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- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 7, 2004
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Harry Dean Stanton & Mary Steenburgen|
|Performer:||Gary Basaraba, Elisabeth Harnois, Arthur Hill & Wayne Robson|
|Directed by||Phillip Borsos|
|Edited by||Sidney Wolinsky|
|Screenwriting by||Thomas Meehan|
|Composition by||Michael Conway Baker|
|Director of Photography:||Frank Tidy|
Rating: 1/4 -- Has the bite of a toothless old dog. Full Review
An affecting, well-played film. Full Review
New York Times
...Affecting, well-played....A charmingly seasonal brand of child-like wonder...
New York Times
Phil Borsos' take on Christmas is a somewhat odd movie, but it does have a slow charm, not unlike It's a Wonderful Life by way of Wim Wenders. Full Review
The Tyee (British Columbia)
Screenwriter Thomas Meehan seems to have had It's a Wonderful Life in mind; the results are closer to A Nightmare on Elm Street. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- This is a treasure trove of sick laughs -- and it's from Disney! Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- A gloomy holiday tale that fails to enchant.
Spirituality and Practice
In this heartwarming Christmas film, a young mother, Ginny Grainger (Mary Steenburgen), rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas thanks to the unshakeable faith of her six-year-old daughter (Elisabeth Harnois) and Gideon (Harry Dean Stanton), her very own guardian angel. With Gideon's help, Ginny learns that the season is about her family and other people she loves, rather than the presents and materialism heaped on by a consumerist society.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
One Magic Christmas
Award-winning actress Mary Steenburgen (TV's JOAN OF ARCADIA, HOPE SPRINGS) gives a solid performance as Ginny Grainger, a young mother who rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas, thanks to the unshakable faith of her six-year-old daughter Abbie (Elizabeth Harnois) and Gideon (Harry Dean Stanton), Ginny's very own guardian angel. Ginny's wondrous experience will touch your heart and warm your soul in the timeless tradition of past Disney favorites. ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS fulfills all your most treasured Christmas fantasies. Share it with those you love.
Christmas is coming, and for the Grainger clan, it's looking pretty bleak: Mr. Grainger has lost his job, debts are piling up, and the family is about to lose their home. As a result, the mother falls into a terrible bout of depression, so a guardian angel arrives to help her and the family through this cheerless period. Will the cherub be able to provide a Merry Christmas for all'
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