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    Maureen O' Hara TV- The Christmas Box (1995)

    THE CHRISTMAS BOX

    DIRECTED BY MARCUS COLE
    COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM (CBS)



    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    A ski-shop owner and his wife and daughter
    move in with an elderly widow who needs help;
    he suffers recurring dreams.

    Full Cast
    Richard Thomas ... Richard Evans
    Maureen O'Hara ... Mary Parkin (Mrs. Parkin)
    Annette O'Toole ... Keri Evans
    Kelsey Mulrooney ... Jenna Evans
    Robert Curtis Brown ... George
    Michael Ensign ... Stephen Hoover
    Greg Brouwer ... Clerk
    Nicole Forester ... Dream Angel
    Lily Nicksay ... Dream Angel

    Writing Credits
    Richard Paul Evans (book)
    Greg Taylor (teleplay)

    Produced
    Erica Fox .... producer
    Michael Green .... executive producer
    Chris Harding .... executive producer
    Allan Henderson .... executive producer
    Beth Polson .... executive producer

    Production Companies
    Bonneville Producers Group
    Hallmark Entertainment
    Polson Company, The (in association with)
    Distributors
    Alpha Media (2004) (China) (TV)
    Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (1995) (USA) (TV) (original airing)

    Original Music
    Richard Gibbs

    Cinematography
    John Newby

    Trivia
    This was Maureen O'Hara's first television film role since
    The Red Pony 22 years earlier.
    She would go on to make two more (one in 1998, the other in 2000)
    before retiring for good.

    Filming Location
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Best Wishes
    Keith
    Totnes- the Tombstone of England

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    Re: (New Rerview) Maureen O' Hara TV- The Christmas Box (1995)

    The Christmas Box (is an American novel written by Richard Paul Evans
    and self-published in 1993.
    A Christmas story purportedly written for his children,
    the book was advertised locally by Evans, who was working at the time
    as an advertising executive.
    He placed the book in Utah stores and it became a local best-seller.
    This got the attention of major publishers who bid against each other,
    resulting in Evans receiving several million dollars for the publishing rights.
    Released in hardcover in 1995 by Simon & Schuster,
    The Christmas Box became the first book to simultaneously
    reach the No.1 position on the New York Times bestseller list for
    both the paperback and hardcover editions.
    That same year, the book was made into a television movie of the same title
    starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O'Hara.
    As of 2009, that movie was being shown in the 25 Days of Christmas
    programming block on ABC Family, but was not part of the block in 2010.

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    Nice, family-friendly film for the holidays
    9 October 2006 | by Amy Adler (Toledo, Ohio)
    Richard (Richard Thomas) and Keri (Annette O'Toole) have moved to a new city near ski country. They sold their house in order to get Richard's ski shop off the ground, instead living in a cramped apartment with their daughter, Jenna. Keri sees an ad for a couple needed to take care of an older lady in her home. The home turns out to be a mansion and the lady chooses Richard's family to be her caretakers. Keri is ecstatic, as they are given a complete wing of the large home for their quarters and her duties are not very taxing. But, the lady of the house is sad and lonely and harbors many secrets. Also, there is a mysterious music box in the attic that plays music on its own, at times. Richard begins to have strange dreams as well. What is going on here? This is a lovely story about love, family, and friendship. Thomas, O'Toole, and Maureen O'Hara are excellent as the key players, who learn valuable lessons in giving and receiving love. The script is humorous and heart warming, although far-fetched at times. If you would like a new tradition in film at holiday times, this movie is a great choice. It upholds the values everyone should hold dear.
    Best Wishes
    Keith
    Totnes- the Tombstone of England

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    Re: (New Review) Maureen O' Hara TV- The Christmas Box (1995)

    We have owned this film for a number of years now, and though we haven't watched it for awhile, I remember enjoying it and finding it a touching film.

    Maureen O'Hara really does a good job of playing older, grumpier (for lack of a better word) women - still feisty in her golden years!

    Thanks for highlighting it, Keith. Maybe it will become part of some family's Christmas film-watching traditions as a result of your post!

    Mrs. C

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    Even without translation, I liked this film for the small screen.


    A short video

    Tell me if you have problems to read

    Last edited by Romy; September 11th, 2011 at 11:53 AM.
    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!

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    Last edited by Romy; October 27th, 2011 at 10:35 AM.
    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!

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