One Christmas (1994)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Watch it now
as Cornelia Beaumont
as Cousin Sook Faulk
as Emily Yarbrough
as Bus Driver
as Miss Ivy
as Miss Julene
as Gentleman #1
as Glenn Gilmore
as Mr. Farris
as Dixon Hobbs
as Billiard Player
as Party Guest
as Man No.1
as Man No. 2
Critic Reviews for One Christmas
Audience Reviews for One Christmas
If you love Capote's Christmas stories, then you might also love this movie. It takes Sook five minutes of screen time to charge the rest of the movie with all the glittering magic of the love between her and little Buddy, concern for the other characters and tension over Buddy's fate. Henry Winkler is surprisingly restrained and not annoying, except as is true to the character. The movie is much more Capote then Hallmark (I won't usually even consider Hallmark movies.) Very underrated. A rare, complex Christmas movie, uplifting but also bittersweet.
I really tried to like this movie. What's not to like about Henry Winkler and Katharine Hepburn? Sadly, I just could not get into it. The production is poor and the movie as a whole is pretty hokey. Definitely not about to become one of my holiday traditions.
One Christmas is an autobiographical story of Truman Capote's life. This film is not for the weak of heart. It tugs at your heart-strings. Even though, it is a heartfelt christmas film, I didn't enjoy it. The characters weren't intriguing, although, I felt the acting was respectable. I think most people would enjoy the book more than the film and if you haven't read the book, I suggest it. I believe it would be better the this. www.what-to-watch.com
One Christmas Quotes
|Dad:||Don'y waste your magic, Buddy. Treasure it. Make it last. It will take you to places you never dreamed of.|
|Cornelia Beaumont:||If you're ever asked to choose between youth and money, take the money.|
|Dad:||You know what noise annoys an oyster the most? A noisy noise annoys an oyster the most.|
|Dad:||I am unlike anybody you have ever met before. I have magic about me, Buddy.I can look at somebody and I know exactly what they want more than anything in the whole world.....And that's when I sell them their secret dreams.|
|Dad:||I am unlike anybody you have ever met before. I have magic about me, Buddy. I can look at somebody and I know exactly what they want more than anything in the whole world... And that's when I sell them their secret dreams.|
Discuss One Christmas on our Movie forum!