It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a diffucult time for the family, until Gradpa (James Earl Jones, Star Wars, Field of Dream) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence.

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Duwayne Dunham

Writers:

Greg Taylor (teleplay), Christopher Moore (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hume Cronyn ... Saint Nick
James Earl Jones ... Grandpa Nicholas
Flex Alexander ... Pete
Tempestt Bledsoe ... Maria Dangola
Tracy Douglas ... Janet Brower
Bruce A. Young ... Manuel Dangola
Erica Gimpel ... Cassie Moore
Benjamin Brown ... James Eric Moore
Herb Mitchell ... The Governor
David Purdham ... Rev. Bogart
Sedrathe Gillespie Sedrathe Gillespie ... Terence
Emily Mae Young Emily Mae Young ... Marlene
Billy Daydoge Billy Daydoge ... Shawnee
Ruth de Sosa ... Elizabeth Van Olden (as Ruth De Sosa)
Cooper Thornton ... Henry Rutgers (as Ray Thornton)
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It's the first Christmas without Grandma and a difficult time for the family, until Grandpa (James Earl Jones - Star Wars, Field of Dreams) decides to share a story with his ten-year-old grandson Terence. It's the story of Santa and Pete, a tale that has been handed down for generations. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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James Earl Jones and Tracy Douglas previously worked together in American Playhouse: Hallelujah. See more »

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Best Christmas Movie
1 January 2006 | by DNaeNae05See all my reviews

I happened to turn the channel to find this movie just starting. Each scene held me in rapture. It was honestly the best Christmas movie I've seen. It can only compare to "It's a Wonderful Life", with Jimmy Stewart. I have talked about this film for the last three years to all my friends and family. No one believes it even exists. I have looked for this film every Christmas afterwards and it's never on TV or available for sale anywhere. I love the story and all the characters. It has a beautiful old world charm and teaches a great story of how Christmas came to be. Please let me know how to find this movie on DVD!!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vera storia di Babbo Natale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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