Christmas Miracles Collection: 4 Movies [DVD]
- SKU: 8203157
- Release Date: 09/23/2014
Ratings & Reviews
- Includes 10 bonus holiday songs-Christmas relaxation
This drama chronicles the real-life story of Native America's first declared saint, Elizabeth Bayley Seton. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi
When Tori Spelling starred in the Dickens-inspired 2003 TV movie A Carol Christmas, more than a few viewers with long memories could not help but point out the similarities between Spelling's film and the 1995 made-for-cable Susan Lucci vehicle Ebbie--beginning with the fact that both films were distaff versions of the venerable "A Christmas Carol." It's Christmas Eve, and ruthless department store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge (Lucci) is cruelly running her employees ragged, dangling their meager bonus checks over their heads to get them to work all the harder. Just before closing time, Ebbie manages to fire a longtime security guard, humiliate her niece, and force her aide Roberta "Robbie" Cratchet (Wendy Crewson) to work on Christmas day rather than spend precious time with her family. Thus the stage is set for the inevitable nocturnal visitation from Ebbie's long-dead partner Jake Marley (Jeffrey DeMunn) and the usual Three Spirits, bound and determined to transform the vituperative Ms. Scrooge into the salt of the earth. And yes, Tiny Tim shows up too, in the person of dewey-eyed kid actor (Taran Noah Smith). To her credit, Susan Lucci plays this nonsense as if it were Shakespeare, bringing depth and conviction to an impossibly contrived teleplay (for which Charles Dickensreceives no screen credit!) Ebbie was first telecast by the Lifetime cable channel on December 4, 1995. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Angel in the Family
Weary and dispirited following the death of his wife Lorraine (Meredith Baxter) and after suffering a mild stroke, Buddy Bishop (Ronny Cox) anxiously reaches out to his estranged daughters Sarah (Tracy Needham) and Beth (Natasha Gregson Wagner), asking that they join him for a Christmas reunion. Despite a multitude of their own problems, Sarah and Beth agree--but they're not too happy about spending the holidays in the old, boarded-up house that Buddy had shared with his late wife. Circumstances change dramatically when the Bishops awaken one morning to find a beaming Lorraine waiting for them in the kitchen as if nothing had ever happened to her! The "resurrection" of Lorraine leads to a moving and inspirational conclusion in the made-for-cable Angel in the Family, which first aired December 18, 2004 on the Hallmark channel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
The Sons of Mistletoe
Jimmy Adams (George Newbern) is dismayed when the benefactor of his charges at The Sons of Mistletoe boy's orphanage suddenly dies and leaves the facility to his daughter, Helen Radke (Roma Downey), who appears ready to pull funding from the orphanage. As the situation worsens, it looks like the only thing that will save The Sons of Mistletoe is a Christmas miracle. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Milo O'Shea
- Kate Mulgrew - Mother Elizabeth Baylay Seton
- Jean-Pierre Aumont - Father Dubois
- Rossano Brazzi - Fillipo Fillici
- Robin Clarke - William Seton
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4 movies for 1 low priceJanuary 16, 2015
Four great Christmas movies for a low price, how can you lose? There is also music on the disc, but I have been unable to download it. Still a great buy with the movies.
I would recommend this to a friend
Fun and light heartedDecember 5, 2014
Nice collection of Holiday movies. Get the family and a bowl of popcorn and have a great evening.
I would recommend this to a friend
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