It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)

Movie Summary

Mickey Rooney plays Mike Halligan, a retired cop from Manhattan living in California with his family who decides to show his grandson, who has never seen snow before, what a real white Christmas in New York is like. But he dies from a sudden heart attack in which Halligan makes a deal with the Archangel of Heaven to return to Earth for a week until Christmas and show his grandson the seasonal glories of New York City.

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2021 Dates, Times, and Channels

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This movie normally airs throughout the holiday season on the Turner Movie Classics Channel. For a complete schedule of dates and times, please click here.

Year Released


Cast Includes

Mickey Rooney (Mike Halligan), Scott Grimes (Robbie Weston), Barrie Youngfellow (Kate Westin), George Gaynes (Arch Angel), Christina Pickles (Chris), Hamilton Camp (Meek Angel), Elisha Cook Jr. (Mr. Bibbs), Nicholas Hormann (Mr. Jones), Wynn Irwin (Santini), Hector Elias (Ramos)

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5/5 - (2 votes)

Movie Trailer


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4 thoughts on “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)

  • June 23, 2015 at 4:08 AM

    it made me want to visit ny at Xmas. I did he he was right. great movie

    • November 24, 2020 at 7:20 PM

      Me to, since I was little this movie made me want to spend Christmas in the big city, and Christmas carol and walk the streets in the snow

  • October 16, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    I think it is a wonderful movie

  • December 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Can you please show “it came upon a midnight clear”. It really is the Movie of belief, love and magic.

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