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Christmas Mountain (1981)

G | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1981 (USA)
A cowboy comes to a town at Christmas time. He eats at a cafe but was unable to pay for his meal, so the owner throws him in jail. The town wants to alleviate their guilt over a Mexican ... See full summary »


Pierre De Moro


Mark Miller


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Credited cast:
Mark Miller ... Gabe Sweet
Slim Pickens ... Murf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Glenn Evans Jack Glenn Evans ... Skeeter
Logan Field Logan Field ... Dr. Thatcher
Maurice Grandmaison Maurice Grandmaison ... Sheriff
John Fredric Hart John Fredric Hart ... Rev. Thorndike
Tina Menard ... Lupe
Brian Poelman Brian Poelman ... Julio
Fran Ryan ... Flora
Katherine Shelton Katherine Shelton ... Eunice
Barbara Stanger ... Teresa
Phil Williams Phil Williams ... Banjo player
Vivian Williams Vivian Williams ... Fiddler


A cowboy comes to a town at Christmas time. He eats at a cafe but was unable to pay for his meal, so the owner throws him in jail. The town wants to alleviate their guilt over a Mexican family, who has pregnant woman with them, who lives on top of a mountain called Christmas mountain. They bail out the cowboy and tells to bring some old clothes and food to them. While there the young boy of the family feels sorry for him and prays that god will send him some help. It comes in the form of an old friend of his who died years ago. He tells him that he is not exactly living a proper life but he has a chance to turn things around, first by telling the townsfolk that their so called charity towards the Mexicans is not enough. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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1981 (USA) See more »

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The Cowboy Angel See more »

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Rev.Thorndike says the two women on Christmas Mountain lost their husbands "in that avalanche last year." The sheriff says someone should help them, "a woman being a widow and all and having a baby soon." Christmas is just a couple days away. Unless Teresa had intercourse with someone else after her husband was killed, she has been pregnant 12 months. See more »

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The true meaning of Christmas.
8 December 2007 | by tammy59See all my reviews

This is the best Christmas Movie I have ever seen!! It is great for all ages. It truly captures the essence of Christmas. Many times we forget what Christmas means, and this takes us right back to it. It has a great cast. They all play their parts real well. Many times we forget people who are in need or we judge them by the way they look. We forget to look closer and see the real human being. This is a great movie for children to watch to learn values from. I haven't seen it in years and have been looking at all the Christmas movies on television wanting to see it again. I love all the funny movies at Christmas, but this is the one that touches my heart.

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