The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift

Michael Pressman (1986)

97min
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Review

Our Score
Scrooge turns folk singer in this mild-mannered reworking of the Dickens festive favourite. Everything is humbug to widowed architect John Denver until he's sent to a small town in the Rockies to clear the way for a major new development. Gradually, the mountain air begins to soften his cynical city soul, although it takes his daughter's rescue from the snow finally to persuade him to stand by his new pals. Never a great actor, Denver is too amiable to affect a convincing transformation from embittered careerist to tuneful nice guy. However, it's the cloying sentimentality that really makes this such a turn off.

Summary

A cold-hearted architect is sent to assess a small town for possible redevelopment as a ski resort, and decides to take his daughter along on the trip. But before long, their warm welcome by the residents begins to melt his frosty facade, turning him against his boss and the company's unscrupulous plans. Drama, starring John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek and Kurtwood Smith.

Cast & Crew

George Billings John Denver
Susan McMillan Jane Kaczmarek
Thomas A Renfield Edward Winter
Alexandra Billings Gennie James
Jake Richards Kurtwood Smith
Henrietta Sawyer Mary Wickes
Jake Richards Kurtwood Smith
Director Michael Pressman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

Drama

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