The Christmas Box (1995) (TV)

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    • The Christmas Box (1995) (TV)




      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      A ski-shop owner and his wife and daughter
      move in with an elderly widow who needs help;
      he suffers recurring dreams.

      Full Cast
      Richard Thomas ... Richard Evans
      Maureen O'Hara ... Mary Parkin (Mrs. Parkin)
      Annette O'Toole ... Keri Evans
      Kelsey Mulrooney ... Jenna Evans
      Robert Curtis Brown ... George
      Michael Ensign ... Stephen Hoover
      Greg Brouwer ... Clerk
      Nicole Forester ... Dream Angel
      Lily Nicksay ... Dream Angel

      Writing Credits
      Richard Paul Evans (book)
      Greg Taylor (teleplay)

      Erica Fox .... producer
      Michael Green .... executive producer
      Chris Harding .... executive producer
      Allan Henderson .... executive producer
      Beth Polson .... executive producer

      Production Companies
      Bonneville Producers Group
      Hallmark Entertainment
      Polson Company, The (in association with)
      Alpha Media (2004) (China) (TV)
      Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (1995) (USA) (TV) (original airing)

      Original Music
      Richard Gibbs

      John Newby

      This was Maureen O'Hara's first television film role since
      The Red Pony 22 years earlier.
      She would go on to make two more (one in 1998, the other in 2000)
      before retiring for good.

      Filming Location
      Los Angeles, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Rerview) Maureen O' Hara TV- The Christmas Box (1995)

      The Christmas Box (is an American novel written by Richard Paul Evans
      and self-published in 1993.
      A Christmas story purportedly written for his children,
      the book was advertised locally by Evans, who was working at the time
      as an advertising executive.
      He placed the book in Utah stores and it became a local best-seller.
      This got the attention of major publishers who bid against each other,
      resulting in Evans receiving several million dollars for the publishing rights.
      Released in hardcover in 1995 by Simon & Schuster,
      The Christmas Box became the first book to simultaneously
      reach the No.1 position on the New York Times bestseller list for
      both the paperback and hardcover editions.
      That same year, the book was made into a television movie of the same title
      starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O'Hara.
      As of 2009, that movie was being shown in the 25 Days of Christmas
      programming block on ABC Family, but was not part of the block in 2010.

      User Review

      Nice, family-friendly film for the holidays
      9 October 2006 | by Amy Adler (Toledo, Ohio)
      Richard (Richard Thomas) and Keri (Annette O'Toole) have moved to a new city near ski country. They sold their house in order to get Richard's ski shop off the ground, instead living in a cramped apartment with their daughter, Jenna. Keri sees an ad for a couple needed to take care of an older lady in her home. The home turns out to be a mansion and the lady chooses Richard's family to be her caretakers. Keri is ecstatic, as they are given a complete wing of the large home for their quarters and her duties are not very taxing. But, the lady of the house is sad and lonely and harbors many secrets. Also, there is a mysterious music box in the attic that plays music on its own, at times. Richard begins to have strange dreams as well. What is going on here? This is a lovely story about love, family, and friendship. Thomas, O'Toole, and Maureen O'Hara are excellent as the key players, who learn valuable lessons in giving and receiving love. The script is humorous and heart warming, although far-fetched at times. If you would like a new tradition in film at holiday times, this movie is a great choice. It upholds the values everyone should hold dear.
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Re: (New Review) Maureen O' Hara TV- The Christmas Box (1995)

      We have owned this film for a number of years now, and though we haven't watched it for awhile, I remember enjoying it and finding it a touching film.

      Maureen O'Hara really does a good job of playing older, grumpier (for lack of a better word) women - still feisty in her golden years!

      Thanks for highlighting it, Keith. Maybe it will become part of some family's Christmas film-watching traditions as a result of your post!

      Mrs. C :angel1:
    • Re: (New Review) Maureen O' Hara TV- The Christmas Box (1995)


      Even without translation, I liked this film for the small screen.

      A short video

      Tell me if you have problems to read

      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!

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    • Re: Maureen O' Hara TV- The Christmas Box (1995)


      ........................... The pictures from the TV film .........................

      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!

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