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The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007)

When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Clark

Writers:

Bill Clark, Susan Wojciechowski (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Jonathan Toomey
Sarah Wildor Sarah Wildor ... Jonathan's Wife
Thomas Briggs Thomas Briggs ... Jonathan's Baby
Joely Richardson ... Susan McDowell
Karen Westwood Karen Westwood ... Mrs. White
Aran Bell Aran Bell ... Richard Tyler
Lia Williams ... Joan Tyler
Jenny O'Hara ... Mrs. Hickey
Ronald Pickup ... William McDowell
Elliot Cowan ... James McDowell
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Luke Ward-Wilkinson ... Thomas McDowell
Benji Compston Benji Compston ... Charles White
Robert Jezek Robert Jezek ... Jim Hardwick
Sam Douglas ... Wallis Woodman
Jack Montgomery Jack Montgomery ... Edward Hardwick
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When a broken hearted boy loses the treasured wooden nativity set that links him to his dead father, his worried mother persuades a lonely ill-tempered woodcarver to create a replacement, and to allow her son to watch him work on it. The commission takes their relationship to unexpected places as the young client makes greater and more difficult demands of the woodcarver's ability, and as Christmas approaches, the three struggle to come to terms with each other, their painful memories and the process of putting their unhappiness behind them. Written by Anonymous

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Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy varázslatos karácsony See more »

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Budget:

£8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Also co-credited as written by John Thomas
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Holiday film for everyone
9 November 2007 | by qwer80-1See all my reviews

This under-advertised DVD movie is a gem. It is suitable for all ages, and will be most appreciated by children and mature watchers. The players are all just excellent and I especially liked the work of the director. This is a heartwarming and uplifting tale, something we all need these days! Set at Christmas-time, the story shows how kindness and a strong,loving spirit can break barriers of loss and loneliness. The young actor playing the role of the son is outstanding and Mr. Berenger's genuine portrayal of the lonely recluse is moving and heart-felt. I believe this rather short film could become a Christmas staple and hope others who watch it will agree.


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