It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989)

It Nearly Wasn't Christmas




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The made-for-TV It Nearly Wasn't Christmas stars Charles Durning as the one and only Santa Claus--a role for which Durning evidently required no padding. The plot would have us believe that Santa is on the verge of cancelling Christmas (didn't know he could do that). The reasons are the usual: the holiday has become too commercialized, and people have become too self-centered. Santa's faith in humanity is renewed by a little girl (Risa Schiffman), who hopes that the Holiday spirit will be … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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Written By: Alan Jay Glueckman


as Laura Baxter

as Napoleon

as Jeff Baxter

as Philpot

as Sergeant Devlin

as J. Prescott Hewes

as Father John

as Desk Sergeant

as Norbert Castleberry

as Mr. Bannings
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