A Christmas Without Snow (1980)





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A Christmas Without Snow originally premiered December 9, 1980. The title refers to the film's setting: the snowless San Francisco. The story is told from the point of view of newly divorced Michael Learned, who comes to grips with disillusionment with a little help from her friends in the church choir. As the singers prepare for a performance of Handel's "Messiah" under the autocratic leadership of choirmaster John Houseman, we learn a little something about the personal lives of several choir members, including Ramon Bieri, Ruth Nelson and Valerie Curtin--and the lonely Houseman himself. Christmas without Snow was presented by CBS in conjunction with the network's Family Reading Program.
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Michael Learned
as Zoe Jensen
John Houseman
as Ephraim Adams
Ramon Bieri
as Henry Quist
James Cromwell
as Reverend Lohman
David Knell
as Terry
Calvin Levels
as Wendell
Beah Richards
as Wendell's Grandma
Barbara Tarbuck
as Carol Thorpe
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This was a movie I really have no feelings about one way or the other. It was okay at the time, but nothing memorable.

Sarah Prisbylla
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There isn't much of Christmas in this story. It's a well meaning film, very clearly a made for television movie. You need to like church music to enjoy the film at all. Nicely written, but a little too long and it's bland.

James Higgins
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