In the small Nebraska town where the Mills family lives celebrated actress Constance Payne returns. She's intent on selling the family home and cutting her ties. Instead she is drawn to the young people who teach hef aabout life.
Originally shown on CBS on December 3, 1972, this movie was actually a very low-budget production recorded on videotape. It was repeated several times in the 1970's on CBS during the holiday season; it was rerun for the very last time on CBS on December 25, 1987 after a long absence. In 1992, it was finally released on VHS by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and then on DVD in 2007 by Paramount Home Entertainment, via CBS Home Entertainment. See more »
The miniature Christmas lights that can be seen on the tree in the drugstore, and in with the Christmas decorations that Addie's father brings home, did not exist in 1946. This type of Christmas light was not introduced in America until about 1950, and didn't really become a dominant force in holiday lighting until the 1960's. The light strings that would have been used in 1946 would likely have been 8-bulb sets using c6 bulbs, or 15-bulb sets using c7 bulbs. See more »
...Why won't you buy me a tree, Dad? I'll settle for a small one.
I've already told you no, and no means no!
What's this all about, money? Because you spend more on cigarettes in a year than one tree costs. I added it up myself!
ADDIE! Will you stop pestering me and go to bed!
Just tell me it looks like Christmas in here. Or feels like it!
How would you like me to take a belt to you?
How would you like me to beg?
...Right, anything's better than that. If you can drink a glass full of water, ...
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It is a warm wonderful film aptly played by great actors.
I haven't seen this t v movie for many years, but the fine acting and storyline make it a picture that you would remember always and want to see again and again and I don't know why this hasn't become a Christmas classic.
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