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A Christmas Visitor (2002)

A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »


Christopher Leitch




Cast overview, first billed only:
William Devane ... George Boyajian
Meredith Baxter ... Carol Boyajian
Dean McDermott ... Matthew
Reagan Pasternak ... Jean Boyajian
Aaron Ashmore ... John Boyajian
Riley Chitty Riley Chitty ... Jean Boyajian (11 yrs)
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Larry Williamson
Judy Sinclair Judy Sinclair ... Mary Simpson
Mung-Ling Tsui Mung-Ling Tsui ... Dr. Ortiz
Jonathan Whittaker ... Tom
Frank McAnulty Frank McAnulty ... Artie
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Lester
Vladimir Jon Cubrt ... Leader (as Jon Cubrt)
Kevin Dennis ... Young Man #1
Joan Gregson ... Miss Kearney


A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has joined them - around the same age the boy would have been. Is he a con artist? Or is this young man the miracle their family has been waiting for. William Devane, Reagan Pasternak and Dean McDermott star in a remarkable story of loss and renewal. This Christmas, a stranger will change them forever. Written by Anonymous

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Reagan Pasternavk starred with both Ashmore brothers. Aaron in this movie and Shawn in the tv show In a Heartbeat. See more »


When George is showing Matthew his late son's medal, the box contains the Distinguished Service Cross Medal. However the award ribbon above the medal is the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medial. Award boxes always contain the matching ribbon for the award, never two different awards in the same box. See more »


Matthew: ...it's like light and dark. The moonlight touches down on the field and becomes apart of its beauty. Darkness is also it's light. What do you see when you look out there? Do you see the darkness or the moonlight? Or both? Can you separate the two? Should you?
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Crazy Credits

Just before the Closing Credits' music begins, after George Boyagian takes Matthew to Interstate 35 they salute each other. Then Matthew appears like George's late son, John, as a Green Beret for approximately ten seconds. After Matthew turns around to start walking away, he vanishes, about two or three blocks after he started to walk away from George, fulfilling his duties on Earth, of restoring a Christmas spirit, to a family that started hating the holiday, after losing a son on December 24th, 1997 or 1998, from combat in Desert Storm, in Iraq. See more »


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User Reviews

Nice, moving film! Not a masterpiece, but a nice heartwarming film!
3 January 2007 | by NoName1989See all my reviews

I was surprised that this film was so good!

I watched it on an evening when there was nothing else on T.V., so I decided to try this, and to my surprise, I liked it.

I thought this was a pretty moving film!

The acting was good, and the cinematography was also very good! Also the music contributed to the film.

So if you're looking for a nice film, but don't expect a masterpiece, I can truly recommend this one!

Well done! This is a nice film about a very special Christmas for a family!

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Release Date:

21 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Port Perry, Ontario, Canada See more »

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