It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989)

G 12/01/1989 (US) DramaTV Movie 1h 40m
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Feeling unneeded, a disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his bumbling chief elf, Philpot (Bruce Vilanch), Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people.

  1. Burt Brinckerhoff


  2. Golda David


  3. Alan Jay Glueckman


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  1. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning


  2. Bruce Vilanch

    Bruce Vilanch


  3. Wayne Osmond

    Jeff Baxter

  4. Risa Schiffman

    Jennifer Baxter

  5. Annette Marin

    Laura Baxter

  6. Beverly Rowland

    Mrs. Claus

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Original Language English

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