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The Christmas Gift (1986)

A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.

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Michael Pressman

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Christopher Grabenstein (screenplay), Christopher Grabenstein (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Denver ... George Billings
Jane Kaczmarek ... Susan
Edward Winter ... Thomas A. Renfield
Gennie James ... Alexandra 'Alex' Billings
Pat Corley ... Bud Sawyer
Mary Wickes ... Henrietta Sawyer
James T. Callahan ... Robert Truesdale (as James Callahan)
Kurtwood Smith ... Jake Richards
Anne Haney ... Clara Huckle
Harvey Vernon ... Hank Huckle
Twirp Anderson Twirp Anderson ... Band Member
Pamela Beebe Pamela Beebe ... Receptionist Louella
William Eric Bookland William Eric Bookland ... Scruff
Ann Bradley Ann Bradley ... Helen the Maid (as Anne H. Bradley)
Cash Cashman Cash Cashman ... Band Member
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Storyline

A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone believes in Santa Claus.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El regalo de navidad See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The year the movie was filmed in Georgetown was an exceptionally warm winter and the scenes of the town there was no snow, tractor trailers hauled snow in each night to create the scenes for the next day's shooting. See more »

Goofs

Although no passengers are picked up or dropped off, the rear door handle on Bud's taxi is in a different position from scene to scene. See more »

Soundtracks

Love Again
Written & Performed by John Denver
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Best Christmas Movie...
20 November 2010 | by ut-volsSee all my reviews

I have watched this movie several times on the Hallmark Channel and enjoy it each time I watch it. It is just a heartwarming movie about a time gone by in this age of me, me, me. John Denver is fabulous, as are all the cast of characters, and I do mean "Characters". Georgetown CO is a place I would love to live...where family matters, friends matter, and neighbors look out for and care for each other. And they do this without thought of what it might benefit them. It is truly a movie to be watched as a family. In this day and age of what our children may see or hear in a movie, this one is a safe bet. Hats off to the Hallmark Channel for continuing to broadcast this fine movie!


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