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One Magic Christmas (1985)

One Magic Christmas
7.6 Rating
(16 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen

Ginny Grainger
Gary Basaraba

Gary Basaraba

Jack Grainger
Arthur Hill

Arthur Hill

Caleb Grainger
Elisabeth Harnois

Elisabeth Harnois

Abbie Grainger
Robbie Magwood

Robbie Magwood

Cal Grainger


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Thomas Meehan

Thomas Meehan

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Against all odds, it works

3 months, 1 week ago at Jan 12 9:17
1 vote
"Well, my job is to, every Christmas, have to help one person, that's feeling down, to get into the Christmas spirit."

The combination of Disney and Christmas movies is not often a promising proposition, infamously leading to stinkers like the Santa Clause sequels, Santa Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws, and a number of others. But 1985's One Magic Christmas is one Disney Christma... read more
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Release date: 22 November 1985
UPC: 013131092899
Fantasy (2), Christmas (2), Snow (1), Flashbacks (1), Child Actors (1), Holiday (1), Family (1), 1985 (1)
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Ricky49er voted for a review of One Magic Christmas 3 months, 1 week ago

“"Well, my job is to, every Christmas, have to help one person, that's feeling down, to get into the Christmas spirit." The combination of Disney an”

PvtCaboose91 posted a review 3 months, 1 week ago

Against all odds, it works

“"Well, my job is to, every Christmas, have to help one person, that's feeling down, to get into the Christmas spirit."

The combination of Disney and Christmas movies is not often a promising proposition, infamously leading to stinkers like the Santa Clause sequels, Santa Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws, and a number of others. But 1985's One Magic Christmas is one Disney Christmas flick that does work, as it's sold with enough sincerity and skill to make it work despite the heavy schmaltz on display. Whereas most other yuletide offerings from the House of Mouse are all about cheap laughs, One Magic Christmas is more of a drama that's willing to venture into dark territory. It may not be entirely suitable for young tots due to its hefty thematic undercurrents, but it's a decent” read more

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