A Christmas Visitor

  • Christopher Leitch (2002)
  • US
  • 88 min
A Christmas Visitor
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Film Review
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2 out of 5

In this gentle and undemanding mix of drama and fantasy, a grieving family hasn't celebrated Christmas for 11 years following the death of a son in the first Gulf War. But the festive season suddenly works its magic when dad William Devane decides it's finally time for them to embrace life again. The simple, heart-tugging that predictably ensues then gets beefed up with flashbacks and an engaging supernatural twist, as the arrival of a serene stranger (Dean McDermott) miraculously completes the clan's healing through his soothing wisdom and curiously familiar mannerisms. Understated performances and a tender script enhance the film's old-fashioned charm, while the increasing poignancy of events makes some of the more far-fetched moments easier to swallow.

Plot Summary

Seasonal drama starring William Devane and Meredith Baxter. Since losing their son in the first Gulf War, Christmas has meant little to George and Carol Boyajian and they haven't celebrated the festival for years. So when they are visited by a young man about the same age as their boy, they must decide if he is a charlatan or something more miraculous.

Cast and crew


George Boyajian
William Devane
Carol Boyajian
Meredith Baxter
Dean McDermott
Jean Boyajian
Reagan Pasternak
John Boyajian
Aaron Ashmore
Judy Sinclair
Dr Ortiz
Mung-Ling Tsui
Jonathan Whittaker


Christopher Leitch

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