One Magic Christmas

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The "magic" in One Magic Christmas is often (and surprisingly) of the "black" variety. Like Jimmy Stewart before her, worn-out wife and mother Mary Steenburgen wishes that she'd never been born. And like Stewart, Steenburgen is visited by a guardian angel, in this case the western-garbed Harry Dean Stanton. Instead of granting Steenburgen's wish, Stanton shows her what life would be like without Christmas--and that vision is as grim as anything you're ever likely to see in any Holiday film. Throughout the horrendous tragedies heaped upon Steenburgen, we are comforted in the knowledge that Stanton is working in concert with Steenburgen's young daughter. Steenburgen learns her lesson of course, but what a ride!

  1. Phillip Borsos


  2. Thomas Meehan


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  1. Mary Steenburgen

    Mary Steenburgen

    Ginny Hanks Grainger

  2. Gary Basaraba

    Gary Basaraba

    Jack Grainger

  3. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton


  4. Arthur Hill

    Arthur Hill

    Caleb Grainger

  5. Elisabeth Harnois

    Elisabeth Harnois

    Abbie Grainger

  6. RM

    Robbie Magwood

    Cal Grainger

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

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Release Information

  • November 22, 1985
    G, Theatrical



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