One Magic Christmas
One Magic Christmas (1985)

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,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 22, 1985
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2001
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Phil Borsos' take on Christmas is a somewhat odd movie, but it does have a slow charm, not unlike It's a Wonderful Life by way of Wim Wenders.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Fantasy holiday fare has some good moments with Harry Dean Stanton.

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

'80s Christmas movie has depressing, intense scenes.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A gloomy holiday tale that fails to enchant.

Rob Gonsalves

This is a treasure trove of sick laughs -- and it's from Disney!

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"One Magic Christmas" is the complete opposite of what it's ridiculous title calls it out to be. As a little girl and her family are unsure of… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A depressing Christmas Tale about a family's loss during the season, and an Angel who can help them get through it. Not fun or magical!
Dann Michalski
From Disney comes the rather unusual holiday film, One Magic Christmas. The story follows an angel who's assigned to help a working mother find the… More