It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas (1989)

Movie Summary

Feeling unneeded, a disillusioned Santa Claus quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas, Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people.

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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.

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Cast Includes

Beverly Rowland (Mrs. Claus), Charles Durning (Santa), Risa Schiffman (Jennifer Baxton), Annette Marin (Laura Baxter), Ted Lange (Napolen), Bruce Vilanch (Philpot), Wayne Osmond (Jeff Baxter), Tip Boxell (Jeff’s Boss), Thom Dillon (Desk Sergeant), J. Omar Hansen (Cylde Jessup)

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