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One Magic Christmas [DVD]

Harry Dean Stanton , Mary Steenburgen , Philip Borsos    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Harry Dean Stanton, Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Elisabeth Harnois, Arthur Hill
  • Directors: Philip Borsos
  • Producers: Peter O'Brian
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sep 2005
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,842 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Fantasy starring Mary Steenburgen as a young mother, Ginny Grainger, who is disillusioned with Christmas and finds its approach adding more pressures to an already stress-filled existence. Thanks to the unshakable faith of her young daughter, Abbie (Elisabeth Harnois), and a guardian angel named Gideon (Harry Dean Stanton), Ginny's spirit of hope and Christmas is re-kindled through a miraculous yuletide experience in which she sees what life would be like if Christmas did not exist.

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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Charming Family Film 5 Oct 2007
Over the last 65 years or so, the Disney Company has been renowned for making family films, many of them which have remained classics to this day. (Bambi; Lady and The Tramp; Cinderella; 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea etc).

This film made in Canada will become, as the years go by, one of Disney's most popular films. Mary Steenburgen plays Ginny Grainger a young mother who is dissilusioned with the way her life and that of her family is going. Failing to develop any Christmas spirit as that time of the year approaches, she is caught up in an amazing series of events which unknowing to her, are caused by her Guardian Angel Gabriel(played with much charm by Harry Dean Stanton). He is giving her and her family the opportunity to rediscover what Christmas can and should be about. A time of joy and happiness; and a reflection of what the Christmas Message is to the world, and that was Peace To All Men and the sharing of those joys with other people who are less fortunate. The film is reminescence of the Christmas Classic "Its A Wonderful Life", where a person is given a chance to see what life would be like if circumstances were to be so different.

The final scenes are a joy to watch, and I bet there won't be a dry eye in the house as Ginny meets up with well, I won't reveal it here, after all, it wouldn't be Christmas, would it? Watch it and see for yourself.

Picture quality is quite good, although soundtrack is basic 2 Channel and is adequate. A charming family film which anyone can enjoy.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Magic Christmas 24 Nov 2007
By Fallon
I have to say this film is really good. Very moving and bring a lump on your throat. It worth watching on every Christmas so you will feel more Christmassy and this film will remind you what is more important in your life that closest to your heart. Really good and I highly recommend people to watch this movie in Christmas time as it will be as good in your festive mood.
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117 of 126 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Magic Christmas 4 Nov 2005
I first saw this movie with my kids. It made an impact on them and left a lump im my throat. All the Christmas ingredients are there yet the lasting message was and is if you take care of others and believe, dreams can come true. My kids are growing up now but are looking forward to seeing this movie again, at the right time of year. Watch it and maybe each Christmas can be magic.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Magic Christmas 11 Jan 2004
This is a real "spirit of christmas" movie. If your not feeling in that Christmassy mood this will certainly get you there. The whole family will be warmed to the core by the end! This film reminds me of so many childhood christmases, I will certainly be cherishing my copy for many years to come
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely christmassy film! 25 Sep 2004
this is the sort of film to curl up on the sofa on christmas eve,and watch with your little ones.......cant fail!!!!,they"ll never sleep for excitement!....i didn"t either..wendyX
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC 27 Jun 2010
This is the best Christmas film since "It's a Wonderful Life". In fact the plot resembles Frank Capra's film, as middle class mother Ginny Grainger, facing financial difficulties causing all her dreams to fade, has lost her Christmas spirit and with it all hope for the future. But Ginny was not always so cynical and with the help of the guardian angel Gideon and her six-year-old daughter Abbie, she rediscovers her childhood's belief in Christmas and her conviction that dreams do come true.

The wonderful and touching performances by Mary Steenburgen as Ginny Grainger and Harry Dean Stanton as Gideon, as well as the great plot with its twist and turns, filled with moving moments, make this Disney Christmas film a classic. One of those movies we can watch over and over again and are as heart warming and magical as always.

Have a Very Happy Christmas!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Christmas films ever 9 Sep 2009
I'm amazed at some people giving this one star, for me it is a true classic. I love this film along with the other obvious Christmas classics Wonderful Life and Bishop's Wife (and possibly even Family Man). I found the acting really convincing (particularly Mary Steenburgen and Harry Dean Stanton) and found myself involved in the plot and didn't find it any more unbelievable than any other Christmas film, there's a happy ending and it just has a feel good factor. Yes someone gets shot and someone else is a real Crhistrmas humbug but that's to set up the happy ending, surely ?

There's one review here where a child is supposed to have said 'he didn't feel safe' watching the film any further, well if the child is that soft perhaps he shouldn't be watching tele at all ? Life can be tough and things do go wrong and people die, and the good thing about Disney films is that they usually end up with a 'happy ever after' as this film does. Blimey James Stewart gets punched out in Wonderful Life, and he cries, best not watch that either !!!

I really do recommend this film, it is very good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching 17 Dec 2007
Good film. The DVD we rented had poor sound quality and we had to turn the TV up to full volume!but other than that it was the kind of film that we like to watch on the run up to Christmas. Nice story line. Would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 23 days ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars the film is brilliant.
fast delivery. the film is brilliant.
Published 1 month ago by gary morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill film
Ordered this product for my Mum for Xmas she has watched the film and loves it, it arrived within a couple of days in plain secure packaging.
Published 5 months ago by Stephen Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Family Christmas Film
One of the best Christmas films ever made. My favourite as a child and love it even more as an adult. Was over the.moon to find it on amazon, and for such a great price.
Published 6 months ago by ceebz
5.0 out of 5 stars must have if u movie mad
this is a great all round family magic type movie, watched this 1st in a uncles house, so good decided 2 buy it, good price, great 4 the collection
Published 8 months ago by Emma Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars One Magic Christmas
A very good film for Christmas arriving in time to watch then as there were very few good Christmas programmes on the telly this year
Published 8 months ago by Yardbroom
5.0 out of 5 stars Ex find
Watched this film years ago on video so pleased you had it on cd very pleased with this item thank you
Published 8 months ago by sonic
5.0 out of 5 stars One Magic Christmas is an overlooked cracker of a film
This is one of those films that has passed a lot of people by. That's a shame because it has a charm all of its own and a heart warming theme that despite the very worst that... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Phillip James
5.0 out of 5 stars Best xmas film ever!!
This is the best xmas film made ,a great hit with the family for years. Kids have grown up but still love to watch it. I would highly recomened it to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 9 months ago by hilaryjemmerson
5.0 out of 5 stars one magic christmas
This film must be one of the best xmas films ever. I have been watching this film every xmas for ever, it wouldn't be xmas without it, and if anybody doesn't love it they must be a... Read more
Published 11 months ago by LYNNE HUTCHINSON
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