomas's narrator could have only dreamed of.

Sweet and intelligently produced, we are fortunate indeed to have this exquisite version to enjoy year after year.


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