A Christmas Visitor

A Christmas Visitor

Christopher Leitch (2002)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A couple have not celebrated Christmas for 11 years, ever since the death of their son in the first Gulf War. However, their spiritual faith is restored when they are visited by a mysterious stranger who is the same age their boy would have been, had he survived. Drama, starring Reagan Pasternak, Aaron Ashmore, Meredith Baxter and William Devane.

Cast & Crew

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