A Child’s Christmas in Wales (1987)

Movie Summary

Inspired by the classic poem from Dylan Thomas. Academy Award nominee Denholm Elliott stars as Geraint, who recreates the nostalgia and magic of a family Christmas for his Grandson Thomas. Young Thomas is disappointed because it’s raining on Christmas Eve. But his spirits are soon lifted by his grandfather, who gives him a snow globe and recounts his own childhood Christmas memories.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales originally premiered in the United States on PBS December 23, 1987.

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Cast Includes

Denholm Elliott (Old Geraint), Mathonwy Reeves (Thomas), Glynis Davies (Mother), Gwynyth Walsh (Mother), Michael Fawkes (Father), Jesse McBrearty (Young Geraint), Nigel Bennett (Father), Calum McGeachie (Jim), Anne Butler (Auntie Hannah), Helen Beavis (Auntie Bessie)

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