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Plot, Details & Awards

One Magic Christmas

88min.
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Plot & Details

The "magic" in One Magic Christmas is often (and surprisingly) of the "black" variety. Like Jimmy Stewart before her, worn-out wife and mother Mary Steenburgen wishes that she'd never been born. And like Stewart, Steenburgen is visited by a guardian angel, in this case the western-garbed Harry Dean Stanton. Instead of granting Steenburgen's wish, Stanton shows her what life would be like without Christmas--and that vision is as grim as anything you're ever likely to see in any Holiday film. Throughout the horrendous tragedies heaped upon Steenburgen, we are comforted in the knowledge that Stanton is working in concert with Steenburgen's young daughter. Steenburgen learns her lesson of course, but what a ride!

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Dave Appleby Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Richard Cadger Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Glen Gauthier Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Art Direction Bill Brodie Nominated
1986 Genie Awards Best Actress Mary Steenburgen Nominated
1986 Genie Awards Best Costume Design Olga Dimitrov Nominated
1986 Genie Awards Best Picture Nominated
1986 Genie Awards Best Cinematography Frank Tidy Nominated
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Bruce Nyznik Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Alan Geldart Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Peter Thillaye Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Alison Clark Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Robin Leigh Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Michael O'Farrell Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Bruce Carwardine Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Joe Grimaldi Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Don White Won
1986 Genie Awards Best Sound Glen Gauthier Won

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