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Mary Christmas (2002)

When a nine year old girl writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for a mommy, a television station news director gets wind of it and assigns a hard-bitten reporter to get the story. With the... See full summary »

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John Schneider (as Jonathan Richards)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthia Gibb ... Mary Maloney
John Schneider ... Joel Wallace
Jenna Boyd ... Felice Wallace
Renee Ridgeley ... Samantha Bruce
Daniel Roebuck ... Mac Reeves
Tom Bosley ... Les Turner
Kandice Stroh ... Monica
Norm Thoeming ... Hal
Benton Jennings ... Dan Charles
Diane Robin ... Rita Jackson
Steve Purnick ... Floor Manager (as Steven Pemrick)
Randall Rapstine ... Weather Forecaster
Rachel Grodnik Rachel Grodnik ... Little Girl
Diana Holdridge Diana Holdridge ... Charlene Abernathy
Jeni Austin Jeni Austin ... Maria Archer (as Jeni D. Austin)
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When a nine year old girl writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for a mommy, a television station news director gets wind of it and assigns a hard-bitten reporter to get the story. With the help of a male nanny, the reporter learns learns that at Christmas, wishes can still be granted. Written by Anonymous

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A New Christmas Classic
22 December 2003 | by stump69See all my reviews

This 2002 film by Heartland Entertainment was rebroadcast on PAX-TV ever the weekend of 19-21 Dec 2003, so I taped it then watched it just last night. I thoroughly enjoy movies with plot twists (which I also never spoil) and I didn't see this one coming. A very enjoyable film and an excellent vehicle for John Schnieder - who also directed. Also, the role of Guv'nor was very well filled by Tom Bosley (of Happy Days fame). All around good casting, acting and direction. If you didn't catch it this year, I highly recommend it for future Christmas viewings.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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