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Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

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America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father ... See full summary »

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John Lyde

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Sally Meyer (screenplay), Gale Sears (based on the book: 'Christmas for a Dollar' by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brian Krause ... William Kamp
Nancy Stafford ... Mrs. Rathbone
Danielle C. Ryan ... Verna Kamp (as Danielle Chuchran)
Heather Beers ... Miss Mayfield
James Gaisford James Gaisford ... Warren Kamp
Jacob Buster ... Norman Kamp
Ruby Jones Ruby Jones ... Ruthie Kamp
Ethan Hunt Ethan Hunt ... Russel Kamp
Melanie Stone ... Helen
Liam Buie Liam Buie ... Karl
Grace Hallows Grace Hallows ... Mae
Skyler M. Day ... Esther
Bruce Newbold Bruce Newbold ... Mr. Mueller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dalek Atkinson Dalek Atkinson ... Henry
Ron Brough Ron Brough ... Minister
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Storyline

America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her brother s polio, expects another Christmas without presents or festivities. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn't what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles. Written by Covenant Communications

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for some mean behavior. | See all certifications »
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Christmas Wish See more »

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Trivia

Norman Kamp (Jacob Buster) & the town bully, Lenny (Christopher Buster) are real life siblings. See more »

Goofs

Ordinary young girls did not wear jeans or any kind of pants during the Great Depression. Looks like no effort at all was made to make this period piece look like a period piece. See more »

Quotes

Ruthie Kamp: [looking amused at Warren and Helen] They are holding hands!
Verna Kamp: Ruthie!
Russel Kamp: That's disgusting!
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Lame Acting and No Research into Behavior/Respect During the Depression
8 December 2017 | by stidwell-62355See all my reviews

Poor acting: Ruthie the youngest daughter and Miss Mayfield the teacher were the worst actors. I knew this could not be a family from the Depression Era when the first scene shows food being fed to the dog, and actors leaving plates with food on the table. Also, the children were whiny and rude in school. One character who was dubbed as a "good boy" trespassed, not once, but twice. Overall, not the great, inspirational film many say it is. To correct their judgment, they need to watch The Waltons Homecoming.


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