It Happened One Christmas (1977)

Movie Summary

Mary Bailey-Hatch, a young woman who dreams of seeing the world but is forced by circumstances to remain in her small hometown as head of the family’s Building & Loan business. In a moment of financial crisis, a severely depressed Mary contemplates suicide but is rescued by her guardian angel, Clara Oddbody, who shows her the positive effect she’s had on everyone she’s met throughout her life.

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Cast Includes

Marlo Thomas (Mary Bailey Hatch), Orson Welles (Henry F. Potter), Wayne Rogers (George Hatch), Cloris Leachman (Clara), Barney Martin (Uncle Willie), Karen Carlson (Violet), Dick O’Neill (Mr. Gower), Doris Roberts (Ma Bailey), Richard Dysart (Peter Bailey), Cliff Norton (Martini)

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3 thoughts on “It Happened One Christmas (1977)

  • December 23, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Why won’t the networks air “It Happened One Christmas”? It is a great remake of “It’s a Wonderful life”. Marlos Thomas is great as the main character.

  • December 7, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Please, please, please air:

    (1) It Happened One Christmas with Marlo Thomas
    (2) It Came Upon Midnight Clear with Mickey Rooney
    (3) An Christmas Carol with Henry Winkler

    in closed-captioned…..I have searched and searched to no avail. Please air….my mom and I have wanted to see these again. They have not aired it for years!!!!!

    • December 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

      Yes, Linda I have wanted to see It Happened One Christmas also.Remember seeing it years ago.


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